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We have taken performance up a notch with the Q8 processor, the latest generation of our spaceflight-ready miniature processing boards. Building upon the solid reputation of the Xiphos line, the Q8 maintains the same efficient design while setting new records in performance. It's like taking the known limits of processor power and giving them a caffeine boost.


The Q8 processor card offers the following key features:

  • Builds on the extensive heritage of flight-proven Q-card family
  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ Multi-Processor System-on-Chip (MPSoC) Processing FPGA, including quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 Application Processing Unit, dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 Real-Time Processing Unit, and ARM Mali-400 GPU supported by massive programmable logic resources
  • 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM (with ECC), 2 x 256 MB QSPI Flash (NOR), and 2 x 128 GB eMMC.
  • typical 5W @ 5V to 16V
  • Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 & 3.1, serial, multiple high speed I/O via mezzanine connector, including GPIO, LVDS, and GTR multi-Gbps transceivers for SATA or PCI Express (PCIe Gen 2)
  • Linux SDK
  • Radiation effects mitigation & 30krad TID lifetime

Specific Use

The Q8 Processor is ideal for space applications that require (you guessed it) even higher processing power and flexibility than the Q7 Processor. It is often used for demanding applications such as radar, satellite communications, high resolution image processing, and scientific research.

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Q-cards are generally used in conjunction with application-specific Daughterboards, which provide a broad range of interfacing options and application-specific electronics. Contact our team to learn more about customization.

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  • Interfaces:

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    • 4x USB 2.0 Master ports
    • Serial interface and GPIOs
    • Multiple Vcc Out (5.0, 3.3 & 1.8V)
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  • Interface to AD9361-based  SDR module
  • PPS, CAN bUS, serial, UART (LVDS), USB interfaces
  • Power interfaces (+5V, +12V)
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