Cobham Introduces LeanREL™ Electronics Featuring World-Class Harsh Environment Performance at Lower Costs

Full Suite of ICs provides the right mix of high reliability,
radiation hardness, and affordability at up to 60 percent cost savings
compared to competitive solutions

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="" target="_blank"gt;#cobhamlt;/agt;–Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, a leading provider of electronics
technology and services for space and other high reliability
applications, announced today the new LeanRELTM
product family
designed to meet the needs of small satellite and
non-traditional spacecraft manufacturers. The LeanREL product
family, comprised of microprocessors, microcontrollers, as well as
memory and interface integrated circuits (ICs), leverages Cobham’s 30+
years of radiation-hardened, QML level reliability, and innovative space
systems design expertise and offers an unmatched combination of user
benefits. LeanRel ICs are ideal for space-flight, military and
aerospace applications that need to operate and survive in harsh
environments while remaining cost competitive. Based on the same QML
pedigree and silicon as the company’s renowned HiRel
, Cobham’s LeanREL
can enable significant cost savings—up to 60% depending on
quantities, to extend mission durations well beyond that of typical
off-the-shelf ICs and greatly speeds up time to market through rapid

“Cobham has created LeanREL as a cost-effective QML alternative
to address the growing need to decrease costs while finding just the
right level of reliability and radiation-hardness for new classes of
missions,” said Kevin Jackson, Vice President and General Manager, Space
and Semiconductor Solutions, Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions.

With the rapidly increasing range of missions, including very large
constellations, pressure is mounting on systems designers to find IC
solutions that balance the critical tradeoffs between cost, reliability,
and radiation hardness. This has given rise to a tiered cost versus
performance profile with off-the-shelf ICs at the low end, QML at the
high end, and LeanREL in between. A key benefit of Cobham’s LeanREL
approach is that the components retain an identical pin out and
footprint to that of their QML counterparts, thus enabling system
designers to develop platforms that can span from commercial
constellations to QML level missions.

As part of the LeanREL family launch, Cobham will release a suite
of products during 2019 with an Arm® Microcontroller and
Controller Area Network (CAN) Transceiver available now. The LEON
Microprocessor; Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Receiver and
Driver; Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM); NOR Flash
Memory; Voltage Supervisor and additional product releases are planned
throughout the year. Depending on quantities, pricing for LeanREL
products is less than 60% of QML variants. For more information, please
or request a quote by emailing

About Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), the U.S. subsidiary of
Cobham plc operating under a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the
US Department of Defense, provides a number of mission-critical and
specialized solutions for harsh environments. Cobham Advanced Electronic
Solutions supplies defense, aerospace, security, medical and industrial
markets with critical solutions for communication on land, at sea, and
in the air and space, by moving data through off-the-shelf and
customized products and subsystems including RF, microwave, and high
reliability microelectronics, antenna apertures and motion control

About Cobham plc

Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve
challenging problems in commercial, defence and security markets, from
deep space to the depths of the ocean. We employ around 10,000 people
primarily in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia, and have customers and
partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in:
wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite
communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refueling; aviation
services; life support and mission equipment.

LeanRELTM is a trademark of Cobham Advanced Electronic


Colleen Cronin
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions
Tel: +1
603 395 3379

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