Actel SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGA Devices

Actel launched SmartFusion, which is industry first intelligent mixed signal FPGA. SmartFusion devices feature Actel’s ProASIC 3 FPGA architecture, a complete microcontroller subsystem built around a hard ARM Cortex-M3 processor, and programmable analog blocks on a flash process. SmartFusion devices are ideal for motor control, system and power management and industrial automation. SmartFusion A2F200 devices are now available in volume production. A2F500 devices are scheduled for delivery in Q2 2010 and A2F060 devices are expected at the second half of the year.

Actel SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGA

The SmartFusion FPGA family combines three programmable elements — logic, a microcontroller subsystem and analog. With SmartFusion, embedded designers can optimize hardware / software tradeoffs on the fly without board-level changes. In the SmartFusion device, all the data transferred from the processor to the FPGA or from the analog to the processor or between the FPGA and the analog is on-chip. In addition, Actel’s FlashLock technology provides a superior level of intellectual property (IP) security.

SmartFusion FPGA Family Highlights

  • Flash-based ProASIC 3 FPGA architecture
  • Built on an advanced 130nm CMOS process
  • Densities ranging from 60K to 500K system gates
  • 350 MHz performance
  • Up to 204 I/Os
  • Multi-layer AHB communications matrix with up to 16 Gbps throughput
  • 10/100 Ethernet MAC with RMII interface
  • Two of each: SPI, I2C, UART, 32-bit Timers
  • Up to 512 KB flash memory and 64 KB of SRAM
  • External memory controller (EMC)
  • 8-channel DMA controller
  • ADCs and DACs with 1 percent accuracy
  • Up to three 12-bit ADC with up to 600 Ksps sampling rate
  • Up to three 12-bit first order sigma delta DACs
  • Up to ten 50 ns high-speed comparators
  • Multiple integrated temperature, voltage and current monitors
  • Supported by Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) v9.0

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