Two New $39 iCEblink40 Development Kits Enable Access to Production-Qualified, Non-volatile 40nm Programmable Technology —
HILLSBORO, OR – MAY 8, 2012 – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that eight devices of its iCE40™ "Los Angeles" mobileFPGA™ family have been fully qualified and released into volume production. The LP640, LP1K, LP4K and LP8K devices of the iCE40 low power LP-Series, and the HX640, HX1K, HX4K and HX8K devices of the higher performance iCE40 HX-Series, have been production released with 17 different device/package combinations.
The iCE40 mobileFPGA family, fabricated on non-volatile 40nm technology, follows the very successful 65nm iCE65™ family that has already been adopted by large consumer electronics OEMs who have taken advantage of its flexibility, low power, low cost and small footprint to quickly create new and innovative consumer products within ever shrinking development cycles.
"We are very pleased to reach this production release milestone," said Kapil Shankar, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Lattice's Consumer Business Unit. "These non-volatile 40nm devices have been rapidly adopted by our customers. We expect cumulative shipments to pass one million units during this quarter."
Easy to Use Development Kits
With two new iCEblink™ Development Kits, engineers can easily evaluate and adopt non-volatile iCE40 technology. The iCEblink40-HX (higher performance) Development Kit comes with an iCE40HX1K-VQ100 device and the iCEblink40-LP (low power) Development Kit comes with an iCE40LP1K-QN84 device. Both devices offer 1280 look up tables of logic, 64K bits of on-chip memory, and 67 user I/O. The USB-powered iCEblink40 Development Kits include features such as 1Mbit of SPI Flash memory, capacitive touch buttons, LEDs and access to all user I/O.
Pricing and Availability
The $39 iCEblink40 Development Kits are available for immediate purchase on Lattice's website. For more information on the iCEblink40HX Development Kits, visit www.latticesemi.com/iCEblink40-HX1K. For more information on the iCE40 family, visit www.latticesemi.com/ice40. Free iCEcube2™ design software can be downloaded at www.latticesemi.com/iCEcube2.