Actel Now Shipping the Fusion Advanced Development Kit

Enables the Development of Sophisticated System and Power Management Solutions Using Actel's Flash-Based Fusion Mixed-Signal FPGAs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) today announced that it is shipping the Fusion Advanced Development Kit. Featuring Actel Fusion(R) mixed-signal FPGAs, the kit enables the development of system and power management applications in a single board with multiple on-board voltage regulators, an array of indicator LEDs, and an OLED display to provide direct feedback on flag status, system messages, and voltage, temperature, or current readings. The Fusion Advanced Development Kit provides significant resources for flexible system management development, including a web-enabled development environment, an ARM(R) Cortex(TM)-M1-enabled mixed-signal Fusion device, and extensive digital and analog connectivity. This kit also serves as the platform for the Mixed-Signal Power Manager Demonstration, a reference design that delivers superior power monitoring, power sequencing and threshold control of up to 16 external power supplies.

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"Actel's new Fusion Advanced Development Kit provides designers targeting Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs with a robust hardware platform for rapid development and quick time-to-market of designs requiring system or power management," said Rich Kapusta, vice president marketing and business development. "At Actel, we recognize that 'Power Matters' means not only offering the world's lowest power FPGAs, but also enabling designers to reduce power at the system level."

Included on the Fusion Advanced Development Board

On Board Memory

    --  4 MB SRAM
    --  64-Mbit parallel flash memory
    --  2-MB SPI flash

External Interfaces

    --  10/100 Ethernet interface
    --  USB/UART interface adapter chip and connector
    --  3 ports for I2C interface
    --  38-pin finger header
    --  40-pin mixed-signal header
    --  RealView(R) interface header for Cortex-M1 debugging

Connected Fusion Device Resources

    --  Pulse width modulation circuit
    --  2 circuits for 1.5 V and 3.3 V current monitoring
    --  External temperature diode connected to the Fusion FPGA
    --  2 external p-channel MOSFET Gate drive

For more information on the Fusion Advanced Development kit, visit http://www.actel.com/products/hardware/devkits_boards/fusion_adv.aspx.

For more information on the Mixed-Signal Power Manager Demonstration, visit http://www.actel.com/products/solutions/powermgt/default.aspx.

For more information about Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs, visit http://www.actel.com/products/fusion/default.aspx.

Pricing and Availability

The Fusion Advanced Development Kit (M1AFS-ADV-DEV-KIT-PWR) with two 9 V power packs is now available for US $720 at www.actel.com and through Actel's worldwide sales team.

About Actel

Actel is the leader in low-power FPGAs and mixed-signal FPGAs, offering the most comprehensive portfolio of system and power management solutions. Power Matters. Learn more at www.actel.com.

The Actel name and logo and Fusion are registered trademarks of Actel Corporation. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE Actel Corporation

Web site: http://www.actel.com/




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