Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) today announced it will present at the 2010 Space Parts Working Group (SPWG) Conference, a joint government-industry working group sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation and the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). In its 39th year, SPWG is an unclassified, international forum for disseminating information to the aerospace industry and for resolving problems with high-reliability electronic piece parts for space applications.
At this year’s event new products including RTAX-DSP FPGAs will be presented and Actel’s next-generation reprogrammable flash FPGAs designed for space will be previewed. In addition to this, Actel will also discuss the latest information on reliability and qualification of RTAX-S/SL and RT ProASIC®3 FPGAs. Actel’s RT ProASIC3 FPGAs are the first devices to offer designers of space-flight hardware a radiation-tolerant, reprogrammable, nonvolatile logic integration vehicle.
Actel’s RTAX-DSP FPGAs provide a flexible alternative to ASICs for the integration of complex DSP functions. In addition to this, its nonvolatile, radiation-tolerant (RT) programming technology has no requirement for external code-storage devices and requires no mitigation of upsets in its configuration memory, unlike SRAM-based FPGAs. Due to their high reliability and radiation tolerance, both device families offer designers of space applications superior advantages.
Actel in Space
Actel’s radiation-tolerant, system critical FPGAsare the preferred logic integration devices for space-flight applications. As the leading supplier of system critical FPGAs for over 17 years, Actel offers space-flight FPGAs that are the defacto choice for the satellite and spacecraft markets, and claims a proven heritage of providing the most reliable devices in the industry.