Pigeon Point Fusion BMR Kits Deliver Sophisticated Hardware Platform Management MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 15, 2009
— Adding to its growing portfolio of management solutions for the expanding TCA
market, Pigeon Point Systems and its parent, Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL), today announced that Pigeon Point Systems is now shipping AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) Board Management Reference (BMR) starter kits
for Actel's Fusion
® mixed-signal FPGAs. These new, comprehensive development platforms for ATCA hardware platform management employ the Actel Fusion mixed-signal FPGA, an embedded 32-bit ARM® Cortex™-M1 pprocessor and Pigeon Point FPGA designs, board schematics and firmware. The kits accelerate the development of ATCA board and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC®) carrier board hardware platform management controllers based on the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) architecture and the PICMG® ATCA and AdvancedMC specifications.
"Designing the mandatory management controller on an ATCA board using a Fusion mixed-signal FPGA hardware platform management controller optimized for TCA gives designers the option of integrating additional board-specific logic into the FPGA, resulting in lower bill-of-materials costs and design simplicity," said Mark Overgaard, President at Pigeon Point Systems. "The kits are yet another step in Actel's and Pigeon Point's commitment to the TCA industry." Fusion Mixed-Signal FPGAs
Actel's Fusion mixed-signal flash FPGAs incorporate analog functions, embedded flash memory, an embedded soft ARM Cortex-M1 processor and flexible FPGA fabric in a single chip. In addition, Fusion FPGAs integrate system management functions, such as voltage and temperature monitoring, and offer programmable flexibility, providing an implementation that reduces part count, board area and overall system cost, making it a compelling alternative to multiple discrete devices. Availability
The Board Management Reference Starter Kits are available today from Pigeon Point Systems via email@example.com
For more information on the Pigeon Point Board Management Reference solutions, visit www.pigeonpoint.com/products.html#board
For more information on the Pigeon Point Systems, visit: www.pigeonpoint.com
For more information on the Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs, visit www.actel.com/products/fusion/default.aspx
. About Pigeon Point Systems
Pigeon Point Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Actel Corporation, delivers world-class management components for modular platforms based on the AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and MicroTCA® architectures to leading companies worldwide. Pigeon Point's focus on providing dependable, proven solutions for the mandatory management controllers in these architectures allows customers to concentrate on the value-added aspects of their products. Deep expertise on these architectures ensures compliance and interoperability in the Pigeon Point components.
Pigeon Point, an executive member of PICMG, is a leader in its AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC and MicroTCA subcommittees and is active in many other technical subcommittees. Pigeon Point is also a contributing member of the Service Availability™ Forum and a leader in its HPI Working Group. For more information on Pigeon Point Systems, visit www.pigeonpoint.com
. 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