Microsemi Corporation has launched its IGLOO2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial, commercial aviation, defense, communications and security applications. The non-volatile flash-based IGLOO2 FPGAs include general purpose input/outputs (GPIOs), 5G SERDES interfaces, PCI Express endpoints, and high-performance memory subsystem. Microsemi states that when compared to other 5G SERDES-based FPGAs under 150K logic elements (LEs), IGLOO2’s high level of integration provides the lowest total system cost versus competitive FPGAs, while improving reliability, significantly reducing power and systematically protecting valuable customers’ design IPs.
The IGLOO2 FPGA family requires only two power supplies.. 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. IGLOO2 FPGAs provide a LUT-based fabric, 5G transceivers, high-speed GPIO, block RAM and DSP blocks in a differentiated, cost- and power-optimized architecture. The new IGLOO2 FPGA architecture offers up to five times more logic density and three times more fabric performance than the previous generation IGLOO family.
The IGLOO2 FPGA family provides 10 times lower static power than comparable FPGAs by utilizing a unique Flash*Freeze real-time power management mode.
The family includes built-in design security for all devices, including root-of-trust applications. IGLOO2 FPGAs are targeted for safety critical, mission critical and high temperature systems.