MachXO2-4000HC FPGA-Based Kit Combines Programmability with Ease of Use to Simplify Electronic Systems Designs
HILLSBOROâ OR â October 22, 2012 â Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced the immediate availability of the Control Development Kit for its MachXO2â¢ family of ultra-low density FPGAsâ enabling low cost prototyping of complex system control and video interface designs. The newly included MachXO2-4000HC device includes 4320 look up tables (LUTs) of programmable logic and 222 Kbits of on-chip memoryâ which meet the demands of system control and interface applications in communicationsâ computingâ industrialâ consumer and medical markets.
Engineers can use the MachXO2 Control Development Kit as a low costâ full featured development platform for system control functions such as power supply sequencing and monitoringâ reset distribution and data logging. The kit is also ideal for video interface and processing designs with its built-in DVI and 7:1 LVDS (Camera Link) Video input and output connectors. The control kit accommodates complex system requirements for control and interface with a growing number of sensorsâ actuators and indicators on every board. The programmable logic and on-chip memory of the MachXO2-4000HC device also enables high quality image processing and buffering for low cost video applications.
The kit offers a wealth of other built-in system resources that engineers can use to build realistic system prototypes with both digital and analog controlâ human interfaces (electret microphoneâ speaker/headphoneâ LED) and a wide variety of interfaces to external devices and systems (USB 2.0â microSDâ GPIO). Engineers have on-board access to a Lattice Power Manager II POWR1014A analog/digital power-supply monitor and sequence controllerâ 4 MB SPI Flash and 256MB LPDDR SDRAM memories.
âCustomers are utilizing the MachXO2 family to address the increasing number of system interfaces and leveraging low costâ low power programmability to implement smart system controlââ said Brent Przybusâ Lattice Senior Director of Corporate and Product Marketing. âThe Control Development Kit simplifies prototyping of these systems and demonstrates its use in a wide range of system control applications in the most demanding markets.â
Reference Designs and Easy to Use Development Kits
To accelerate development timeâ over 35 popular reference designs and IP coresâ a low cost Breakout Boardâ and easy to use Pico and Control Development Kits are available for prototyping cost sensitiveâ ultra-low density designs with MachXO2 FPGAs. Using the preloaded Control SoC design in the Control Development Kitâ engineers can test within minutes board control functions such as power supply sequencingâ reset distributionâ power supply monitoring and data logging using the included Power Manager II POWR1014A device and 8-bit LatticeMico8â¢ soft microcontrollerâ then explore other design options with a known good starting point.
Pricing and Availability
The MachXO2 Control Development Kit is available immediately with a suggested price of $189. All MachXO2 FPGAs are fully production qualified and have been shipping since 2011. The entire portfolio of devices and kits is available for ordering via the Lattice online store at www.latticesemi.com/store and through authorized Lattice distributors at www.latticesemi.com/sales.
For more information about the Lattice MachXO2 FPGA familyâ visit www.latticesemi.com/machxo2. Free Lattice Diamond design software can be downloaded at www.latticesemi.com/latticediamond/downloads
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice is a service-driven developer of innovative low costâ low power programmable design solutions. For more information about how our FPGA, CPLD and programmable power management devices help our customers unlock their innovationâ visit www.latticesemi.com.