Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Three New Devices Extend The Power Efficiency, Package Size, And Performance Of The Popular LatticeECP3™ FPGA Family

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the immediate availability of Low Power, High Speed, and Mini Package additions to the highly successful LatticeECP3™ FPGA family. The new value added devices are ideal for power and space limited applications in professional cameras, surveillance cameras, medical imaging, video communication, and small-form-factor wireline and wireless appliances. The LatticeECP3 Low Power FPGAs consume on the average 30% lower power compared to the standard devices and the High Speed FPGAs run 10% faster. The new family additions also include industry's smallest FPGA with high-speed SERDES and DDR3 memory interface. The Mini FPGA with SERDES is 66% smaller than the standard LatticeECP3 device of the same logic capacity.

"The new low power, high speed, and small form-factor devices expand the range and depth of our popular LatticeECP3 FPGA family for a variety of professional consumer and communication applications", said Shakeel Peera, Director of Silicon/Solutions Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor. "They allow our customers to build emerging class of compact products capable of cost-effectively handling high-speed Video and Internet data."

Low Power Mid-range FPGAs with SERDES and DDR3 Interface

The new Low Power devices consume 40% lower static power compared to the standard LatticeECP3 devices. This results in up to 30% lower total power consumption than the competing devices in the mid-range FPGA category. Lattice Semiconductor is offering Low Power versions for each member of the LatticeECP3 family. It includes Low Power versions for each existing speed grade (-6L, -7L, -8L) and for both 'Commercial' and 'Industrial' temperature grades. The LatticeECP3 Low Power devices are the industry's lowest power mid-range FPGAs with high-quality 3.2G SERDES and high-speed DDR3 memory interface. They empower designers to take the flexibility of FPGAs to power-budget limited professional consumer, communication, and video applications.

Industry's Smallest FPGA with SERDES for Compact Products

Lattice Semiconductor is also announcing industry's tiniest FPGA with high-speed 3.2 G SERDES and 800 Mbps DDR3 memory interface. The 10mmx10mm device with 17K LUTs and 116 user input/output is 66% smaller than the current LatticeECP3 FPGA of the same logic density. The Mini FPGA with SERDES is ideal for space-limited applications that need to process high-speed Video and Internet data. The LatticeECP3 Mini FPGAs are available in all three speed grades (-6, -7, -8), two power grades (Standard and Low-Power) and both temperature grades ('Commercial' and 'Industrial'). These "Mini" FPGAs will allow designers across industries to build size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP–C) constrained embedded systems.

High-speed Mid-range FPGAs for Complex Designs

The LatticeECP3 High Speed devices are 10% faster than the current highest speed-grade (-8) LatticeECP3 FPGAs. The High Speed parts (-9) are available for the four members of the LatticeECP3 family (35K, 70K, 95K, and 150K LUT FPGAS) in both the 'Commercial' and 'Industrial' temperature grades. These high-speed devices will enable designers to route complex FPGA designs, where a specific application or critical path has a time dependent requirement that cannot be facilitated by the standard devices.

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