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Product category: Programmable Logic Devices
News Release from: Actel Europe
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 13 February 2004

FPGAs aid red planet missions

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Actel's radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened FPGAs have returned to Mars, playing critical roles throughout both the American and European missions.

Actel's radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened FPGAs have returned to Mars, playing critical roles throughout both the American and European missions The space-optimised FPGAs were chosen because of the inherent benefits of the company's nonvolatile products - proven reliability at extreme temperatures and live at power-up functionality all on a single chip, which reduces component count, thereby minimising power consumption and saving board space and weight