OBP has the potential to bring video on-demand, capacity growth and convergence of ground and space networks. Protocols and applications can change rapidly and to keep up with the ever changing needs there is only one possible solution – a true on-orbit reconfiguration with Xilinx FPGAs.
Space market trends enabled by Xilinx solutions:
Xilinx rad-hard and rad-tolerant reconfigurable FPGAs give designers robust, qualified devices that can meet the performance, reliability, and lifecycle demands of space. Supported by Xilinx targeted design platforms, these programmable solutions deliver the Xilinx trademark value when comparted to traditional implementations:
Xilinx space grade products are built, tested, characterized, and specified to have a known performance in a space radiation environment. Xilinx offers TMR technology and an architecture designed to mitigate effects caused by radiation.
Xilinx’s solution with unlimited reprogramming cycles allows increased lifetimes far beyond 10 years for system navigation satellites that provides autonomous geo-spatial positioning. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers require high speed processing which can be enabled by high compute SRAM FPGAs.
The commercialization of space has led to a wealth of new opportunities. Xilinx offers scalable solutions to cover all New Space applications. The ability to deliver qualified, off-the-shelf devices to maximize time-to-market, makes Xilinx the perfect choice for New Space designs.
Xilinx-powered transponders provide the highest reliability with maximized performance. The On-Board Processing capability of Space-Grade FPGAs simplifies the ground station signal handling by performing digitalization of data and beamforming in orbit.
Increasing need of Earth Observation satellites to process high resolution optical images or radar sensory data can be resolved with Xilinx’s highly adaptive compute FPGAs. Onboard image compressions real time preprocessing require high number of DSPs.
With a strong heritage in Deep Space adoption, Xilinx continues to deliver the most-capable technology for applications beyond Earth’s orbit. Take advantage of Xilinx’s technology, IP, and partner ecosystem to maximize your innovation.
Xilinx radiation-hardened (RH) and radiation-tolerant (RT), reconfigurable FPGAs give designers robust, qualified devices that can meet the performance, reliability, and lifecycle demands of space. Xilinx performs and reports extensive single-event upset (SEU) characterization. All test methods, results and conclusions are completed in accordance with industry and government standards with the collaboration of our customers and the scientific communities. Extensive single-event upset (SEU) characterization is performed and reported by the Xilinx Radiation Test Consortium (XRTC). Visit the XRTC wiki for latest information. Visit the space lounge for detailed radiation reports.
The RT Kintex UltraScale device uses more than 40 proprietary, patented circuit design and layout techniques to reduce the SEU cross-section. The table below lists radiation characteristics for the RT Kintex UltraScale.
|TID||Total Ionized Dose (GEO)||-||100||120||Kard (Si)|
|SEUCRAM||Single-Event Upset in Configuration RAM (GEO)||-||1.0e-8||-||Upset/bit/day|
|SEUBRAM||Single-Event Upset in Block RAM (GEO)||-||8.5e-9||-||Upset/bit/day|
|SEFICRAM||Single Event Functional Interrupt Orbital Upset Frequency – Configuration RAM (GEO)||-||4.5e-4||-||Upset/device/day|
The RH Virtex-5QV FPGAs are guaranteed for total ionizing dose (TID) life and single-event latch-up (SEL) immunity. The table below lists the radiation tolerances for the Virtex-5QV devices.
|TID||Total Ionized Dose||1||-||-||Mrad (Si)|
|SEFI||Single Event Functional Interrupt (GEO)||-||2.76e-7||-||Upset/device/day|
|SEUCFG||Single-Event Upset in Configuration Memory (GEO)||-||3.8e-10||-||Upset/bit/day|
RT Virtex-4QV FPGAs are guaranteed for total ionizing dose (TID) life and single-event latch-up (SEL) immunity. The following table lists the radiation tolerance data for the Virtex-4QV devices.
|TID||Total Ionized Dose||300||-||-||Krad (Si)|
|SEFI||Single Event Functional Interrupt (GEO)||-||1.5e-6||-||Upset/device/day|