Electronic News (1991). June 10, 1996, Vol. 42 Issue 2120, p48, 1 p.
Programmable logic array, Hardware product introduction, Actel Corp. -- Product introduction -- 00227218, Technical Data Freeway Inc. -- Contracts -- 00359248, Actel A32200DX (Programmable logic array) -- Product introduction, Integrated circuits -- Product introduction, and Semiconductor industry -- Product introduction
Actel announces the A32200DX FPGA at the same time it reveals it has an intellectual property agreement with Technical Data Freeway (TDF). The agreement lets FPGA developers select from 90 different TDF cores for use in Actel devices. The accord allows OEMs to merge predefined functions optimized for high-performance applications with customized logic. For TDF, the deal allows the company's designs to gain entry into the low volume and prototyping markets. Actel A32200DX is a 20,000-gate device, and the company claims it is the first antifuse FPGA to have dual-port, on-chip SRAM. Although the SRAM does not make it possible to reprogram the A32200DX, the on-chip SRAM will be employed for high-speed RAM functions. The FPGA operates at 100MHz, allowing data to travel rapidly through out the entire system, not just the core. The A32200DX ships in Jun 1996 and costs $225 in sets of 5,000.