TheTamessa project is focussed on high temperature electronics. It will aim to accurately record and develop reliability tests, and conduct failure analysis through its partner NPL. It has developed novel materials through its partner GEM. Microsemi will aim to address the needs of high temperature sensors and control systems, and advanced semiconductors using Silicon on Insulator (SOI) or Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology.
The project will test a real life high temperature product, that has been manufactured with the new processes, and demonstrate its capability for 175C and 225C operation. We hope to use this technology to improve efficiency and the effect on our environment through high temperature systems that have:
a. Faster system response times - eg enhances fuel economy from turbo charger controllers.
b. Reduced size, wiring and weight – no long wires or separate modules
c. Noise reduction – due to short connections, close amplification and signal conditioning