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Product category: Programmable Logic Devices
News Release from: Actel Europe | Subject: RTAX-S family
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 06 July 2005

FPGAs are fully qualified for space
duties

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Actel Corp is shipping fully qualified RTAX-S field-programmable gate arrays to customers developing high-reliability space-flight systems.

Actel Corp is shipping fully qualified RTAX-S field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to customers developing high-reliability space-flight systems The RTAX-S family ranges in density from 250,000 to 2 million equivalent system gates and meets the performance and radiation-resistance requirements of satellite bus and payload applications

The RTAX-S family offers sufficient density and features to enable designers to take advantage of the flexibility of FPGAs, thereby freeing designers from the front-end cost and schedule constraints that currently plague radiation-hardened application-specific integrated circuit (RH-ASIC) solutions.

Further, unlike SRAM-based FPGAs, the single-chip RTAX250S, RTAX1000S and RTAX2000S devices have proven immunity to single-event upsets (SEUs) and require no radiation mitigation techniques.

"Reliability is the number one requirement for devices used at the heart of mission-critical applications".