Fusion development kit shipping

Actel has announced it is shipping the Fusion Advanced Development Kit. Featuring Actel Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs, the kit enables the development of system and power management applications in a single board with multiple on-board voltage regulators, an array of indicator LEDs, and an OLED display to provide direct feedback on flag status, system messages, and voltage, temperature, or current readings. The Fusion Advanced Development Kit provides significant resources for flexible system management development, including a web-enabled development environment, an ARM Cortex-M1-enabled mixed-signal Fusion device, and extensive digital and analog connectivity. This kit also serves as the platform for the Mixed-Signal Power Manager Demonstration, a reference design that delivers superior power monitoring, power sequencing and threshold control of up to 16 external power supplies.

Actels new Fusion Advanced Development Kit provides designers targeting Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs with a robust hardware platform for rapid development and quick time-to-market of designs requiring system or power management, said Rich Kapusta, vice president marketing and business development. At Actel, we recognize that Power Matters means not only offering the worlds lowest power FPGAs, but also enabling designers to reduce power at the system level.

Included on the Fusion Advanced Development Board
On Board Memory
64-Mbit parallel flash memory
2-MB SPI flash
External Interfaces
10/100 Ethernet interface
USB/UART interface adapter chip and connector
3 ports for I2C interface
38-pin finger header
40-pin mixed-signal header
RealView interface header for Cortex-M1 debugging
Connected Fusion Device Resources
Pulse width modulation circuit
2 circuits for 1.5 V and 3.3 V current monitoring
External temperature diode connected to the Fusion FPGA
2 external p-channel MOSFET Gate drive