Arrow Electronics has launched a cloud-based design platform for field-programmable gate array power solutions. The Arrow FPGA Power Designer looks to provide a sophisticated design environment for defining and optimising power supply systems including converter specifications in just a few minutes.
“Engineers are now able to accelerate an otherwise time-consuming process for designing and configuring power supply systems,” said David Spragg, vice president of semiconductor engineering for Arrow’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region. “The Arrow FPGA Power Designer eliminates the need for data-sheet research and calculation.”
Arrow FPGA Power Designer leverages fully interactive schematics to design power solutions, allows instant verification of voltages and connections, and generates a complete bill of materials for the design. Engineering teams dispersed across several locations around the globe can effectively share designs based on a collaboration module that stores designs in the cloud. A comprehensive design summary report that captures all design parameters is automatically compiled and available for download. Novice users can rely on default values for the FPGA power tree configuration and converter specification while expert designers can fine-tune their design requirements.
“Arrow FPGA Power Designer features leading FPGA products from Altera spanning the Stratix, Arria and Cyclone series, as well as a wide portfolio of converters,” said Greg Provenzano, vice president of global engineering for Arrow’s global components segment. “This platform, along with the Arrow Lighting Designer for LED design and configuration, aligns with Arrow`s overall lifecycle services strategy to support engineers at every stage in the design process.”