Amendment 4 has been accepted by the JU on 16th Oct 2018 to extend the project till end Dec-2018.
The final project review is planned on 13th and 14th Dec 2018 in Paris with the JU and the French authorities
As invited speaker, ESA has presented “The BRAVE FPGAs: overview and status of the European radiation-hardened FPGAs for space” at the TWEPP 2018 Topical Workshop on Electronics for Particle Physics held in Antwerp from 17th to 21st of September, 2018.
When satellites are sent to outer space, they become under considerable stress through galactic cosmic rays and solar particles. The electronic components used inside satellites can malfunction if they are not robust enough to these ionizing particles.
Until now, engineers from AIRBUS have tested these components in cyclotron facilities, under heavy ions. Most of the cyclotrons provide high LET (Linear Energy Transfer) heavy ions not capable to penetrate through significant thickness of materials. “As technology develops, we create more complex chips, which contain active layers that can be very different to each other, and traditional cyclotrons can’t access the buried layers”, explains Cecile Weulersse, researcher at AIRBUS…
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Airbus Defence and Space presentation: “Contribution of Thermal Neutrons to Soft Error Rate” at RADECS (European Radiation Effects on Components and Systems Conference), Geneva 2-6 October 2017:
See the paper here.
NanoXplore exhibition at RADSAGA, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. 5 October 2017.
NanoXplore booth at RADECS 2017, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. 2-6 October 2017.
NanoXplore presentation at RADFAC2017, Sevilla, Spain. 30th March 2017.
NanoXplore have also presented their RHBD FPGA products during their talk “From eFPGA cores to RHBD SoC FPGA”
NanoXplore have exhibited at the Single Event Effects Symposium and the Military and Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices Workshop (SEE/MAPLD 2018) from 21st-24th May 2018, held in La Jolla, USA.
A presentation, “New RHBD FPGA Vendor for Space borne Applications: Product Roadmap & 1st Radiation Results”, was also held.