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Supporting Disrupted ASIC Programs amidst Foundry Consolidations

Local company brings leading-edge technology to the forefront for the A&D market

The microelectronics supply chain has seen its share of challenges in recent years, while efforts to ensure its stability in the U.S. are unprecedented. One way that companies ensure semiconductor supply continuity is by developing their own Application Specific Integrated Circuits, or ASICs. An ASIC contains multiple components designed to work together to perform a specific function integral to the application’s operation.

From processing to sensing to memory and power management, a single multi-function ASIC can reduce the demands and lead times in a supply chain. A customer may capitalize on its design investment by creating multiple ASICs to support a range of product applications and performance requirements. By building a proprietary library of ASIC designs, the customer can ensure it will have the ICs needed for the life of its application, thus reducing reliance on an external supplier.

ASIC design is the intellectual property of the customer. The customer provides its design to a foundry for manufacture. The customer-foundry relationship is an important consideration. Recent foundry consolidations are leaving customers with last time buys or limited access to support their ASICs, which can lead to manufacturing delays or stoppages.

Spirit Electronics, a distributor and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test provider based in Phoenix, offers support for ASIC programs with full screen and qualification for military and space applications. Spirit offers foundry services supporting U.S.-based manufacturing for analog, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits. One of Spirit’s foundry providers is Texas Instruments. Spirit has partnered with TI to offer and manage foundry services for its customers, providing access to TI’s advanced manufacturing and wafer processing.

Spirit offers support for ASIC redesign if needed for customers without a GDS2 or RTL files from their current provider. Spirit can port them over to a TI foundry on very similar technology nodes and processes. Spirit’s in-house fabric and IP portfolio reduces the overall design cost for ASICs, accelerates customer designs and enhances design compatibility for optimum performance and flexibility. The tools that Spirit brings to the party empower ASIC designers with efficiency and effectiveness to bring leading-edge technology to the forefront for the A&D market.

Spirit manages the ASIC program from design to delivery. Its ASIC engineering experts have large IP libraries for reference in the design stage so customers don’t have to design from scratch. Spirit recently added ASIC expert and semiconductor veteran Naveed Sherwani, Ph.D., to its team. Dr. Sherwani has more than 300 designs in his portfolio and continues to provide cutting-edge digital solutions in the ASIC design world.

Spirit works with the foundry for quantity management and to maximize space on the wafer for each production run. Customers choose from ceramic or organic substrates to mount the ASIC die. Spirit’s test capabilities can characterize substrates for thermal requirements. Substrate characterization can enhance ASIC reliability and performance.

Spirit packages the ASIC into its final form, working with the customer’s packaging supplier or sourcing the package from a trusted partner.

ASIC testing and qualification can include:

  • Wafer sort
  • Advanced assembly
  • Electrical characterization
  • Screen and qualification for Class B and Class S high reliability components
  • Radiation Testing
  • MIL-STD-883 testing (of which Spirit is a qualified DLA commercial lab provider)

ASIC programs support long-term production, even into end-of-life and legacy applications.

Spirit Electronics Supports Disrupted ASIC Programs Amidst Foundry Consolidations

Spirit Electronics, a distributor and outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT) provider, offers support for Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) with full screen and qualification for military and space applications. Current foundry consolidation is leaving customers with last time buys or limited access to support their ASICs. Spirit can help them avoid ASIC program disruption and loss.

“Spirit Electronics is here to offer support for redesign if needed (meaning customers without a GDS2 or RTL files from their current provider),” says Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy. “We can port this over to a Texas Instruments foundry on very similar technology nodes and processes.”

Spirit is offering full-turnkey, vertically integrated services for finished goods for Space or Military qualified parts, including:

  • Design: Analog, Digital, Mixed Signal and RF
  • Foundry Services at Texas Instruments (TI) or other wafer foundries by customer request
  • Package assembly
  • Electrical test program development
  • Screening
  • Qualification
  • Radiation Testing
  • DPA (Device Physical Analysis)
  • Delivery – fully qualified drop-in replacement for current ASICs.

Spirit Electronics offers foundry services supporting U.S.-based manufacturing for analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Spirit’s foundry access includes 45- to 130-nm technology nodes in 300 mm wafer fabs. With corporate consolidation and long-lead-time pressures demanding greater capacity from existing fabs, Spirit’s foundry services open an accessible supply chain channel for ASIC manufacturing.

