e2v introduced high performance space grade radiation tolerant QML Y certified GHz-class microprocessor.
PC7448 is a Power Architecture e600 core based device running up to 1267MHz. It embeds an AltiVec SIMD engine, which allows the processor to deliver close to 10Gflop performance at full speed. e2v’s space qualified version of this device targets computer intensive payload applications such as image processing on-board Earth observation and weather monitoring satellites, and data processing on Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) and telecommunication satellites.
e2v is manufacturing PC7448 in accordance with the new MIL-PRF-38535 Class Y (QML Y) standard.
PC7448 also features a Dynamic Frequency Switching (DFS) mode, which delivers a reduction in power consumption when using the processor at lower frequencies (down to 300 MHz). This makes it ideal for various command and control applications, for example launch vehicle booster controllers, which require mid-range processing capabilities.
Engineering and Qualification Models (EQM) and space Flight Models (FM) are now available to order from e2v’s space qualified PC7448 manufacturing facility. Engineering and Qualification Models are available now, with Flight Model deliveries expected in the first half of 2015.