Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs Solve Spacecraft Design Challenges

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-37616
Published September 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Satellite and spacecraft system designers have a few different options when selecting field programmable gate arrays (FPGA) semiconductors. One FPGA option is commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components that reduce component unit cost and lead time, but they are generally not reliable enough, must be up-screened (which increases cost and engineering resources), and require soft and hard Triple Modular Redundancy (TMR) to mitigate radiation effects in space.