Helping its customers address the rigorous reliability requirements of military applications, Actel has announced the availability of the industry's first fully qualified MIL-STD 883B flash-based field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
Actel's reprogrammable, nonvolatile ProASIC Plus FPGAs passed extensive testing at extreme conditions to achieve compliance with MIL-STD 883 Class B and qualify for use in high-reliability defense applications, such as military avionics and weapons systems. In addition, the FPGAs deliver the low-power consumption, design security, and firm-error immunity capabilities that are hallmarks of Actel's ProASIC Plus family of devices.
About the ProASIC Plus B Flow family
Based on Actel's second-generation flash-based FPGAs, the ProASIC Plus B Flow family consists of three devices ranging in density from 300,000 to 1-million system gates. ProASIC Plus FPGAs combine a fine-grained, single-chip ASIC-like architecture and nonvolatile flash configuration memory. The devices are live at power-up, low power, highly secure, and require no separate configuration memory. Unlike ASICs, the
devices require no NRE charges and offer fast prototyping and release to production.
Other key features of the ProASIC Plus family include multiple phase-locked loops (PLLs), support for up to 198k bits of two-port embedded SRAM, and 712 user-configurable I/Os, with improved in-system programmability (ISP).
Pricing and availability
The 883B ProASIC Plus products are shipping now with prices beginning at $860 each for 5K units. For further information about Actel's military-qualified FPGAs, please visit Actel's website at www.actel.com.