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Actel makes LGA package available to RTAX-S FPGA offering

Posted: 13 Jul 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:actel? land grid array? lga? rtax-s? fpga?

Actel Corp. disclosed that it has expanded its package selection to include a Land Grid Array (LGA) option for its RTAX-S FPGA family. With this package, the company said, military and aerospace customers have the flexibility to use their proprietary or preferred-vendor technology to attach columns or solder balls to the LGA package. Customers will benefit from extended shelf-life, accelerated design time, reduced cost, enhanced thermal and electrical performance, improved board-level reliability and reduced solder joint stress, added Actel.

"In keeping with our heritage, the extension of the LGA packaging option to Actel's radiation-tolerant RTAX-S family provides our customers with more choices and allows us to better meet the requirements of military and space applications where board space comes at a premium and reliability is essential," said Ken O'Neill, director of Actel's military and aerospace product marketing.

The LGA package is a laminate substrate-based, fine-pitch chip-scale package that provides a low package profile. The package body dimensions are identical to the CCGA packages currently available. Reliable programming is assured by using corresponding programming adaptor modules supported by Actel's Silicon Sculptor II Programmer. The package is hermetically sealed and complements the inherent radiation-tolerance benefits of the RTAX-S architecture, including single-event latchup (SEL) immunity; single-event upset (SEU) capability of >37MeV-cm?/mg; and total ionizing dose (TID) performance of up to 200 Krads (Si, parametric).

With the new LGA package, customers can buy the LGA-packaged products and store them for extended periods of time, attaching the columns or solder balls when the part is actually needed for design implementation. Actel explained that this is especially beneficial and cost efficient for military and aerospace customers who work several years on a particular program.

The LGA package is now available for all RTAX-S devices offered in ceramic column grid array (CCGA) packaging, including the RTAX1000S and RTAX2000S devices.

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