Radiation Tolerant FPGAs suit demanding space applications.

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Available in ceramic QFP package, RT ProASIC®3 FPGAs offer reprogrammable, non-volatile logic integration solution for space-flight hardware designers. Devices are based on secure flash technology that provides immunity against radiation-induced configuration upsets. Intended for applications requiring up to 350 MHz operation and up to 3 million system gates, FPGAs operate at core voltage between 1.2 V for low-power applications and 1.5 V for performance-driven designs.



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Microsemi Announces New Package for Radiation Tolerant "Space Flight" FPGAs



RT ProASIC®3 Offered in Robust Ceramic Package

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced that its radiation tolerant RT ProASIC®3 family of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is now available in a ceramic quad flat pack (CQFP) package. CQFP packages comply with time-tested and flight-proven circuit board and assembly techniques. In addition, ceramic withstands extreme operating temperatures, which makes it an ideal material for demanding space applications.

Microsemi's RT ProASIC3 FPGAs are the first devices of their type to provide space-flight hardware designers a radiation-tolerant, reprogrammable, non-volatile logic integration solution. The devices are intended for low-power space applications requiring up to 350 MHz operation and up to 3 million system gates. The devices operate at a core voltage between 1.2 V for low-power applications and 1.5 V for performance-driven designs.

The RT ProASIC3 FPGAs are based on secure flash technology that provides immunity against damaging radiation-induced configuration upsets, while eliminating the need for additional code storage. The easily reprogrammable FPGAs also enable quick prototyping and design validation capabilities, which streamline product-development efforts.

Microsemi has been providing solutions for demanding space applications for more than 40 years and currently has more than 150 fully qualified space products in its portfolio. The company's standard and customized space solutions include converters, customizable system-on-chip (cSoC) solutions, MOSFETS, rectifiers, switching diodes, transistors, DC-DC converters and zener diodes.

Product Availability

RT ProASIC3 FPGAs in the CQ256 package will be available for prototyping in April 2012 with flight units available by June 2012. For additional information about the RT ProASIC3 FPGA product family, visit www.microsemi.com/soc/ or contact a local Microsemi sales representative.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions for: aerospace, defense and security; enterprise and communications; and medical, alternative energy and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed-signal and RF ICs, ultra low-power radios, customizable SoCs, FPGAs and complete subsystems. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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