Targeting Avionics Applications, Company Lowers Prices By as Much as 50 Percent for ProASIC Plus Devices
"We believe we are the first supplier of FPGAs to the military market to offer such significant cost reductions and are pleased to be able to provide our military customers with the competitive pricing our commercial and consumer customers have enjoyed over the years," said Ken O'Neill, director, military and aerospace product marketing at Actel. "By lowering the cost of these military-grade products so substantially, we expect that designers of rugged systems, especially in the avionics market, will be able to easily justify the use of Actel MTP products rather than settling for the lower test coverage of industrial-grade products or the less reliable SRAM-based FPGA alternatives."
The single-chip, flash-based military-qualified devices are tested and verified to operate over the full military temperature range (-55 degrees C to +125 degrees C). The MTP packaging, combined with the low power consumption, design security and firm-error immunity offered by all Actel FPGA solutions, makes the ProASIC Plus devices suitable for a wide range of military, aerospace and avionics applications, including ground-, air- and sea-based military systems, radar, command and control, and navigation systems.
Pricing and Availability
Fully qualified APA300, APA600 and APA1000 ProASIC Plus devices in MTP packaging are available now. After the price reduction, the military-grade devices start at $100 each in 5K unit quantities. For further information about Actel's military-qualified FPGAs, please contact Actel.
About Actel's ProASIC Plus Family
The ProASIC Plus family, Actel's second-generation of flash-based FPGAs, consists of seven devices ranging in density from 75,000 to 1-million system gates. The combination of a fine-grained, single-chip ASIC-like architecture and nonvolatile flash configuration memory makes Actel's ProASIC Plus offering a strong ASIC alternative. The devices are live at power-up, low power, highly secure and require no separate configuration memory, all characteristics shared by ASICs. Key features of the ProASIC Plus family include multiple phase-locked loops (PLLs), support for up to 198k bits of two-port embedded SRAM and 712 user-configurable I/Os, and improved in-system programmability (ISP).
Actel Corporation is a supplier of innovative programmable logic solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on antifuse and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software development tools and design services, targeted for the high-speed communications, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) replacement and radiation-tolerant markets. Founded in 1985, Actel employs more than 500 people worldwide. The Company is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA, 94043-4655. Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835). Internet: http://www.actel.com.
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