PC8548E, a Radiation Tolerant 1.2GHz Space Microprocessor
The PC8548E integrates a Power Architecture® processor with system logic required for networking, storage, and general-purpose embedded applications.
The e500 processor core can run up to 1.2GHz.
Teledyne e2v is providing this Space processor as part of its Ceramic Non Hermetic Flip Chip Space solutions. Moreover, PC8548E is QML-Y qualified.
This device, using the CMOS 90nm SOI technology from NXP, has successfully passed the Total Ioninzing Dose test (with dose rate of 600 to 1000 Rad/h, and up to a total dose of 100KRad) and the Heavy Ions tests (with a total immunity to SEL up to 86MeV), demonstrating its suitability for space applications in the Radiation Tolerant category (“Rad Tol”).
Radiation results makes this device usable for most of the space applications even for long-term missions or GEO satellites.