Lattice Powers Talijon Engineering's Turnkey Hardware Solution

6/29/2005 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that Talijon Engineering has delivered a turnkey hardware solution for a security product that will be used to monitor internet traffic. Talijon provided its customer with three Lattice intellectual property (IP) cores within a specialized wrapper and custom 1U hardware using a LatticeECTM FPGA on the main controller board and an ispPAC® Power Manager on the power board.

"This was a very challenging project," said Len Shimoon, one of three founders of Talijon. "We were working with a software-only company that needed Talijon to provide a comprehensive hardware solution. So not only were we facing formidable hardware requirements, but the schedule was extremely tight. In fact, we needed solutions for the 1U box in record time. As a result, we not only had to evaluate the devices, but also consider vendor responsiveness and product availability. Lattice made our decision pretty easy. The LatticeEC FPGA's DDR support, IP offering and large number of cells at an attractive price impressed us. And, thanks to the exceptional efforts of the local Lattice representatives, we were able to obtain the devices within a very short time." Shimoon concluded.

Lattice vice president of corporate marketing Stan Kopec said, "Lattice is unique among programmable logic vendors because we apply the benefits of programmability not only to digital devices such as our CPLDs and FPGAs, but to our analog and mixed-signal products as well, such as our power management and clock generator devices. Our customers are frequently able to combine significant functionality in very compact areas using Lattice products."

About the LatticeECP-DSPTM and LatticeEC FPGA Families
The LatticeECP-DSPTM and LatticeEC FPGA device families are architected to provide the most optimized feature sets combined with the lowest total solution costs of any FPGAs. The new LatticeECP-DSP products, targeted for high-performance DSP applications, provide up to a 50% performance and 75% logic utilization improvement over other low cost solutions when implementing common DSP functions. The LatticeEC FPGA product family, targeted for general-purpose FPGA applications, is a precise and targeted response to the market's explosive demand for low cost, architecturally streamlined logic solutions. Through advanced 130nm silicon technology, an optimized architecture and proprietary circuit design, the new Lattice devices lower total solution costs by up to 30% to 50% compared with existing FPGA solutions, and are expected to broaden the adoption of FPGAs within the $20 billion ASIC marketplace.

About the Lattice ispPAC Power Manager Devices
Lattice Power Manager devices provide a standard, off-the-shelf programmable mixed-signal solution for power management that enhances reliability and speeds time-to-market. Applications for Power Manager devices include telecom and networking systems, storage systems, servers, test equipment and automotive electronics. Programmable features make Power Manager devices ideal for controlling multiple power supplies in conjunction with a wide range of regulator and switching technologies.

About Talijon Engineering
Talijon Engineering is an engineering design services firm based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Talijon Engineering specializes in embedded systems design and development, and can offer a range of point solutions, as well as complete turnkey solutions depending on your requirements. Our staff is comprised of experienced engineers and computer scientists drawn from the telecommunications, medical, and R&D sectors. Company headquarters are located at 215 Stafford Road West, Suite 104, Ottawa, Ontario K2H 9C1; phone 613-795-6175. For more information about Talijon Engineering, visit

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), ispGDX, ispPAC, LatticeEC, LatticeECP, LatticeECP-DSP 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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