Underscoring its commitment to the military market, QuickLogic has announced that the latest member of its PolarPro family of FPGAs (or CSSPs in the QuickLogic vernacular) – the QL1P1000 – is now available in a mil-spec temperature rating. The extremely low-power PolarPro is available in sizes of up to 1 million gates and offers unparalleled design security.
"We have a long history with the military industry in the areas of flight controls, avionics, missile systems, navigation systems, smart munitions and military communications systems. Our military customers value our technology, and many of them have requested parts with a million gate density that are rated for the full –55° to +125°C mil-spec temperature range," said Brian Faith, QuickLogic's Vice President, Solution Marketing.
The underlying, proprietary ViaLink technology used in the QL1P1000 device offers some significant benefits for battery-powered, mission critical applications. The PolarPro device's VLP low-power mode reduces current demand to less than 100 µA, meaning smaller, lighter batteries can be used for easier portability. The technology's reliable, non-volatile programming approach enables "instant-on" operation, which is ideal for immediate recovery from "brown-out" situations. In addition, the QL1P1000 is immune from Single Event Upsets (SEUs). Lastly, since programming of the ViaLink technology does not depend on external memory and cannot be read after programming, design details and security codes embedded in the logic are virtually impossible to reverse engineer, clone, or tamper with.
The QL1P1000 offers the reliability and capacity needed for the most demanding military applications. It also addresses the shock and vibration requirements of military designs by using special packaging to reduce its sensitivity to mechanical stresses. This high-density device is an excellent replacement for ASICs, which are more costly, experience shorter lifecycles and lack flexibility.
Pricing and availability
The PolarPro QL1P1000 device with military temperature range is sampling now. For pricing information and volume ordering, contact QuickLogic sales, or visit QuickLogic at www.quicklogic.com.