Lattice Announces ispLeverCORE IP Support for New LatticeXP FPGAs

5/25/2005 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced the immediate availability of several key ispLeverCORETM Intellectual Property (IP) modules for its recently announced LatticeXPTM FPGAs. Easily integrated into the Lattice ispLEVER® design tool suite, and optimized to take full advantage of the LatticeXP architecture, the initial IP cores include Ethernet, PCI, DMA, FCRAM and DDR and target the consumer, computing and communications markets. Throughout 2005, the LatticeXP IP portfolio will continue to expand with the availability of several additional ispLeverCORE modules, complemented by IP cores from Lattice third party partners and by free, industry-standard Reference Designs.

Lattice ispLeverCORE IP modules are designed to the highest coding standards and are extensively tested to meet required functionality and performance. These cores are ready-to-use, well documented and fully supported by Lattice field and factory engineers. "These initial IP cores reflect Lattice's ongoing commitment to Bringing the Best Together for our customers," said Stan Kopec, Lattice vice president of corporate marketing. "These IP modules, coupled with the unique, non-volatile architecture of our LatticeXP FPGAs, reduce overall design complexity, allow designers to focus on their unique design concerns and, consequently, accelerate our customers' time to market," Kopec concluded.

ispLeverCORE Reference Designs for LatticeXP Devices
Complementing the Lattice ispLeverCORE IP cores are free reference designs that support a number of functions. These reference designs are available now and come with either source code or a netlist:

IP Evaluation Packages are available now on the Lattice website for immediate download at no charge. Each Evaluation Package contains a model for functional simulation and an evaluation netlist for fitting purposes and static timing analysis. These ispLeverCORE IP modules are available now:

Data Sheets and User Manuals for these IP modules can be found on the Lattice website,

About Lattice ispLeverCORE IP
Lattice ispLeverCORE IP products are highly integrated, modular design blocks that can be reused and easily placed within a programmable logic design. The ispLeverCORE modules implement popular industry-standard functions, commonly known as intellectual property (IP) cores.

Lattice offers a growing portfolio of ispLeverCORE modules, optimized for use with its device families. The ispLeverCORE modules are designed using the highest coding standards, and are extensively tested to meet required functionality and performance. These cores are ready-to-use, well documented, and are supported by Lattice field and factory application engineers.

About LatticeXP FPGAs
Non-volatile LatticeXP FPGAs deliver the benefits of instant-on operation, excellent security and a single-chip implementation, and provide cost-effective alternatives to traditional SRAM-based FPGAs and their associated boot memories. The ispXPTM technology used in the LatticeXP devices combines SRAM and non-volatile Flash memory to deliver an FPGA that is both non-volatile and infinitely reconfigurable. The SRAM-based memory cells control the operation of the device logic and are loaded from the on-chip Flash memory in less than 1mS at power-up -- providing instant-on capability -- or on user command. Unlike SRAM-based FPGAs, the LatticeXP device does not require an external boot memory and so provides a single-chip solution with the associated benefits of reduced board area and simplified system manufacture. The absence of an external boot device also eliminates the need for an external bit-stream at boot up and the possibility of bitstream snooping, a major security concern with SRAM FPGAs. Security features prohibit bit-stream readback from the SRAM and Flash sections of the devices to further enhance security.

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry's broadest range of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable System Chips (FPSC), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Programmable Mixed-Signal Products (ispPAC®) and Programmable Digital Interconnect Devices (ispGDX®). Lattice also offers industry leading SERDES products.

Lattice is "Bringing the Best Together" with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of non-volatile programmable devices that deliver instant-on operation, security and "single chip solution" space savings. Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets. Company headquarters are located at 5555 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421, USA; telephone 503-268-8000, fax 503-268-8037. For more information about Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, visit

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Lattice (& design), L (& design), ispLEVER, ispLeverCORE, ispGDX, ispPAC, ispXP, LatticeXP and specific product designations are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.

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