The Q8S is the highest performance member of the Xiphos Q‐Card family of low-cost, embedded nodes for control, processing and interface applications, primarily for aerospace markets. Q-Cards combine a small form factor with broad networking, processing and I/O capabilities.
The Q8S consists of a Q8 card, which is specially equipped with space-ready software and firmware and rigorously tested.
At the core of the Q8S is the Zynq UltraScale+, providing a hybrid environment of powerful multi-core CPUs and reprogrammable logic, providing extremely high performance and flexibility. The library of logic and software functions is augmented by a large array of onboard digital I/O.
Xiphos also offers a range of ancillary services for Q-card customers including additional hardware and firmware development, software hybridization and Linux driver/API & application software development.
The video below is a presentation by Xiphos from the 2021 satsearch webinar: "a guide to advanced data processing and AI for satellite missions". For more information about the webinar, and to see footage of the entire event, please click here here
The system has achieved flight heritage and is flying since September 2020.
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Last updated: 2022-05-27