Mountain View, Calif.Maintaining its steadfast support for designers in the aerospace industry, Actel Corp. announced prototype availability of the RTAX4000S, a high density, high reliability FPGA for space-bound systems.
The RTAX4000S prototype boasts four million system gates (double the gate count of the previous largest RTAX-S part), 840 I/Os and 540-Kbits of embedded memory. The RTAX4000S is tailored for satellite payload systems that require high gate counts, such as data processing applications in communications, earth observation and scientific satellites.
With the four million-gate RTAX4000S prototype, designers obtain the same architecture, density and timing properties, and packaging options offered by space flight-quality RTAX-S devices, without the added costs of MIL-STD 883 qualification and hermetically sealed packaging. With the prototype, designers can validate a design and evaluate performance before programming a fully qualified FPGA. That leads to significant reductions in overall design risk, time and costs, according to the company.
The RTAX4000S PROTO LG 1272 (Land Grid Array) is available now. The RTAX4000S PROTO CG 1272 (Ceramic Column Grid Array) will be available by the end of August 2006 and the RTAX4000S PROTO CQ 352 (Ceramic Quad Flat Pack) will be available at the end of September.
Orders for the prototype units are now open. Software support for the RTAX4000S is also available now. Space flight units of the RTAX4000S, in production quantities, are expected to be available to customers during the first quarter of 2007.
Actel Corp., 1-888-992-2835, www.actel.com