IGLOO AGL015, ProASIC3 A3P015 FPGAs for Under a Dollar

Actel Corporation is offering their new IGLOO AGL015 and ProASIC3 A3P015 FPGAs for only 99 cents. Comparable in density to 128 macrocell complex programmable logic device (CPLD) offerings, the new 15,000-gate devices offer power consumption as low as 5 microwatts (5µW), 10 times less static power than more expensive CPLDs. The new FPGAs offer a lower cost, lower power alternative to low-density FPGAs and CPLDs. The IGLOO AGL015 and ProASIC3 A3P015 FPGAs are ideal for consumer, medical, communications and industrial applications, such as portable media players, smart phones, memory card interfaces, system controllers, portable medical devices and wireless sensors.

Consuming as little as 5µW of static power, the IGLOO AGL015 device supports both 1.2- and 1.5-volt operation and offers up to 250 MHz system performance, 49 available I/Os and 1 kilobit (Kb) of nonvolatile Flash ROM. The 1.5-volt ProASIC3 A3P015 device offers up to 350 MHz system performance, 49 I/Os, and 1 Kb of nonvolatile Flash ROM.

The new IGLOO and ProASIC3 FPGAs offer the ability to bridge between two different I/O voltages levels and 1 Kb of on-chip memory, potentially eliminating the need for discrete devices. Used in the ProASIC3 and IGLOO architectures, a unique Versatile(tm) core cell is automatically used as combinatorial or sequential logic by the Actel Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE), enabling more efficient routing, flexibility and device utilization when compared with fixed-architecture CPLD solutions.

The IGLOO AGL015 and ProASIC3 A3P015 FPGAs will sample in March with volume production in Q2 2008. The devices are offered in 8×8 mm single-row quad flat no-lead (QFN) packages, minimizing printed circuit board (PCB) costs. The devices are supported by the Actel Libero IDE v8.2 SP1. Device pricing starts at $0.99 for the A3P015 and AGL015 devices in volume.

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