Future Electronics Announces Launch of Microsemi’s Lowest Power and Cost-Optimized PolarFire FPGAs

Montreal, Canada – February 15, 2017 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, has announced the launch of Microsemi’s new mid-range PolarFire field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).

The new PolarFire FPGAs from Microsemi offer the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities and provide a cost-optimized FPGA product family targeted for access networks, wireless infrastructure, defense, commercial aviation and industry 4.0 markets.

Offering up to 50 percent lower power than competing mid-range FPGAs,  Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs deliver 500K logic elements (LEs) and 12.7 Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) transceivers with class-leading small form factors and high security.

Microsemi has been delivering programmable logic for over 28 years.
With the introduction of PolarFire FPGAs, Microsemi is now a broad line FPGA supplier with the ablity to support devices from 1K to 500K LEs.  Its IGLOO™, ProAsic3, IGLOO2, SmartFusion™2 and PolarFire FPGAs deliver industry-leading power efficiency, security and reliability, all with instant-on and non-volatile technologies.

“Future Electronics’ engineering customers are continually finding great success utilizing our IGLOO2 and SmartFusion2-based Creative Board for Microsemi’s FPGAs. The new PolarFire family’s unbelievably low power consumption — even with the transceiver operating at 12.7 Gpbs data rates — and powerful Libero SoC PolarFire design tool represent a massively disruptive technology in the mid-range density FPGA market.  PolarFire FPGAs open the door for engineers to utilize Microsemi’s highly differentiated FPGA technology in more applications than ever before,” explained Todd Baker, Corporate VP of Engineering for Future Electronics.

Baker continued, “Future Electronics is proud to collaborate with Microsemi in bringing the PolarFire FPGA launch to our broad customer base and I have no doubt that design engineers are going to find tremendous value in this cost-optimized, low power, mid-range density FPGA family.”

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Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

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