In close cooperation with and in assignment of the European Space Agency ESA, we have been developing reliable, fault-tolerant, radiation-resistant data processor IP for on-board sensor data processing with state-of-the-art processing power.
We used a step-wise approach and developed various prototypes with our IP inside:
Based on Recore Systems’ multicore Digital Signal Pro-cessor (DSP) subsystem IP, the “Massively Parallel Processor Breadboarding (MPPB) Study” (ESA Contract No. 21986) developed a scalable heterogeneous multicore System-on-Chip (SoC) architecture and a payload unit prototype for future sensor data processing in space applications.
Our Xentium® DSP IP is at the core of all our data processing solutions. It is a high performance VLIW DSP core and a highly scalable IP building block, suited for large multi-core systems-on-chip (SoC).
It comes with the Xentium Studio software Development Environment for programming sensor data processing applications.
In the video, Gerard Rauwerda explains our techniques for fault-tolerance in many-core systems, and how we married new concepts for self-repairing reconfigurable chips to proven space concepts such as the LEON processor and SpaceWire.