Digi-Key gets worldwide disti exclusivity on Microsemi SmartFusion2 Maker Board

January 10, 2018 // By Julien Happich
Microsemi has teamed up with electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics to provide the SmartFusion 2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA maker board exclusively to Digi-Key’s global customer base.

This low-cost evaluation platform lowers the barrier for hardware and firmware engineers to develop embedded applications for the ARM Cortex-M3 and 12K logic elements (LE) FPGA fabric in the SmartFusion2 device. Contents include the new SmartFusion2 board, a USB cable to provide power, programming and communication, and a QuickStart Guide.

Key features of the SmartFusion2-010 SoC FPGA are an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, GigE MAC, USB OTG, built in DDR2/3 controller, numerous other peripherals, 12K FPGA LEs and the highest levels of security to protect customers’ IP. The board also features a 1000BASE-T PHY and connector, two unpopulated interfaces for the ESP32 and the ESP8266 (not included), USB connectivity and more. 

The board is ideal to prototype applications such as internet of things gateway, medical instruments, hand held industrial/test products, motor control, secure connectivity designs, etc. 

 

“This new SmartFusion2 evaluation board is an excellent fit for the greater engineering community,” said David Stein, VP, Global Semiconductor at Digi-Key. “It’s a powerful, versatile, integrated platform, all at a great value for anyone looking for an introduction to a SmartFusion2 system with Wi-Fi and Ethernet. Digi-Key is pleased to support Microsemi’s launch of this low-cost board as it offers our customers a new valuable evaluation platform in FPGA development.”

 

Digi-Key Electronics - www.digikey.com


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