- October 25, 2019
October 25, 2019 — Microchip Technology introduced the RT PolarFire FPGA that is optimized to meet requirements in spacecraft payload systems’ data paths.
The RT PolarFire FPGA is supported by all necessary radiation data, specifications, package details and tools customers need to start new designs now, initially with the commercial version of the device.
The RT PolarFire FPGA builds on Microchip’s RTG4 FPGA. For space applications that require up to five times the computing throughput, the RT PolarFire FPGA provides 50 percent more performance and triple the logic elements and serializer-deserializer (SERDES) bandwidth. It also provides six times the amount of embedded SRAM to enable more system complexity than previously possible using FPGAs and withstands total ionizing dose (TID) exposure beyond the 100 kilorads (kRads) that is typical of most earth-orbiting satellites and many deep-space missions.
The RT PolarFire FPGA will undergo the standard process for meeting QML standards including class V qualification for highly critical applications.