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. In high volume, pricing for the 10k-gate A3PN010 starts at $0.69 in a QNG48 package and $0.49 in known good die. Actel will offer over 50 product variants under $1 for high-volume applications.
Support for IGLOO and ProASIC3 nano FPGAs is available now in Actel’s Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) v8.4. This power-optimized development environment enables power-driven layout, battery estimation and advanced power analysis. For immediate prototyping and programming, designers can leverage the Actel IGLOO Icicle Kit immediately available for $99. The 1.4” x 3.6” kit features ultra low-power attributes, flexible implementation options and battery-saving advantages of the company’s standard low-power IGLOO FPGA for portable applications. The kit also enables designers to program, evaluate and modify their IGLOO-based portable designs.
In November, Actel plans to offer a low-cost nano starter kit, priced at $49.95 and fitted with an IGLOO AGLN250 in a VQG100 package. With multiple voltage levels provided, this board allows quick prototyping and access to all I/O pins and can demonstrate Flash*Freeze mode control and enable battery operation.