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Product category: Programmable Logic Devices
News Release from: Actel Europe
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 22 October 2001

e.Digital has designs on Actel FPGAs

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e.Digital and Actel have set up a technology relationship to will allow e.Digital's proprietary design to be produced within Actel's ASIC-like eX FPGA devices

e.Digital's new solution is designed to increase reliability and reduce the board space required for implementation of advanced digital voice and music recorder/player functionality in small portable devices, such as portable Internet music players and personal digital jukeboxes. "WeŻve seen continued customer interest in our ASIC-like eX FPGAs for e-appliance and portable applications, such as digital music players, due to the security and low power features of the architecture", said John East, president and chief executive officer at Actel.

"Actel's eX FPGAs, combined with e.Digital's innovative technology, offers significant advantages in functionality, security and dynamic power consumption, propelling this solution into a broad range of next-generation e-appliance and portable products".

"We are excited about working with Actel, an expert in FPGA architecture and system- and chip-level logic design", said Jim Collier, chief operating officer at e.Digital.

"Actel provides an ultra-secure technology that protects our intellectual property and enhances our licensing revenue sources.

It will help OEMs significantly reduce their time to market by licensing a complete, full-featured logic system that can be incorporated by their internal development teams.

We are pleased to be able to meet this need and enable the next-generation of portable music and voice player products".

e.Digital's solution has potential applications in automotive stereos, home stereo systems, laptop and handheld computers, desktop PCs, cellular phones and dictation systems.

The e.Digital solution is the latest portable consumer application to incorporate Actel's FPGA devices.

Actel devices are also used in digital cameras, digital film, multimedia products and smart-card readers.

Actel claims its eX product family offers designers the industry's lowest power, high performance, low cost complex programmable logic device (CPLD) solution.

Aimed at the growing e-appliance and communications markets, the eX family enables designers to use single-chip programmable logic for their traditionally low-density ASIC requirements, eliminating the long lead times and costly NRE charges.

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