SP0-S | Radiation Tolerant 3U CompactPCI SBC

NXP PowerQUICC®III MPC8548E Processor

The SP0-S space-qualified SBC is a radiation-tolerant board that provides 1 GB of DDR2 ECC SDRAM and 2 MB of redundant EEPROM Boot memory to meet critical processing power, speed and functionality needs, while featuring a low overall power consumption of only 10 W. 

The board has been fully tested and characterized at NASA-approved cyclotrons at both UC Davis (proton) and Texas A&M (heavy ion) to over 100 kRad (Si).  The SBC is latch-up immune to greater than 65 MeV-cm2/mg for reliable operation in high performance systems for LEO (Low), MEO (Medium) and GEO (Geostationary Earth) Orbits.

  • Space-qualified 3U CompactPCI SBC
  • PowerQUICC-III MPC8548E @ 1.0 GHz
  • 400 MHz Core Complex Bus (CCB) Speed
  • One (1) Standard 32bit/33 MHz PMC Site
  • PICMG 2.0, Rev. 3.0 Compliant
  • System Controller or Peripheral
  • 1GB of DDR2 at 400 MHz with ECC
  • 1GB User Flash Memory with ECC
  • Redundant 512KB EEPROM Boot Memory
  • One (1) or Two (2) Gb Ethernet Ports
  • Three (3) Async Serial RS-422 Ports
  • Five (5) Single Ended TTL I/O lines
  • Four (4) High Performance DMA Engines
  • Four (4) 32 bit Timers (Internal to the CPU)
  • Three (3) Watchdog Timers
  • 1PPS port for Timing Synch.
  • Three (3) On-board Temperature Sensors
  • Six (6) on-board A/D voltage monitors
  • Options for Front Panel Connectors
  • VxWorks 6.7 or 6.9 RTOS Support
  • Optional VxWorks 7.0 or ARINC 653
  • Linux 4.14 and Xenomai/Cobalt Linux with NASA cFS (core Flight System)
  • Available in Conduction Cooled
  • Versions Series 100, 200 and 500
  • S500 utilize Hypertronics Hypertac cPCI backplane connectors
  • LEO, MEO and GEO Mission Options


The TMSP0 Rear Transition Module provides a standard direct connection to all SP0- I/O interfaces and is intended for use in commercial air-cooled chassis.

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