ProASIC3 Flash Family FPGAs
In order to provide the latest information to designers, some datasheet parameters are published before
data has been fully characterized from silicon devices. The data provided for a given device, as
highlighted in the "ProASIC3 Device Status" table on page III, is designated as either "Product Brief,"
"Advance," "Preliminary," or "Production." The definitions of these categories are as follows:
The product brief is a summarized version of a datasheet (advance or production) and contains general
product information. This document gives an overview of specific device and family information.
This version contains initial estimated information based on simulation, other products, devices, or speed
grades. This information can be used as estimates, but not for production. This label only applies to the
DC and Switching Characteristics chapter of the datasheet and will only be used when the data has not
been fully characterized.
The datasheet contains information based on simulation and/or initial characterization. The information is
believed to be correct, but changes are possible.
This version contains information that is considered to be final.
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qualification process. Products may be amended or enhanced during the product introduction and
qualification process, resulting in changes in device functionality or performance. It is the responsibility of
each customer to ensure the fitness of any product (but especially a new product) for a particular
purpose, including appropriateness for safety-critical, life-support, and other high-reliability applications.
Consult the Microsemi SoC Products Group Terms and Conditions for specific liability exclusions relating
to life-support applications. A reliability report covering all of the SoC Products Group’s products is
available at http://www.microsemi.com/soc/documents/ORT_Report.pdf. Microsemi also offers a variety
of enhanced qualification and lot acceptance screening procedures. Contact your local sales office for
additional reliability information.