ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/-- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that its radiation-tolerant RTAX-S/SL field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have been qualified by the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Class V in accordance with military performance standard MIL-PRF-38535 space-level qualification requirements. QML Class V is the highest standard in the industry for space integrated circuits. Microsemi RTAX-S/SL FPGAs provide designers of space-flight systems with several advantages including high performance, low power, single-chip form
factor and live-at-power-up operation.
"Microsemi has been providing high-reliability solutions to the aerospace market for more than five decades, and we delivered our first radiation-tolerant RTAX-S FPGA in 2004," said Esam Elashmawi, vice president and general manager at Microsemi. "Earning QML Class V qualification with our RTAX-S/SL FPGAs solutions marks yet another important milestone in our history of innovation and this achievement is indicative of our ongoing commitment to quality."
The QML Class V qualification of the RTAX-S/SL FPGA product family provides customers with an added level of assurance that Microsemi FPGAs are of the highest quality and reliability. Microsemi's QML Class V parts include a 2,000 hours life test on each wafer lot and a destructive physical analysis (DPA) on each assembly lot. This removes the need for customers to perform these tests, providing scheduling and cost benefits.
About Microsemi's RTAX-S/SL FPGAs
Microsemi's RTAX-S/SL radiation-tolerant FPGAs are specifically designed for space applications using highly reliable and nonvolatile antifuse technology. They are offered in densities of up to 4 million equivalent system gates and 840 user I/Os, providing designers with a flexible programmable platform and the ability to efficiently accommodate last-minute design changes.
The RTAX-S/SL family has hot-swap and cold-sparing capabilities, which enable a device to be turned off to minimize power consumption during long space missions and activated only when functionality is required. For space applications that have a need for lower standby current, Microsemi RTAX-SL FPGAs have less than half the standby current of the standard product at worst-case conditions. Additional features include:
- Up to 540 kbits of embedded memory with optional EDAC protection
- Total dose: 300 kRads (functional) and 200 kRads (parametric)
- Single event upset (SEU) immunity
- Multiple packing options (CQFP and CCGA/LGA)
- Screening: E-Flow (Microsemi Extended Flow), B-Flow (Mil-STD-883B), and V-Flow (MIL-PRF-38535 QML Class V)
Upcoming Microsemi Space Forums
Microsemi's invitation-only, one-day Space Forums address key industry challenges and include technical presentations, new product updates, technology roadmap information and statistical reliability data. The current schedule is as follows:
- Dec. 4, 2012 — Los Angeles
- Spring 2013 — North America (TBD)
- May 2013 — Noordwijk, Netherlands
- May 2013 — Moscow
- July 2013 — Bangalore and Ahmedabad, India
- Oct. 2013 —Tokyo
RTAX-S/ SL QML Class V devices are available now. Please contact your local Microsemi sales representative for more information or visit www.microsemi.com/soc/products/milaero/rtaxs. Customers can source Microsemi's highest quality and reliability FPGAs by referencing only the DLA Standard Military Drawing (SMD) part numbers, which can be found at www.dscc.dla.mil/Programs/Smcr/PnSearchResults.aspx?field=Source&operation=Contains&value=ACTEL.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense and security, aerospace, as well as industrial and medical markets. Products include mixed-signal integrated circuits, SoCs and ASICS; programmable logic solutions; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; and Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at
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