Lattice Semiconductor has adopted the MIPI Battery Interface (BIF) standard within the iCE40 mobileFPGA family of products. As an industry-created and adopted standard, the MIPI BIF single-wire specification accelerates the design and use of smart batteries in mobile devices. Lattice Semiconductor is engaged with key customers on the MIPI BIF standard. They plan to make support broadly available through its IP suite during the first half of this year. The MIPI BIF solutions will be free of charge to customers with high-volume mobile applications.
Lattice’s MIPI BIF Master solution is optimized for the iCE40 devices. The solution enables the rapid support of this standard by existing mobile product chipsets and application processors. The MIPI BIF Master solution supports multiple classes of batteries and different topologies. In addition, the Lattice reconfigurable iCE40 device helps engineers add customized features on demand. The MIPI BIF interface is offered as an IP core within the Lattice iCEcube2 software, providing designers with access to critical functions for their applications.
Lattice’s iCE40 Los Angeles mobileFPGA family is designed for connectivity, video and imaging, sensor management, and memory/storage expansion for Custom Mobile Device solutions. The devices are fabricated on a 40 nm low power, standard CMOS process. The Los Angeles family has been optimized for mobile consumer applications such as smartphones, tablets, digital still camera, e-book readers, and portable navigation devices. The Los Angeles family comes in two power/performance variants.
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