Helion GmbH (Duisburg, Germany) selected Lattice Semiconductor’s (NASDAQ: LSCC) LatticeXP2(TM) family of non-volatile FPGAs in the design of its next generation of camera modules. Helion already uses LatticeXP(TM) and MachXO(TM) non-volatile devices in its existing NanoVesta series of camera modules to perform image data parameterization, image data processing and overlay functions.
Helion will use the LatticeXP2 FPGAs for the IONOS-series to perform all necessary image-processing tasks in real time with a very low latency. The next generation of camera modules is planned for release in early 2008. Helion is a leading developer of OEM CMOS cameras, OEM CMOS camera modules, and CMOS sensor support chips.
The non-volatile LatticeXP2 family combines a Look-up Table (LUT)-based FPGA fabric with Flash non-volatile cells on a 90nm process technology, in an architecture called flexiFLASH(TM). The flexiFLASH approach provides benefits such as instant-on operation, a small footprint, on-chip storage with FlashBAK(TM) embedded block memories, Serial TAG memory and the highest design security. LatticeXP2 devices also support live updates with Lattice’s unique TransFR(TM) technology, 128-bit AES design encryption and dual-boot technologies. The family consists of five devices ranging between 5K and 40K LUTs in a wide variety of packages.