Microsemi anti-fuse FPGAs tested to 26 million hours
Microsemi has announced that an independent organisation providing advisory services to national security space programmes has completed reliability testing of the supplier’s commercial-grade Axcelerator FPGAs.
The tests lasted more than four years with an accumulated total of more than 26 million device-hours of testing without a single anti-fuse failure.
These FPGAs are the commercial equivalent of Microsemi’s space-flight RTAX-S/SL FPGAs and share the same CMOS structures, anti-fuse technology, materials, processing, dimensions and programming attributes.
The RTAX-S/SL FPGAs are also radiation-tolerant and include flip-flops protected against radiation-induced upsets by built-in triple-module redundancy (TMR).
“The rigorous independent high-performance tests and unprecedented amount of associated reliability data prove that our Axcelerator FPGAs are extremely reliable,” said Paul Ekas, v-p of marketing for SoC products at Microsemi.??
The tests included a combination of high temperature operating life (HTOL), low temperature operating life (LTOL) and temperature cycle tests.??