17-19 March 2020
European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)
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RTG4 FPGA in ATHENA WFI

18 Mar 2020, 16:45
25m
Newton 1 and 2 (European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC))

Newton 1 and 2

European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC)

Keplerlaan 1 2201AZ Noordwijk ZH The Netherlands
FPGAs: High Performance FPGAs: High Performance

Speaker

Dr Markus Plattner (Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics)

Description

The Wide-Field-Imager (WFI) instrument onboard ATHENA will be based on x-ray detectors that are read-out by frame processor modules. The core component of these modules is a Microchip RTG4 FPGA. For the last four years, the WFI team has been developing implementations that allow real-time processing of data streams. Further, we have investigated the use of softcores that can be implemented as processing units. We will present the current RTG4 design and our experiences with the design flow.

Primary author

Dr Markus Plattner (Max Planck Institute for extraterrestrial Physics)

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