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By garlic (Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 01:44:44 AM EST) (all tags)
So I just heard from the Actel FAE that the actel Pro ASIC plus FPGA they sold us with a 20 year flash retention rate only has a 1.5 year flash retention rate.


I know it's a long shot, but anyone else hear about this problem? The FAEs explained a little about it having to do with load balancing issues across the SRAM in the part. If the load isn't balanced correctly across the transistors, they apparently allow electrons to escape into the flash, which will toggle the flash state and corrupt the chip. I don't really know much about the physics behind transistors, so I don't know if this explanation makes sense or not.

So now because these guys screwed up, we have to call back cards from LM to reprogram them all. Hopefully we haven't already shipped boxes to the end customer in the middle east.

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The Middle East by debacle (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 02:00:19 AM EST
You mean Ohio?

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

That's middle west by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 02:02:52 AM EST
middle east is Virginia. Not sure where middle earth is. New Zealand, perhaps.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I hear they have hobbits by debacle (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 02:15:05 AM EST
In indonesia.

IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

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