Avionics

Design for avionic standards and best practices with our wide portfolio of analog and embedded processing products

We understand the rigorous requirements for using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components in the avionics industry, as well as the future evolution of the avionics market. As such, we are committed to providing parts that fit your current design needs, while also working with you on what the next decade and beyond will bring. From flight control systems and engine monitoring and control to lighting and in-flight entertainment, our solutions provide the performance, longevity and safety to meet your design requirements.

Why choose TI for your avionics application?

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Maximize power density while meeting avionics standards

Our reference design portfolio, includes Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) DO-160 tested power supplies and solutions for power factor correction and point-of-load design challenges.

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Reduce cable complexity

Explore solutions ranging from legacy discrete input/output solutions to modern high speed interfaces such as Single-Pair Ethernet.

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Ensure aircraft safety in all operating conditions

Use the documentation and assurances that accompany TI functional safety products to help certify your designs to RTCA DO-254.

Engineering reliable avionics applications

Achieve RTCA DO-160 harmonic requirements

Ever-greater system electrification raises the importance of power management and power conversion in the development of airframes. Every system must meet RTCA DO-160 harmonic specifications, with pressure to reduce size and weight and increase efficiency.

Our tested solutions give you the data that you need to ease power component selection and achieve your design goals.

Test report
400-W AC/DC Reference Design for Avionics
Read the test report for our compact, 30-V DC, 400-W reference design for avionics applications, working with mains frequency between 400 Hz and 800 Hz. 
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More literature
Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuit Basics
This paper talks about how the PFC circuit can impact the AC-to-DC power-conversion architecture, common PFC circuit types, the benefits/disadvantages of different approaches.
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White paper
Achieving GaN Products With Lifetime Reliability
Read our white paper about how we achieved reliable GaN products through a comprehensive in-house program ranging from epitaxial growth, application reliability validation, and the industry support of new GaN standards.
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Featured products for power management
UCC28064A ACTIVE Natural Interleaving™ transition-mode PFC controller with high light-load efficiency
UCC256404 ACTIVE LLC resonant controller with ultra-low power, ultra-quiet standby operation and high voltage startup
LMG3410R050 ACTIVE

600-V 50-mΩ GaN with integrated driver and protection

Reliable digital interfaces

The sheer number of interconnected systems on a modern commercial aircraft necessitates the implementation of faster and more reliable communication interfaces to ensure connectivity. Various ARINC and ABD standards exist today, supported by commercial off the shelf devices. In addition, surge suppression technologies like flat clamp protection and isolation can help reduce total system size.

To meet the needs of future aircraft systems, we are committed to supporting interface technologies such as Single-Pair Ethernet, while helping you increase inter-system data throughput and reducing cable harness complexity.

Application note
DP83TG720S-Q1: Configuring for Open Alliance Specification Compliance (Rev. A)
OA TC12 mandates different tests for 1000BT1 PHY. This document describes the procedure to put DP83TG720R/S in the required test mode to carry out different TC12 tests
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Application note
TVS Surge Rating: Power vs. Current
When calculating the surge protection level of a device, remember that the TVS diode itself is what effects the clamping voltage and the surge current is the best representation of how severe a surge pulse is. Read more.
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White paper
Addressing high-voltage design challenges with reliable and affordable isolation (Rev. A)
This paper provides an overview of galvanic isolation, explains common isolation methods for high-voltage systems, and shows how Texas Instruments (TI) isolation integrated circuits (ICs) can help designers meet isolation needs.
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Featured products for communication and interface
DP83TG720R-Q1 ACTIVE 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet PHY with RGMII
TLC6A598 ACTIVE High power 8-bit phase-shift high-reliability driver for avionic applications
TVS3300 ACTIVE 33V flat-Clamp surge protection device

Meet your design assurance level (DAL) requirements

Meet your certification requirements for any avionic DAL by leveraging our extensive knowledge in achieving functional safety for automotive and industrial systems.

Discover our portfolio of TI Functional Safety-Capable, TI Functional Safety Quality-Managed and TI Functional Safety-Compliant devices to help streamline your avionics system developments to meet DO-254 requirements.

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Functional safety information
Streamlining Functional Safety Certification in Automotive and Industrial
Functional safety design takes rigor, documentation and time to get it right. Whether you’re designing for the factory floor or the highway, this white paper explains how to streamline your functional safety design.
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Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 623801
Systematic and random hardware failures need to be addressed to achieve functional safety compliance. Learn about two techniques for estimating the base failure rate (BFR) required to calculate quantitative random hardware.
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Video series
Functional safety at TI
Browse TI's library of functional safety videos
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