The SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA is differentiated from other FPGAs by its low power capabilities that enable orders of magnitude lower power operation for low duty cycle applications. The device family includes important low power features:

  • Low static power
  • Flash*Freeze real-time low power state
  • ARM Cortex-M3 low power modes
  • SoC peripheral low power modes

In systems that operate reactively or periodically, SmartFusion2 FPGAs can dramatically reduce power. Reactive operation is defined as being in a standby state waiting for some activity or event before initiating processing. The reactive system returns to the standby state after processing is complete.