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SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGA Venn Diagram

What is SmartFusion?

SmartFusion, the industry's first intelligent mixed signal FPGA, is the only device that integrates an FPGA, hard ARM® Cortex™-M3-based microcontroller subsystem (MSS) and programmable analog, offering full customization, IP protection and ease-of-use.

Based on Actel's flash technology, SmartFusion devices are ideal for hardware and embedded designers who need a true system-on-chip (SoC) solution that gives more flexibility than traditional fixed-function microcontrollers and without the excessive cost of soft processor cores on traditional FPGAs.

SmartFusion is an innovative solution for the industrial, medical, energy, communications and military markets in diverse applications, including system management, power management, motor control, industrial networking and display.

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Designing with SmartFusion involves three different types of design: FPGA, embedded and analog design. These roles can be filled by three different designers, two designers, or even a single designer, depending on company structure and project complexity. And with the low-cost SmartFusion Evaluation Kit, designing with your own intelligent mixed signal FPGA just got a lot easier. Watch the video to learn more.

Design Tools

Actel Libero® Integrated Design Environment (IDE) is Actel's comprehensive software toolset for designing with all Actel FPGAs.

The MSS configurator provides graphical setup for current, voltage and temperature monitors, sample sequencing setup and post-processing configuration, as well as digital-to-analog (DAC) output.

No-Compromise FPGA
  • Based on Actel's proven ProASIC®3
    architecture
  • 60,000 to 500,000 system gates with
    350 MHz system performance
  • Embedded SRAMs and FIFOs
  • Up to 128 FPGA I/Os supporting LVDS, PCI, PCI-X and LVTTL/LVCMOS standards
Design Flow

SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGA Design Demo Video

Design Tools

Actel offers the FREE SoftConsole Eclipse-based IDE, as well as evaluation versions of software from Keil and IAR Systems®.

The MSS configurator allows the embedded designer to configure a device and work independently, without ever opening FPGA design tools. Designers can also use the MSS configurator to import a configuration from their hardware designer and automatically generate all necessary firmware to start the design.

No-Compromise Microcontroller
Subsystem (MSS)
  • Hard industry-standard 100 MHz, 32-bit ARM Cortex-M3 CPU
  • Multi-layer AHB communication matrix with up to 16 Gbps throughput
  • 10/100 Ethernet MAC with RMII interface
  • Two of each: SPI, I2C, UART, 32-bit timers
  • Up to 512 KB flash and 64 KB of SRAM
  • External memory controller (EMC)
  • 8-channel DMA controller
  • Up to 41 MSS I/Os with Schmitt trigger inputs
Design Flow

SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGA Embedded Design Demo Video

Design Tools

The MSS configurator provides graphical setup for current, voltage and temperature monitors, sample sequencing setup and post-processing configuration, as well as DAC output.

Programmable Analog
  • High-performance analog signal conditioning blocks (SCB) with voltage, current and temperature monitors
  • Analog compute engine (ACE) offloads CPU from analog initialization and processing of analog-to-digital converter (ADC), DAC and SCBs
  • Integrated ADCs and DACs with 1 percent accuracy
  • 12-bit (SAR) ADCs at up to 600 Ksps
  • Up to ten 50 ns high-speed comparators
  • Up to 32 analog inputs and 3 outputs
Design Flow

SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGA Analog Design Demo Video

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White papers:

  • Actel SmartFusion: Intelligent, Innovative Integration
  • Design Made Easy with Mixed Signal FPGAs and State of the Art Software Tools

Free software:

  • Free Libero IDE with Softconsole

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