Spirit recently added semiconductor veteran Dr. Naveed Sherwani to its engineering team in support of their ASIC product enablement programs. Spirit is committed to providing US Sourced, Made in the USA ASICs that support legacy replacement and advanced solutions.

About Spirit Electronics:

Spirit Electronics is an end-to-end supply chain services company headquartered in Phoenix, AZ. Spirit offers MIL-STD-883 testing, circuit card assembly, device analysis, ASIC programs and authorized distribution of high-reliability electronic components. Spirit’s supply chain solutions are changing the definition of distribution by providing full-turnkey OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) services to deliver products to aerospace and defense customers fully qualified and ready for use. Spirit is a veteran-owned, woman-owned small business (VOWOSB) with HUBZone certification founded in 1979.

Spirit Receives Supplier Excellence Award at the 2024 Honeywell Space Supplier Summit

Daniel Rowan and Travis Ireland accept the Supplier Excellence Award at the Honeywell Space Supplier Summit 2024

Spirit Electronics received the Supplier Excellence Award at the Honeywell Space Supplier Summit this month. This annual event recognizes and celebrates outstanding contributions from Honeywell’s suppliers who have consistently demonstrated excellence.

Account Representative Daniel Rowan and Purchasing Coordinator Travis Ireland accepted the award on behalf of Team Spirit. “This award is testament to the team’s unwavering commitment to innovation, quality, and customer service,” says Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy.

Spirit is able to offer responsive and agile customer service to customers like Honeywell because of the dedicated team support and streamlined end-to-end supply chain services. This past year, Spirit added automated real-time reporting for order management and supply chain transparency. Customers are able to monitor the status of orders and expected ship dates with these updates from Spirit’s AI A.L.I.C.E. (Automated Logistics Informative Custom Export). Not only does the tool keep customers informed, but it allows Spirit’s team to achieve award-winning on-time-delivery performance.

Spirit supports customers in the aerospace and defense supply chain with authorized distribution and a range of test and assembly services that include MIL-STD-883 testing, circuit card assembly and device analysis. We monitor both on-time-delivery and lot-acceptance rates to achieve customer satisfaction and product quality and safety.

Honeywell Aerospace Technologies supports commercial space, space agencies, and defense programs. The company’s accomplishments include products in avionics, systems, and assemblies for aircraft, small satellites, and recent NASA missions. Approximately 80% of satellites in orbit have Honeywell on board.

Congratulations to Daniel, Travis, and the Spirit team on your well-deserved award.

Spirit Electronics Rolls Out E-commerce for Streamlined Supply Chain Support

e-commerce shopping cart icon on chip component

Spirit Electronics rolled out a new e-commerce store for rapid component procurement. The feature will support customers in the aerospace and defense supply chain as well as offer Spirit’s inventory to customers in electric vehicle, medical and industrial markets. Spirit’s part and inventory search now features a secure shopping cart and credit card checkout option for customers to buy directly from Spirit’s online stock.

Spirit’s e-commerce site also uses API integration to sell in-stock components directly from the Texas Instruments online store. TI is the first supplier among Spirit’s authorized distribution manufacturers to integrate with Spirit’s e-commerce option. Spirit plans to expand the integration to more suppliers in the future.

Current stock includes a range of components from all of Spirit’s authorized lines, with the option to request a quote for any part among Spirit’s authorized manufacturers. The streamlined e-commerce purchase option offers variable quantity purchases with the benefits of Spirit’s customer service and physical and digital security measures, which include counterfeit prevention, cybersecurity compliance, and customer information protection.

“This is a new business channel for Spirit with dedicated internal support in our warehouse for rapid order fulfillment,” says Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy. “E-commerce offers convenience and speed for our customers with access to live inventory at Spirit and at TI.”

Spirit’s e-commerce store will feature strategically stocked high-demand components based on customer part searches, and stocking requests are welcome. The store is convenient for prototyping, low- or variable-volume orders, and “high-runner” components. Customers will have the option to order a certificate of conformance for components sold through the store, but the streamlined nature of Spirit’s e-commerce will exempt store orders from more complex testing and purchase requirements. Customers will still be able to request a quote for these services through the store for access to Spirit’s full range of testing and value-added services.

