GRENOBLE, FRANCE – Media OutReach – 5 June 2020 – Teledyne e2v, in cooperation with Xilinx, Inc., has
developed cutting-edge solutions that are optimized to work with brand new
innovations now emerging in space-grade programmable logic. These engineering
advances relate specifically to the accompanying data storage, data processing
and data conversion elements.
The Xilinx Radiation
Tolerant (RT) Kintex UltraScale XQRKU060 was just released and implements
exclusive features in terms of flexibility, performance and adaptability. Using
this ground-breaking FPGA based on a 20nm semiconductor process node will
certainly allow designers to build mission-critical systems required by the
space industry with more ease.
introduction of this device, Teledyne-e2v is in a position to offer novel
ka-band digital-to-analog converters (DACs) such as EV12DD700 and multi-channel analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) such
as EV12AQ600. This offer is completed by the company’s radiation tolerant
quad core ARM A72 companion processor and its recently-announced Radiation Tolerant Space DDR4 memory — which has a total data storage
capacity of 4GByte, plus built-in sophisticated error correction code (ECC),
and can achieve 2GT/s transfer speeds. All of these products demonstrate the
required levels of tolerance to radiation effects, thereby ensuring that
reliable processing, superior signal integrity and data retention benchmarks
are always maintained in Space applications.
In addition the
company strengthens its System-in-a-Package capability to integrate the above
devices together with the XQRKU060 FPGA in a SiP assembly, either as a
pre-built DVB-S2X solution or other SiP designs combining with XQRKU060 the
company’s microwave data conversion dice up to KA-Band, its companion Quad ARM
A72 processor and its DDR4 memory. With this offer Teledyne e2v Semiconductors
aim to allow innovative system designers to develop more powerful systems based
“Xilinx is setting the
pace when it comes to powerful space-grade FPGA devices, and we are proud to
offer complementary building blocks as well as SiP integration solutions to
help system designers to further leverage the potential of the Xilinx XQRKU060
FPGA in their innovative space systems” says Thierry Bissuel, Business Unit
Director, Data and Signal Processing Solutions at Teledyne e2v Semiconductors.
“Leveraging our focused engineering capabilities and our established technology
partnerships, we have been able to make this possible.”
“With the changing
needs of flexible architectures for high bandwidth, high throughput satellites,
designers have to make size, weight and power trade-offs,” said Minal Sawant,
space systems architect, Aerospace and Defense Vertical Marketing, at Xilinx.
“Working closely with Teledyne e2v to provide support for our new Radiation
Tolerant XQRKU060 FPGA with their SiP solutions will allow designers to
significantly shorten development cycles, save size and weight, and mitigate
About Teledyne e2v
innovations lead developments in healthcare, life sciences, space,
transportation, defence and security and industrial markets. Teledyne e2v’s
unique approach involves listening to the market and application challenges of
customers and partnering with them to provide innovative standard, semi-custom
or fully-custom solutions, bringing increased value to their systems.