2/8/2006 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today introduced its second-generation EConomy Plus Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) devices, the LatticeECP2TM family. Developed on 90nm Fujitsu CMOS technology utilizing 300mm wafers, this family cuts FPGA prices to under $0.50 per 1,000 Look-up Tables (LUTs) in high volume. Compared to Lattice's first-generation 130nm LatticeECPTM FPGAs, the new family also increases available logic density to 70K LUTs, increases the number of 18x18 multipliers to 88, boosts I/O performance over 50% and enhances configuration capabilities. Capabilities added for the first time to this class of FPGAs include pre-engineered 400Mbps DDR2 memory interface support, configuration bitstream encryption and dual-boot configuration support. Lattice's low cost LatticeECP2 devices are being announced today simultaneously with its high-end LatticeSCTM System Chip FPGAs, fabricated on the same technology.
"Lattice customers have enthusiastically welcomed the Economy Plus concept that Lattice pioneered with its first-generation LatticeECP family," said Stan Kopec, Lattice corporate vice president of marketing. "The enhancements that LatticeECP2 brings in the areas of logic and memory capacity, I/O performance and configuration flexibility allow this new family to capture many new designs that would otherwise need to be targeted at higher cost, full-featured FPGAs."
Cost Optimized Architecture Provides Rich Feature Set
Throughout their development, the LatticeECP2 devices have been optimized to deliver the features and cost structure required by designers for high-volume applications. Key points include:
The LatticeECP2 family will be offered in two versions, the standard LatticeECP2 and a memory enhanced (LatticeECP2MTM) version to be announced later in 2006. The LatticeECP2M devices will increase density to 100K LUTs and enhance memory capacity to over 5million bits of RAM. In all, 6 device densities from 6K to 70K LUTs are planned for the LatticeECP2 family plus additional members of the LatticeECP2M family. The LatticeECP2 devices will provide between 55K and 1Mbit of embedded memory through sysMEMTM Embedded Block RAM (EBR), twelve to eighty-eight 18x18 multipliers and 95 to 628 I/O pins. In addition, each device provides two Delay Locked Loops (DLLs) and from 2 to 6 Phase Locked Loops (PLLs) for timing control. The parts will be available in a variety of low-cost TQFP, PQFP and fine pitch BGA (fpBGA) packages and operate from 1.2volt power supplies.
Design Tools and Intellectual Property Support
Design support for the LatticeECP2 devices is provided by the latest version of the ispLEVER tool suite, Version 5.1 using Service Pack 2. These ispLEVER design tools provide designers with access, in one software package, to all Lattice digital devices and include synthesis support from Mentor Graphics and Synplicity. An extensive range of IP (Intellectual Property) cores, particularly suited for high volume applications, will be available from both Lattice and its IP partners. Additional details of IP support will be announced during 2006.
Availability and Pricing
Samples of the first member of the LatticeECP2 family, the ECP2-50, will be made available during Q1 2006. The LatticeECP2-50 will be offered in 484 and 672 ball fpBGA package options. Lattice plans to introduce the entire LatticeECP2 family during 2006. The ECP2-50 will be priced as low as $23.95 in 100,000 unit quantities for delivery in 2007.
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.
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