The Aerospace industry presents unique challenges for memory components: The higher the operational altitude, the more radiation the memory components are exposed to, and with each technological advancement the structures of the components used in memory applications become smaller, further increasing their sensitivity.

Industry challenges are compounded by the long development times typical in aerospace projects forcing the use of older and more mature technologies. These components are often protected from the radiation by lead housings, ensuring safe operation despite the harsh conditions. 

Memphis Electronic has years of experience with customers in the space industry and has supplied several projects with the expertise to select and source the right memory components.

Typical applications of storage solutions in the space industry include telecommunications, navigation, Internet, earth observation, and environmental and climate monitoring.