Actel Broadens Support for CoreMP7-Based Designs With New SoftConsole Tool

Free Software Program Development Environment Integrates With Actel's Full Suite of FPGA Development Tools

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL) today announced SoftConsole, a free software program development environment for Actel's CoreMP7, the industry's only soft 32-bit ARM7 microprocessor core for field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Based on the widely used, open-source Eclipse Integrated Design Environment (IDE) and ARM7 GNU compiler and debugger, SoftConsole provides a cost-effective, reliable way to write and debug software programs for CoreMP7. The free tool enables designers to quickly and easily develop embedded system applications based on Actel's single-chip, flash-based FPGAs.

SoftConsole seamlessly integrates with Actel's complete FPGA development tool environment, including the CoreConsole IP Deployment Platform (IDP) and Libero IDE, also available for free. Users can download CoreMP7 via the CoreConsole IDP, then write and debug software programs to run on the core with SoftConsole. Together, the three tools give Actel customers everything they need to develop their CoreMP7 applications in the mixed-signal Actel Fusion(TM) Programmable System Chip (PSC) and low-cost ProASIC3 FPGA families.

"The SoftConsole tool will allow designers to accelerate development time by letting them take advantage of their existing knowledge of the Eclipse IDE and ARM7 GNU compiler and debugger," said Mike Thompson, senior manager, IP product marketing at Actel. "Because these tools are widely used and very mature, they are highly reliable for CoreMP7 software program development."

In addition to the Eclipse IDE and ARM7 compiler, SoftConsole includes a GNU debugger and simulator for CoreMP7. Further simplifying program development, the tool also supports the import of memory map and drivers from Actel's CoreConsole IDP. The tool also works with Actel's FlashPro3 programmer to program and debug memory. Initially supporting CoreMP7, SoftConsole support for Core8051 as well as other Actel-supported processor and microcontroller cores will be added in the future.

Pricing and Availability

SoftConsole is available for free via download from Actel's Web site at http://www.actel.com/products/tools/softconsole/ .

About Actel

Actel Corporation is the leader in single-chip FPGA solutions. The company is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, Calif., 94043-4655. For more information about Actel, visit http://www.actel.com . Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835).

NOTE: The Actel name and logo, and Libero are registered trademarks of Actel Corporation. Actel Fusion is a trademark of Actel Corporation. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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