Exxelia at Space Tech Expo US 2019
Exxelia is pleased to announce the ESA qualification of its CCM technology, according to specification number ESCC 3201/011 at Space Tech Expo US 2019
Exxelia CCM Technology of Magnetic Components officially ESA qualified
April 30th, 2019 – Paris, France - Exxelia, a leading global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered passive components, is pleased to announce the ESA qualification of its CCM technology, according to specification number ESCC 3201/011.
Exxelia’s highly customizable Chameleon Concept Magnetics product line, a molded SMD Magnetic Component using Linear Winding Technology, allows to design both SMD inductors and transformers.
While standard packages such as RM and EQ offer a limited number of outputs, the five sizes (CCM4, CCM5, CCM6, CCM20, CCM25) offer up to 2x10 output pins while still being easy to mount on PCB without additional leads ensuring time saving and increased reliability!
Thanks to its optimized thermal design, CCM products reduce the temperature rise by 50% compared to standard technologies, hence allowing an additional 30% power density into the same package. In addition, its unique design with epoxy molded winding ensures extreme high robustness and mechanical performance up to 100g shocks and 30g vibrations.
Perfect for use in switch mode power supplies, CCM platform is now available for customization.
New Invar Tuning Elements with Self-Locking System
Working frequencies in Space applications are shifting to Ka, Ku or even Q band, while cavity filters are undergoing the general trend towards miniaturization: this context calls for a much more precise and stable tuning element now offered by Exxelia Temex, daughter company of Exxelia, through their last innovative and unrivalled solution to incorporate a self-locking system into their Invar Tuning Elements. Invar-36 is a unique Iron-Nickel alloy (64 % Fe / 36 % Ni) sought-after for its very low coefficient of thermal expansion. With 1.1 ppm. K–1 between 0°C and 100°C, Invar-36 is about 17 times more stable than Brass which is the most traditional and common alloy Tuning Elements are made of. The working temperature range in Space is so wide that this property becomes essential for a reliable and stable cavity filter tuning. Self-locking system is a technology commonly used on Tuning Element made of Brass or other soft “easy-to-machine” alloys but is innovative and pretty advanced when applied to hard and tough Invar 36. The design consists of two threaded segments separated by two parallel slots. After cutting both parallel slots, the rotor is compressed in its length in order to create a plastic deformation. Thus, an offset is induced between the two threaded segments which generates a constant tensile stress in the rotor from the moment threaded segments are screwed.
EXXELIA, A EUROPEAN SOURCE OF HIGH Q FACTOR DIELECTRIC RESONATORS
Operating frequencies in wireless communications have shifted towards high frequency band and thus frequencies higher than 1 Ghz are now commonly utilized. In addition, the microwave frequency spectrum becoming severely crowded and sub-divided into many different frequency bands, designers are systematically looking for resonators giving them a narrow bandwidth with smaller size. Dielectric resonators are designed to replace resonant cavities in microwave functions such as filters and oscillators. Exxelia Temex, daughter company of Exxelia Group, has developed with support of ESA and CNES, a new high-end dielectric material, E7000 series, designed for high-end filters where high Q factor is requested. E7000 is Ba-Mg-Ta materials based that combines an ultra-high Q factor and the possibility to get all the temperature coefficients upon request. E7000 provides high-performance requested for space use in the frequency range 5 to 32 GHz, and guarantees up to Qxf > 250 000 at 10GHZ. Typical applications: Satellite multiplexing filter devices, radio links for communication systems (LMDS),