Seiko Epson Corporation has selected ProASIC(R)3 FPGAs from Actel (Nasdaq: ACTL). The ProASIC 3 FPGAs will be used in the new Epson P-7000 and P-6000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. Seiko Epson choose the Actel devices for its low-power, reduced space, and high-performance advantages. The 125,000-system gate A3P125 ProASIC3 device is being deployed for high-speed access interface circuit to a CompactFlash card. With Actel’s flash-based ProASIC3 FPGAs, Epson was able to achieve the high-speed and high-quality required for transferring data while significantly reducing CF card power consumption.
Epson’s new multimedia storage viewers feature as much as 160GB (P-7000) hard drive capacity and data transfer speeds as fast as 1GB per 100 seconds when using a high-speed CompactFlash memory card. In addition, the “Photo Fine Premia” LCD supports 94 percent of the Adobe(R) RGB color space with wide viewing angle. In addition to storing images to the built-in HDD on-location immediately after shooting, users can organize the images and create custom print by using retouch functions without a PC.