Mountain View, Calif.Actel Corp. announced the availability of two IP cores optimized for use with its radiation-tolerant and firm-error immune FPGAs, including its flash-based ProASIC 3 and RTAX-S families.
In support of the emerging SAE AS5682 standard, the Core1553BRT-EBR is a dual-redundant enhanced bit rate (EBR) remote terminal core that offers the reliability and data rates required for high-bandwidth applications such as radar and laser targeting. The Core1553BRT-EBR's time-multiplexed serial data bus supports a 10-Mbits/s data rate, and can be configured to interface with on-chip or external memory as well as low-cost RS485 transceivers. It features fail-safe state machines that protect the state machine from entering an illegal state in a high-radiation environment such as in an aircraft or a satellite.
CoreCORDIC is an algorithm to calculate hyperbolic and trigonometric functions. It also performs coordinate transformations between rectangular and polar coordinates. CoreCORDIC offers three architectural optionsa small, bit-serial architecture; a word-serial architecture for moderate performance and size; and a parallel-pipelined architecture for high-performance applications. The CoreCORDIC generator creates a user-defined test bench and RTL model, which is integrated into larger designs.
The Core1553BRT-EBR is available now and is priced at $10,000 for a single-use netlist. The new CoreCORDIC generator is available now and is free of charge to Actel FPGA customers.
For additional information, visit Actel's Web site at www.actel.com/products/ip
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