RedCat Devices (RCD), born as a start-up company in 2006, is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to design semiconductor memories and analog devices for aerospace and nuclear science taking the best from standard and well consolidated CMOS technologies and using Radiation Hardening By Design (RHBD) proprietary methodologies to enhance resistance both to total ionizing dose (TID) and single event effects (SEE). RedCat Devices volatile and non volatile memories are designed specifically to be used in very aggressive environmental conditions. RedCat Devices can count on seven people permanent staff team including founders and consultants. Its capability spreads from project management to physical simulation and layout design of complete silicon devices for customers who can also be helped on silicon process evaluation. Commercial Partnership
In november 2018, RedCat Devices signed an agreement for joint development and marketing of rad-hard processors for space applications with ARSULTRA (Argentina). The agreement aims to trigger common business opportunities in the space market and realize research activities for the development of new processors to be implemented firstly on ARSULTRA on-board computers.
Technological partners (Foundries)
X-FAB (Erfurt, Germany), TowerJazz (Israel), IHP (Frankfurt, Germany), LFoundry (Avezzano, Italy), TSMC (Taiwan), UMC (Taiwan).
University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, Finland), in particular with the RADiation Effects Facility, RADEF, an ESA-supported radiation effects test site.
University of Palermo (Italy), Dept. of Engineering for testing under irradiation (Cobalt 60) and development of rad-hard test-beds
Tecnode Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (India).
Research and Industrial projects
Title: MORAL - Export-free Rad-hard Microcontroller for Space Applications
Funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme - SPACE-10-TEC-2018-2020, N52 action “JTF-2018/20-11
Period: 01/01/2020 – 30/04/2023
Title: Development of rad-hard PROMs for Space Applications (RAD-PROM)
Funded under the Italian Space Agency’s Industrial
Period: 04/06/2018 - 04/06/2020
Title: Monitoraggio del Territorio e Agricoltura di precisione mediante sistemi a pilotaggio remoto (PIGNOLETTO)
Funded under Regione Lombardia (Call HUB) – POR 2014/2020 – INNOVAZIONE E COMPETITIVITA’
Period: 01/02/2020 – 01/08/2022
Title: ESA-NAVISP Anti Jammer SoC (AJS) ESA Contract EL2-004
Period: 18/09/2019 – 18/03/2022
Title: Radiation Hard 16Mbit MCM SRAM for Space Applications (EuroSRAM4Space)
Funded under the European Union’s Eureka Eurostars2 Programme.
Title: Radiation Hard Resistive Random-Access Memory (R2RAM )
Funded under the European Union’s Horizon2020 Programme.
- C. Calligaro and U. Gatti, (2018). “Rad-Hard Mixed-Signal IC Design, Theory and Implementation” in A. Baschirotto, P. Harpe, K. Makinwa, “Next-Generation ADCs, High-Performance Power Management, and Technology Considerations for Advanced Integrated Circuits”, pp. 273-297, Springer, ISBN 978-3-030-25267-0, ISBN 978-3-030-25267-0 (eBook), https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-25267-0
- Calligaro, C., and Gatti, U. (Eds.). (2019). Rad-hard semiconductor memories. River Publishers, Series in Electronic Materials and Devices. ISBN: 9788770220200.”
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