SmartFusion Mixed Signal FPGA Receives 2010 EDN China Leading Product Award

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a secure, smart, connected world, announced that its SmartFusionTM intelligent mixed signal FPGA received a 2010 Electronics Design News (EDN) China Leading Product Award in the Programmable Logic category. At a ceremony held in Shenzhen, Southern China, on November 17th, this prestigious award was officially presented to Microsemi.

The award-winning SmartFusion, the flagship of Microsemi’s Customizable SoC product line, is the world’s first intelligent mixed signal FPGA that integrates an FPGA, hard ARM® CortexTM-M3-based microcontroller subsystem (MSS) and programmable analog, offering full customization, IP protection and ease-of-use.

Rich Kapusta, vice president, marketing of Microsemi’s SoC Product Group said that they are honored to receive this award from EDN China and its readers. In his opinion, SmartFusion is an innovative, intelligent integration of the key components of a system. He further added the combination of three programmable elements-logic, a microcontroller subsystem and analog-makes the SmartFusion family a fully-customizable, easy-to-use system design platform and enables designers of embedded systems to optimize hardware/software tradeoffs on the fly without any board-level changes.

SmartFusion devices offer a compelling solution in a wide variety of applications when faced with options for co-processing or interface customization which includes motor control, system and power management and industrial automation. These applications span the industrial, military, medical, telecommunications, computing and storage markets.

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) offers the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor technology. Microsemi’s products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed signal integrated circuits, FPGAs and customizable SoCs, and complete subsystems and are committed to solving the most critical system challenges. Microsemi serves leading system manufacturers around the world in the defense, security, aerospace, enterprise, commercial, and industrial markets.