A license agreement has been signed for the use of the Gaisler Research Floating Point Unit (GRFPU) in the COLE ASIC developed by Saab Ericsson Space AB. The COLE ASIC will merge the Leon2-FT SPARC processor with all bus interface support needed to implement spacecraft processing and control and to control mass memories or payloads. The GRFPU will be used to increase the calculating performance in the COLE ASIC.
The license agrement represents yet another example where the GRFPU is used in complex System On a Chip designs. The combination of the LEON processor and the powerful GRFPU gives the performance required by high end spacecraft applications, says Jiri Gaisler the CTO of Gaisler Research AB.
The GRFPU is fully IEEE-754 compliant and implements both single and double precision floating point operations. The GRFPU is available in a commercial version and in a fault tolerant version for space, military and critical applications.
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Gaisler Research AB is a provider of SoC solutions for exceptionally competitive markets such as Aerospace, Military and demanding Commercial applications. The Gaisler Research’s products consist of user-customizable 32-bit SPARC V8 processor cores, peripheral IP-cores and associated software and development tools. Gaisler Research solutions help companies develop highly competitive customer and application-specific SoC designs.