Lattice Diamond FPGA Design Software Tool Suite v1.2

Lattice Semiconductor rolled out version 1.2 of their Lattice Diamond FPGA design software tool suite. The Lattice Diamond v1.2 software for both Windows and Linux is available now. The Lattice Diamond free license features access to many Lattice devices, such as the MachXO2 and MachXO PLD families, the LatticeXP2 FPGA family and the LatticeECP2 FPGA family. The Lattice Diamond subscription license adds support for all Lattice FPGAs, including the LatticeECP3 devices. The Lattice Diamond subscription license price is $895 per year.

Lattice Diamond v1.2 Highlights

  • Includes preliminary silicon-based models for the recently released LCMXO2-1200 and LCMXO2-1200U devices
  • Supports all ultra-high I/O count MachXO2 devices and the wafer level package needed for very high volume, cost sensitive applications
  • Ideal for implementing 8-bit embedded applications like control processing, control communications, state machine replacement and simple user interfaces within an inexpensive PLD
  • Expanded Support for the LatticeMico8 Embedded Controller for MachXO2 Devices
  • Users of the new MachXO2 PLD devices can now generate complete systems based on the LatticeMico8 open source 8-bit controller core using the included LatticeMico System tool
  • LatticeMico System tool creates and synchronizes system hardware and the associated software development environment
  • Designers can define a custom system by choosing a set of peripherals
  • Both hardware and software environments remain in synch even if changes are made to the system
  • Enables users to easily explore design alternatives
  • Includes updated power, timing and SSO analysis values based on the actual silicon characterization for the MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200 and LCMXO2-1200U devices
  • Reveal hardware debugger has been validated with the actual silicon of MachXO2 devices
  • Engineers can debug designs by selecting which signals to observe and then using the software to automatically configure and insert the necessary debug logic
  • Ability to dynamically define the necessary triggers to capture data for real-time analysis
  • Includes Synopsys’ Synplify Pro advanced FPGA synthesis for all operating systems supported
  • Aldec’s Active-HDL Lattice Edition II simulator is also included for Windows

More info: Lattice Semiconductor