“Both our customers and suppliers have been asking Spirit for this feature because they want quick access to Spirit’s secure and agile distribution chain,” explains McCurdy. “Spirit is always looking for ways to streamline our supply chain, and this e-commerce store meets the growing demand for faster and easier component delivery.”

Spirit Featured in Forbes & Fortune Magazines

Spirit Electronics featured in Forbes & Fortune

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In the Spirit of Service and Self-Reliance

Spirit Electronics is making dynamic moves in the semiconductor industry with innovative ways of delivering products and services to its aerospace and defense clients.

Each year, semiconductor technology advances toward a razor’s edge—quite literally—as more data is packed into fewer nanometers of space. Meanwhile, a tense geopolitical climate is raising the stakes around access to, and application of, this essential technology.

Within this milieu, Spirit Electronics upholds a mission more critical than ever: to help the United States military maintain superiority as it keeps pace with these technological advances. A certified veteran-owned, woman-owned, and value-added distributor of electronic components, Spirit Electronics has redefined the way semiconductor products and services reach customers, thanks in large part to the bold leadership of owner and CEO Marti McCurdy. “I am a problem-solver by nature,” says McCurdy, a veteran of the United States Air Force. “Some people talk about a Plan B. My Plan B is making Plan A work.”

Customized Technology for the Long Haul

Both the commercial and military sectors rely heavily on semiconductor chips—but their approach to implementing them couldn’t be more different. A constant demand for faster electronics sets the breakneck pace of technological advances in the commercial sector, while the military prefers technology that will sustain fleets and weaponry in the long run. The commercial sector regularly orders billions of semiconductor chips; the military orders small quantities as needed, but require high-reliability products.

This puts the military on the lagging edge of technology, forcing it to requalify the existing parts of aircraft systems like the F35 radar systems and B-2 bombers. Yet that pain point is where Spirit Electronics excels. Among the company’s services is the testing and requalification of semiconductor chips used in aerospace and military applications. “We calculate what we have to do to simulate a five-year mission life, for example,” says McCurdy. “By forcing temperature, environment, and acceleration, we can requalify products in less time and for less money than it would take the military to do independently.” Airtight security is another benefit: As a contained facility, Spirit Electronics exercises product care, custody, and control from beginning to end, ensuring far less risk of corruption and handling and traceability issues.

Spirit Electronics also creates customized application-specific integrated circuits, or ASICs, which are chips that contain patterns of connections dictating a specific function. In the military sector, ASICs guide satellites throughout their orbit mission and direct fighter jets to self-drive on runways. Spirit Electronics designs these chips from scratch, in small quantities, specifically for its aerospace and defense customers. “Think of ASICs like custom-designed jewelry,” says McCurdy. “At Spirit Electronics, we cut the stones, solder the gold, assemble the pieces, sew the velvet packaging—every step in making a specific, unique product that no one else has.”

Smashing the Mold

McCurdy’s path to entrepreneurial success began in a small Amish community in rural Pennsylvania. Although her family was not Amish, they emulated the resiliency of their neighbors, who deemed any problem solvable with the right tools and mindset. Mechanically inclined, technically savvy, and accustomed to working hard, McCurdy gives all the credit to her parents, who taught her these life lessons that have paved the way for her success today.

After serving as an engineer in the United States Air Force, McCurdy ran a few successful businesses before her eye fell on a chip distributor for sale in Arizona. The company was in the red, but McCurdy saw an opportunity to rebuild it—by smashing the distribution mold. Instead of siloing services, as was the industry standard, she added five new ones—including an ASIC design team—for a total of six services under one roof, all of them focused on the unique requirements endemic to the aero- space and defense industries. It was a bold move, but one McCurdy felt could alleviate the supply chain woes she had experienced while serving in the military—and she was right. Within a few years the company had doubled in size, expanded its warehouse space, and turned a sizable profit.

Self-reliance and the instinct to build something new in place of what’s mediocre, inform McCurdy’s leadership style. “Our approach of doing things quicker, better, and faster has always been my direction,” she says. In June of 2023, for example, Spirit Electronics bought a failure analysis lab in Colorado Springs. The sale was motivated by McCurdy’s frustration with the time it was taking to outsource a process called “destructive physical analysis.”

