Project H2020 OPERA proposes to address a key challenge of European non-dependance and competitiveness regarding rad-hard FPGA for space applications. OPERA will evaluate (following ESCC rules) and validate the second high-performance European rad-hard FPGA in 65nm.
The proposed activity is part of a jointly agreed space FPGA roadmap between EU, the European Space Agency, the CNES and the key European space equipment manufacturers. It is supporting the Strategic Research Agenda of the European Space Technology Platform through various objectives such as :
The proposed activities allow addressing applications beyond the space market such as avionic, energy and transport. These markets are close to the space market in terms of reliability and performance requirements and can be derived from the proposed development in a short time frame.
OPERA project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°821969