Magna Electronics is designing automotive vision systems using Actel’s (NASDAQ: ACTL) ProASIC3 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The low-power, single-chip ProASIC3 FPGAs satisfy the needs of applications with extreme space constraints and limited ventilation. In addition, the highly integrated solution allows advanced driver assistance systems to be developed more cost effectively.
ProASIC3 devices are the only FPGAs to use true flash memory for logic configuration, enabling them to provide critical firm-error immunityâ€”a technical impossibility for SRAM-based FPGAs and hybrid flash with SRAM-based CPLDs. ProASIC3 FPGAs are ideal for driver assistance and safety systems as well as under-the-hood powertrain solutions, which have stringent reliability and temperature requirements, in addition to telematics applications with less demanding specifications.