Lattice Semiconductor released Diamond v2.2 FPGA logic design software and iCEcube2 v2013-03 software for the iCE40 device family. Both Lattice software tools can be downloaded now. Lattice Diamond and iCEcube2 are ideal for low-power, low-cost, space-constrained systems. The software releases support new additions to Lattice’s ultra-low density FPGA product line.
iCEcube2 (v2013-03) software provides access to the iCE40 LP8K FPGA in a 4 x 4-mm, 81-ball ucBGA package with a 0.4-mm pitch. This part squeezes more processing power into a 25% smaller footprint than was previously possible with other packages. Delivering 7,680 LUTs, the iCE40 LP8K FPGA enables designers to build efficient co-processors to accelerate data processing in a number of space-constrained portable industrial, scientific, and medical applications.
The Lattice iCEcube2 (v2013-03) environment supports the Lattice Synthesis Engine (LSE) as well as Synopsys’ Synplify Pro software. In addition, the Lattice Synthesis Engine supports the entire ultra-low density FPGA product line. Designers can easily select which tool they would like to use, enabling access to a broader set of logic optimizations to minimize device power, size, and cost.
The new software releases will also provide access to an array of additional new Lattice products. iCE40 FPGA designers will now have a choice of synthesis tools to help achieve their power, space, and cost objectives.
More info: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation