Pigeon Point Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of programmable logic vendor Actel Corp., announced new AdvancedTCA (ATCA) IPM Controller (IPMC) and ATCA/AdvancedMC (AMC) Carrier IPMC board management reference starter kits using Actel's new SmartFusion mixed signal FPGA.
SmartFusion, introduced earlier this month, integrates an FPGA, hard ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller subsystem and programmable analog.
The IPMC and Carrier IPMC solutions based on Pigeon Point's IPMC offerings and SmartFusion accelerate customer design cycles and enable designers to concentrate on differentiating their ATCA board products instead of expending internal effort meeting management requirements for xTCA specification compliance, according to
Pigeon Point (Mountain View, Calif.).
Pigeon Point said the kits include a common benchtop IPMC development board and a benchtop Pigeon Point shelf manager for system level testing, as well as the corresponding SmartFusion FPGA design in a Libero integrated design environment project, complete firmware including full source code in C for both the management controller code and development tools, comprehensive documentation and a production license that grants the rights to design and bring to market ATCA products. Pigeon Point said it doesn't charge a per-board royalty on products.
More information on the SmartFusion-based IPMC and Carrier IPMC solutions is available on Actel's website.