On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 11:43 -0700, Andrew Greenberg wrote:
> Space rated parts are necessary for standard duration space missions.

Not really; amsat often uses COTS chips that aren't stable under
radiation, but which exhibit known (and reversable) failure modes.
SA1100 chips with cache disabled and using SRAM for memory will crash,
but avoid lockups and so a smaller house-keeping processor can reset the
system as needed.


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