Lattice Semiconductor's New, Ultra-Low Density FPGAs Enable Always-On Sensor Solutions for Context-Aware Mobile Devices

Lattice Semiconductor's New, Ultra-Low Density FPGAs Enable Always-On Sensor 
Solutions for Context-Aware Mobile Devices 
New iCE40 FPGAs, Slashing Power Consumption 100x and So Small They
Can Fit Almost Anywhere to Make Always-On Sensor Integration a
HILLSBORO, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 10/22/13 --  Lattice Semiconductor
Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced new ultra-low-density
iCE40(TM) FPGAs, delivering the world's most flexible, single-chip
sensor solutions for making a new generation of context-aware,
ultra-low power mobile devices possible. The new additions to the
iCE40 FPGA family allow customers to integrate more functions into a
smaller space. In packages as small as 1.4mm x 1.48mm x 0.45mm, they
are small enough and affordable enough to fit almost anywhere,
reducing board space and system complexity.  
With hard IP for strobe generators, I2C and SPI interfaces, the new
iCE40LM FPGAs deliver near-zero latency to the mobile market,
enabling context-aware systems with the real-time capturing of user
and environmental inputs with minimal delay or error. This gives
designers a platform for their mobile products to deliver media-rich
experiences based on movement, travel direction, location and other
interactions with the environment.  
The small size of the new iCE40 FPGAs enables integration of advanced
functions such as IrDA, barcode emulation, service LED, and more in a
single chip with available logic for additional customer defined
functions. Moreover, Lattice has demonstrated that the iCE40LM FPGA
solution can reduce power consumption by100x over traditional
application processor-only implementations, thus increasing battery
life to bring more value to the end user.  
"The combination of ultra-low active power and the world's smallest
sensor management solution enables a completely new class of
intelligent devices that know where they are and what they are
doing," said Joy Wrigley, senior product line manager for Lattice's
Ultra-Low Density Families. "We're investing in packaging
technologies that integrate more function and shrink system size,
allowing OEMs to affordably integrate a greater variety and number of
sensors into their mobile systems. Context awareness is truly a game
changer in the mobile industry and iCE40LM sensor solutions enable
designers to access this differentiation immediately."  
The new iCE40LM FPGAs give mobile device system architects the
ability to add and/or customize sensor management functions and
capabilities using a single, simple platform that can be implemented
across different designs. The new additions include the iCE40LM 4K,
iCE40LM 2K, iCE40LM 1K FPGAs and consume very little power, under 1
mW in active mode. 
Meanwhile, the iCE40LP FPGA product line is being expanded through
the addition of a new 16-ball WLCSP (wafer-level chip-scale) package
for both the iCE40LP 640 FPGA and iCE40LP 1K FPGA to further drive
down the footprint of the iCE40 family. Critical for 'the internet of
things' and 'always-on' applications, the new additions to the iCE40
family are tiny, measuring just 1.4mm x 1.48mm x 0.45mm on an
advanced 0.35mm ball pitch packaging. 
For more specific product details, visit  
Sensor Technology IP Solutions
 In addition to making iCE40LM FPGA
sensor-based reference designs available, Lattice is teaming up with
key sensor technology IP providers to ensure designers have complete
solutions for implementing the right algorithms in their designs.
Some of the examples of the key IP in support of the iCE40 FPGA
family include barcode emulation solutions making use of LEDs,
universal remote control solutions using IR (infrared) LEDs, and
sensor technologies to interpret a user's movements and situations
and infer the user's intentions. For more information, please visit 
Design and Development Support
 All iCE40 devices are supported by
the company's iCEcube2(TM) design software (release 2013-08) and
Lattice Diamond(R) Programmer v3.0. Designed to offer a
highly-productive, integrated development environment for the mobile
designer and optimized for Lattice's iCE40 FPGA architecture, the
easy-to-use iCEcube2 software is a world class design flow for the
mobile designer. The Lattice Diamond Programmer is compatible with
iCEcube2 software and enables device programming for Lattice devices,
simplifying the most common steps, including: setting up device
information (cable, port etc); selecting the programming data file to
use; and programming single or multiple devices. 
Pricing and Availability 
 The new devices are in production and
available through Lattice's distribution partners. Prices start at
under US $1 dollar in high volume quantities. For specific details on
where to buy, please go to today. 
About Lattice Semiconductor
 Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is
the World's leading provider of ultra-low-power programmable IC
solutions for makers of smartphones, mobile handheld devices,
small-cell networking equipment, industrial control, automotive
infotainment, and much more. With more than 1 billion units sold over
the past 10 years, Lattice ships more FPGAs, CPLDs and Power
Management solutions than any other programmable solutions vendor.
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