Mountain View, Calif. -- New low-cost starter kits for low-power IGLOO nano FPGAs are available from Actel. The IGLOO nano kits can be used for prototyping designs targeted to IGLOO nano FPGAs or lower cost ProASIC3 nano FPGAs in all logic densities.
IGLOO nano and ProASIC3 nano devices are footprint compatible between families, enabling flexibility in device selection.
The IGLOO nano starter kit includes a development board featuring an IGLOO AGLN250V2-ZVQG100 device, a programming stick, user's guide, tutorial and design examples.
The kit is ntended for use with Actel's Libero development tools, and offers simple connections to LEDs and switches to implement a sample design with all I/Os available for connection to external systems or applications. The board is programmed via a USB connection through the programming stick attached to the IGLOO nano board.
The IGLOO nano board contains a separate USB connection to a UART for implementing a hyper terminal connection to a personal computer, allowing data to flow to and from the computer. This feature enables sophisticated data control of a programmed application running on the IGLOO nano device.
The kits are priced at $49.95, and can be ordered online from Mouser Electronics, Future Electronics and Avnet-Memec, or by contacting Actel sales.
More information is available at www.actel.com.