“We were sitting on a couple million dollars in parts,” she recalls. “So, I said, ‘Let’s find out who’s for sale and acquire them so that we can have this capability ourselves.’” As a leader, she’s empowered her team to think and act boldly, too. “The Spirit team is pretty phenomenal,” she says. “I could turn the company over to them and it would continue to grow. They dove into the deep end with me and are now excellent swimmers,” McCurdy says of the team’s talent.

Looking Ahead—And Upward

With ever-increasing revenue numbers and industry-wide recognition, it’s no wonder Spirit Electronics was named Phoenix’s second fastest-growing private company by the Phoenix Business Journal. Instead of resting on its laurels, the company is expanding its custom-designed ASICs capabilities—from just a handful of chips per year to 20—by hiring heavy-hitter designers from Silicon Valley and quadrupling the company’s footprint. There are also plans for more acquisition opportunities in Arizona—a hotbed of semiconductor manufacturing—as Spirit seeks to increase its assembly and testing capabilities.

McCurdy’s vision doesn’t stop there. She is hopeful that today’s technology-fluent youth will discover limitless opportunities in her industry. “I want young people coming out of school to know that this type of work is sexy and fun,” she says. Those bright futures inspire the Spirit Electronics’ commitment to sustainability—from permaculture practices in its garden, to energy-efficient offices, all the way to their customized ASICs directing satellites that monitor glaciers and ocean temperatures. “I have high hopes for teens and 20-somethings,” she says. “Their line in the sand of where their imaginings go is so much further than where mine was.”

Dr. Naveed Sherwani Joins Spirit Electronics ASIC Program

Spirit Electronics welcomes semiconductor veteran Dr. Naveed Sherwani to the Spirit team in support of Spirit’s ASIC programs.

Spirit Electronics is excited to welcome semiconductor veteran Dr. Naveed Sherwani to the Spirit team in support of our ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) product enablement programs.

Dr. Sherwani will serve as an advisor to facilitate ASIC deployment at Spirit. Spirit’s legacy of distributing high-value components to Tier 1 and Tier 2 defense contractors and New Space satellite programs is making headway in ASIC design with distinct access to Texas Instruments and other domestic wafer foundry services. Spirit is committed to providing Made in the USA ASICs that provide legacy replacement and advanced solutions, along with assembly and test, producing secure products that are vital to our National Security and continued availability of end-of-life chips.

What Dr. Sherwani brings to the Spirit team is a demonstrated track record of delivering turnkey ASICs to the marketplace, which Spirit will leverage to offer solutions in product design and application-specific products for our customers. This enables our Aerospace and Defense customer base to secure their supply chain, control costs and ensure a life cycle that adapts to their needs.

Dr. Sherwani’s engagement will give Spirit a strong offering and wide solutions in digital, RF and mixed-signal designs with US-based foundry services, assembly and test. Dr. Sherwani has over 300 designs in his portfolio and continues to provide cutting-edge solutions in the ASIC design world. The tools that he brings to the party empower ASIC designers with efficiency and effectiveness to bring leading-edge technology to the forefront for the A&D market. “Time and resources are saved, design errors are mitigated, and the outcome is nothing short of optimized excellence,” says Dr. Sherwani of existing capabilities. “Our in-house fabric and IP portfolio reduces the overall design cost for ASICs, accelerates customer designs and enhances design compatibility for an unparalleled level of performance and flexibility.”

“Spirit is thrilled to be partnered with the proven heritage that Dr. Sherwani brings,” says Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy. “With all of our other offerings under one umbrella, adding Naveed as an advisor for ASIC solutions, we say let it rain.” Spirit operates as a Veteran-owned company and employs numerous veterans from all branches. This solution speaks volumes to the Spirit team and their ongoing commitment to our nation.

Spirit Electronics Offers Foundry Services for U.S.-based Manufacturing Amid Foundry Consolidation

Spirit Electronics now offers foundry services supporting U.S.-based manufacturing for analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Spirit’s foundry access includes 45- to 130-nm technology nodes in 300 mm wafer fabs. With corporate consolidation and long-lead-time pressures demanding greater capacity from existing fabs, Spirit’s foundry services open an accessible supply chain channel for ASIC manufacturing.

“Supply chain demands have remained high despite limited manufacturing capacity at the major American fabs,” explains Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy. “Our foundry services are an opportunity to manufacture ASICs using advanced processes in quality fabs to add agility to the supply chain and improve time-to-market.”

