Over the last decade satellites and spacecrafts have seen an exponential increase in the need for on-board data processing and storage demands. Additionally, major satellite manufacturers have recently announced their latest satellites to be modular, fully digital and capable of in-orbit reconfigurability. To meet these demands, satellite and payload manufacturers are using high-end FPGAs, ASICs, and processors. AMD’s Kintex XQRKU060 FPGA is a radiation hardened FPGA that has comparable performance to commercial counterparts in demanding computing applications. The Kintex XQRKU060 requires a complex power solution with multiple low voltage supply rails that can deliver high currents and a need for power supply sequencing to eliminate high inrush currents. In collaboration with AMD and Ibeos, Renesas offers a Kintex XQRKU060 development board with the FPGA powered by Renesas' Radiation Hardened products.


  • Fully radiation hardened power solution
    • All power management devices are DLA qualified with MIL-PRF-38535 manufacturing
  • KU060 FPGA footprint compatibility with the spaceflight part and the military temp. part
  • Peripheral support circuitry includes:
    • 64-bit wide DDR3
    • 256 Mbit NOR flash
    • RS-485 interface
    • JTAG programming interface
    • Ethernet interface via an RJ45 connector



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Manual - Development Tools PDF 2.08 MB
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PCB Design Files ZIP 7.90 MB
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