e2v, a hi-rel semiconductor solutions provider, recently announced that it has launched a space qualified version of the Power Architecture PC7448, the first GHz class microprocessor that is compatible with space qualified equipment.
The PC7448 is the sixth implementation of fourth-generation (G4) microprocessors from Freescale (News - Alert). The PC7448 implements the full PowerPC 32 bits architecture and is targeted at networking and computing systems applications. The PC7448 consists of a processor core and a 1 Mbyte L2. With PC7448, a user can fetch up to four instructions from the instruction cache at a time. The user can also dispatch up to three instructions plus a branch instruction to the issue queues at a time. It is built on 90nm CMOS SOI technology and features radiation tolerant performance. e2v is now able to start working with customers on supplying the space grade PC7448 to support their satellite programmes, with flight model deliveries scheduled in under 2 years.
e2v is a provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets. The company employs approximately 1,600 people, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
e2v recently announced plans to support Qorivva microcontrollers with the release of hi-rel versions. The first product to be added to the catalogue will be the PC5674F, a product which will deliver the next generation of avionic processing elements, high computing performance with minimal power consumption. The PC5674F is based on a Power Architecture™ e200z7 core that runs up to 264MHz and embeds advanced features such as a Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) capable Floating Point Unit (FPU) for digital signal processing, a 32 entry Memory Management Unit (MMU) and a 32KB L1 cache.