Avnet Silica's Space Special

09 Jul 2020 - 31 Dec 2020

online, on-demand

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Introducing the XQRKU060 – the world’s first 20nm Space FPGA.

Xilinx RT Kintex UltraScale FPGA - top side of the productAvnet Silica would like to invite you to join our Space Special. Xilinx will present their new 20nm Space FPGA – the XQRKU060. Afterwards we will hear from Renesas and Teledyne e2v who will present power and data acquisition solutions for the XQRKU060.


Xilinx Introduces 20nm Radiation Tolerant FPGAs for Space Applications.
Xilinx’s 20nm space-grade FPGA, deliver full radiation tolerance and ultra-high throughput and bandwidth performance for satellite and space applications. The new 20nm Radiation Tolerant (RT) Kintex® UltraScale™ XQRKU060 FPGA provides true unlimited on-orbit reconfiguration, over a 10x increase in digital signal processing (DSP) performance – ideal for payload applications – and full radiation tolerance across all orbits.
This talk will discuss the XQRKU060 architecture, Vivado software platform and discuss availability of Xilinx Class Y and Class B solutions.
Renesas Radiation Hardened Power Solution for the Xilinx XQRKU060.
Renesas Rad Hard Communication product line (formerly Intersil) will present their various power management ICs that are suitable for powering the XQRKU060 FPGA:
  • Powering Space
  • Radiation Hardened Power Management Products
  • FPGA Power Rail Requirements
  • Selecting Devices suitable for each power rail
  • XQRKU060 Power Solution Eval Board ref design.
Teledyne e2v High Speed Data Converters, Co-Processors and Memory for the Xilinx XQRKU060.

Teledyne e2v will cover applications for their high speed data converters in space using the XQRKU060. The technical aspects of interfacing high speed data converters to the FPGA will be covered and a highly efficient serial interface will be detailed. Solutions for direct conversion up to Ka band will be outlined.  In addition a 30 GigaMIPs Quad ARM A72 co-processor for the XQRKU060 FPGA will be described along with a space grade DDR4 memory solution to accompany this processing power.



Minal Sawant
Minal Sawant
Space Systems Architect
Xilinx Inc

Minal Sawant is the Systems Architect and Marketing lead for Space Applications at Xilinx, an American technology company that is the inventor of FPGA, programmable SoC and now ACAP striving to build the Adaptable and Intelligent world. In her current role she drives the business strategy and technical solutions and drives enablement of new generation space platforms and architectures.

She has supported space and high reliability markets for over 20 years. Previously Minal worked as the chief of staff to the Marketing Vice President at Intel PSG, acting as a strategist to implement and execute key initiatives focused on growing the FPGA business. She started her career as Failure Analysis Engineer at Actel (now Microchip), followed by product engineering management roles driving MIL-STD-883B qualifications for Military, Space, Avionics and Automotive markets based on Antifuse and Flash products.

In her Marketing and Business Development roles at Microsemi and Cypress Semiconductor she drove definition, execution and introduction of new products to the Space market.
Minal holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma, Norman.

Oscar Mansilla
Oscar Mansilla
Business Development Manager
Renesas Electronics

Oscar Mansilla is the Business Development Manager for the Radiation Hardened Communications product line at Renesas, which was previously the Intersil High Reliability product line. He is responsible for developing the next generation of radiation hardened power management and precision analog ICs. Oscar holds a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Central Florida with focus on power electronics. And, he currently is attending the University of Florida to earn his MBA.


Andrew Glascott-Jones
Andrew Glascott-Jones
Field Applications Engineer
Teledyne e2v Semiconductors

Based in Grenoble, France, Andrew provides Field Application Support in the EMEA and India region for Teledyne e2v’s range of Data Converters, Microprocessors, R.F. and Power conversion products. He has a wide knowledge of the use of Teledyne e2v’s solutions within the Aerospace and Defence Industry and of the varied requirements in the ‘New’ and ‘Traditional’ Space sectors.

His application knowledge is a result of over 30 years’ experience in the design of electronic systems ranging from RF military communications and wide area secure networks to x-ray imaging and laser spectroscopy.

Andrew also holds an MSc in Electronics from the University of Manchester U.K. and a BSc in Physics from Loughborough University, U.K.

Paul Leys
Paul Leys
Market Segment Manager Aerospace and Defence
Avnet Silica


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