Third-generation Microsemi flash FPGAs called roASIC3 to provide performance, density, and features above and above those of ProASICPLUS. ProASIC3 nanodevices benefit from nonvolatile memory technology in that they are a safe, low-power, single-chip solution that is Instant On. Reprogrammable ProASIC3 nanodevices provide advantages in time to market at ASIC-level unit costs. These properties make it possible for designers to use current ASIC or FPGA design flows and tools to produce high-density systems.
ProASIC3 nanodevices provide clock conditioning circuitry based on an integrated phase-locked loop (PLL), as well as 1 kbit of on-chip, reprogrammable, nonvolatile FlashROM storage. Smaller devices, such as the A3PN030, lack PLL or RAM functionality. ProASIC3 nanodevices enable up to 36 bits of real dual-port SRAM, up to 71 user I/Os, and up to 250,000 system gates.
By providing additional features and packages for increased customer value in high-volume consumer, portable, and battery-backed applications, ProASIC3 nanodevices broaden the ProASIC3 product portfolio. Additional characteristics include a Schmitt trigger, low power, hot-swap capabilities, and lower footprint packaging made with two-layer PCBs in mind for increased flexibility in low-cost and power-sensitive applications.