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Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) in Extremely Low Temperature Environments
Keywords: FPGAs, Programmable Logic, Extreme Environments
Programmable logic was invented primarily to provide design flexibility. In the past two decades, advanced programmable logic in the form of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have gained wide popularity in the digital electronics industry. FPGAs have proved to be resilient enough to be gainfully employed to survive in extreme environments. Harsh radiation or extremely hot or extremely cold temperatures or a combination thereof constitute an extreme environment. Such environments occur naturally in space missions, lunar missions, expeditions (south/north pole expeditions and mountain expeditions), and terrestrial applications (automotive applications). In this paper, we will survey the application of FPGAs in the extreme environments.
Srinivas Katkoori, Associate Professor
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
USA


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