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Product category: Programmable Logic Devices
News Release from: Actel Europe | Subject: Rad-hard FPGAs
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 13 January 2005

Rad-hard FPGAs keep Mars Rovers running

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Actel's radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened FPGAs are continuing to perform critical functions in the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, after a year on the surface of Mars.

Actel's radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are continuing to perform critical functions in the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, which have both surpassed the one-year mark of exploring the surface of Mars Among the highlights from the first year, the rovers have provided spectacular images of the Martian surface, enabling unprecedented study of the planet