Highly integrated, high-performance 32-bit RISC embedded processor implementing the SPARC architecture V7 specification. This device was developed with the support of the European Space Agency and offers a full development environment for embedded space applications. The processor is manufactured using the Microchip 0.5-??m radiation tolerant (??? 300 KRADs (Si)) CMOS enhanced process. It is designed for space with on-chip concurrent transient and permanent error detection. It includes an on-chip integer unit, a floating point unit, a memory controller, and a DMA arbiter. For real-time applications, it offers a high security watchdog, two timers, an interrupt controller, and parallel and serial interfaces.