Newly Qualified Products Are Only Devices in the Industry to Offer Advanced Security and High Reliability Features Critical for Automotive Applications
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- June 10, 2015 -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its new automotive-grade field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs. The next-generation low power, flash-based FPGAs and ARM® Cortex®-M3 enabled SoC FPGAs have achieved AEC-Q100 grade 2 qualification, an industry standard specification that outlines the criterion for electronics components to ensure that end systems meet automotive reliability levels. The new automotive-grade qualified SmartFusion®2 and IGLOO®2 devices are the only devices in the industry to offer advanced security and high reliability features critical for automotive applications.
"Security and reliability are major concerns in automotive applications, and these devices assure the safety of our customers' design, data and hardware from tampering and cloning," said Bruce Weyer, vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi. "In addition, the devices' single event upset (SEU) immunity offers protection from neutron-induced firm errors, helping customers achieve zero defect rate—an essential requirement in the automotive industry."
Microsemi's new automotive grade flash-based SoCs and FPGAs build upon the company's long legacy of offering high reliability devices, which are supported through long product lifecycles. The new devices are the most suitable alternate to ASICs providing a low power, cost-effective, secure and reliable solution for automotive applications including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-vehicle/vehicle-to-everything (V2V/V2X) communication and electric/hybrid engine control units. In addition to AEC-Q100 certification, Microsemi offers its customers SEU immunity, award-winning security features and a secure supply chain.
The new devices are targeted for the rapidly growing automotive electronics segment, as well as the industry's growing demand for high reliability and security for zero defect and tamper-free applications.
"The automotive market for semiconductors is forecast to grow to $31.4 billion in 2015, from $29.4 billion in 2014, an increase of almost 7 percent," commented Colin Barnden, principal analyst at Semicast Research. "In comparison, we see the market for semiconductors in vehicle connectivity and ADAS growing at more than 20 percent in 2015. Microsemi's SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 devices bring world class security features to the automotive industry and will address several challenges such as hacking, malicious tampering and data theft faced by system designers in creating safe and secure systems for the connected automobile of the future."
Microsemi's new automotive-grade FPGAs and SoC FPGAs will be available in July 2015. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/automotive or email Sales.Support@Microsemi.com.
About Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs
Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs are the only devices that address fundamental requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in critical industrial, military, aviation, communications and medical applications. SmartFusion2 integrates an inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 megahertz (MHz) ARM® CortexTM-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM and industry-required high-performance communication interfaces all on a single chip. For more information visit: http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/soc-fpga/smartfusion2.
About IGLOO2 FPGAs
Microsemi's IGLOO2 FPGAs continue the company's focus on addressing the needs of today's cost-optimized FPGA market by providing a LUT-based fabric, 5G transceiver, high speed GPIO, block RAM, high-performance memory subsystem, and DSP blocks in a differentiated, cost and power optimized architecture. This next generation IGLOO2 architecture offers up to five times more logic density and three times more fabric performance than its predecessors and combines a non-volatile Flash-based fabric with the highest number of general purpose I/O, 5G SERDES interfaces and PCIe end points when compared to other products in its class. IGLOO2 FPGAs offer best-in-class feature integration coupled with the lowest power, highest reliability and most advanced security in the industry. For more information visit: http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/fpga/igloo2-fpga.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,600 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.