Integrates FPGA, ARM® Cortex™-M3 Processor, and Programmable Analog

Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is stocking the Actel SmartFusion™ Evaluation Kit, an intelligent mixed-signal FPGA that is the only device to integrate an FPGA, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, and programmable analog into one device. The Actel SmartFusion Evaluation Kit supports the SmartFusion mixed-signal FPGAs that feature integrated FPGA, an ARM Cortex™-M3 processor, and programmable analog, and comes with free one-year Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) software and Gold license with SoftConsole for program and debug. The evaluation board included with this Actel SmartFusion kit features an Ethernet interface, USB port for power and HyperTerminal, USB port for programming and debug, J-Link header for debug, mixed-signal header, SPI flash (off-chip memory), Reset and 2 user switches, 8 LEDs, POT for voltage / current monitor, temperature monitor, and an Organic light-emitting diode (OLED).

Mike Scott, Mouser Vice President of Active Products, believes the new SmartFusion products from Actel are ideal for design engineers who need more flexibility and integration. “Combining programmability with all three main system building blocks – logic, analog and the ARM Cortex-M3 processor core – into a single device gives the designer an impressive palette to make their next idea a reality. Coupled with the SmartFusion Eval Kit and included software, a designer needs only a great imagination.”

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