"The re-configurability of Xilinx's Space Grade Virtex-5QV FPGA enables Iridium NEXT to continue in-orbit integration of future advancements and innovations throughout its operational lifetime, providing scalability and flexibility for potential new applications not yet envisioned," said Eric Anderson, president at SEAKR Engineering.
"Xilinx is proud to play a key role in the state-of-the-art Iridium NEXT program integrating hundreds of Space Grade Virtex-5QV FPGAs into the latest Iridium NEXT satellites," said Yousef Khalilollahi, vice president of the aerospace and defense business at Xilinx. Xilinx's participation in the Iridium NEXT communication satellites further solidifies its extensive heritage in providing re-configurable high capacity Space Grade FPGAs to the latest Space applications."
About Virtex-5QV Devices
Virtex-5QV FPGAs are built on the second-generation ASMBL™ column-based architecture of the proven, industry-leading Virtex-5 family with support in Xilinx's ISE® Design Suite. Virtex-5QV FPGAs integrate many of the same hard-IP system-level blocks, such as flexible 36-Kbit/18-Kbit block RAM/FIFOs, second generation 25x18 DSP slices, power-optimized high-speed serial transceiver blocks for enhanced serial connectivity, and PCI Express® compliant integrated Endpoint blocks. The Virtex-5QV device offers 130,000 logic cells, 320 DSP Slices supporting fixed and floating point operations, and 836 user I/Os programmable to more than 30 different standards for applications and ease of interfacing to a wide variety of system components. The Virtex-5QV device also provides the industry's first integrated high-speed connectivity solution for space with 18 channels of 4.25Gbps multi-gigabit serial transceivers for chip-to-chip, board-to-board and box-to-box communication. The radiation-hardened version of the commercial Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA was developed under sponsorship by AFRL's Space Vehicles Directorate.
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SEAKR Engineering, Inc. is a world-leading provider of advanced state-of-the-art electronic avionics for space applications. Since its inception in 1982, SEAKR has delivered over one hundred flight units. Over one hundred and ten of these systems have launched and are operating as designed. SEAKR's leading edge space electronics includes IP routers, reprogrammable MODEMS, high-performance payload processors, modular command and data handling systems, solid state recorders, and manned space avionics. SEAKR has a reputation for high-level performance and reliability in severe environments. SEAKR is a small business proud to serve its customers and country. For more information, please visit www.seakr.com.
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