Spirit’s application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) manufacturing is part of an end-to-end supply chain service that includes IC design and engineering, wafer manufacturing, wafer binning and processing, packaging and substrate assembly, and screening and qualification.

“Where most ASIC companies complete the design and outsource the rest, Spirit’s foundry services manage the manufacturing, packaging and assembly all under one American supplier,” McCurdy says.

Spirit’s foundry services specialize in technology nodes around 65-nm and higher range for analog and mixed-signal devices that are a cornerstone of aerospace and defense electronics. Authorized distribution relationships with multiple OEMs allow Spirit to offer collaborative engineering and supplier support for critical circuit design.

After substrate design, packaging and assembly, Spirit’s MIL-STD-883 testing services cover device analysis, screening and qualification in-house to meet military and aerospace standards. Device analysis services include destructive physical analysis (DPA) that offers verification of the manufacturing process. Spirit’s test services also include radiation capabilities to provide space-grade and harsh-environment ASIC qualification. With engineering involvement from the design stage, Spirit can easily customize testing programs for efficiency and mission-specific data.

“Adding foundry services allows us to vertically integrate all steps of the ASIC production process under one U.S.-based supplier,” McCurdy concludes. “This is a true end-to-end manufacturing service that delivers application-ready ASICs.”

Spirit Electronics to Provide Device Analysis with Acquisition of Insight Analytical Labs

Spirit Electronics has acquired Insight Analytical Labs to add device analysis services, including destructive physical analysis (DPA), to its existing full-turnkey semiconductor supply chain services. Insight Analytical Labs is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the team, operations and assets will become part of Spirit Electronics.

“We can now provide device analysis services that result in process and yield improvements along with improved manufacturability design,” says Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy. “The Insight Analytical team brings extensive experience and proven processes that will benefit our customers with reduced lead times and increased supply chain security for these in-demand services.”

Insight Analytical Labs has been in operation for 30 years, providing electronics analytical services including DPA, failure analysis, reverse engineering and IP litigation support. Spirit Electronics will leverage DPA to provide construction analysis that offers in-depth internal inspection of an electronic component to detect production defects. Aerospace and defense programs require DPA to prevent component failures in high-reliability applications.

Spirit Electronics will maintain and operate the DPA lab operations in Colorado Springs. Spirit will seek qualification for the new Colorado Springs facility to bring Insight Analytical’s lab services under the Spirit Electronics quality management system and lab suitability. An invitation for customer site-audits and qualification will be announced soon.

“Customers can expect DPA test operations to continue, and Spirit will bring in our automation, ERP system, cybersecurity measures and Quality program that have made us a trusted distributor and value-add business in the industry,” says CEO McCurdy. “We will continue to manage our distribution, MIL-STD-883 testing and circuit card assembly from our Phoenix, AZ, headquarters. We are excited to expand to Colorado where there is growing opportunity in defense and the commercial space industry.”

Spirit Electronics Wins Silver Award at BAE Systems Partner 2 Win Supplier Symposium

Spirit Wins BAE Partner 2 Win Supplier Award 2023

CEO Marti McCurdy, Dir. of Program Management Ivan Santana and Dir. of Technical Sales Sean MacDonald accept the BAE Partner 2 Win award in Austin, Texas.  

Spirit Electronics achieved a Silver Supplier award at the 2023 BAE Systems Partner 2 Win Supplier Symposium in Austin, Texas. CEO Marti McCurdy, Director of Program Management Ivan Santana and Director of Technical Sales Sean Macdonald attended the awards ceremony to receive the award on behalf of the Spirit team. Spirit was among 55 Gold and Silver Suppliers recognized at the event.

“We are happy to have our efforts to support the defense supply chain recognized for yet another year,” says Spirit CEO Marti McCurdy. Spirit has been an award-winning BAE supplier for the six years since McCurdy took the helm. “BAE truly approaches the supply chain with partnership in mind, and we have worked hard to build a supplier relationship with them that continues to deliver quality products that fit their program needs,” she says.

Spirit Electronics is among 816 small and diverse businesses in the BAE supply chain, which will spend over 2 billion dollars in 2023. BAE’s small business commitment states, “We recognize that small business partners contribute to our innovative processes, support of the war fighter, job creation and the overall economic health of United States economy.” As a veteran-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone small business employing multiple veterans, supporting military and defense programs is particularly important to the Spirit team.

