Actel to Showcase Flash FPGAs at Embedded Systems Conference

Actel Corporation will highlight its transformation of “hot ideas” into “cool” flash-based field programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions through booth demonstrations and training sessions at the 2007 Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), running Tuesday thru Thursday, April 2-5, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, booth #632.

Visitors to Actel’s booth can discover how to utilize ARM processors, including the “hot” new FPGA-optimized Cortex-M1(TM) processor co-developed by ARM and Actel, in Actel’s nonvolatile, M1-enabled Fusion Programmable System Chips (PSCs) and ProASIC3 FPGAs.

Actel will also demonstrate its “cool” system management capabilities and MicroTCA reference design solutions. The Actel System Management Development Kit, a custom monitoring graphical user interface (GUI) and a MicroTCA chassis, leveraging Actel’s Fusion(TM)-based power module reference design, will be running in the booth.

Both automated and live demonstrations of the Actel tool suite will also be available in the booth to demonstrate system builders, compiling, debugging and many more software features.

Training Sessions
In partnership with Avnet, Actel is offering 90-minute technical training sessions. The first session details an end-to-end tool flow for designing Actel FPGAs with an embedded ARM7 soft core. This hands-on experience will show how to leverage Actel’s Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs, the Actel Libero Integrated Design Environment and SoftConsole software development environment to create a hardware design for a system management application.

The software accompaniment to the first workshop, the second training session, is for both software and hardware design engineers that develop software for embedded processors. Utilizing Actel’s SoftConsole software development environment, participants will create a system management application in C, compile using the GNU C/C++ compiler and use the GDB debugger to explore memory, CPU registers and step through executing code on the target hardware.

Integrating an ARM7 CPU Soft Core in an Actel FPGA
Tuesday, April 3 1:00-2:30 PM
Wednesday, April 4 8:30-10:00 AM and 12:30-2:00 PM

Software Development for ARM7 CPUs Embedded in an FPGA
Tuesday, April 3 3:00-4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 4 10:30-12:00 PM and 2:30-4:00 PM

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About Actel
Actel Corporation is the leader in single-chip FPGA solutions. The company is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, Calif., 94043-4655. Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835).

The Actel, Actel Libero, Actel ProASIC3 and Actel Fusion names and logos are trademarks of Actel Corporation.