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.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is offering low power, high speed, and small form-factor versions of their LatticeECP3 FPGA devices. The new packaging helps engineers create power and space limited applications in professional cameras, surveillance cameras, medical imaging, video communication, and small-form-factor wireline and wireless appliances. Prices for the LatticeECP3-17K Mini Device in 328csBGA package start at $4.95 (in 500K unit volume). Delivery will be in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Altera will use two distinct 28nm process technologies. With their high-end FPGA family, Altera will continue to use TSMC’s 28-nm High Performance (28HP) process technology. However, now the company will use also TSMC’s 28nm Low-Power (28LP) process technology for Altera’s low-cost and midrange product families. Engineering samples of Altera’s 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs will be available to customers starting in the first quarter of 2011. Customers can start their Stratix V FPGA designs now by using Altera’s Quartus II software. Additional 28-nm FPGA families will be announced in 2011.
Actel’s low-power ProASIC 3 and ProASICPLUS FPGA families have been designed into flight-critical applications on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner commercial airliner. Flight computers, cockpit displays, engine control and monitoring systems, braking systems, safety warning systems, cabin pressurization and air conditioning systems, and power control and distribution systems all make use of Actel’s highly-reliable flash-based FPGAs. The commercial aircraft successfully completed its maiden test flight on December 15, 2009.