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 introduced the latest versions of Lattice Diamond and iCEcube2 design tools. The new versions improve power calculations and design productivity for the creation of mobile and consumer, communication, and industrial systems that undergo fast design cycles, demand power efficiency, and have aggressive cost constraints.
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.