Tests: Xilinx FPGAs resist atmospheric radiation

Leaders of Xilinx Inc. of San Jose, Calif., are citing recent tests to back up claims that their SRAM-based field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) demonstrate a low susceptibility to atmospheric radiation. System designers can use Xilinx FPGAs without limitation in high-altitude aviation applications, according to the tests by Ericsson Saab Avionics AB Electromagnetic Technology Division in Linkoping, Sweden. Ericsson Saab experts conducted the tests to determine the sensitivity of SRAM-based FP

Leaders of Xilinx Inc. of San Jose, Calif., are citing recent tests to back up claims that their SRAM-based field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) demonstrate a low susceptibility to atmospheric radiation. System designers can use Xilinx FPGAs without limitation in high-altitude aviation applications, according to the tests by Ericsson Saab Avionics AB Electromagnetic Technology Division in Linkoping, Sweden. Ericsson Saab experts conducted the tests to determine the sensitivity of SRAM-based FPGAs to single-event upsets from high-energy neutrons. Parts tested were from the Xilinx QPROTM family of high- reliability QML products. For more information, contact Mike Seither of Xilinx by phone at 408-879-6557, by e-mail at mike.seither@xilinx.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.xilinx.com/. - J.K.

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