Prototyping in a FLASH!
Aldec and Microsemi have joined together, offering a new, innovative, reprogrammable prototyping solution for Microsemi RTAX-S/SL, RTAX-DSP and RTSX-SU space-fight system designs. Unlike the traditional OTP (One Time Programmable) anti-fuse space-qualified FPGAs, the Aldec prototype adaptor uses flash-based, Microsemi ProASIC®3E FPGA technology, for design prototype re-programmability.
- Supported Microsemi devices/capacities:
- RTAX-S/SL up to 4000S, RTAX-DSP and RTSX-SU device
- Automated Device Netlist Converter:
- Memory Conversion
- Physical Design Constraint (PDC) file conversion
The RTAX EDIF Netlist Converter performs automatic conversion of the RTAX-S/SL EDIF netlist to a ProASIC3E netlist, which means replacement of the primitives has to be done, with consideration of the limitations (differences between RTAX-S/SL anti-fuse and ProASIC3/E flash-based technologies). A pin remapping utility allows automatic Physical Design Constraint (PDC) file conversion which eliminates the need for additional and time consuming manual work.