Mouser Stocks Microsemi PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now offering the PolarFire™ Evaluation Kit from Microsemi, which allows designers to evaluate the highly regarded PolarFire FPGA product family. The flash-based PolarFire field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) deliver 100K to 500K logic elements at up to 50 percent lower power consumption than equivalent SRAM-based FPGAs,…

Xilinx and Avnet Deepen Distribution Engagement

Semiconductor vendor Xilinx Inc. and Avnet Inc. have struck an agreement to expand their existing relationship and extend this into a range of services meant to showcase the top-tier distributor’s reach into the electronics design chain. The announcement builds on steps already taken in recent months by Avnet to reorganize operations and refocus on strengthening…

FPGA Market to Reach $9.9B by 2020

San Francisco, Calif. – Global FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) industry is estimated to account for USD 9,882.5 million by 2020. Consumer electronics industry growth owing to rising demand for smart devices such as phablets and smartphones is projected to be key driver for market growth. Upsurge in electronic utilities and functionalities in the automotive sector may trigger…

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Intel/Altera Could be a Distribution Game-Changer

Altera Corp.’s acquisition by Intel Corp. looks like a sure winner in all ways but one: Altera’s distribution channel. FPGA maker Altera and its closest rival Xilinx Inc. are two of the last suppliers practicing an unofficial distribution policy called “shelf-sharing.” Under shelf-sharing, a supplier refuses to be sold by (or “share shelf” with) any…

Xilinx Updates Design Verification Tools

Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) has announced the acceleration of system verification with the release of the Vivado® Design Suite 2015.1, featuring major productivity advances  for the development and deployment of  All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs. This release includes the Vivado Lab Edition, accelerated Vivado Simulator and third party simulation flows, interactive clock domain crossing (CDC) analysis,…

Microsemi Unveils Advanced SmartFusion2 Dev Kit

Aliso Viejo, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of the company’s new largest density, lowest power SmartFusion®2 150K LE System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA Advanced Development Kit. Board-level designers and system architects can quickly develop system-level designs by using the two…

Microsemi Boosts Channel Strategy

Component makers that are expanding their market reach often find their internal resources can’t support every market or every customer that could benefit from their technology. The distribution channel evolved – in part – as an extension of their suppliers’ sales teams. But distributors are also finding they have to do more with less and…

Distributors Featured in Microsemi Tech Support

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has implemented significant FPGA design infrastructure support with the opening of three new technical support design centers, and by training and certifying more than 200 distributor partner field application engineers (FAEs) worldwide. In addition, the…