Xiphos' signature technology is a
series of miniature processing boards called Q-cards. They use
logic-software hybrid computation to perform complex processing
tasks at a small fraction of the power and weight of conventional
are generally used in conjunction with application-specific
daughterboards which provide a broad range of interfacing options
The Q6, new as of 2011, is the
latest in the Xiphos line of spaceflight-ready miniature processing
boards. It retains the small form
factor, low mass and power consumption of its predecessor, but
provides a number of attractive new features.
business card-sized Q5 was first flown in 2004 and has been
operating continuously in orbit since July 2006. It is currently in
use in several operational spacecraft.
Q4 is certified for manned space
flight, and has been used on the International Space Station.