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Pigeon Point, Actel Team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Pigeon Point Systems (PPS), an Actel company (Nasdaq: ACTL), today announced new AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) IPM Controller (IPMC) and ATCA/AdvancedMC™ (AMC) Carrier IPMC Board Management Reference (BMR) Starter Kits using Actel's new SmartFusion™ intelligent mixed signal FPGA. SmartFusion is the only device that integrates an FPGA, hard ARM® Cortex™-M3-based microcontroller subsystem (MSS) and programmable analog, offering full customization, IP protection and ease-of-use.

These comprehensive IPMC and Carrier IPMC solutions based on Pigeon Point's field-proven IPMC offerings and the SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGA accelerate customer design cycles and enable designers to concentrate on differentiating their ATCA board products (including those with AMC slots) instead of expending internal effort meeting management requirements for xTCA™ specification compliance.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Pigeon Point Systems (PPS), an Actel company (Nasdaq: ACTL), today announced a new Module Management Controller (MMC) Board Management Reference (BMR) Starter Kit based on Actel's SmartFusion™ intelligent mixed signal FPGAs. SmartFusion is the only device that integrates an FPGA, hard ARM® Cortex™-M3-based microcontroller subsystem (MSS) and programmable analog. The new kit addresses the MMCs on AdvancedMC™ (AMC) modules, which are used in both AdvancedTCA® (ATCA) carriers and MicroTCA® (uTCA) shelves, collectively referenced as xTCA™.

Combining compliance, interoperability and responsive support from Pigeon Point Systems with the unique intelligent mixed-signal capabilities of the flash-based SmartFusion device accelerates customer design cycles and enables designers to concentrate on differentiating their AMC module products. Actel's commitment to the strong worldwide adoption of xTCA by telecom equipment manufacturers is reinforced by continuing to deliver such comprehensive solutions to its customers.

The newest solution from Pigeon Point Systems delivers a complete hardware plus firmware solution with solid documentation and support. Pigeon Point has built an extensive track record of success in hardware platform management applications with the most demanding telecommunications equipment manufacturers and their suppliers. Now with the new MMC BMR Starter Kit based on the SmartFusion chip, Pigeon Point Systems provides another strong solution to xTCA system designers.

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