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Infineon launches industry’s highest density QML-V-certified QDR-II+ SRAM to simplify on-system satellite image processing

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Infineon Technologies LLC, an Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) company, today announced its next-generation 144-Mb Quad Data Rate II+ (QDR ®-II+) SRAM that is certified to the DLA Qualified Manufacturers List Class V (QML-V). QML-V is the highest quality and reliability standard certification for aerospace-grade ICs. This radiation-hardened (rad hard) 144-Mb QDR-II+ SRAM is a unique high-speed external cache memory ideal for radar, on-board data processing and networking applications in space.

Throughout the past ten years, the aerospace industry has undergone a paradigm shift, moving out of on-ground into on-system data processing utilizing new technologies with enhanced computational power and reduced latency. Unlike DRAM with greater latency and memory banking limitations, the newest 144-Mb QDR-II+ SRAM lowers the total system complexity in imaging and radar software by providing greater performance that permits on-system satellite image processing with greater resolution and faster processing speeds.

“As a leading provider of high-density QDR-II+ SRAMs in the market, our successful QML-V qualification once again exemplifies the inherent product capabilities of our commercial off-the-shelf components to meet the most stringent requirements of high reliability market segments,” said Helmut Puchner, VP Fellow of Aerospace and Defense at Infineon Technologies LLC.

The gadget is Infineon’s latest generation of rad difficult QDR-II+ SRAMs, together using preceding generations already embraced in various space applications like the NASA Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) research satellite assignment utilizing Synthetic Aperture Radar technologies. Initially created as an industrial networking memory, the most more rad challenging QDR-II+ SRAM is currently used as a baseline layout to rad hard memory using the RadStop ® technologies, Infineon’s proprietary design and procedure hardening methods that allow a greater degree of radiation functionality whilst providing the throughput required by space-bound software.

The high performance 144-Mb QDR-II+ SRAM works to your highest frequency of 250 MHz, bringing around 36 Gbps throughput at a 165-ball Ceramic Column Grid Array (CCGA) package. The gadget is rad difficult for as much as 200 krad(Si) and can be latch-up immune, enhancing system reliability in harsh surroundings.

Michal Pukala
Electronics and Telecommunications engineer with Electro-energetics Master degree graduation. Lightning designer experienced engineer. Currently working in IT industry.