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New Embedded Development Kit showcases unique mixed-signal FPGA capabilities

Continuing to demonstrate the integration benefits offered by mixed-signal FPGAs, the folks at Actel have announced their Fusion Embedded Development Kit, which enables system designers to quickly and cost effectively prototype a full system-on-a-chip design.

The kit features the Actel Fusion mixed-signal FPGA and supports a variety of processors, including license-free versions of the ARM Cortex(TM)-M1 and Core8051.

Where mixed-signal and programmable logic meet
In order to allow engineers to quickly prototype a complete system composed of a microprocessor core, programmable logic and analog blocks, the kit is built around a 1.5M gate M1AFS1500-FGG484 Fusion device.

The kit also includes the Libero Integrated Development Environment (IDE), SoftConsole, a 5V power supply and full current measurement capability of independent I/O banks and V(CC) for accurate power analysis. The kit is fully RoHS compliant.

Additional contents found in this kit are as follows:

  • Programming support of the Fusion device and debug with SoftConsole
  • 512 Kbytes of SRAM
  • 2 Mbytes of SPI Flash
  • OLED 96×16 display
  • USB cables
  • Full 10/100 Ethernet interface
  • Design examples
  • Documentation

Pricing and availability
The Fusion Embedded Development Kit is available today for US $199 at www.Actel.com and also through Actel's Worldwide Sales Team.

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