Spirit Electronics serves as an authorized distributor for electronic components for BAE Systems, as well as offering value-added services essential to the defense supply chain such as ASIC design and logistics, MIL-STD-883 reliability testing and circuit card assembly.

Advancing Aerospace & Defense Applications with the AMD Xilinx Versal ACAP

AMD Xilinx Versal ACAP @ Spirit Electronics

AMD Xilinx rolled out the first Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) device in 2021. The high-reliability XQR and XQ Versal devices released in 2022 are qualified and ruggedized for military and aerospace applications, onboard computing and data processing is accelerating just when commercial space, low-Earth orbit missions, and New Space are booming.

With the speed of advancement in the A&D industry, adoption can be a challenge. Design, qualification and supporting technology can be important factors in taking advantage of a device with capabilities as intensive as the Versal.

What Can ACAP Do in A&D?

The Versal ACAP offers programmable logic capabilities beyond the FPGA. Where the FPGA required more hardware programming, the Versal platform allows for more advanced reconfiguration by incorporating artificial intelligence and machine learning. This increases computing power and flexibility while in orbit or in ops, allowing computing to adapt to mission needs.

Applications for satellite and commercial space missions include cloud and internet connectivity, high-speed networking, and greater data processing and control for radar, GPS and instrumentation. In-flight programming opens a wide range of possibilities for reconfiguration across the life of the mission.

Applied on ground and air defense operations, the Versal is optimized for sensor systems, networking, wireless data processing, and radar applications. Adaptable AI features allow reprogramming to adjust to new and evolving algorithms.

Versal Qualification for Defense

The XQ Versal uses ruggedized packaging options to protect device operations in harsh and high-reliability operations. AMD Xilinx has over 30 years of heritage in military and defense support, and the new XQ Versal includes design considerations unique to the industry.

The defense-grade Versal comes with MIL-STD-883 Group D qualification testing, with extended temperature range from –55°C to +125°C. Packaging meets MIL-PRF-38535 requirements for tin-lead (3% Pb) to protect solder from whiskering.

The XQ Versal package design also considers ease of assembly where military and defense applications often require conformal coating to protect the assembled board. The open-lid package is unique to the XQ Versal to simplify board assembly and prevent manufacturing chemicals from being trapped in the device before sealing.

AMD Xilinx includes anti-counterfeit laser marking, micro watermarking and 2D bar coding to advance supply chain security for Versal devices.

Versal Qualification for Space and New Space

The XQR Versal is radiation tolerant, ideal for low-Earth orbit environments common among satellite and commercial space programs. It is capable of supporting 5- to 7-year missions, allowing in-orbit reconfiguration and programming throughout the mission life. The XQR Versal is radiation tolerant to MIL-STD-883 Class B.

Ecosystem of Products to Support the Versal ACAP

The new ACAP approach to in-flight computing requires power, memory and an ecosystem of advanced components supporting the Versal. Spirit Electronics brings the best technical support in the business from our advanced OCMs to make sure your board design can support the Versal.

    • The Versal ACAP comes with a hardened integrated DDR Memory Controller (DDRMC) and includes programmable network on chip (NOC) for advanced interconnectivity. Performing inside the board ecosystem, any additional memory supporting the Versal must be DDR4 or more advanced memory. Spirit offers space-qualified DDR4 memory capable of supporting the Versal.

    • Texas Instruments power management ICs support the Versal’s higher-current processor loads. TI’s flight heritage also offers power management with rad-hard and rad-tolerant qualifications for components ready to fly space and harsh-environment missions.

The ACAP Moves A&D Forward

Building on the FPGA’s programmable logic and customizable applications, the Versal ACAP brings computing into the next evolution of AI and machine learning integration for faster, connected processing. As the volume of data in New Space and defense applications grows, the ACAP offers advanced processing to manage, communicate and adapt to demanding missions. With in-ops advanced reprogramming capabilities, the Versal ACAP extends mission life and success for aerospace and defense applications.

Improving Computing with Advanced Device Architecture

The 7nm Versal ACAP is fully programmable heterogeneous computing using Scalar, Adaptable, and Intelligent Engines that improve on previous AMD Xilinx FPGA and SoC devices for the highest- and fastest-performing programmable logic.