Xilinx has taped out the semiconductor industry’s first 20nm device, and the PLD industry’s first 20nm All Programmable device. In addition, Xilinx has also implemented the industry’s first ASIC-class programmable architecture called UltraScale. According to Xilinx, the company is about a year ahead in delivering 1.5–2X more realizeable system-level performance and integration.
Lattice Semiconductor and Leopard Imaging introduced a dual camera module kit. The dual HD IP camera solution enables the TI DaVinci TMS320DM368 video processor to interface to two 720p image sensors. This kit is ideal for engineers designing black box car drive recorders or other applications that require two cameras. For black box car drive recorder applications, one camera can be pointed out the front of the vehicle, while the other can be directed toward the driver. The dual camera module kit is available now for $399 from Leopard Imaging.
Lattice Semiconductor is offering a series of free @MachXO2 Speed seminars. The Lattice events include hands-on technical training and live hardware demonstrations that focus on the MachXO2 PLD features that speed the design process and reduce time-to-market. The seminar’s hands-on hardware demonstrations utilize the versatile, battery-powered MachXO2 Pico Development Kit, which is discounted to $29 for the remainder of 2012.
Lattice Semiconductor released four new reference designs for their low cost, low power MachXO2 family of programmable logic devices (PLDs). Lattice’s entire portfolio of reference designs optimized for the MachXO2 family can be downloaded at no cost from the Lattice website. Five new demonstration designs and three updated application notes focused on the embedded, Flash memory-based EFB are also now available.
Lattice Semiconductor’s MachXO2 family of programmable logic devices (PLD) is available in a new 32 QFN (Quad Flatpack No-leads) package. Engineering samples of the MachXO2-256 in the 32 QFN package are available now. Production-qualified versions will be available in the third quarter of this year. MachXO2 PLDs with 256 LUTs are priced at $0.55 in volumes of 250K units. The programmable devices are supported in Lattice Diamond design software version 1.4.2.
Lattice Semiconductor introduced the Sony IMX136 image sensor bridge. The new image sensor bridge design utilizes the low power, low cost Lattice MachXO2 PLD (programmable logic device) to interface to the Sony IMX136 image sensor. The Sony IMX136 image sensor bridge design helps engineers to quickly introduce cameras based on the Sony IMX136. The image sensor bridge design is available now for download, and the MachXO2-1200 PLD is in full production.
Lattice Semiconductor and Aptina will showcase a low cost, dual image sensor design at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 10-13, 2012. The dual image sensor design helps ISP vendors to quickly offer multiple camera solutions for the consumer market. Lattice’s private hospitality meeting suite will be held in the Las Vegas Hilton, North Hall, 28th Floor, Suite 127.
The Lattice Do-it-All PLD Design Challenge is now taking place. The grand prize winner will receive $3000. The design contest will take place in three phases: Conceptual Design, Design, and Voting. Judges will select up to 15 semifinalists in phase one and then up to five finalists in phase two. Community Members will then vote for a grand prize winner. Each semifinalist will receive a free Pico Development Kit, a $49 value. The deadline to enter is July 18th.
Lattice Semiconductor introduced their MachXO2 Pico Development Kit. The Lattice kit is a battery-powered, low-cost evaluation platform for accelerating the evaluation of MachXO2 PLDs. The kit features a MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200ZE device, 1 Mbit SPI Flash, I2C temperature sensor, an expansion header for JTAG, SPI, I2C and GPIO interfaces, an LCD display and capacitive touch sense buttons. The MachXO2 Pico Development Kit is available now for a promotional price of $29. The kit is ideal for prototyping low power, space constrained consumer designs with MachXO2 devices, which is built on a low power 65-nm process and features embedded Flash technology.
The MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200 PLD, from Lattice Semiconductor, has been qualified and released to production. The LCMXO2-1200 is one of six members of the MachXO2 PLD family. MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200 devices are available in both commercial and industrial temperature grade options. The devices are offered in a broad range of low-cost package options including 100-pin TQFP, 144-pin TQFP and 132-pin csBGA. The 256-pin ftBGA and 25-ball WLCSP will be made available during 2011. All device members of the MachXO2 family are expected to be in production by the end of this year.