Next-generation radiation-hardened mixed-signal ASICs target space applications

12-02-2015 | Atmel | Design Applications

Aimed at high-performance and high-density space applications, Atmel has
announced its next generation radiation-hardened (rad-hard) mixed-signal
ASIC platform.

Manufactured using 150nm silicon on Insulator (SOI) technology, the
ATMX150RHA provides a platform that simplifies the design process for space
application, delivering up to 22 million routable gates, includes
non-volatile memory blocks, flexible form factor with compiled SRAM and
DPRAM blocks, and supporting 2.5/3.3/5V and high-voltage (25-45-65V) I/Os
with pre-qualified analog IP.

The new flexible and highly-integrated ASIC delivers an overall lower bill
of materials (BoM) for space applications. The ATMX150RHA ASIC platform is
supported by a combination of state-of-art third-party and proprietary
design tools including Synopsys, Mentor and Cadence.

The ATMX150RHA integrates Atmel's proven rad-hard solution and offers a full
service option for users designing ASICs up to the qualified flight models.
As with previous Atmel ASIC platform generations, all ATMX150RHA products
are fully designed, assembled, tested and qualified in Europe, says the

"With our long-standing flight heritage and more than 3,500 flight models
delivered, we are a leading ASIC provider for space applications with
proven, reliable solutions," said Patrick Sauvage, general manager,
Aerospace Business Unit, Atmel. "Atmel's ATMX150RHA ASIC adds to our proven
aerospace portfolio, and delivers a fully integrated solution that allows
aerospace designers a flexible, yet complete solution to help accelerate
their space mission. The new ASIC is further testament to our aerospace

Atmel is currently engaging with alpha customers on the ATMX150RHA.

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