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27th February 2018
SiC MOSFETs targeted at industrial and automotive markets

Microsemi Corporation, provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, has announced sampling availability of the first product in its next-generation 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, the 40mOhm MSC040SMA120B. The release of the complementary 1200V SiC Schottky barrier diodes (SBDs), has also been announced further expanding Microsemi's growing SiC discretes and modules portfolios.

23rd February 2018
RF modules speed time to market for medical device designers

  A new radio frequency (RF) base station module for implantable devices has been announced by Microsemi, utilising the Medical Implant Communication Service (MICS) RF band. The ZL70123 module was developed specifically for external controllers and monitors of implantable medical devices.

Events News
9th February 2018
Microsemi reveals its embedded world programme

Semiconductor solutions company, Microsemi, has announced it will be participating at embedded world 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany, from 27th February to 1st March. The company has assembled a group of technical experts to showcase how the company’s solutions, including its Mi-V Embedded Ecosystem, PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) family and RISC-V embedded processor, help application engineers tackle the unique challenges a...

8th February 2018
Microsemi receive IoT product innovation award

Microsemi has announced its AcuEdge Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS) won the 'Internet of Things (IoT) Product Innovation Award' at the Elektra European Electronics Industry Awards 2017. 

7th February 2018
SoC dev software certified for IEC 61508 safety requirements

Semiconductor solution provider, Microsemi, has announced that its Libero system-on-chip (SoC) development software version 11.5 Service Pack (SP)2, offering a comprehensive suite of FPGA design tools, has achieved functional safety certification from TÜV Rheinland according to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508-2, Annex F. With Microsemi now offering a Functional Safety Data Package, engineers designing products to co...

31st January 2018
Power-over-Ethernet switch for PoE lighting applications

  Microsemi has announced the availability of its PDS-208G power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch. Offering an optimal and cost-effective solution designed specifically for digital ceiling installations, the new device is compatible with any IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at PoE lighting fixture and can be installed in ceiling or communication room racks.

Cyber Security
22nd January 2018
Security company provides high levels of design and data security

Microsemi has announced its products are not affected by the recently identified security flaws associated with the use of x86 and ARM and a number of other processors, including its Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The announcement comes as security researchers recently revealed major computer chip vulnerabilities, called Spectre and Meltdown, in chips - affecting billions of devices globally.

9th January 2018
Development board extends FPGA design options

A development board, dubbed Avalanche, which features a Microsemi PolarFire non-volatile field programmable gate array (FPGA) has been announced by Microsemi and Future Electronics. As the lowest cost entry development board available today for designing with Microsemi's lowest power, cost-optimised mid-range PolarFire FPGAs, Future's Avalanche board lowers the barrier to entry for PolarFire FPGAs and helps expand Microsemi's market opportunities...

22nd December 2017
Duo work together to enable NVMe-oF storage solutions

  Microsemi and American Megatrends (AMI) have announced their collaboration on the development of an NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) reference architecture solution. The new solution incorporates AMI’s MegaRAC FP-X Fabric Management Firmware technology with Microsemi’s Switchtec PCIe switches on an Intel Rack Scale Design (Intel RSD) reference architecture.

4th December 2017
Software update aids FPGA development

  Provider of semiconductor solutions, Microsemi, has announced the availability of its Libero system-on-chip (SoC) PolarFire version 2.0 comprehensive design software tool suite, used for the development of the company's lowest power, cost-optimised mid-range PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGAs) and supporting all PolarFire FPGA family devices and packages.

27th November 2017
Timing module provides network clock synchronisation

Offering a complete self-contained platform for customers to implement IEEE 1588 network timing client protocols, Microsemi has announced the availability of a new IEEE 1588 timing synchronisation module. The solution, which consists of hardware, firmware and software, combines capabilities from Microsemi’s broad product portfolios by leveraging the company’s SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA),...

8th November 2017
Smart storage delivers high performance for SDS applications

Microsemi has announced the production release of its new Smart Storage SAS/SATA adapters. The addition of these advanced Smart Storage adapters advances Microsemi’s Smart Storage offering for SAS/SATA server storage in data centres with full board-level solutions as well as silicon plus software for custom embedded solutions.

6th November 2017
Gateway clock provides phase to 4G and 5G base stations

  Provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, Microsemi, has announced the launch of its TimeProvider 4100, a flexible IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) grandmaster clock designed to scale from the edge to the aggregation layers of both mobile infrastructure and access networks.

27th October 2017
Low power FPGAs pass PCIe endpoint compliance suites

Provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, Microsemi, has announced its PolarFire field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have achieved a key milestone by passing the Peripheral Component Interconnect Special Interest Group’s (PCI SIG’s) PCIe endpoint compliance suites, working at 5Gbps. This certifies the product has passed rigorous testing of the compliance workshop, with the P...

23rd October 2017
Mi-V ecosystem accelerates adoption of RISC-V

  Microsemi has announced the company’s new Mi-V ecosystem with industry leaders, to increase adoption of its RISC-V soft CPU product family. The announcement comes as the company also introduces Mi-V RV32IMA and additional FPGA-based soft CPU solutions ideally suited for designs utilising RISC-V open ISAs.

28th September 2017
Radiation-tolerant FPGAs for easier flight system integration

  Provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, Microsemi, has announced its RTG4 high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant field programmable gate array (FPGA) engineering samples in a ceramic quad flat pack (CQFP) package are now available.

Mixed Signal/Analog
8th September 2017
FPGAs now interoperate with wideband RF transceiver

Microsemi Corporation has announced its cost-optimised, low power, mid-range PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) is now interoperable with Analog Devices’ AD9371 wideband integrated radio frequency (RF) transceiver via a JESD204B interface. The AD9371 offers dual channel transmitters and receivers, integrated synthesisers and digital signal processing functions, which allows customers to utilise Microsemi’s PolarFire F...

Events News
22nd August 2017
Microsemi awarded contract for adoption of Silicon Carbide technology

Provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, Microsemi has announced it has become a member of PowerAmerica - a manufacturing institute comprised of public and private representatives from the semiconductor industry, the US Department of Energy, national laboratories and academia - to accelerate the commercialisation and adoption of wide band gap semiconductors.

14th August 2017
Microsemi enables industry leaders to deliver NVMe-oF architectures

Provider of semiconductor solutions, Microsemi has announced its collaboration with Mellanox Technologies, and Celestica to develop a reference architecture for NVM express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) applications as part of Microsemi’s Accelerate Ecosystem Programme.

8th August 2017
Flash controllers feature high capacity SSDs

Provider of semiconductor solutions, Microsemi, has announced the production release of its Flashtec NVM Express (NVMe) 2108 eight-channel controllers, enabling enterprises and data centres worldwide to realise cost and power efficient high capacity Solid State Drives (SSDs).

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