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Research on SOI-ASIC

The use of an ASIC chip allows us to integrate the overall design into a single LSI circuit containing MPUs*1 and RAMs*2 and eliminate additional chips. With this design we can develop a smaller, lighter, more energy-efficient satellite.

SOI-ASIC will enable us to efficiently utilize the limited onboard resources available and meet the specifications for functionality, performance, and reliability required for probers, formation flight, small satellites, and large satellites.

We have been researching ways to improve the radiation performance and ensure a sustainable supply of circuits.

*1 Microprocessor Unit (MPU) is a semiconductor chip that implements the central processor of a computer.
*2 Random-access memory (RAM) is a type of storage for computer systems that makes it possible to access (read or write) data very quickly in random order.



The Value of Our Research

  1. To enhance Japan's space capabilities by identifying the global trends and national needs for space systems.
  2. To realize an unprecedented MPU through cooperative development with Japan's talents in all fields instead of the space community alone, in order to produce the greatest possible national benefits through our research activities.
  3. To supply the space-qualified MPU affordably for wide use by both the public and the space community.


Research Goals

We have been researching ways to improve the radiation performance and ensure a sustainable supply of circuits.

Research Goals