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Space qualified GHz-class RISC microprocessor

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:E2v? microprocessors? space qualified? CMOS SOI?

E2v recently launched the Power Architecture PC7448, a space qualified GHz class microprocessor.

The PC7448 is a RISC microprocessor that has been adopted for aircraft computing platforms. It operates at speeds of up to 1267MHz and, when combined with an AltiVec engine, provides powerful floating-point computation capability for demanding signal processing applications. The device is built on 90nm CMOS SOI technology and features radiation tolerant performance.

The space grade version of the PC7448 benefits from the E2v flip chip assembly facility, which has been supplying aircraft equipment manufacturers for over 15 years. The facilities used to build these products are certified to MIL-PRF-38535 QML level Q and V, as well as AS/EN9100 aerospace standard.

The company also offers space grade qualification of the PC7448 based on the upcoming QML class Y standard. This is a new space standard which is currently being finalized and is specifically intended for space grade non-hermetic flip-chip semiconductor technology. It has contributed proposals for the definition of the standard and has also extended the proprietary quality flow for its own microprocessor products.

The development of these space qualified products delivers significant benefits to the space community including single board computers for: optical Earth observation payloads, radar based Earth observation and remote sensing, weather satellites and telecommunication transceivers.





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