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|
The next generation space portfolio of devices delivers full radiation tolerance, ultra-high throughput, machine learning capabilities and bandwidth performance for satellites and other space applications. The portfolio is targeted for on board processing payload applications with a dramatic increase in compute density for vector-based algorithms, system logic cells, on-board SRAM and multi-gigabit transceivers. The devices will offer a processing sub-system, hardened peripherals and a platform controller facilitating true unlimited on-orbit reconfiguration and SEU mitigation.
|Alpha Data||RT Kintex UltraScale Dev Kit (ADA-SDEV-KIT-2)||Start prototyping today with a development Kit for the RT Kintex UltraScale FPGA.|
|Cobham||FPGA Supervisor (GRSCRUB) Processor IPs Microcontroller (UT32M0R500) Non-Volatile Memory||External configuration supervisor for FPGA programming & scrubbing NOEL-V and LEON-based processor IP with GRLIB for SoC development Rad-Tolerant 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M0 Microcontroller 1GB RadHard NOR Flash|
|Infineon Memory Solutions||Non-Volatile Memory||Rad Tolerant 256M and 512M NOR Flash||
|Mentor, a Siemens Business||Advanced FPGA Synthesis (Precision® Hi-Rel)||Precision® Hi-Rel offers unique synthesis-based capabilities for single event effects (SEE) mitigation with unmatched user control.|
|Spacechips||Space-Electronics Design Services||On-Board Processing Products, Design Consultancy in Space Electronics, Technical Marketing, Training and Business-Intelligence Services||
|STAR-Dundee||SpaceFibre Interface & Router IP SpaceWire Interface IP||SpaceFibre IP is compatible with XQRKU060 using inbuilt transceiver blocks. SpaceWire interface VHDL IP blocks designed for use in FPGAs.|
|STMicroelectronics||XQR KU060 Power Solution||STMicroelectronics Collaborates with Xilinx to Power Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs using ST Space-Qualified Regulators|
|Teledyne e2v||Quad Channel C-Band ADC (EV12AQ600)||Space-Grade 6.4 GSps 12-bit Quad ADC interoperable with RT Kintex UltraScale FPGA.|
|Texas Instruments||Power Solution (TPS7H4001-SP) ADC (ADC12DJ3200QML-SP)||Space Power Solution for RT Kintex UltraScale FPGA. RF-sampling analog-to-digital converter for aerospace.|
|3D Plus||DDR3 Memory Controller IP & Memory||RIMC is a fully configurable DDR3 SDRAM Radiation Intelligent Memory Controller. Multiple DDR3 memory options ready for deployment.||