The folks at Mouser Electronics are proud of their reputation for the rapid introduction of the newest products, so they want to let everyone know that they are now stocking the recently-introduced IGLOO starter kits from Actel.
The IGLOO Starter Kit is a complete package for quick evaluation of Actel's IGLOO family and prototype designs. Detailed current-monitoring capabilities of the starter kit allow users to directly measure low current consumption and validate performance when using IGLOO devices. The on-board programmer enables easy experimentation with ISP, device serialization, and FlashLock on-chip security system.
The low-cost, all-inclusive IGLOO Starter Kit contains a development board with an AGL600-FGG256 device, Actel Libero IDE Gold Edition design and development software, FlashPro3 programmer built into the board, user's guide with PCB schematics, and a sample design.
The IGLOO board includes Actel's Flash*Freeze technology, which enables entering and exiting an ultra-low-power mode that consumes as little as 5 µW while retaining SRAM and register data. Flash*Freeze technology simplifies power management through I/O and clock management, with rapid recovery to operation mode.
Actel claim that IGLOO devices are the lowest power FPGAs in the world and are based on the nonvolatile Flash technology used in ProASIC3/E devices. They say that low dynamic power consumption, combined with low static power consumption and Flash*Freeze technology, gives IGLOO devices the lowest total system power offered by any FPGA.
The AGL600-FGG256 device in the starter kit is fitted to the center 16 × 16 pins of the 22 × 22 array on the board. The kit has full access to all RAM and Flash memory on the board, as well as two of the main 40-pin GPIO interface blocks for interconnection with other boards. In addition, designers can use secure AES-encrypted programming and set the AES decryption key value when using this starter kit. The kit also offers full access to LVDS signals provided for dual-channel LCD control.
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