Actel A2F500 Development Kit for SmartFusion A2F500 FPGAs

Actel introduced the A2F500 Development Kit for SmartFusion A2F500 mixed signal FPGA devices. The kit is supported by Actel’s Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE), which includes SoftConsole Eclipse-based embedded software development environment. The A2F500-DEV-KIT is available now for $999. An Evaluation Kit based on the A2F200 device is also available for $99 (A2F-EVAL-KIT). Actel SmartFusion A2F500 FPGA devices feature 500K system gates, a hard 100 MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller subsystem with 512 MB of embedded flash and 64 KB of SRAM, three ADCs, three DACs, and ten comparators.

Actel A2F500 Development Kit for SmartFusion A2F500 mixed signal FPGA devices

Actel A2F500 Development Kit

  • SmartFusion development board with SmartFusion A2F500M3G-FGG484 device
  • Ethernet, EtherCAT, CAN, RS485, UART, I2C and SPI interfaces
  • Mixed Signal and Digital Expansion Header to connect application daughtercards
  • Extensive off-chip SRAM, Pseudo SRAM, SPI Serial Flash and NOR Flash memories
  • Several switches, LEDs, Organic LEDs
  • Low-cost programming stick (LCPS) or FlashPro4 programmer
  • 5 V power supply with international adapters
  • Two USB 2.0 A to mini-B cables
  • Quickstart card
  • Programming connection for program and debug from Actel’s design tools
  • RVI header for application programming and debug from either Keil or IAR Systems
  • USB-to-UART connection to UART_0 for HyperTerminal examples
  • DB9 connector for RS485 UART_1
  • Two DB9 connectors for CAN ports
  • RJ45 connector for 10/100 Ethernet (on-chip MAC and external PHY)
  • Two RJ45 connectors for EtherCAT port connection through soft SPI core in the fabric and external PHY)
  • IGLOO PLUS expansion header for I/O expansion (for routing through the EMC I/Os)
  • A2F500 connector provides access to additional digital I/Os available in the A2F500 device
  • I2C headers
  • SPI headers
  • DirectC header

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