Actel has introduced nano versions of its Igloo and ProASIC3 FPGAs, targeted at the high volume, portable consumer market. Actel takes power consumption down to as low as two microwatts, and package size to as small as 3x3mm; extends its commercial temperature range to sub-zero, and offers zero lead time delivery of packaged goods. Over 50 variants of its nano FPGAs are being quoted for for less than US$1.
The company is offering support for known good die business to meet the lead times and volumes that portable applications, such as smartphones, PDAs, personal medical monitoring devices, personal navigation devices, eBooks, and portable point of sale tools, demand.
The Igloo nano FPGAs range in size from 10K to 250K system gates. These devices support 1.2V to 1.5V core and I/O operation, ultra-low-power Flash*Freeze mode with bus hold capability, as well as advanced I/O features, such as hot swapping and Schmitt trigger inputs. Also supported is programming at 1.2V, eliminating the need for multiple voltage supplies. Actel will offer its low-power IGLOO nano FPGAs in a 3x3mm package.
Both Igloo nano and ProASIC3 nano FPGAs, in densities of 60k, 125k and 250k gates are immediately available in volume with zero lead times. Additional densities will be available in volume in early 2009. Customers also have immediate access to known good die, offering size and cost benefits as well as design integration advantages.
In high volume, pricing for the 10K-gate A3PN010 starts at US$0.69 in a QNG48 package and US$0.49 in known good die. Actel will offer over 50 product variants under US$1 for high-volume applications.