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