Integrated Configurable Power Input/Output Systems for Avionic Applications
Thales Canada develops control systems for avionics applications, which operate in harsh environments that may compromise the functionality of very high density chips. The company needs to develop a generic power interface for different avionics applications with a high level of criticality. However, such circuitry requires a lot of space on printed circuit boards when implemented as discrete components. The main goal of this research is to elaborate methods and techniques to design miniature configurable power systems for transportation vehicles under harsh conditions using integrated circuit techniques and technologies. This research will exploit the capabilities offered by System- in-Package (SiP) technology to minimize space by integrating a plurality of low and high power silicon integrated circuits, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and multi-layer substrates inside the same package, giving designers more flexibility to reduce the number of components and for system miniaturization.