Microsemi Collaborates with Mikroprojekt to Introduce Fully Deployable Human Machine Interface Kit Using SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs

Design House Utilizes Microsemi Devices as Platform for Showcasing IP and Design Capabilities

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance and Mikroprojekt, an IP design house specializing in FPGA IP cores and systems for display, video and graphics applications, today announced the availability of Mikroprojekt's compact and high performance human machine interface (HMI) platform. Based on Microsemi's SmartFusion™ 2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, the highly-integrated kit provides an easy-to-use platform to develop HMI solutions with touch screen displays. Such solutions can be deployed across a wide range of industrial and building automation, digital signage, vending machine, medical, automotive and appliance applications.

"We are pleased Mikroprojekt's team sees the value and uniqueness of our SmartFusion2 FPGAs to enable Mikroprojekt to create innovative, compact HMI products for customers while serving as a platform to showcase its IP and design libraries," said Bruce Weyer, vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi. "Mikroprojekt's high performance HMI solution demonstrates the accelerated adoption of SmartFusion2 as we continue to expand Microsemi's collaborations with design houses catering to emerging applications and markets."

Mikroprojekt developed a SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA-based HMI kit comprising of hardware, IP and software. The kit offers a compact hardware platform with add-on video input support, IP cores designed for high performance HMI touch screen display and an easy-to-use WYSIWYG GUI editor tool with pre-designed HMI templates.

"Using Microsemi's SmartFusion2 devices to develop our solution provides our engineers with easy access to pre-packaged IP and hardware, in addition to exceptional features like low power, compact size, reliability and security-all with a high level of integration," said Damir Jezic, Ph.D., managing director at Mikroprojekt. "The unique capabilities of SmartFusion2 allow our team to streamline the design process, shorten time-to-market, and reduce design costs and risks while providing Mikroprojekt a platform to showcase our leading capabilities to customers."

"The global market for touch screen based HMI solutions is estimated to grow to around $10.57 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 14.7 percent," said Chaitanya Kumar, senior strategic consultant from IndustryARC. "Demand from relatively new segments such as building automation, smart homes, digital signage, automotive and medical devices apart from the industrial automation sector is playing a major role in the overall market growth."

Mikroprojekt is now offering the new kit to its customers. For more information on the company's solution leveraging Microsemi's SmartFusion2 technology, visit www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/design-resources/partners/mikroprojekt. For more information on Microsemi's products and solutions for HMI, visit www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial/hmi.

Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs

SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs integrate inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 megahertz (MHz) ARM Cortex-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM and industry-required high performance communication interfaces, all on a single chip. Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs are designed to address fundamental requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in critical communications, industrial, defense, aviation and medical applications.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif, and has approximately 3,600 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.


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