New 84-pin CQFP Package for Antifuse-Based RTSX-SU and SX-A FPGAs Saves Significant Board Space and Weight
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 17, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL), a leading provider of programmable logic solutions, today announced a new packaging option for its field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices that is designed to significantly reduce board size and weight in space-constrained, military/aerospace applications. The new 84-pin CQFP (ceramic quad flat pack) package is now available for Actel's RTSX32SU, an antifuse-based, radiation-tolerant FPGA designed to function reliably under harsh space-flight conditions. Actel is also offering the 84-pin CQFP for its high-performance, low-cost A54SX32A FPGA, thereby bringing the benefits of an extremely small footprint, hermetically sealed ceramic package to a wide range of industrial and military applications.
"As the FPGA leader in military and aerospace markets, Actel continues to innovate and find new ways to solve our customers' evolving design challenges," said Ken O'Neill, director, military and aerospace product marketing at Actel. "The new 84-pin CQFP offers a footprint reduction of over 40 percent relative to our other CQFP packages. The new package option enables our customers to significantly reduce the size and weight of their military, aerospace and industrial equipment without sacrificing the inherent reliability and high performance of our FPGAs."
Actel's 84-pin CQFP measures a mere 0.650 x 0.650 inches and is an industry-standard package type that has been proven in space-flight products. The RTSX32SU is a 32,000-gate FPGA, offering performance in excess of 250 MHz.
The device is built on a foundation of hardened latches, thus eliminating the need for triple-mode redundancy (TMR). The A54SX32A can match the speed and performance of an ASIC, or be used to generate system-wide savings by integrating multiple functions into a low-cost, single-chip solution. In addition to serving industrial and military markets, the A54SX32A can be used as a prototyping vehicle for the RTSX32SU.
Pricing and Availability
The A54SX32A-CQ84 will be available in Q3 2005, and pricing is $524 each in 100 unit quantities. The RTSX32SU-CQ84 will be available in Q4 2005, with pricing starting at $2,340 each in 100 unit quantities. Software support will be available in June 2005.
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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