Lattice Semiconductor introduced the new MachXO Control Development Kit and 12 new reference designs for prototyping system control functions such as temperature and current monitoring, power supply sequencing, fan control and fault logging, that are commonly found in telecom infrastructure, server, industrial and medical applications. The MachXO kit enables the development of system control designs for designers of CPLDs and low-density FPGAs. Promotional pricing for the MachXO Control Development Kit is $119.
MachXO Control Evaluation Board Features
- Preloaded Control SoC demo
- MachXO LCMXO2280
- Power Manager II ispPAC-POWR1014A
- 2Mbit SPI Flash and 1Mbit SRAM
- I2C temperature sensor
- Current and voltage sensor circuits
- On-board fan
- Interface to 16 x 2 LCD panel
- SD memory and Compact Flash memory card sockets
- Audio output channel
- Expansion header for SPI and I2C
- LEDs and switches
- Standard USB cable for device programming and I2C communication
- RS-232/USB and JTAG/USB interface
- 3″ x 1″ prototyping area
- RoHS-compliant packaging and process
The MachXO Control Development Kit features the MachXO LCMXO2280 device, 2Mb SPI Flash and 1Mb SRAM memory, a current and temperature sensor, a Power Manager II ispPAC-POWR1014A device, an expansion header for I2C, SPI, SD and compact Flash interfaces, several LEDs and user switches. Using the preloaded system-on-chip (SoC) design provided with the development kit, designers can now test within minutes typical board control functions including fan speed control based on temperature monitoring, LCD control, comprehensive power supply monitoring and reset distribution in conjunction with the Power Manager II POWR1014A and 8-bit LatticeMico8 microcontroller.
Designers can then build their own designs using the free downloadable reference design source code, implementing these features in less than an hour. Additional stand alone demos, including SD and Compact Flash memory / audio, fault logging, JTAG BSCAN and TransFR technology, can also be downloaded from the Lattice website and implemented on the control evaluation board.
The MachXO Control Development Kit includes a USB cable for device programming, AC adaptor (international plugs), and QuickSTART documentation.
More info: Lattice Semiconductor