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Microchip to develop next generation 12 core RISC-V space processor for NASA | Nick Flaherty, EE News Europe

By August 16, 2022August 29th, 2022No Comments

Microchip has won a $50m project to develop the next generation of high reliability processor for space missions based on RISC-V technology with European engineers.

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected Microchip to develop the High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor that will provide at least 100 times the computational capacity of current spaceflight computers for all types of future space missions, from planetary exploration to lunar and Mars surface missions.

The radiation hardened, fault tolerant processor will be based on 12 instantiations of the X280 RISC-V core from SiFive and will be used in a series of ruggedised radiation tolerant single board computers.

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