FPGA development devices for radiation-hardened space applications introduced by Microsemi

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 13 June 2016. Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing the RTG4 PROTO field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) as development devices for radiation-hardened space applications.

Jun 13th, 2016
By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 13 June 2016. Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., is introducing the RTG4 PROTO field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) as development devices for radiation-hardened space applications.

The devices are developed to enable prototyping of space systems, and enable low-cost prototyping and design validation for radiation-tolerant high-speed FPGAs.

Microsemi's RTG4 PROTO FPGAs enable hardware timing verification, as well as power evaluation. As the devices use the same reprogrammable flash technology as flight units, they can be reprogrammed several times without being removed from the development board.

Catering to the requirements of space system designers who must design for the harsh environment beyond Earth's atmosphere, the RTG4 PROTO FPGAs are electrically tested to ensure performance over full military temperature ranges and are offered in non-hermetic, ceramic packages.

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In addition to satellite applications, Microsemi's RTG4 FPGAs are for space-launch vehicles, planetary orbiters and landers, and deep-space probes. Target customers include designers, program managers, system architects and component engineers serving the space market.

The company's RTG4 FPGAs, launched in 2015, bring capabilities to the space market and help solve satellite signal processing congestion, among other challenges common within space applications.

For more information contact Microsemi online at www.microsemi.com.

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