Lattice Semiconductor is partnering with Beyond Semiconductor to develop compiler tools for Lattice’s soft processors. The collaboration will include updates and performance improvements for Lattice’s embedded processor IP compilers and development tools. Software developers need a powerful set of familiar, integrated tools for compilation, simulation, debug, and analysis in order to quickly write efficient and robust code.
Lattice’s LatticeMico8 embedded microcontroller and LatticeMico32 embedded microprocessor are optimized for implementation in Lattice FPGAs and PLDs. These embedded processors are provided free of charge through an innovative open source intellectual property (IP) core license that provides customers access to the HDL for the IP, as well as full architecture independence and portability to migrate from an FPGA to ASIC platform, if desired.
Beyond Semiconductor is a privately held fabless semiconductor IP company that supplies embedded processor IP technology for digital consumer, networking, personal entertainment, communications, and industrial applications. Beyond Semiconductor’s product offering includes 32-bit embedded RISC/DSP processors with the highest code density in the industry, advanced software development tools, peripheral cores, and complete reference platforms that enable licensees to begin product development quickly.