SOURCE: Aldec, Inc.

December 01, 2008 12:05 ET

Aldec® Delivers New Dual-FPGA Prototyping Solution for Actel® RTAX4000S Space-Flight FPGA Designs

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Aldec, Inc., a pioneer in mixed-language simulation and advanced design tools for ASIC and FPGA devices, announced today the availability of a reprogrammable, flash-based prototyping solution for Actel's largest antifuse device, the RTAX4000S. The innovative solution features dual ProASIC®3 A3PE3000 FPGAs from Actel Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTL). The solution greatly simplifies the prototyping process of space-flight systems, provides designers with a solution to design across multiple aerospace projects, shortens design cycles and drastically lowers project costs.

RTAX4000S Prototyping Solution

The RTAX4000S prototyping adaptor board includes a unique dual-stacked board configuration; a ProASIC3 A3PE3000 FPGA connected to the top daughter board is attached to the lower motherboard which contains a second ProASIC3 FPGA. The bottom part of the adaptor is footprint-compatible with RTAX CQ352 devices allowing the soldering of the adaptor board to the PCB as a regular RTAX device. Connected by a set of high speed connectors the dual-stacked high performance prototyping board allows implementing design changes easily. The adaptor board can be soldered/unsoldered several times, thus can be utilized for different projects, further reducing cost and increasing the long term practicality aspect of using the Aldec prototyping solution.


The Aldec reprogrammable RTAX4000S prototyping solution is available today. The product is sold directly from Aldec and its authorized world-wide distributors. For more information about Aldec prototyping solutions, and available solutions for RTAXS/SL 250, 1000, 2000 and 4000 devices go to

Live Webinar Event

Learn more about Aldec re-programmable prototyping solutions and the Actel RTAX space-flight technologies in an informative online webinar presented by Actel and Aldec. The webinar, Innovative Reprogrammable Prototyping for Actel RTAX space-flight FPGA Designs, will take place online on January 15th, 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) USA. To register today, go to the

About Aldec

Aldec Corporation is a industry-leader in electronic design verification and offers a patented technology suite including: design entry, HDL simulators, hardware-assisted verification, design rule checking, co-simulation, co-verification, IP Cores, DO-254 compliance tool sets and engineering specialty solutions. Corporate Website:

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Contact Information

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    Lori Nguyen
    Director of Marketing
    Aldec, Inc.
    (702) 990-4400, ext.254
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