The iCE65L01 mobileFPGA device, from SiliconBlue Technologies, is now available in a CS36 package. The entire iCE65L01 product line, consisting of the CB132, QN84, VQ100, and now the CS36 device, is production qualified and shipping in volume today. Unit price for the iCE65L01 FPGA in the CS36 device is $0.95 for 1 million unit annual volume production consumption.
The CS36 package is a 36-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 mm wafer-level chip scale package. The iCE65L01 FPGA is small and light (6.25 mm2 and 11.5 milligrams). It provides over 14 times the logic capacity of its nearest competitor. The iCE65L01 mobileFPGA device is ideal for mobile handsets due to its ultra-low power, small packaging, high logic capacity, and low cost.
The rapid evolution of mobile handsets is pushing designers to implement new, differentiating functions that complement mobile chipsets and application processors. Functions such as intelligent battery-life management and interrupt offload (keeping the application processor in a low-power mode as long as possible) are fast becoming differentiators for products such as eBook readers, SmartPhones, and SmartBook computers. The iCE65L01 in the CS36 package is the right device for these functions, offering 1,280 logic cells with standby power consumption as low as 12 µW typical.
More info: SiliconBlue Technologies