4th Generation Avionics


High performance ARM/FPGA based GNC module for near space missions

Single-board GNC module
• Robust space grade design
• Perfect for sub-orbital missions
• Built-in self-testing
• Configurable SoC platform design
• Powerful dual-core ARM
• Time synchronization and distribution
• Non-volatile data storage in on-board flash
• Communication interfaces to OBC
• Reconfigurable FPGA gates for customized functionality
• Various types of peripheral interfaces, allowing to act as a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) for interfacing with different sensors, actuators and subsystems
• Internal monitoring of temperature, voltage levels and power consumption (housekeeping)
• Provides significant performance at low size and weight

Key Parameters / Features

•Xilinx Zynq programmable SoC
•Dual ARM Cortex A9 MPCore up to 800 MHz
•32-bit RISC architecture
•5 DMIPS/MHz per CPU
•Up to 1 GB DDR3 RAM
•Up to 32 GB EMMC storage
•Up to 64 MB flash for non-volatile storage of e.g. application and boot software
•Powerful FPGA module with up to 125K logic cells
•Real time clock (RTC)
•On-board temperature sensors
•On-board 3-axis magnetometer
•On-board 3-axis gyroscope and 3-axis accelerometer

External interfaces

• USB, Ethernet, SPI, I2C, CAN bus, UART data interfaces
• 150 GPIO (LVDS or CMOS)
• 8-channel of 12-bit ADC
• HPC, PWM, PPS interfaces
• Power supply (input): 4.5 to 16 VDC


• Operational temperature range: -30 to +70 °C
• Vibration and thermal vacuum qualified
• Total ionizing dose: 20 krad (Si)


• Real time operating system (RTOS)


• Data encryption: e.g. AES or other (customer based)
• Environment for C application for mission preparation
• Mission dependent additional interfaces: RS422, SpaceWire, MIL-STD-1553B



Download datasheet in PDF:

4th Generation Avionics datasheet