[eagle] Re: Flash-Based Rad-Tolerant FPGAs
kk7p at wavecable.com
Tue Sep 16 11:21:08 PDT 2008
> Lyle Johnson wrote:
>> Actel has just introduced "rad tolerant" flash-based FPGAs. These use
>> the *identical* silicon die as the commercial ProASIC 3 devices. These
>> are what we specified (and purchased) for the SDX for Eagle.
>> < URL:http://www.actel.com/products/milaero/rtpa3/default.aspx >
>> Lyle KK7P
> Good News! Any idea of the price for the price for flight-quality
> parts? I'm about to unveil my latest (for EAGLE at GEO) payload idea and it
> is heavily dependent on the use of FPGA's for polyphase filter bank
> (PFB) and digital cross-bar (DXB); details to follow.
No, but it'll be darned expensive with ceramic packaging and "bga" bumps
made of stand-up pillars.
If you are not a US citizen it may be a criminal offense to read the
I'd fly the plastic part in a TQFP, personally.
END OF ITAR WARNING!!!!!
Note that the Actel Flash FPGAs aren't as full of DSP features as the
SRAM-based parts from Xilinx et al.
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