The Radiation-Tolerant, Space-Flight FPGA with DSP Capabilities
Now QML Class V Certified
RTAX-DSP space-flight FPGAs add embedded radiation-tolerant multiply-accumulate blocks to the tried-and-trusted industry-standard RTAX-S product family. The result is efficient utilization when implementing arithmetic functions, such as those encountered in DSP algorithms, without sacrificing reliability or radiation tolerance. RTAX-DSP integrates complex DSP functions into a single device without any external components for code storage and without multiple-chip implementations for radiation mitigation. This gives RTAX-DSP a significant advantage in power consumption and heat dissipation relative to SRAM-based FPGAs.
RTAX-DSP offers high performance at densities of up to 4 million equivalent system gates and 840 user I/Os for space-based applications. Embedded radiation-tolerant DSP mathblocks feature 18 bit x 18 bit multiply-accumulate blocks enabling efficient implementation of DSP building blocks such as finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) digital filters, fast Fourier transforms (FFT) and inverse Fourier transforms (IFT), discrete cosine transforms (DCT), and Reed Solomon encoding algorithms. The RTAX-DSP family features up to 120 mathblocks, each capable of operating at 125 MHz over the full military temperature range (-55 °C to 125 °C), for a total throughput of 15 billion multiply/accumulates per second (15 GMACS).
The RTAX-DSP family features SEU-hardened flip-flops for protection against the effects of heavy ion radiation in space. Up to 840 I/Os are available, accessed using Ceramic Quad Flat Pack, Land Grid Array, or Ceramic Column Grid Array packages.
- Highly reliable, nonvolatile antifuse technology
- 250,000 to 500,000 ASIC gates (2 to 4 million system gates)
- Up to 120 DSP mathblocks with 125 MHz 18 bit x 18 bit multiply-accumulate
- Up to 540 kbits of embedded memory with optional EDAC protection
- Up to 840 user-programmable I/Os
- Total Dose: 300 krad (functional) and 200 krad (parametric)
- SEU less than 1E-10 errors per bit-day (worst-case GEO)
- SEL immune to LETTH in excess of 117 MeV-cm2/mg
- SEU immune to LETTH > 37 MeV-cm2/mg
- Advanced CCGA and LGA packaging for space applications
- Screening: E-Flow (Microsemi Extended Flow), B-Flow (Mil-STD-883B), and Class V Flow processing as per MIL-PRF-38535
RTAX-DSP FPGAs are assembled in hermetically-sealed, ceramic packages which are available as Ceramic Quad Flat Pack, Column Grid Array (CG, using Six Sigma copper-wrapped lead-tin solder columns), or Land Grid Array (LG, no solder columns attached). Qualification, inspection, assembly, and testing are to be performed in accordance with MIL-STD-883 Class B for QML Class Q and MIL-PRF-38535 for QML Class V . Extended Flow processing, incorporating additional screening beyond the requirements of Class B is also available.
RTAX-DSP devices are manufactured using the same 0.15 µm CMOS process as the RTAX-S and RTAX-SL FPGAs. The programming technology is identical. Consequently, RTAX-DSP devices will have the same radiation and reliability characteristics as the space-flight proven RTAX-S/SL devices. In addition, single event transient mitigation for registers are enhanced in RTAX-DSP to reduce the rate at which transient is captured at high frequency, such as those encountered in DSP applications.
The DSP Mathblock includes mitigation for both single-event transients in the combinatorial circuits and single-event upsets in the sequential circuits. In addition, RTAX-DSP uses the same radiation mitigation techniques as RTAX-S, with SEU-hardened registers and single-event mitigation in the clock and power-on reset circuits.
|Embedded RAM/FIFO (without EDAC)|
|Core RAM Blocks||64||120|
|Core RAM kbits (1,024 bits)||288||540|
|Digital Signal Processing|
|User I/Os (maximum)||684||840|
|Screening Levels*||E, B, V, PROTO||E, B, V, PROTO|
Note: PROTO refers to prototype Unit, not for space flight or qualification of space-flight hardware.
FAQ Power Calculator TID Reports Radiation Reports Conference Papers
|RTAX-S/SL and RTAX-DSP Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs Datasheet
|CQ352 Pin Name List||70 KB||7/2014|
|Package Mechanical Drawings
|Package Thermal Characteristics and Weights||388 KB||11/2012|
|Hermetic Package Mechanical Configuration||24 KB||11/2003|
|RTAX-DSP Cores: SmartGen Hard Multiplier Accumulator Handbook||629 KB||6/2009|
|RTAX-DSP Cores: SmartGen Hard Multiplier Adder/Subtractor Handbook||621 KB||6/2009|
|RTAX-DSP Cores: SmartGen Hard Multiplier Handbook||465 KB||6/2009|
|AC190: Ceramic Column Grid Array Package App Note||6 MB||1/2013|
|AC193: Ceramic Chip Carrier Land Grid (CC256) Package Handling App Note||207 KB||11/2003|
|RTAX-S Testing and Reliability Update||82 KB||9/2007|
|Single-Event Effect Mitigation in RTAX-DSP Spaceflight FPGAs White Paper||8/2012|
|RTAX-S/SL/DSP Power-On Reset and Brown-Out Device Behavior FAQs||758 KB||7/2014|
|Antifuse Programming FAQ||505 KB||2/2013|
|Understanding Soft and Firm Errors in Semiconductor Devices Questions and Answers||119 KB||12/2002|
|AX and RTAX-S/SL/D Power Calculator||1 MB||5/2016|
|RTAX-S SEE Data for the EDAC RAM||282 KB||6/2004|
|RTAX-S SEE Report||645 KB||8/2004|
|RTAX-S SEE Report–Analysis of NASA/Goddard High Speed SET/SEU Data||138 KB||8/2006|
|RTAX-S TAMU Single Event Dielectric Rupture||246 KB||9/2006|
|RTAXS TAMU Single Event Latch-up Test Report||178 KB||8/2006|
|SEE Characterization of the New RTAX-DSP (RTAX-D) Antifuse-Based FPGA - Presented at NSREC 2010||1 MB||8/2010|
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