e2v Launches the First Space Qualified GHz-Class Microprocessor

e2v Launches the First Space Qualified GHz-Class Microprocessor 
SEOUL, KOREA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/21/13 --  e2v, the leading hi-rel
semiconductor solutions provider, today announces the launch of a
space qualified version of the Power Architecture(TM) PC7448, the
first GHz class microprocessors in the world which can be integrated
onto space qualified equipment. 
The PC7448 is the first product from e2v's Power Architecture(TM)
series to have a space variant produced. It is a RISC microprocessor
that is already widely adopted in the computing platform of aircraft.
It operates at speeds of up to 1267MHz and, when combined with an
AltiVec(TM) engine, provides powerful floating-point computation
capability for demanding signal processing applications. The device
is built on 90nm CMOS SOI technology and features radiation tolerant
performance (in terms of total ionising dose and heavy ion
The space grade version of the PC7448 will benefit from e2v's unique
high reliability flip chip assembly facility which has been supplying
aircraft equipment manufacturers for over 15 years. The e2v
facilities used to build these products are certified to
MIL-PRF-38535 QML level Q and V, as well as AS/EN9100 aerospace
e2v also offers space grade qualification of the PC7448 based on the
upcoming QML class Y standard. This is a new space standard which is
currently being finalised and is specifically intended for space
grade non-hermetic flip-chip semiconductor technology. e2v has
contributed proposals for the definition of the standard and has also
extended the proprietary quality flow for its own microprocessor
The development of these space qualified products delivers
significant benefits to the space community including single board
computers for: optical Earth observation payloads, radar based Earth
observation and remote sensing, weather satellites and
telecommunication transceivers. 
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. 
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About e2v 
e2v is a leading global 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. 
e2v employs approximately 1600 people, has design and operational
facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global
network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales
of GBP200m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. 
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Jessica Broom
Group Marketing Communication Manager
Email: jessica.broom@e2v.com
Tel: + 44 (0) 1 245 453 607 
Anna Kim 
Email: anna.kim@fleishman.com
Tel: +82-2-2016-7136 
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