The Space Inventor Z7000-P3 is an on-board computer containing an FPGA logic system with 125K programmable cells and a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCoreTM.

The chip-based FPGA payload computer provides a wide range of interfaces including LVDS/SpaceWire, and also supports CAN, UART, I2C as traditional OBC interfaces. The CAN bus is recommended as the commanding and telemetry interface.

Key features

  • Chip FPGA-based
  • Suitable for performance computing
  • Broad range of interfaces including LVDS/SpaceWire
  • Ethernet up to 1Gb


Supplier in-house facilities:

  • Maker Lab (for prototypes, tool-making etc.)
  • Production Labs

Testing & qualification

Supplier in-house facilities:

  • Test Lab
  • Cleanrooms for integration, test and checkout of complete satellites and flight hardware in general
  • Climate chamber, vacuum, and shaker for environmental tests>/li>

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Last updated: 2021-10-21

Z7000-P3 Versatile Payload and Onboard Computing Platform

13,600 EUR (engineering model)
16,000 EUR (flight model)



140 g
94 mm
91.14 mm
13 mm
processor type
Dual ARM® Cortex-A9
processor clock
up to 1 GHz operating frequency
data interface
2x CAN
1x RS422 UART
2x I2C
1x USB
2x ADC channels (12 bit)
1x SPI
1x Ethernet
3x SpaceWire (LVDS)
1 GB
mass storage
up to 64 GB


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