Microsemi Corporation has unveiled the IGLOO 2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial, commercial aviation, defence, communications and security applications. The non-volatile flash-based IGLOO2 FPGAs have a wide range of FPGA features including general purpose input/outputs (GPIOs), 5G SERDES interfaces, and PCI Express endpoints and feature the industry’s only high-performance memory subsystem.
When compared to other 5G SERDES-based FPGAs under 150K logic elements (LEs), Microsemi claims that the IGLOO2’s high level of integration provides the lowest total system cost available on the market while improving reliability, significantly reducing power and systematically protecting valuable customers’ design IPs.
The IGLOO2 FPGA family requires only two power supplies and the non-volatile configuration of IGLOO2 eliminates the requirement for external flash memory, providing the system architect with a higher level of system integration, performance and reliability.
Microsemi has already engaged with lead customers who plan to use IGLOO2 in a broad range of products including industrial controllers, Ethernet switches, FADEC engine controllers, missile systems, and other applications.
Commenting Esam Elashmawi, vice president and general manager of Microsemi’s SoC product group said “With our comprehensive product portfolio, Microsemi is the only semiconductor company able to offer programmable solutions, analogue, digital and mixed-signal ICs under one umbrella. This allows us to provide our customers with system-level solutions that lower bill-of-material costs and power consumption in a wide range of products.
“The IGLOO2 FPGA family follows the successful launch of our SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGAs last year, which are shipping to customers now,” Elashmawi continued. “The launch of two major FPGA families within a year exemplifies Microsemi’s continued commitment to invest in industry leading advanced SoC and FPGA products.”