Mar 17 – 19, 2020
European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
Europe/Amsterdam timezone
NEW!!! SEFUW 2023!!! The 2020 edition was postponed. Presentations and abstracts are left here for reference. Please check the 2023 edition of SEFUW at

SEFUW: SpacE FPGA Users Workshop, 5th Edition updated page for 2023 -

All FPGAs share several design methodologies, yet each of them face specific challenges. The anti-fuse FPGAs are currently heavily used in most electronic equipment for space yet there are other technologies which use in space is growing: Flash-based and SRAM-based. The use of COTS FPGA is also increasing; specially for space missions with shorter lifetime and less quality constraints.

The aim of the workshop is to share experiences and wishes among FPGA designers, FPGA vendors and research teams developing methodologies to address radiation mitigation techniques and reconfigurable systems.

The topics related to FPGAs for space are covering (not limited to):

    - FPGA for Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning
    - general design, verification and test issues and good practices
    - performance achievements and potential problems
    - power consumption achievements and potential issues
    - design tools performance, good practices and potential limitations
    - radiation mitigation techniques, tools and potential limitations
    - trends of FPGA usage in space applications
    - reconfigurable systems
    - lessons learned: ensuring successful and safe use of FPGA in space applications
    - choosing the best FPGA type for our space application
    - export license limitations / changes / ITAR / EAR
     -package and assembly challenges
    - companion non-volatile memory (when required) experience

The main FPGA vendors will present updates and will be available for questions. The detailed agenda will we published closer to the event. Presentations from at least the major design groups (Large System Integrators) are expected.

Submission of abstracts is now open via this website.
The deadline for abstract submission is 20th of January 2020 - extended to the 3rd of February.

A Demo Session and Exhibit will be organised on the first day of the Workshop during the Welcome Reception at the Wintergarden South.

Attendance to the workshop is free of charge.
Registration is required via this website, and an Indico account is required for it (company email address only, not personal one).

To create an Indico account go to the top right corner and choose “Log in”, then “create one here” and follow the given instructions.
After an account has been created you can register using this Indico event site.

The materials presented at the workshop are intended to be published on this website after the event. All material presented at the workshop must, before submission, be cleared of any restrictions preventing it from being published on this website.

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