Microsemi Announces RTG4 PROTO FPGAs to Enable Lower Cost Prototyping and Design Validation for High-Speed Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs

ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Microsemi Corporation announces the availability of its RTG4 PROTO field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The devices, developed specifically to enable prototyping of space systems, enable lower cost prototyping and design validation activities for the latest radiation-tolerant high-speed FPGAs. The RTG4 PROTO FPGAs are also the only reprogrammable prototyping solution of their kind providing the same timing and power characteristics as space flight units.

Microsemi's new RTG4 PROTO FPGAs enable easy hardware timing verification, as well as power evaluation. As the devices use the same reprogrammable flash technology as flight units, they can be reprogrammed multiple times without being removed from the development board. Catering to the requirements of space system designers who must design for the harsh environment beyond earth's atmosphere, the RTG4 PROTO FPGAs are electrically tested to ensure reliable performance over full military temperature ranges and are offered in non-hermetic, ceramic packages.

According to Euroconsult's 2015 report titled, "Satellites to Be Built and Launched by 2024," 60 percent more satellites will be launched by 2024 versus the past decade. This increase is driven primarily by civilian government agencies as established space countries replace and expand their in-orbit satellite systems and more countries acquire their first operational satellite systems.

In addition to satellite applications, Microsemi's RTG4 FPGAs are ideal for space launch vehicles, planetary orbiters and landers, and deep space probes. Target customers include designers, program managers, system architects and component engineers serving the space market.

The company's RTG4 FPGAs, launched in 2015, bring new capabilities to the space market and help solve satellite signal processing congestion, among other challenges common within space applications. Microsemi's solutions provide designers of space-flight systems with a prototyping vehicle for every step of the design phase, ranging from cost-effective commercial-equivalent devices to its new radiation-tolerant PROTO devices. These PROTO FPGAs will be used in future RTG4 development kits, providing space designers a comprehensive evaluation and design platform.

For more information, visit:
http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/radtolerant-fpgas/rtg4
http://www.microsemi.com/applications/space
Learn more at http://www.microsemi.com

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