Greg Burns, Managing Director of Caelera , Australian distributor for Actel, announced that the company has formed an agreement with the La Trobe University Centre for Technology Infusion whereby the Centre will offer product development support for designers wishing to access the unique technology features of Actel’s low-power flash-based FPGA families. The Centre, which is based in Melbourne, will provide in-house access to the latest software and hardware development tools offered by Actel Corporation of the USA to assist Australian developers wishing to utilise Actel FPGA devices in their products.
“This agreement enables Australian companies to outsource some or all of their Actel FPGA-based development programs to a highly qualified design Centre based in our region” said Greg Burns. “This is a valuable service as it enables ANZ companies without in-house FPGA expertise, or with in-house resource restrictions, to convert their ideas into FPGA reality.”
Professor Jack Singh, Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion, noted “We have signed a joint Design Centre Agreement with Actel which enables us to offer design services based on Actel’s latest FPGA development tools. We have these tools in place now and are ready to assist with the transfer of this valuable design capability to Australian industry. We believe that Actel’s FPGA technology is a good match to the needs of local product designers, due to the range of typical applications which are common in Australia.”