RTG4 High-Speed Signal Processing Radiation-Tolerant FPGA Family Achieves QML Class Q Qualification

Microsemi is delighted to announce that our RTG4 high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant FPGA family has achieved Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Class Q qualification by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). This qualification validates the quality and reliability of RTG4 FPGAs, while paving the way for QML Class V qualification.

To achieve QML Class Q qualification, we leveraged the results of our MIL-STD-883 Class B qualification, in which RTG4 FPGAs passed a series of mechanical and electrical tests as well as environmental tests to determine resistance to the deleterious effects of natural elements and conditions surrounding defense and space operations. Upon completion of the MIL-STD-883 Class B qualification, RTG4 units from multiple wafer lots successfully completed 1,000-hour high-temperature life tests. As part of Microsemi’s commitment to high reliability, these units were then taken through more high-temperature life tests, exceeding the requirements of MIL-STD-883 Class B. The units have now successfully completed 4,000-hours of high-temperature life tests, again validating the high reliability of RTG4 flash cells in extreme conditions. Details can be found in Microsemi’s reliability report.

RTG4 standard microcircuit drawings drawings (SMD) have been posted on the DLA website and the SMD part numbers have also been added to the DLA cross-reference guide. RTG4 flight units in B and E flows can now be ordered to the SMD part numbers.

For more information, please refer to this press release.

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