Microsemi Corporation announced its RTG4 high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have achieved Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Class V qualification by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
The QML Class V qualification is a strong endorsement by experts on the quality and reliability of RTG4 FPGAs. This validation is increasingly important, as a growing number of satellites are being built to perform a wide variety of missions, including imaging, communications, navigation, science and monitoring of weather, climate and natural resources.
This opens the door for Microsemi’s RTG4 FPGAs to be used on the most critical space missions with the highest standards for quality and reliability. In addition to satellites, Microsemi’s RTG4 FPGAs are ideally suited for space launch vehicles, planetary orbiters and landers, and deep space probes.
It is the first and only radiation-tolerant FPGA offering more than 150,000 logic elements to achieve a QML Class V qualification.
“We believe it’s critical to support our customers with the availability of our flagship radiation-tolerant FPGAs qualified to the stringent QML Class V standard—the highest qualification level for integrated circuits operating in space,” said Minh Nguyen, Microsemi’s senior marketing manager of space and aviation. “This designation is the culmination of hundreds of thousands of testing hours and underscores the high reliability of these unique devices as well as our team’s deep experience in developing radiation-tolerant FPGGAs with industry-leading flight heritage.”
For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/radtolerant-fpgas/rtg4.