January 20, 2005
-- A license agreement has been signed for the use of the Gaisler Research Floating Point Unit(GRFPU) in the AGGA-3 ASIC developed by EADS Astrium GmbH.The AGGA-3 is a radiation-hardened, low power,next generation GPS and Galileosat baseband ASIC, optimised for space applications such as radio occultation, scatterometry and precise orbit determination.The GRFPU will be used to increase the calculating performance in the AGGA-3 ASIC.
"We are proud that EADS Astrium has selected our Floating Point Unit for this high end space application. The combination of the LEON processor and the powerful GRFPU gives the necessary performance required by navigation applications", says Edvin Catovic the FPU design manager at Gaisler Research AB.
The GRFPU is fully IEEE-754 compliant and implements both single and double precision floating point operations. The GRFPU is available in a commercial version and in a fault tolerant version for space, military and critical applications. About Gaisler Research AB
Gaisler Research AB is a provider of SoC solutions for exceptionally competitive markets such as Aerospace, Military and demanding Commercial applications. The Gaisler Research's products consist of user-customizable 32-bit SPARC V8 processor cores, peripheral IP-cores and associated software and development tools. Gaisler Research solutions help companies develop highly competitive customer and application-specific SoC designs.