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

John B. Stephensen kd6ozh at comcast.net
Tue Sep 16 16:03:24 PDT 2008


Xilinx 500k gate devices are $22 in unit quantities plus $1 for the external 
flash memory so that's a 200:1 ratio for space-based versus earth-based 
hardware.

73,

John
KD6OZH

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Assi Friedman" <4x1kx at iarc.org>
To: "'John B. Stephensen'" <kd6ozh at comcast.net>; "'Lyle Johnson'" 
<kk7p at wavecable.com>; <k3io at verizon.net>; "'EAGLE'" <eagle at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 21:29 UTC
Subject: RE: [eagle] Re: Flash-Based Rad-Tolerant FPGAs


>
> It's more like $5k for the 600k gate device, and $10k for the 3,000k gate
> device.
> We should all expect a bulletin from Actel soon stating that the 
> commercial
> ProASIC3 devices are *bad* for space use ;-)
> Assi
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: eagle-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:eagle-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf
>> Of John B. Stephensen
>> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:02 PM
>> To: Lyle Johnson; k3io at verizon.net
>> Cc: 'EAGLE'
>> Subject: [eagle] Re: Flash-Based Rad-Tolerant FPGAs
>>
>> Samples of rad-hard PLLs from Peregrine are $500 each so small rad-hard
>> FPGAs must be several thousand dollars each.
>>
>> 73
>>
>> John
>> KD6OZH
>>
>> ----- 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
>>
>>
>> >>>
>> >> 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
>
> 



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