A closer look at Atmel’s FPGA Configuration Memory

Atmel’s AT18F low-cost configuration family can be used to configure SRAM FPGAs as well as higher density high performance FPGAs from Xilinx. Currently, the AT18F family is offered in densities of 1 Mb up to 8 Mb and is typically targeted at both Spartan and Virtex family of FPGAs.

“This lineup offers true in-system programmable (ISP) capability and is compliant with IEEE 1532 programming standard,” an Atmel engineering rep told Bits & Pieces. “Meanwhile, Atmel’s AT18F family is supported with easy to use configuration programming software (CPS) and is recommended for new FPGA designs.”

In addition, Atmel’s small form factor packages are ROHS compliant, reducing the amount of board space, while simultaneously helping to accelerate time to market by providing a system level drop in solution for popular FPGA based systems.

Plus, our popular AT17LV FPGA Configurator EEPROM Memories can  be used with Atmel’s FPSLIC devices and any SRAM-based FPGA from any supplier, including Atmel’s own AT6000 and AT40KxxAL FPGA family, as well as products from Xilinx, Altera and Lattice Semiconductor.

“Packed in densities from 65K to 32 Mb, they are reprogrammable at 5V or 3.3V via an industry-standard 2-wire serial bus,” the Atmel engineering rep added.

Interested in learning more about FPGA Configuration Memory with Atmel? Be sure to check out our detailed device breakdown here.

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