Lattice Semiconductor released Diamond v2.2 FPGA logic design software and iCEcube2 v2013-03 software for the iCE40 device family. Both Lattice software tools can be downloaded now. Lattice Diamond and iCEcube2 are ideal for low-power, low-cost, space-constrained systems. The software releases support new additions to Lattice’s ultra-low density FPGA product line.
Lattice Semiconductor announced the iCE40 LP384 FPGA. It is the smallest member of the iCE40 family of ultra-low density FPGAs. The iCE40 LP384 FPGA architecture is ideal for capturing and processing large amounts of data at hardware speeds while using very little power and board space. The iCE40 LP384 FPGA devices are available in sample quantities. Present packaging options include 32-pin QFNs (5.0 mm x 5.0 mm), 36-ball ucBGAs (2.5 mm x 2.5 mm), and 49-pin ucBGAs (3.0 mm x 3.0 mm).
Lattice Semiconductor is offering a special price on their recently released iCEblink40 Evaluation Kits. The company is offering the iCEblink40-HX1K and iCEblink40-LP1K Evaluation Kits at a promotional price of $19. The special promotional price will expire after October 31, 2012.
Eight devices in the Lattice Semiconductor iCE40 Los Angeles mobileFPGA family have been fully qualified and released into volume production. The low power LP640, LP1K, LP4K and LP8K devices, and the higher performance HX640, HX1K, HX4K and HX8K devices have been production released with 17 different device/package combinations.