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Space Microprocessors : How Teledyne e2v Cuts Risk in Using ARM® Cortex® A72 for Space Applications

This webinar will present the Teledyne e2v Space GigaHertz Class Microprocessor products portfolio, and explain how Teledyne e2v derisks the introduction of ARM® Cortex® A72 based for Space Computing and Communication Applications.

Originally presented: December 5, 2019
Duration: 1 hour
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This webinar introduces the Radiation Tolerant Compute Intensive Space Microprocessors, share the Flight Heritage and Radiation performances of a range of devices, and present typical orbits and applications.

The rationale for embedding more powerful data processing solutions into space applications may include:

  • Direct on-board data processing
  • Increased on-board data processing requirements
  • Higher level of data selection, higher level of accuracy of data to be transmitted,
  • Increased quality of service
  • Increased observation capabilities

Teledyne e2v is introducing two new Radiation Tolerant Space Microprocessors based on ARM® Cortex® A72, in a standalone version and packaged as a common computer platform (microprocessor & DDR4 memory) to address New Space requirements.

Both solutions are based on NXP LS1046, a commercial microprocessor from the NXP Layerscape® family.

Introducing such ARM technology into space offers many benefits, but the challenge will be to demonstrate that this technology will be safe and reliable for space applications.

In this webinar, Teledyne e2v describes the two solutions that are being introduced to the market, the level of capabilities they bring in comparison to the current solutions. Then, we give details on how Teledyne e2v is planning to ensure that both devices will perform against space radiations, mostly in LEO and GEO environments. Finally, we share how Teledyne e2v ensures the highest levels of quality and reliability of flight models, following Teledyne e2v Hi-Reliability Space qualification flow.

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the flight heritage of current Teledyne e2v Space Microprocessors
  • Understand the radiation capabilities of Teledyne e2v Radiation Tolerant Processor portfolio
  • Gain insight into the introduction of Quad ARM Cortex A72 for Space Applications
  • Learn about Space Heavy computing


Mark Holdaway, Independent Signal Path Technology Specialist

Mark Holdaway has over 30 years of experience in defining and taking new semiconductor products to market in the high-performance analog world. He has worked for National Semiconductor, Xignal Technologies and Intersil. Since 2013, Mark has divided his time between consulting for leading semiconductor manufacturers and building his own technical content-focused company. He maintains broad interests across the semiconductor space and has a surprising ability to dig in to engineering detail yet remain able to see the strategic implications of technologies.