Markets & Applications

The LEON processor and the library of IP cores (GRLIB) are highly configurable, and are suitable for system-on-a-chip (SOC) designs. The processor combines high performance and an advanced architecture with low gate count and low power consumption. Implementing the SPARC V8 architecture (IEEE-1754), the LEON processor offers a truly open and well supported instruction set. The processor and the library can favorably be used in a large range of applications:

Examples of commercial applications

  • Automotive
  • Multimedia (MP3 and DVD players etc.)
  • General embedded controller
  • GPS receivers
  • Set-top boxes
  • General SOC platform

The LEON-FT processor implements unique fault-tolerance features that allows it to function correctly also in the severe space environment. The processor includes on-chip error-detection and error-correction logic to detect and remove any soft error caused by cosmic radiation.

Examples of aerospace applications (LEON-FT)

  • Data Handling Systems (DHS)
  • Attitude and Orbit Control Subsystems (AOCS)
  • Instrumentation Control
  • Payload control
  • General-purpose radiation-hardened processor