JUICE Mission to Jupiter: Exxelia components ready to withstand extreme space conditions

On April 14, 2023, the JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) mission will launch to explore the icy moons of Jupiter. It is an incredible event that has been long-awaited by astronomy enthusiasts. But did you know that components from Exxelia are on board this satellite?


Mission Juice ESAExxelia is known for the quality and reliability of its products, making it a popular choice for space missions.

Exxelia components are used in many embedded systems on board the JUICE mission, including capacitors (High Voltage C Series X7R & TCK Series X7R, CEC Series NP0, Polyester PET PM 948) and magnetics (Inductors MPCICMCSESI inductorsCommon mode choke and specific transformers). They have been carefully designed and tested to withstand the extreme conditions of space.

Exxelia has been working closely on this project for more than 10 years, notably on the GALA (GAnymede Laser Altimeter) and MAJIS (Moon and Jupiter Imaging Spectrometer) instruments.

 

Conditions in space are extreme, with high levels of radiation, drastic temperature variations, and intense vibrations. Exxelia components have been designed to withstand these conditions, providing consistent and reliable performance throughout the mission.

 

1st European mission to Jupiter. Focusing on its icy moons and evaluating the potential for habitable worlds.

The JUICE mission is an ambitious undertaking that aims to explore Jupiter's icy moons and study their composition and history. This mission will help us better understand the evolution of the solar system and search for signs of life beyond Earth.

 

JUICE ESA EXXELIA

More information about the mission : https://sci.esa.int/web/juice/

 

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Published on 11 Apr 2023 by Stephane PERES

Exxelia to showcase advanced Microwave Capacitors and Ferrites at IMS Microwave week 2024

Exxelia will be showcasing their Super High-Q series of RF ceramic capacitors. These capacitors feature ultra-low ESR and can operate at voltages up to 1500V. They are available in sizes ranging from 0402 to 1210, offering capacitance values from 0.1pF to 1 000pF. They are ideal for advanced RF applications such as power amplifiers, mixers, filters and matching networks.  Exxelia also features advanced High-Power High-Q series, designed for lower frequency applications with power handling up to 7200V and capacitance value up to 10nF. These capacitors are available in NPO and P90 dielectrics, offering exceptional performance with low ESR and ESL, making them ideal for the most demanding application. Those CP (P90) and CL (NP0) series are ideal for defense communication (VHF/UHF), medical MR body coils, and RF generators for plasma, semiconductor manufacturing, and extreme ultraviolet (EuV) lithography.    Exxelia will also exhibit its comprehensive range of materials & tuning components, with a special focus on its cutting-edge microwave ferrite products. These advanced components are engineered to meet the rigorous demands of modern microwave applications, providing unparalleled performance and reliability.    As a highlight of our presence at IMS Microwave Week, Exxelia will be pre-launching a new High-epsilon microwave ferrite. This new High-Epsilon Ferrite is featuring a permittivity of 21 and is available in two versions (YK21 and DK21) to address all power applications. It represents a significant advancement in ferrite technology, engineered to enhance the performance of high-frequency radar systems, especially in Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar applications. This new component delivers exceptional magnetic properties and stability, crucial for the optimal performance of isolator and circulator devices.       Key Features and Benefits about the new high-epsilon ferrite YK21 and DK21:  High permittivity : 21 Two power levels available  : ∆Hk = 4.5 and ∆Hk = 8.5 Wide range of Ms : 1250 to 1900 Gauss Frequency applications up to X band (12GHz). Combination with Exxelia dielectric range for Ferrite Dielectric Assembly (FDA) Short leadtime of 8-10 weeks for evaluation.                                        Meet Us at IMS Microwave Week 2024   We invite you to visit us at IMS Microwave Week 2024, from June 16-21 in Washington, D.C., at booth 2108. Our team of experts will be available to discuss the capabilities of the High-Epsilon Ferrite YK21-DK21 and how it can enhance your high-frequency applications.  

Exxelia joins Heico Corporation group

The transaction will be carried out with IK Partners, majority shareholder of Exxelia since 2015, and should take place before the end of the first quarter of 2023.   Laurans A. Mendelson, HEICO's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, along with Victor H. Mendelson, HEICO's Co-President and CEO of its Electronic Technologies Group, commented, "We are ecstatic that such a fine company, with its remarkable team members, management and products, will be part of HEICO, and we look forward to welcoming all of Exxelia's great people to the HEICO family. While furthering HEICO's strategy of expanding our already impressive range of mission-critical and Hi-Rel components for the most demanding applications, Exxelia also provides HEICO with added broad geographic and product diversity, including in the important European market."   Paul Maisonnier, CEO of Exxelia, commented, "We are excited to embark on a new stage of development with HEICO. We really appreciate the values of the Mendelson Family, which match perfectly those of Exxelia. Our goal to develop Exxelia into a world leader in Hi-Rel passive components and sub-systems for harsh environments, serving the aeronautic, defense, space and medical markets will be accelerated under the HEICO umbrella. Together we will strengthen our innovation and operational capabilities and accelerate our internationalisation strategy. We thank IK for their support over the past years, which has enabled us to establish a solid platform to support our ambitions for global growth."   Dan Soudry, Managing Partner at IK Partners and Advisor to the IK VII Fund, and Diki Korniloff, Partner at IK Partners, added: "As shareholders of Exxelia since 2015, we are very pleased to have been able to support its very talented management team through the various stages of transformation, structuring and growth of the Company, doubling its employee base to more than 2,100 people and leading to a strong increase in investment in R&D and in its manufacturing footprint. Notably, we believe that HEICO is an excellent home for Exxelia given that they share common values and we are very pleased HEICO is acquiring Exxelia. We'd like to take this opportunity to wish the team and HEICO all the very best for the future."     About HEICO Corporation HEICO Corporation is engaged primarily in the design, production, servicing and distribution of products and services to certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space, medical, telecommunications and electronics industries through its Hollywood, Florida-based Flight Support Group and its Miami, Florida-based Electronic Technologies Group. HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and overhaul shops, as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide, in addition to medical, telecommunications and electronics equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit website : www.heico.com.