Future Electronics Features Microsemi's SmartFusion2 Evaluation Kit

Top Quote Future Electronics announces immediate availability of the SmartFusion2 Evalution Kit from Microsemi. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 20, 2014 - Pointe Claire, Quebec Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, features the SmartFusion2 Evaluation Kit from Microsemi.

    Microsemi's SmartFusion®2 evaluation kit is the lowest cost SoC FPGA platform for developing cost optimized SoC FPGA designs using Microsemi's SmartFusion2 System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGAs, which integrate inherently reliable flash based FPGA fabric, a 166MHz ARM®Cortex™-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM, and industry required high performance communication interfaces, all on a single chip.

    The SmartFusion2 evaluation kit makes it easy to develop transceiver I/O-based FPGA designs to build PCI Express and Gigabit Ethernet-based systems. The board is also small form factor PCIe compliant, which will allow quick prototyping and evaluation using any desktop PC or laptop with a PCIe slot.

    The kit enables you to develop and test PCI Express Gen2 x1 lane designs, to test signal quality of the FPGA transceiver using the full-duplex SERDES SMA pairs, to measure the low power consumption of the SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA, and to quickly create a working PCIe link with the included PCIe control plane demo.

    The board includes an RJ45 interface to 10/100/1000 Ethernet, 512MB of LPDDR, 64MB SPI Flash, and USB-UART connections, as well as I2C, SPI, and GPIO headers. The kit includes a 12V power supply but can also be powered via the PCIe edge connector. Also included is a free Gold license for the Libero®SoC software toolset to enable FPGA development and to utilize the reference designs made available with the kit. In addition, a FlashPro4 JTAG programmer is included for programming and debugging.

    To purchase product(s) or for more information about MicroSemi, SmartFusion2, Evaluation Kits, Development Boards, Systems on Chip, or the M2S-EVAL-KIT, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

    About Future Electronics
    Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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    Martin H. Gordon
    Director, Corporate Communications
    514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
    Fax: 514-630-2671
    martin.gordon ( @ ) FutureElectronics dot com

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