ispLEVER 7.2 Service Pack 2 Tool Suite

Lattice Semiconductor rolled out Service Pack 2 for ispLEVER 7.2 FPGA design tool suite. SP2 enable users of ECP3-70 and ECP-95 devices to design with confidence that the board-level behavior of their design — such as simultaneous switching output noise (SSO), power and timing — will match what the tools report. SP2 also boosts DSP application performance in the LatticeECP3 devices. The ispLEVER 7.2 Service Pack 2 tool suite for Windows, LINUX and UNIX users is available immediately without charge for customers with active design tool maintenance contracts.

SP2 updates the device values to production characterized silicon for the LatticeECP3-70 and ECP3-95 devices. Static timing analysis, power and SSO will report results that even more accurately reflect the behavior of the actual production device. In addition, PCS/SERDES calibration settings used for the supported IO protocols have been tuned to provide more robust behavior. The sysDSP block support also has been enhanced to include higher performance modes of primitive blocks targeted at specific applications, such as FIR filters, decimators, interpolators, matrix multiplication and video applications. These modes are made possible by the enhanced cascade support in the LatticeECP3 devices sysDSP architecture.

Service Pack 2 also supports the industrial temperature qualified, non-volatile LatticeXP2 devices that are available now in low-cost, small-footprint BGA or QFP packaging.

The ispLEVER design tool suite is a design environment for the latest Lattice FPGA products. It provides a complete set of powerful tools for all design tasks, including project management, IP integration, design planning, place and route, in-system logic analysis and more. The ispLEVER tool suite is provided on CD-ROM and DVD for Windows, UNIX or Linux platforms. Synopsys Synplify Pro advanced FPGA synthesis is included for all operating systems supported, and Aldecs Active-HDL Lattice Edition simulator is included for Windows. Pricing for the full ispLEVER design tool suite starts at $1,295 for the Windows version.

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