San Jose, CA--July 22, 1998--Atmel Corp. (San Jose) announced the signing of a license for Honeywell to develop a radiation hardened version of Atmels 30,000 gate, 6,400 register FPGA, the AT6010.
Honeywell will develop a CMOS silicon on insulator (SOI) version of theAT6010 FPGA to meet the radiation hardness levels required for commercialand military space and missile systems. The radiation hardenedreconfigurable FPGA will be fully compatible with Atmel's commercial FPGA,allowing users to take advantage of Atmel's FPGA design system byinterchanging the commercial and radiation hardened FPGA products. Theradiation hardened FPGA development effort is being funded and managed bythe NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).
GSFC has embarked on this program that will design, develop, test and fabricate radiationhardened reconfigurable FPGA (RH rFPGA) devices. GSFC is partnered withHoneywell, Atmel and Sandia National Laboratories to bring about thesuccessful conversion of the commercial AT6010 to the RH rFPGA device.
Honeywell's Space and Strategic Systems Operation
San Jose, CA
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