The guys and gals at Actel are strutting around with great big beaming smiles on their faces, trying to be modest as they tell anyone who will listen that their SmartFusion FPGAs won the Embeddy Award for Best in Show, Hardware, at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston 2010.
The award was presented to Actel at the conference by VDC Research (VDC) on September 21, 2010. Now in its sixth year of the award program, VDC awards the Embeddy to the software and hardware companies whose products offer the most compelling opportunities for embedded system engineers to meet the challenges of complexity, productivity, quality, and schedule management. VDC also awarded a software award at the show.
"Actel has developed something unique with SmartFusion," said Richard Dean, program manager, embedded hardware practice at VDC Research. "This year's announcement and immediate availability of the new SmartFusion platform integrating a hard Cortex-M3, programmable analog, and a flash FPGA is a brilliant response to embedded designer's need for more functionality and flexibility."
"This award recognizes Actel's commitment to innovation for today's embedded designers," said Rich Kapusta, vice president of marketing and business development. "Designers now have the freedom to push their designs beyond traditional boundaries."
About SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs
SmartFusion mixed-signal FPGAs are the only devices to integrate programmable digital FPGA fabric, a hard ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller subsystem (MSS), and programmable analog fabric. Based on Actel's flash technology, SmartFusion devices are intended for hardware and embedded designers who need a true system-on-chip (SoC) solution with more flexibility than traditional fixed-function microcontrollers and without the cost of soft processor cores on traditional FPGAs.
SmartFusion provides an innovative solution for the industrial, medical, energy, communications and military markets in diverse applications, including system management, power management, motor control, industrial networking and display.