Xilinx Virtex-5QV Rad-Hard Reconfigurable FPGA

Xilinx introduced the Virtex-5QV high-density, rad-hard reconfigurable FPGA. The off-the-shelf Xilinx Virtex-5QV FPGA offers the industry’s highest density, performance and integration capabilities for complex systems that would otherwise require rad-hard ASIC devices with their high development costs and long lead times, or traditional one-time programmable (OTP) solutions. The Xilinx Virtex-5QV FPGA is ideal for low earth-orbiting satellites and systems supporting inter-planetary missions. The Virtex-5QV device will be sampling this quarter with general production availability planned for first half calendar year 2011.

Xilinx Virtex-5QV rad-hard reconfigurable FPGA for space applications

Xilinx Virtex-5QV FPGA Highlights

  • Highest levels of in-beam testing by the Xilinx Radiation Test Consortium (XRTC)
  • Protection against Single-Event-Upset (SEU)
  • Total Immunity to Single-Event Latchup (SEL)
  • High tolerance to Total Ionizing Dose (TID)
  • Data path protection from Single-Event Transients (SET)
  • Configuration memory provides nearly 1,000 times the SEU hardness of the standard cell latches
  • Configuration control logic and the JTAG controller have been hardened with embedded triple module redundancy
  • Built on the second-generation ASMBL column-based architecture
  • Xilinx ISE Design Suite support
  • Flexible 36-Kbit/18-Kbit block RAM/FIFOs
  • Second generation 25×18 DSP slices
  • Power-optimized high-speed serial transceiver blocks for enhanced serial connectivity
  • PCI Express compliant integrated Endpoint blocks
  • Offers 130,000 logic cells
  • 320 DSP Slices supporting fixed and floating point operations
  • 836 user I/Os programmable to more than 30 different standards
  • Integrated high-speed connectivity solution for space
  • 18 channels of 3Gbps Multi-gigabit Serial Transceivers for chip-to-chip, board-to-board and box-to-box communication

More info: Xilinx Aerospace and Defense