miketheterrible Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:29 pm
Rostec runs a series of chips for satellite communications, navigation and radar
A subsidiary of the Rostec Moscow research Institute of microelectronic equipment "Progress" — has spent 21 million rubles to start mass production of its chip, which was developed at least five years ago.
In a series of run IC for satellite communications, navigation and radar systems, to their foreign counterparts which, according to the developer, the "unknown". This follows from the tender documents of the enterprise on development and production qualification testing and Assembly of microchips with the quality category "VP". This abbreviation means "military acceptance" — presentation to the electronics of high quality requirements. Their satisfaction implies the use of products in equipment, failure of which leads to "significant consequences."
The definition of the contractor "Progress" made in the format of a purchases from a single supplier with a contract price established at the level of 21 mln., and the time of its execution until 30 November 2018 the name of the contractor on the procurement website now explicitly are not registered anywhere. However, a number of independent from each other circumstantial evidence, for example, the supply of raw materials for the work, it can be concluded that it is "Zelenograd nanotechnology center" (Zelenograd nanotechnology center).
This organization tells about itself as about one of four such centers, organized in 2010 by the state Corporation "nanotechnologies" in collaboration with "Zelenograd innovation-technological center" and the national research University MIET.
At the time of the publication of the "Progress" in the press service of "Rostec" has not responded to Interview questions relating to in what extent in the future it is planned to produce chips, and who can become their direct users.
What is the scheme available
Exact title forthcoming for the rollout of products — chip 1338ХК8У. Technically it belongs to the category of attenuators (from FR. attenuer — to soften, weaken), which in electronics are designed to reduce the intensity of the electric or electromagnetic oscillations. Directly against 1338ХК8.e.e the creators report that it serves to regulate the amplitude of input signals the so-called L-band.
The chip is made in a sintered body. The operating frequency range declared at the level of 0.1 at 1.55 GHz, d — 6 bits, current consumption — 50 mA supply voltage analog part — 5 V ± 0.15 V, digital parts 2.5 V ± 0.15 V, temperature range — from -60 to +85 C.
What needs to be done to the contractor
For the execution of the contract Zelenograd nanotechnology center is required using the "semifinished products" of the customer — crystals and buildings — to produce an installation party in 225 chips, and then the main series in 582 pieces, with the above-mentioned quality of "VP".
In addition, the scope of work includes the development of technical documentation on the build process circuits and the implementation of screening tests. The latter consist of "burn-in" products, mechanical testing, including linear acceleration, and measurement of electric parameters in the range of operating temperatures.
Notable facts about "the Progress"
"Progress" was founded in 1987 on the basis of units of the Institute, "Automatics" and CNIT as a center of computer-aided design of specialized VLSI (very large scale integrated circuits) of the Ministry of industry of communication of the USSR.
SBIS of the company used in modems for satellite communications, apparatus for ATM and ICM, radar, satellite navigation, mobile telephone communications, intra and backbone communication networks.
At the Institute I assure you that he was one of the first in Russia has implemented orders for designing VLSI for such global industry leaders as Motorola, VLSI Technology, Nortel, ST Microelectronics, Star Gold, SGS Tompson, etc.