The Spartan®-3AN FPGA family combines the best attributes of a leading edge, low cost FPGA with nonvolatile technology across a broad range of densities. The family combines all the features of the Spartan-3A FPGA family plus leading technology in-system Flash memory for configuration and nonvolatile data storage.
The Spartan-3AN FPGAs are part of the Extended Spartan-3A family, which also includes the Spartan-3A FPGAs and the higher density Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs. The Spartan-3AN FPGA family is excellent for space-constrained applications such as blade servers, medical devices, automotive infotainment, telematics, GPS, and other small consumer products. Combining FPGA and Flash technology minimizes chip count, PCB traces and overall size while increasing system reliability.
The Spartan-3AN FPGA internal configuration interface is completely self-contained, increasing design security. The family maintains full support for external configuration. The Spartan-3AN FPGA is the world’s first nonvolatile FPGA with MultiBoot, supporting two or more configuration files in one device, allowing alternative configurations for field upgrades, test modes, or multiple system configurations.
The new standard for low cost nonvolatile FPGA solutions
Eliminates traditional nonvolatile FPGA limitations with the advanced 90 nm Spartan-3A device feature set
Memory, multipliers, DCMs, SelectIO, hot swap, power management, etc.
Integrated robust configuration memory
Saves board space
Reduces support issues
Plentiful amounts of nonvolatile memory available to the user
Up to 11+ Mb available
Embedded processing and code shadowing
Robust 100K Flash memory program/erase cycles
20 years Flash memory data retention
Security features provide bitstream anti-cloning protection
Buried configuration interface
Unique Device DNA serial number in each device for design Authentication to prevent unauthorized copying
Flash memory sector protection and lockdown
Configuration watchdog timer automatically recovers from configuration errors
Suspend mode reduces system power consumption
Retains all design state and FPGA configuration data