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Product category: Intellectual Property Cores
News Release from: Actel Europe | Subject: ARM Cortex-M1 core for Igloo
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 19 September 2007

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ARM Cortex-M1 processor core is optimised for use with Igloo low-power field programmable gate arrays..

Enabling system designers to dramatically extend the battery life of their handheld and portable designs, Actel has optimised the ARM Cortex-M1 processor core for its Igloo family of FPGAs The combination of the industry's lowest power FPGA family, with a pervasive, industry-standard 32bit ARM processor specifically designed for use in FPGAs, gives designers the ideal, low-power integrated platform for rapidly deploying portable products

Furthermore, as the only FPGA supplier to offer the industry-standard processor free-of-charge to customers, Actel enables designers to cost-effectively leverage the large installed base of software and design tools available for the ARM architecture, reducing time to market and development costs.

Attractive for portable applications with 5uW static power, Igloo FPGAs consume more than 200x less static power than competitive FPGA offerings and deliver more than 10x the battery life of the current leading PLDs in portable applications.

In an Igloo FPGA, the Cortex-M1 core features very low o