April 27, 2009 -- Actel Corp. today announced the availability of five free-of-charge reference designs to enable the design and deployment of display applications quickly and effectively. The validated and tested reference designs are implemented using the Igloo Video Demo Kit, which was jointly developed by Actel, Attodyne and Avnet Memec.
"FPGAs bring a lot of flexibility to LCD control applications that ASSPs cannot provide," stated Jeff Ittel, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. "These reference designs jointly developed by Actel, Attodyne and Avnet Memec provide several benefits, including a proven design, access to the entire bill of materials from Avnet, and local technical support from Avnet Memec's factory certified field application engineers."
Available Reference Designs from Actel
DVI Input to LCD Reference Design
Upscaling Reference Design
Photo Viewer Reference Design
Video and Still-Shot Camera Reference Design
Video MUXing Reference Design
The Igloo Video Demo Kit features the ultra-low power Igloo FPGA with Flash*Freeze technology and offers low static power and quick entry to and exit from Flash*Freeze mode. The board offers designers the ability to rapidly evaluate various display controller reference design blocks for their display system needs. To enable a fast and comprehensive design process, the Igloo Video Demo Kit consists of two boards: a video demo board and an LCD adapter board. Designers also have the choice of different LCD adapter boards with LCD panels of different sizes and resolutions.
The Igloo Video Demo Kit is immediately available.