RC64, a rad-hard many-core high-performance DSP for space applications

Ran Ginosar, Peleg Aviely, Tuvia Liran, Dov Alon, Alberto Mandler, Fredy Lange, Reuven Dobkin, Miki Goldberg

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RC64, a novel rad-hard 64-core signal processing chip targets DSP performance of 75 GMACs (16bit), 150 GOPS and 20 single precision GFLOPS while dissipating less than 10 Watts. RC64 integrates advanced DSP cores with a multi-bank shared memory and a hardware scheduler, also supporting DDR2/3 memory and twelve 2.5 Gbps full duplex high speed serial links using SpaceFibre and other protocols. The programming model employs sequential fine-grain tasks and a separate task map to define task dependencies. RC64 is implemented as a 300 MHz integrated circuit on a 65nm CMOS technology, assembled in hermetically sealed ceramic CCGA624 package and qualified to the highest space standards.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of DASIA 2014 - DAta Systems In Aerospace
EditorsL. Ouwehand
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISBN (Electronic)9789292212896
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventDAta Systems In Aerospace, DASIA 2014 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 3 Jun 20145 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
VolumeSP 725
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


ConferenceDAta Systems In Aerospace, DASIA 2014


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