The COLIBRI-250 board is the smallest and cheapest devboard available to evaluate the Microsemi/Actel ProASIC3 FPGA model A3P250 (250Kgates).
The Microsemi/Actel ProASIC3 flash-based FPGA chip offers a breakthrough in power, price, performance, density, and features for today's most demanding high-volume applications" (Microsemi web site).
Two completely separate address banks of 256K x 16 bits CMOS SRAM with 12ns of access time which allow fast data collecting capabilities and four 20x2 pin strips 2.54 mm (100 mils) pitch to have a comfortable access to the FPGA I/O lines.
The I/O lines deliver signals to/from the FPGA fabric logic with performance of more than 300 MHz for signals and standard 3.3 Volt logic levels
with LVDS capable interfaces.
A JTAG connector fully compatible with the Microsemi Flash Pro4 is available to program the FPGA from the Libero IDE tools.
To design your hardware on the FPGA a renewable 1 year free license of Libero is available from the Microsemi web site.
With Libero it is possible to edit, synthesize and simulate your FPGA application starting from VHDL/Verilog code obtaining an object file that can be transferred in the FPGA Flash memory through the Actel JTAG programmer available with the COLIBRI Starter Kit.
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