Microsemi's RTG4 FPGA development kit for satellite electronics
Are you exploring to use Microsemi's RTG4 FPGA for digital signal processing in your satellite communication applications? Microsemi is now offering a development kit based on this FPGA, so that you can design and evaluate applications such as data transmission, serial connectivity, bus interface and high-speed designs using Microsemi's RTG4 high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant field programmable gate array (FPGA) device faster. This board is strongly suggested for aerospace electronics such as remote sensing space payloads, radar and imaging, as well as spectrometry in civilian, scientific and commercial applications. Other applications include mobile satellite services (MSS) communication satellites, and high altitude aviation, medical electronics and civilian nuclear power plant control.
RTG4's embedded SpaceWire clock recovery circuits and high-speed SERDES capabilities are interesting features for high bandwidth communication applications.
Microsemi suggests an FPGA on-board a satellite/spacecraft help in making your payload a sophisticated one. RTG4's reprogrammable flash technology offers complete immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets in the harshest radiation environments, without the configuration scrubbing required with SRAM FPGA technology. RTG4 has 150,000 logic elements and up to 300 MHz of system performance.
RTG4 Development Kit features include:
One RT4G150 device in a ceramic package with 1,657 pins
Two 1GB DDR3 synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM)
2GB SPI flash memory
PCI Express Gen 1 interface
One pair SMA connectors for testing of the full-duplex SERDES channel
Two FMC connectors with HPC/LPC pinout for expansion
RJ45 interface for 10/100/1000 Ethernet
USB micro-AB connector
Embedded Flashpro5 programmer and external programming header
Current measurement test points
Demonstration and Lab Guides
Several demonstration guides and tutorials are available to support users of the RTG4 Development Kit, including:
DG0624: RTG4 FPGA SERDES EPCS Protocol Design Demo Guide
DG0622: RTG4 FPGA PCIe Data Plane Demo Using Two Channel Fabric DMA Demo Guide
LG0623: RTG4 FPGA Fabric Lab Guide
DG0625: Interfacing RTG4 FPGA with the External DDR3 Memory Through FDDR Demo Guide
DG0630: RTG4 FPGA DSP FIR Filter Demo Guide
Packaging and Availability
The RTG4 Development Kit features a RT4G150 device offering more than 150,000 logic elements in a ceramic package with 1,657 pins. Kits are available now for purchase. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/design-resources/dev-kits/rtg4-development-kit