The Microsemi has a long history of supplying comprehensive Design Software tools and recognizes the benefit of partnering with industry leaders to deliver the optimum usability and productivity to customers. Taking the same approach with processor development, Microsemi has partnered with key industry leaders in the microcontroller space to provide the robust SoC FPGA ecosystem.
Microsemi is partnering with Keil and IAR to provide Software IDE support to system designers. The result is a robust solution that can be easily adopted by developers who are already doing embedded design. The learning path is straightforward for FPGA designers.
The diagram above shows a software stack with examples of drivers, RTOS and middleware from Microsemi and partners. By leveraging the software stack, designers can decide at which level to add their own customization to their design, thus speeding time to market and reducing overhead in the design.
Because an ARM processor was chosen for SmartFusion2 and SmartFusion devices, Microsemi's customers can benefit from the extensive ARM ecosystem. By building on Microsemi supplied hardware abstraction layer(HAL) and drivers, third party vendors can easily port RTOS and middleware for the SmartFusion devices.