Very high performance and cost effective computer core for space applications
This module implements a 32-bit ERC23SC SPARC microprocessor, a VASI ASIC co-processor with built-in set of user interfaces, 6 Mbytes EDAC protected instruction memory and 32 Mbytes Reed-Solomon protected instruction (through cache memory) / data memory.
It is an IHD bi-cavity Multi Chip Module, designed in a radiation tolerant technology, qualified for space applications.
Features / technical details
- Monochip µprocessor with a SPARC 32-bit RISC architecture, radiation tolerant ERC32SC
- 6 Mbytes SRAM EDAC protected with zero wait-state.
- 32 Mbytes DRAM Reed-Solomon protected.
- 8 kbytes data cache, external RAM extension capability on the ERC32SC bus.
- 20 MIPS integer / 5 Mflops double precision @ 25 MHz.
- Companion chip with powerful user interfaces
A comprehensive set of built-in user interfaces
- 2 nominal and redundant MIL-STD-1553B bus (BC, BM, RT modes).
- 2 programmable serial links, up to 25 Mbps (output) and 50 Mbps (input) in synchronous mode.
- 2 asynchronous serial links up to 115 Kbauds.
- 2 UARTs from ERC32SC processor.
- 8-bit General Purpose Interface port.
- ERC32 User extension interface with DMA capabilities.
- JTAG interface (IEEE 1149.1 test port) and on-chip Emulation circuitry
An innovative package
The ERC32SC MCM is fitted in an innovative Low Profile 334 IOs QFP package.
A powerful software development environment
The ERC32SC MCM application programming is supported by standard real time operating systems such as:
- Vx Works TM or RTEMS for C development environment
- Aonix TM for ADA development environment
- Power consumption: 7W average - 10 W maximum on 5V / 3.3 V power lines.
- Mass and dimensions: 80g without PCB clamps – 150g with PCB clamps, 80 x 62 x 5.5 mm
- Temperature range: -55°C to +85°C (to guarantee a junction temperature below 110 °C)
All high performance processing computers for data handling, attitude and orbit control, generic controller for payload applications.
The MCM 32 is the core of the central computer Unit of TerraSar-X, a joint DLR-Airbus Defence and Space observation satellite, Korea KARI.