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SPARC Series Processors


ERC32 Home page at ESTEC

ERC32 is a radiation-tolerant SPARC V7 processor developed for space applications. The ERC32 consists of three devices; integer unit (IU), floating-point unit (FPU) and a memory controller (MEC). All three devices are manufactured by Temic/MHS on a 0.8 um CMOS/EPI radiation-tolerant technology. Refer to the online documentation for a more detailed description of ERC32. A single-chip version of the ERC32 (TSC695E) is under development and the first prototypes were manufactured in June 1999. Production level samples are planned to be available in March 2000.

NOTE: Temic/MHS now maintain their own ERC32 web pages which can contain more updated information.

Latest news, November 26, 1999

Version 2.0.7 of the ERC32CCS cross-compiler system has been released and is available on the ESTEC ftp-server. This version fixes some problems in the remote debugger stub (rdbmon), mkprom and Ada95 interrupt handling.  See the free-software page for more details.

Documentation, design information and VHDL models

Commercial software development tools

Free software development tools

ERC32 related products, company addresses and contact persons

Handouts from ERC32 Products Day at ESTEC

Links related to ERC32 and SPARC


Previous announcements


Last edited  November 26, 1999


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