CAES Announces Space Quality Qualification of Quad Core LEON4FT Microprocessor

GAISLER, Sweden–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CAESa leader in advanced critical electronics for aerospace and defense, announced that its Fault Tolerant GR740 The LEON 4FT quad-core processor device has successfully achieved Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) qualification and can continue to meet some of the most demanding processing challenges of future space missions, with the added assurance of QML pedigree.

The device can now be ordered to Standard Military Drawing (SMD) 5962-21204. This state-of-the-art processor is both QML-V and QML-Q certified and ideal for spacecraft on-board computers, payload processing, high-altitude avionics, or other aerospace Rad-Hard applications at high reliability.

The GR740 device is a radiation-resistant system-on-chip (SoC) featuring a fault-tolerant quad-core LEON4 SPARC V8 processor, eight-port SpaceWire router, PCI initiator/target interface, CAN 2.0 and 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet Interfaces. It provides the highest performance of the LEON families to date with a wide range of interfaces. The SoC has an excellent performance/watt ratio; less than 3W (typical core) with 1000 MIPS (1700 DMIPS) performance. The device is intended for high-performance general-purpose processing. The architecture is suitable for both symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessing. Shared resources can be monitored to support mixed criticality applications.

“CAES is dedicated to providing radiation-resistant computing solutions to meet the most stringent levels of quality and screening in the space industry,” said Mike Elias, senior vice president and general manager, Space Systems Division, CAES . “We are thrilled to see our highest multi-core microprocessor achieve this key milestone as we continue to support our customers’ most demanding space missions.”

CAES has a long line of proven LEON technologies with a heritage of ruggedness for space, including the UT699, UT699E and UT700single-core LEON 3FT processors (previous generation) and dual-core GR712RC.

About CAES

CAES is a pioneer of advanced electronics for the most technologically demanding military and aerospace trusted systems. As the largest supplier of mixed-signal and radiation-tolerant technologies to the U.S. aerospace and defense industry, CAES provides high-reliability RF, microwave and millimeter wave, microelectronics and digital solutions that enable our customers to ensure a safer and more secure planet. . On land, at sea, in the air, in space and in cyberspace, CAES’ vast electronics and enhanced manufacturing capabilities are at the forefront of essential military and aerospace innovation.

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