Actel IGLOO nano and ProASIC3 nano FPGAs

Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) introduced nano versions of its IGLOO(R) and ProASIC(R)3 FPGAs for the high-volume, portable consumer markets. Actel takes power consumption down to as low as 2 microwatts, and package size to as small as 3x3mm; extends its commercial temperature range to sub-zero, and offers zero lead time delivery of packaged goods. In high volume, pricing for the 10k-gate A3PN010 starts at $0.69 in a QNG48 package and $0.49 in known good die. Actel will offer more than 50 product variants under $1 for high-volume applications.

With power consumption as low as 2 microwatts, IGLOO nano FPGAs range in densities from 10k to 250k system gates. The devices support 1.2V to 1.5V core and I/O operation, ultra-low-power Flash*Freeze mode with bus hold capability, as well as advanced I/O features, such as hot swapping and Schmitt trigger inputs.

Actel will offer its low-power IGLOO nano FPGAs in a 3x3mm package, the smallest package for any programmable logic device on the market. Complementing its existing portfolio of small 4x4mm, 5x5mm, 6x6mm and 8x8mm packages, the new tiny package makes IGLOO nano FPGAs an even more compelling choice for power-sensitive, space-constrained handheld devices.

Actel is also enhancing its standard commercial ambient operating temperatures, offering new ranges for IGLOO nano FPGAs from -20 degrees C to +70 degrees C, allowing many of these portable applications to be operated in sub-zero environments around the world.

Both IGLOO nano and ProASIC3 nano FPGAs in densities of 60k, 125k and 250k gates are immediately available in volume with zero lead times. Additional densities will be available in volume in early 2009. Customers also have immediate access to known good die, offering size and cost benefits as well as design integration advantages.

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