"As the FPGA leader in the space and high-reliability markets, Actel is committed to continuously enhancing its repertoire of robust and reliable design solutions for the military and aerospace community," said Ken O'Neill, director, military and aerospace product marketing at Actel. "In keeping with our heritage, the extension of the LGA packaging option to Actel's radiation-tolerant RTAX-S family provides our customers with more choices and allows us to better meet the requirements of military and space applications where board space comes at a premium and reliability is essential."
LGA Package Extends Product Shelf Life
Typically, column-attached products have a shelf life that is limited by the solder column finish. With the availability of Actel's new LGA package, customers can buy the LGA-packaged products and store them for extended periods of time, attaching the columns or solder balls when the part is actually needed for design implementation. This is especially beneficial and cost efficient for military and aerospace customers who work several years on a particular program.
Technical Details of Actel's LGA Package
The LGA package is a laminate substrate-based, fine-pitch chip-scale package that provides a low package profile. The package body dimensions are identical to the CCGA packages currently available. Reliable programming is assured by using corresponding programming adaptor modules supported by Actel's Silicon Sculptor II Programmer. The package is hermetically sealed and complements the inherent radiation-tolerance benefits of the RTAX-S architecture, including single-event latchup (SEL) immunity; single-event upset (SEU) capability of >37MeV-cm2/mg; and total ionizing dose (TID) performance of up to 200 Krads (Si, parametric).
The LGA package is now available for all RTAX-S devices offered in ceramic column grid array (CCGA) packaging, including RTAX1000S and RTAX2000S devices. For further information about Actel's advanced packaging solutions, please visit the company's Web site at www.actel.com.
Actel Corporation is a supplier of innovative programmable logic solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on antifuse and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software development tools and design services, targeted for the high-speed communications, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) replacement and radiation-tolerant markets. Founded in 1985, Actel employs more than 500 people worldwide. The Company is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, Calif., 94043-4655. Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835). Internet: http://www.actel.com .
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