| ACTEL Introduces PowerPC Interface Cores From Newest CompanionCore Partner, Eureka Technology
Optimized IP Cores and Actel FPGA Solutions Well Suited for Communications, Military, Aerospace, Industrial and Automotive Systems Utilizing PowerPC Microprocessors
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 5, 2003 - Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today
announced that a new CompanionCore Alliance program partner, Eureka Technology,
Inc., has optimized three PowerPC interface intellectual property (IP)
cores for use with Actel's nonvolatile ProASICPLUS, Axcelerator,
SX-A and RTSX-S field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). With support for the
PowerPC 603, 604, 740, 750 and 8260 bus protocols, the EP201 PowerPC Bus Master,
EP100 PowerPC Bus Slave and EP300 PowerPC Bus Arbiter cores from Eureka Technology
also support many advanced features of the PowerPC CPU bus architecture, including
burst data transfers, data pipelining, extended data transfer sizes and support
for multiple bus masters. The combination of Actel's single-chip, nonvolatile
FPGAs and Eureka's silicon-proven IP cores is ideal for communications, military,
aerospace, medical, industrial and automotive systems utilizing or connecting
to PowerPC microprocessors.
"Eureka Technology's membership in our CompanionCore Alliance program
provides system designers with ready access to the company's proven PowerPC
interface cores as optimized building blocks for our ProASICPLUS,
Axcelerator, SX-A and RTSX-S FPGAs," said Yankin Tanurhan, senior director,
Applications and IP Solutions Group at Actel. "The combination of our secure,
low-power FPGAs with Eureka's PowerPC IP cores will not only accelerate development
cycles for customers leveraging this bus architecture, but will also allow them
to quickly develop communications, military, aerospace and industrial systems
while reducing design risks and decreasing costs."
"Today, Actel and Eureka already have mutual customers implementing our
cores in Actel FPGAs. We are very excited about becoming a member of Actel's
CompanionCore Alliance program and are equally excited to develop products targeted
for the company's successful FPGA solutions," said Simon Lau, president
of Eureka Technology. "Eureka's silicon- and production-proven PowerPC
IP solutions optimized for Actel's FPGAs allow system designers to accelerate
the development of system-on-chips (SoCs) and enhance productivity for our mutual
Pricing and Availability
Optimized for Actel's FPGAs, the three PowerPC interface cores are available
today in VHDL and Verilog RTL source code formats and EDIF netlist formats directly
from Eureka Technology. List prices for a single-use license start at $6,000.
Detailed product information for each core is available from the Eureka Technology
Web site at http://www.eurekatech.com
or via Actel's Web site at http://www.actel.com/products/ip/bus.html.
Actel DirectCore and CompanionCore Solutions
Actel offers its own system-level IP solutions, called DirectCores, specifically
designed and optimized for use with Actel devices. The company also offers third-party
IP blocks, called CompanionCores, that have been tested and verified in Actel
FPGAs. Covering applications ranging from embedded systems to consumer and communications,
functions include bus interfaces, communication controllers and interfaces,
processors and peripherals, encryption, memory controllers as well as multimedia
and error correction.
Actel DirectCores and CompanionCore products offer seamless implementation
through Actel's suite of internal and third-party EDA development tools, documentation,
and quality service and support, thereby streamlining the design process, enabling
faster time-to-market and minimizing design costs and risks. For more information
on the CompanionCore Alliance program, DirectCores or CompanionCores, visit
the IP section on the Actel Web site at http://www.actel.com/products/ip/index.html.
About Eureka Technology
Eureka Technology is a leading intellectual property (IP) provider for FPGA
and ASIC designers. The company offers a wide range of silicon-proven system
core logic functions and peripheral functions to support different CPU and bus
standards, including PowerPC, ARM, MIPS, ARC and SH2/3/4,
PCI, Cardbus, DDR SDRAM and PCMCIA. These IP cores are designed
to improve the design time-to-market delay, eliminate design risks, and reduce
development costs for SoC designs. Founded in 1993, the company has a strong
customer base in the United States, Japan and Europe. For more information about
the company, please visit the Web site at http://www.eurekatech.com
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Actel Corporation is a supplier of innovative programmable
logic solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on antifuse
and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software
development tools and design services, targeted for the high-speed communications,
application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) replacement and radiation-tolerant
markets. Founded in 1985, Actel employs approximately 500 people worldwide.
The Company is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ACTL and
is headquartered at 955 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif., 94086-4533. Telephone:
888-99-ACTEL (992-2835). Internet: http://www.actel.com.
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