Actel Releases Windows 7 Compliant Libero Ide

Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) today announced Windows 7 support in Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) v9.0 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2. These latest releases of Actel’s comprehensive software toolset also provide key new features for SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs and RTAX-DSP FPGAs.

Enhancements:

32 and 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 Operating System plus x64 Vista and Windows 7 USB driver support for FlashPro3 and FlashPro4 programmers. Libero IDE v9.0 SP1 and SP2 also add first-time Red Hat Linux OS support for designing with SmartFusion FPGAs.

Enhanced SmartFusion device features including a fabric Clock Conditioning Configurator (Fab_CCC) and programming for the SmartFusion A2F500 device. The Fab_CCC supports the secondary PLL/CCC that is available on the A2F500 device.

Programming support for the RTAX4000D four-million gate radiation-tolerant spaceflight DSP device, which adds embedded radiation-tolerant multiply-accumulate blocks to the tried-and-trusted industry-standard RTAX-S product family

Wendy Lockhart, senior manager, design solutions marketing and training at Actel said that Actel continues to provide competitive tools that run on the latest popular PCs and operating systems. He also added that customers could upgrade to the latest PCs and Windows 7 and be confident that Actel FPGA development tools are fully qualified and the newest release of Libero IDE provides FPGA designers ease-ofuse, design performance improvement, and silicon feature exploitation capabilities that enables them to meet their design objectives faster.

Pricing and Availability

Libero IDE can be downloaded and installed directly from Actel’s website. Service Pack 2 download includes all service pack 1 features; users should review both sets of release notes. The Actel Libero Gold edition is available on Windows 7, XP or Vista free of charge. All editions are one-year renewable licenses. Libero IDE Platinum is $ 2495 per seat. Node-locked and Floating licenses are also available.
Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) today announced Windows 7 support in Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE) v9.0 Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2. These latest releases of Actel’s comprehensive software toolset also provide key new features for SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs and RTAX-DSP FPGAs.

Enhancements:

32 and 64-bit (x64) Windows 7 Operating System plus x64 Vista and Windows 7 USB driver support for FlashPro3 and FlashPro4 programmers. Libero IDE v9.0 SP1 and SP2 also add first-time Red Hat Linux OS support for designing with SmartFusion FPGAs.

Enhanced SmartFusion device features including a fabric Clock Conditioning Configurator (Fab_CCC) and programming for the SmartFusion A2F500 device. The Fab_CCC supports the secondary PLL/CCC that is available on the A2F500 device.

Programming support for the RTAX4000D four-million gate radiation-tolerant spaceflight DSP device, which adds embedded radiation-tolerant multiply-accumulate blocks to the tried-and-trusted industry-standard RTAX-S product family

Wendy Lockhart, senior manager, design solutions marketing and training at Actel said that Actel continues to provide competitive tools that run on the latest popular PCs and operating systems. He also added that customers could upgrade to the latest PCs and Windows 7 and be confident that Actel FPGA development tools are fully qualified and the newest release of Libero IDE provides FPGA designers ease-ofuse, design performance improvement, and silicon feature exploitation capabilities that enables them to meet their design objectives faster.

Pricing and Availability

Libero IDE can be downloaded and installed directly from Actel’s website. Service Pack 2 download includes all service pack 1 features; users should review both sets of release notes. The Actel Libero Gold edition is available on Windows 7, XP or Vista free of charge. All editions are one-year renewable licenses. Libero IDE Platinum is $ 2495 per seat. Node-locked and Floating licenses are also available.

Actel’s ultra low power FPGAs and mixed signal FPGA solutions offer the most comprehensive portfolio of system and power management solutions, making it the ideal choice among industry experts. Actel FPGA hardware from FPGA boards to development kits can be used for designing, programming, debugging and prototyping Actel FPGAs.

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