[eagle] Re: Flash-Based Rad-Tolerant FPGAs

John B. Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Tue Sep 16 13:01:57 PDT 2008

Samples of rad-hard PLLs from Peregrine are $500 each so small rad-hard 
FPGAs must be several thousand dollars each.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lyle Johnson" <kk7p at wavecable.com>
To: <k3io at verizon.net>
Cc: "'EAGLE'" <eagle at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 18:21 UTC
Subject: [eagle] Re: Flash-Based Rad-Tolerant FPGAs

> Hello Tom!
>> 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 >
>>> 73,
>>> 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
> next sentence!
>   I'd fly the plastic part in a TQFP, personally.
> Note that the Actel Flash FPGAs aren't as full of DSP features as the
> SRAM-based parts from Xilinx et al.
> 73,
> Lyle KK7P
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