Satellite electrical power system (EPS)

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Satellite electrical power system (EPS)

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Overview

Satellites harness power from solar panels to power spacecrafts. This high voltage supply needs to be stored and converted for all the onboard electronics. Our large portfolio of space-qualified devices and reference designs help you maximize your system performance.

Design requirements:

Modern satellite electrical power systems (EPS) require:

  • Multiple low noise and efficient point-of-load supplies.
  • Efficient isolated power supplies to convert the main bus to point-of-load supplies.
  • A feedback method to monitor the secondary supply rail.

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Technical articles Ditch the NTC thermistor: use an analog temp sensor instead 31 May 2013
Application note Failure Containment in Spacecraft Point-of-Load Power Supplies 30 Apr 2020
E-book Radiation Handbook for Electronics (Rev. A) 28 Oct 2020
Technical articles How to spin your stepper motor more efficiently – Part 2 22 May 2015
Application note TI Space Rated Power Solution for Microsemi® RTG4™ FPGA (Rev. B) PDF | HTML 19 Jan 2023
Technical articles Don’t miss out: New product demos featured at SPS IPC Drives 2015 18 Dec 2015
Application note Measuring Die Temperature with Remote Diode Sensing in Space 13 Dec 2018
Selection guide TI Space Products (Rev. I) 10 Nov 2022
Technical articles A user interface that says "hello" 05 Nov 2014
Application note Use of an LDO as a Load Switch for Space Applications 01 Aug 2018

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