SAN FRANCISCO Programmable logic supplier Actel Corp. Tuesday (Dec. 6) announced the availability of what the company called the industry's first fully qualified military-standard 883B flash-based field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Actel (Mountain View, Calif.) said its nonvolatile ProASIC Plus FPGAs passed testing at extreme conditions to achieve compliance with military-standard 883 Class B and qualify for use in high-reliability defense applications, such as military avionics and weapons systems.
Actel said the ProASIC Plus FPGAs deliver low-power consumption, design security and firm-error immunity capabilities.
"Especially in military avionics applications, the reliability of each individual component is critical," said Ravi Pragasam, Actel's senior manager of military and aerospace product marketing, in a statement. "While competitive products only offer mil-temp variations and have not gone through extensive MIL-STD 883B qualification and testing, Actel's ProASIC Plus B Flow family offers customers complete assurance that each device has been fully tested to full military specifications."
The 883B ProASIC Plus products are shipping now with prices beginning at $860 per unit in quantities of 5,000.