Actel Announces New FlashPro4 Programmer

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced FlashPro4, the newest hardware programmer supporting Actel's flash FPGAs: the IGLOO? series and ProASIC?3 series (including RT ProASIC3), SmartFusion(TM) and Actel Fusion? families. FlashPro4 also supports FPGA embedded software program and debug managed by Actel's SoftConsole Integrated Design Environment (IDE) for embedded processors.



FlashPro4 offers high performance communication through the use of USB 2.0 and is high-speed compliant for full use of the 480 Mbps bandwidth. For IGLOO nano 1.2 V core FPGAs, 1.2 V programming is supported.



"FlashPro4 provides our flash FPGA customers with the latest hardware technology for performing both hardware design implementation and software program implementation for embedded processor designs," said Wendy Lockhart, senior manager, design solutions, Actel. "In addition, it provides a common approach for facilitating FPGA debug for tools such as Synopsys? Identify? RTL debugger and Actel's on-chip debug, plus SoftConsole, Actel's embedded software IDE. It is also low enough in cost that our customers can include it with their end systems, so their customers and support personnel can readily perform in-system programming updates in the field."



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