Azimuth Systems Selects LatticeEC FPGAs for Speed and Design Tools

3/15/2006 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that Azimuth Systems, a leading provider of Wi-Fi engineering test equipment, has chosen the LatticeECTM FPGA for use in two of its product designs.

The LatticeEC FPGAs are used in the Azimuth Channel Emulator (ACETM) and the Azimuth ADEPTTM engineering test product. The ACE product is a channel emulator specifically designed for next generation Wi-Fi. The ACE system supports 802.11n MIMO operation and bi-directional 4x4 channel modeling according to the IEEE TGn recommended models. The Azimuth ADEPT is a multiprocessor appliance that can emulate hundreds of Wi-Fi clients or access points. ADEPT allows network testing or device testing for compliance, performance or functional testing as part of the product design cycle.

"The LatticeEC FPGAs meet our speed requirements and have a flexible pin count to gate count ratio that allows us to select a wide range of devices in a given package," said Jim Moran, Azimuth's principal hardware architecture engineer. "The LatticeEC devices also provide centralized control of unique system functions, and let us adapt a single hardware design to multiple applications. In addition, the Lattice design software is fast and easy to use."

"LatticeEC FPGAs have become a benchmark for versatile, low cost devices designed for high volume applications," said Stan Kopec, Lattice corporate vice president of marketing. "Our customers use the LatticeEC devices in virtually every imaginable application. It's particularly gratifying when a leading-edge company such as Azimuth Systems selects Lattice FPGAs," Kopec concluded.

About the LatticeECP and LatticeEC FPGA Families
The LatticeECPTM 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 LatticeECP 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 Lattice devices lower total solution costs by up to 30% to 50% compared with other FPGA solutions, and are expected to broaden the adoption of FPGAs within the $20 billion ASIC marketplace.

About Azimuth Systems
Azimuth Systems is changing the way wireless networks and devices are tested with an off-the-shelf, standardized test platform that delivers repeatability, scalability and the capability to automate the test process. Azimuth's unique test systems enclose the wireless world in a controlled and repeatable test environment. Wireless semiconductor, system vendors, service providers and test labs are able to effectively control and test wireless networks and devices for interoperability, functionality and performance benchmarking.

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.

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Lattice (& design), L (& design), LatticeECP, LatticeEC, ispGDX, ispPAC, 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.

Azimuth® is a registered trademark and ACE and ADEPT are trademarks of Azimuth Systems.

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