VOLKH PROCESSING PLATFORM
Infinity Volkh processor is a reconfigurable processing platform for nano-satellites which can be used as an on-board computer as well as a payload processor. Unique FPGA based architecture enables reconfiguring communication interfaces and GPIOs based on system requirements and avoids hardware obsolescence due to changing engineering requirements throughout missions.
- SmartFusion 2 SOC with Cortex M3 Processor
- SEU immune 8 MB NVM MRAM with 2 MB MRAM for ECC codes
- Low power DDR memories
- SEU Immune 256 kB internal e-NVM and 64 kB internal SRAM
- 1 Gbit low power DDR volatile memory
- Any combination of UART, SPI, I2C, and other interfaces
- 1 Gbit SPI Flash as reconfiguration memory and general-purpose store
- Latch-up protection on all power supplies
- 20 MHz external oscillator, 32kHz RTC oscillator plus 2 internal clock sources
- SPI flash memory
- On-orbit reprogrammable
- 80+ user configurable GPIO at 3V3, 2V5 (configurable to 1V8 as well)
- Form factor: 45mm x 70mm card with high density interconnect (HDI)
- Space qualified to NASA GEVS standard
- Flight heritage since 2020
The FPGA System on Chip (SoC) based architecture enables customising communication interfaces and GPIOs based on application requirements. Hardware changes and hardware obsolescence due to changing mission requirements is also mitigated through the reconfiguration capability of the Volkh processor.
FPGA SoC based processor comes in a small form factor and enhances its flexibility as a platform/payload processor. Infinity Volkh PC-104 baseboard can be used to integrate Volkh processor into PC-104 based platforms.
In-orbit re-programmability of Volkh processor enables the ability to rectify hardware/ software faults during missions. Additionally, the feature enables the utilization of different firmware based on mission stages and power requirements. Volkh processor comes with a range of data storage options including SEU tolerant MRAM and low power DDR memory.
Volkh Processing Platform is made under license from UNSW.