MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., 31 Aug. 2011. The Microsemi Corp. SoC Group in Mountain View, Calif., is introducing its A2F060 cost-optimized SmartFusion customizable system-on-chip (cSoC) device for high-volume applications such as motor and motion control, gaming machines, and solar inverters, as well as clinical and imaging medical electronics. The A2F060, which is based on field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology, is available in commercial- and industrial-temperature grades.
The A2F060 has 60,000 system gates, a hard 100 MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller with 128 kilobytes of embedded flash memory and 16 Kbytes of embedded SRAM, and programmable analog including one analog-to-digital converter, one digital-to-analog converter, and two comparators.
The chip's microcontroller has 100 MHz, 125 DMIPS throughput; dedicated external memory controller; and two SPI, UART, and 32-bit timers. Its programmable analog has two clock conditioning circuits and one integrated analog PLL with phase shift, multiply/divide, and delay capabilities; and input frequency range from 1.5 to 350 MHz. Its FPGA fabric has 350 MHz system performance, can create additional standard interfaces or proprietary interfaces using high speed FPGA I/Os and gates, and as many as 107 user I/Os including FPGA, microcontroller GPIO and analog I/Os.
For more information contact the Microsemi SoC Group online at www.actel.com.