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Feasibility and Definition of a Triple Core Lockstep ARM System-on-Chip for Space Applications

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Project "TCLS ARM FOR SPACE" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙027˙337 €
 EC max contribution 1˙027˙337 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Enabling European competitiveness, non-dependence and innovation of the European space sector)
 Code Call H2020-COMPET-2014
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-02-01   to  2017-02-28


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    AIRBUS DS GMBH DE (TAUFKIRCHEN) coordinator 0.00
3    ARM LIMITED UK (CAMBRIDGE) participant 406˙595.00
5    MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY NANTES FR (NANTES) participant 80˙742.00
6    DOLPHIN INTEGRATION SA FR (Meylan) participant 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Computers are used in a variety of space-borne equipment for numerous on-board applications and processors are at the core of these equipment. However, currently existing space-grade processors are not suitable to be used in the next generation spacecraft computing platforms because they do not provide sufficient performance, power-efficiency and are too expensive. On the other hand, ARM processors are known to be extremely power-efficient and low-cost while providing high performance and are at the core of the vast majority of terrestrial application markets such as smart phones, tablet computers, and other embedded devices. Future space processors and current terrestrial are now converging, as for safety and mission critical market segments there is a growing concern about radiation effects even at the ground level.

Therefore TCLS ARM FOR SPACE targets the following high level objectives: - Bring one of the mainstream CPUs with the largest software eco-system into the space sector (ARM Cortex R5) - Establish an innovative radiation hardened methodology for this CPU making it attractive to both space and terrestrial applications - Study the portability to European latest and highest performance hardened semiconductor technology (STM65nm)

This is achieved by the collaboration of the most experienced companies in this field, namely Airbus Defence and Space (G, F) for specific heritage on high reliable and radiation hardened systems, ARM (UK) providing its excellence in processor core IPs and know-how in this field of developments and Atmel (F) and Dolphin (F) contributing with their space and STM65nm technology experience and knowledge respectively. This activity will allow the incorporation of research groups (ARM Research Group) and SMEs (Dolphin) into the space landscape. The exploitation and the dissemination of the results will be guaranteed by the wide sales and marketing network provided by Airbus DS and Atmel for the space and ARM for the terrestrial sectors.


List of deliverables.
Demonstrator Architecture description Documents, reports 2019-07-22 15:14:48
Public web site or blog creation and maintenance Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-22 15:14:48

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of TCLS ARM FOR SPACE deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Jean-Luc Poupat; Benoit Leroy, Tim Helfers
TCLS ARM for space
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
EUROSPACE - DASIA 2016 - The International Space System Engineering Conference 2019-07-22
2015 Jean-Luc Poupat; Benoit Leroy, Tim Helfers
TCLS arm for space
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
EUROSPACE - DASIA 2015 - The International Space System Engineering Conference 2019-07-22
2016 XabierIturbe, Balaji Venu, EmreOzer
Triple Core Lock Step (TCLS) ARM FOR SPACE
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
ADCSS 2016 - European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) 2019-07-22
2016 Balaji Venu, EmreOzer, Xabier Iturbe, Alex Robinson
A Fail-Functional Automotive CPU Subsystem Architecture for Mitigating Single Point of Failures
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
IEEE International Workshop on Automotive Reliability & Test 2019-07-22

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