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Microsemi Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defence & security, aerospace and industrial applications. Products include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally.

Microsemi IGLOO2 FPGAs

Microsemi’s IGLOO®2 FPGAs, targeted at the cost-optimised FPGA market, integrate fourth generation flash-based FPGA fabric and high performance communications interfaces on a single chip. The IGLOO2 FPGAs offer best-in-class feature integration coupled with the lowest power, highest reliability and most advanced security in the industry.

 Best-In-Class: Integration, Power, Reliability & Security

  • Microsemi Leadership in Cost-Optimized FPGAs

– Highest number of 5G transceivers

– Highest number of GPI

– Highest number of PCI Compliant 3.3V I/O

– Only FPGA with hardened memory subsystem

– Only non-volatile and instant-on mainstream FPGA

  • Microsemi Leadership in Low Power FPGAs

– 10X lower static power with no performance penalties

– Flash*Freeze real-time power management

  • Microsemi Leadership in Reliable FPGAs

– Only FPGA with SEU immune fabric and mainstream features

– Extended temperature support (Up to 125C Tj)

  • Microsemi Leadership in Secure FPGAs

– Built-in state-of-the-art design security for all devices

– Easy-to-use

Microsemi’s IGLOO2 FPGAs continue the company’s focus on addressing the needs of today’s cost optimised FPGA markets by providing a LUT based fabric, 5G transceivers, high speed GPIO, block RAM and DSP blocks in a differentiated, cost and power optimized architecture. This next generation IGLOO2 architecture offers up to 5X more logic density and 3X more fabric performance than its predecessors and combines a non-volatile Flash based fabric with the highest number of general purpose I/O, 5G SERDES interfaces and PCI Express end points when compared to other products in its class.

Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs

Microsemi’s SmartFusion®2 SoC FPGAs are the only devices that address fundamental requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in critical industrial, military, aviation, communications and medical applications. SmartFusion2 devices integrates an inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 megahertz (MHz) ARM ® CortexTM-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM, and industry-required high-performance communication interfaces all on a single chip.

SmartFusion2 is differentiated from other FPGAs by its low power capabilities that enable orders of magnitude lower power operation for low duty cycle applications. The device family includes important low power features:

  •  Industry’s lowest static power 10mW during operation on the 50K LUT device
  • 1 mW standby power in Flash*Freeze real-time low power state
  • ARM Cortex-M3 low power modes
  • SoC peripheral low power modes
  • Leadership in Low Power FPGAs

– 100X lower static power with same performance

  • Microsemi Leadership in Secure FPGAs

– State of the art security enables root-of-trust


– Radically transforms the usefulness of FPGAs in security applications

  • Microsemi Leadership in Reliable FPGAs

– Only SoC FPGA with SEU immune FPGA configuration cells and processor

– Reliability designed for safety critical and mission critical systems

  • Microsemi Leadership in Real-Time FPGAs

– ARM® Cortex™-M3 real-time microcontroller

– Flash*Freeze real-time power management

– Instant on real-time availability

The SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA is a mix of hard IP blocks and FPGA on a single die. By leveraging hard IP within the device Microsemi is able to maximise the functional resources common to many systems in minimal silicon space, while offering full flexibility for design customisation with the FPGA fabric and firmware. The microcontroller subsystem (MSS) has multiple interfaces to the FPGA, to allow for peripheral expansion and algorithm acceleration in the fabric. A flash process enables the inclusion of embedded nonvolatile memory for data and code storage, and delivers significant aditional dvantages in terms of design and data security.

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