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September, 2012

Doug Sheldon Attended the Quarterly Management Review at BAE Systems

September 6th, 2012

Doug Sheldon attended the Quarterly Management Review at BAE Systems in Manassas, Virginia.  BAE Systems has recently begun work on a completely new line of radiation hardened space processors and related devices based on Freescale’s 64-bit Power Architecture.  The Power Architecture uses the QorIQ e5500 System on a Chip (SoC) platform of processor cores, fabrics, […]

Doug Sheldon Presented Lunchtime Seminar Titled “Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGAs – Challenges and Opportunities”

September 6th, 2012

Doug Sheldon presented a lunchtime seminar titled “Xilinx Virtex 5 FPGAs – Challenges and Opportunities”.  The talk highlighted the significant reliability and qualification issues surrounding the use of the Virtex 5 FPGA for JPL missions.  The Virtex 5 can continue to function after exposure to 1Mrad total ionizing dose radiation environment with a single event […]

Division 51 Collaborated with Division 35 to Co-Author Paper “Thermal Margins for Flight Electronics – Review and Assessment”

September 6th, 2012

Division 51 members M. White, C. Kingery, C. Farguson, J. Nunes, K. Man, A. Hoffman, and J. Forgrave collaborated with senior members of Sections 355 (G. Siebes), 352 (A. Avila), 356 (M. Blakely)  to co-author a paper titled “Thermal Margins for Flight Electronics – Review and Assessment,” which was presented at the 42nd AIAA sponsored […]