May 14, 2012 -- The Microsemi SoC Products Group today announced that its radiation-tolerant RTAX-S/SL FPGAs have been qualified by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Class V in accordance with military performance standard MIL-PRF-38535 space-level qualification requirements.
QML Class V is the highest standard in the industry for space integrated circuits. Microsemi RTAX-S/SL FPGAs provide designers of space-flight systems with several advantages including high performance, low power, single-chip form factor and live-at-power-up operation.
The QML Class V qualification of the RTAX-S/SL FPGA product family provides an added level of assurance that Microsemi FPGAs are of the highest quality and reliability. Microsemi's QML Class V parts include a 2,000 hours life test on each wafer lot and a destructive physical analysis (DPA) on each assembly lot. This removes the need for customers to perform these tests, providing scheduling and cost benefits.
About Microsemi's RTAX-S/SL FPGAs
The RTAX-S/SL radiation-tolerant FPGAs are specifically designed for space applications using highly reliable and non-volatile anti-fuse technology. They are offered in densities of up to 4 million equivalent system gates and 840 user I/Os, providing designers with a flexible programmable platform and the ability to efficiently accommodate last-minute design changes.
The RTAX-S/SL family has hot-swap and cold-sparing capabilities, which enable a device to be turned off to minimize power consumption during long space missions and activated only when functionality is required. For space applications that have a need for lower standby current, Microsemi RTAX-SL FPGAs have less than half the standby current of the standard product at worst-case conditions.
Up to 540kbits of embedded memory with optional EDAC protection.
Total dose - 300kRads (functional) and 200kRads (parametric).
Single-event-upset (SEU) immunity.
Multiple packing options (CQFP and CCGA/LGA).
Screening - E-Flow (Microsemi Extended Flow), B-Flow (Mil-STD-883B), and V-Flow (MIL-PRF-38535 QML Class V)
RTAX-S/ SL QML Class V devices are available now.
Go to the Microsemi SoC Products Group website for details.