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Mil-Temp ?Watt FPGAs offered as low-cost alternative to ASICs

Posted: 17 Jun 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:eclipse ii? uwatt fpga? fpga? quicklogic?

Military-temperature versions of the Eclipse II ?Watt FPGA are available now from QuickLogic Corp. for $15 in 5,000-piece quantities.

The Eclipse II family of ?Watt FPGAs are a less expensive, logic alternative to ASICs for critical military applications, including aircraft navigation and flight controls, data recorders, weapon systems and military communications equipment. A growing number of these applications are becoming portable or battery operated, driving the need for low-power logic devices.

The Eclipse II products offer a current as low as 70?A at 125C, and come in densities ranging from 47,000 to 320,000 system gates. The devices incorporate embedded dual-port SRAM and support a wide range of I/O standards to integrate several board-level components into a single chip.

The Eclipse II product family is based on the company's patented ViaLink, a metal-to-metal programmable-interconnect technology that offers IP security since there is no serial data stream on power-up and all the data is internal to the FPGA. As a result, it is impossible to electronically read a programmed design, a key feature for security-conscious military system makers.

The Eclipse-II FPGA family is supported in QuickLogic's QuickWorks v9.7 development tool suite and is available for download from the company's website.

- Ismini Scouras


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