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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 06 April 2006

Rad-hard FPGAs survive Martian missions

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Actel's radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened field-programmable gate arrays are still performing critical functions throughout several ongoing Mars missions.

Actel's radiation-tolerant and radiation-hardened field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are still performing critical functions throughout several ongoing Mars missions, including the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), the Mars Express probe and the Mars Exploration Rovers - Spirit and Opportunity Used to enable cameras, radio communications, onboard instruments and relay stations, the Actel FPGAs have allowed scientists to capture and transmit astounding images of the planet's surface, including previously unexamined regions, such as the Connecticut-sized Gusev Crater