Lattice Semiconductor has released industrial temperature-qualified versions of their non-volatile LatticeXP2 FPGAs to volume production. The XP2 family is based on Lattice’s 90 nanometer hybrid flexiFLASH technology. The non-volatile LatticeXP2 FPGA family is ideal for medical imaging, video security/surveillance, LCD/display controllers, automotive systems, robotics, human machine interface (HMI) systems, motor control, and industrial displays.
LatticeXP2 FPGA Family Benefits
- Low cost
- Small form factor Chip Scale 132 BGA packaging
- Pre-engineered source-synchronous I/O that supports 7:1 LVDS, DDR2 and high-speed ADCs/DACs
- Does not require an external boot memory for FPGA configuration
- Prohibits bit-stream readback from the SRAM and Flash sections of the devices
Flash memory blocks are embedded within XP2 FPGAs to store the device configuration, providing a true single chip solution. At power up or on user command, the data stored in the Flash memory is transferred into SRAM cells that control the configuration of the device. This transfer is done in a massively parallel fashion, enabling the device logic to be available in approximately 1mS, well ahead of the other devices in the system and much faster than SRAM-based FPGAs that use external boot PROMs, regardless of whether they are provisioned separately on-board or stacked in the same package. This instant-on capability is critical for many system functions such as power up sequencing, address decoding and reset logic.
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