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Product category: Programmable Logic Devices
News Release from: Actel Europe
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 15 March 2005

FPGAs survive alpha particle test

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An independent study has confirmed that Actel's high-reliability FPGAs are resistant to the harmful effects caused by naturally occurring alpha particles.

Underscoring its reputation as a trusted provider of high-reliability field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), Actel Corp has revealed that an independent study confirms its devices are resistant to the harmful effects caused by naturally occurring alpha particles Alpha particles are a form of radiation commonly emitted from impurities in semiconductor packaging material and are capable of upsetting the SRAM configuration memory of FPGAs

Conducted by iRoC Technologies Corp, the study exposed a selection of FPGAs, based on both volatile and nonvol