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SmartFusion and SmartFusion 2 are Actel (Microsemi) FPGAs with a hard ARM core in the chip.

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Smartfusion2 Programmer Error

I have recently start using the M2S150 Development kit from Microsemi and have run into an issue when attempting to program the board (via Libero 12.1). When running the "Run PROGRAM Action" ...
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How to Connect an External Signal to Digi-Key SmartFusion2 M2S010-MKR-KIT?

I am currently trying to configure my board to take an external square wave from a function generator, measure the time interval between rising and falling edges, then output the measurement on screen....
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IMU fusion data rate

For an trajectory estimation project using BMX055 IMU, it looks like all 3 sensors(acc,gyro,mag) inside the IMU have different and unsync data rates. Accelerometer provides 7.81, 15.63, 31.25, 62.5, ...
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SmartFusion 2 Pin Assignments using Libero

I am currently trying to find the schematic or pinout chart for a MicroSemi's SmartFusion 2. I have read all of their reference documents and release notes, but I can't find which pin is wired into ...
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What makes Smartfusion2 FPGA clamed as highly secure to ensure secure booting?

Is the FPGA Smatfusion2 claimed to be highly secure by its manufacturer (Microsemi, now Mircochip) because it is a non volatile memory FPGA? Meanwhile the SRAM FPGA like the zynq 7000 are considered ...
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Why is there a system controller and a microcontroller in the same FPGA?

I am starting to dig into the FPGA world. While exploring the FPGA SmartFusion2 architecture I found out that there is a microcontroller (ARM Cortex-M3) and at the same time a system controller. Why ...
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Interfacing Analog signal to FPGA?

Okey, let's try this again. The board I am working with is the Smartfusion2 (M2S010-FG484 package) Starter Kit. Link-> here. My main question is If I can interface an analog signal to a pin of the ...
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Combination of acceleration signals

have xA, yA, and zA acceleration signals collected from a smartphone and I call it: set A and I also have xB, yB, and zB same acceleration signals from smartwatch: let's call this set B. I need to ...
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SmartFusion debug problems

I am using an Actel SmartFusion system-on-a-chip, running a bare-board application that uses the MSS with SPI, ACE and GPIO. (I am developing in Libero IDE 11.1 and SoftConsole.) My program ...
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MicrosemiTools and C++

I've been trying to work with the Microsemi SmartFusion FPGA/MCU SOC boards and their "free" toolchain that includes an Eclipse-based "SoftConsole" IDE that appears to be based on the GNU C/C++ ...