Versatile PLD Architecture Drives Rapid Adoption in First Three Years of Product Availability
HILLSBORO, OR - JANUARY 27, 2009 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it has shipped more than 15 million MachXO™ programmable logic devices (PLD) since their introduction just three years ago. Designed for a broad range of low density applications, the MachXO PLD family has been rapidly adopted by customers worldwide in a variety of end markets including consumer, automotive, communications, computing, industrial and medical.
"We use MachXO PLDs in our complete product range, from 'multi-channel audio devices' to 'music performance controllers,' because of their instant-on, high logic capacity and flexible user I/O benefits," said Oliver Harms, Hardware Development Manager at Native Instruments. "MachXO PLDs are the best fit for our products because they help us meet the time-to-market and flexibility requirements of our designs and also provide a high level of system integration at an attractive price."
Widely adopted in a broad range of applications that require general purpose I/O expansion, interface bridging and power-up management functions, the MachXO PLD family offers customers the benefits of increased system integration by providing embedded memory, built-in PLLs, high performance LVDS I/O, remote field upgrade (TransFR™ technology) and a low power sleep mode, all in a single device.
"We are extremely pleased to have achieved this milestone in such a short period of time" said Chris Fanning, Lattice Corporate Vice President and General Manger of Low Density and Mixed Signal Solutions. "The success of the MachXO PLD family is due largely to its ease-of-use and compelling system integration benefits, which make it an ideal alternative to high risk, low density ASICs and ASSPs in high volume, cost sensitive applications."
Pricing and Availability
All MachXO PLDs are fully production qualified and have been shipping for three years. MachXO PLDs feature a broad range of densities, packages and speed grade options and are available for ordering via the Lattice online store at www.latticesemi.com/store and through authorized Lattice distributors at www.latticesemi.com/sales. MachXO PLDs are available for $1.25 for 256 LUTs (128 macrocells) and $2.00 for 640 LUTs (320 macrocells) in volumes of 250K units. The free ispLEVER® Starter software can be downloaded from the Lattice website at www.latticesemi.com/products/designsoftware/isplever/ispleverstarter
About MachXO PLDs
The MachXO family of non-volatile, infinitely reconfigurable PLD devices is designed for applications traditionally implemented using CPLDs or low-capacity FPGAs. Combining an optimized look-up table (LUT) architecture with low-cost embedded Flash process technology, the instant-on, easy to use MachXO devices are the most versatile, non-volatile PLDs for low-density applications. Available in commercial, industrial and automotive grades, the MachXO PLDs offer 256 to 2280 LUTs, up to 271 user I/O and are supported in thin quad flatpack (TQFP), chip-scale BGA (csBGA) and fine-pitch BGA (fpBGA) packages from 100 to 324 leads. The MachXO PLDs offer a range of power supply options from 3.3V, 2.5V, 1.8V and 1.2V and can also be run off a single 3.3V core supply. For more information about the Lattice MachXO PLD family, visit www.latticesemi.com/products/cpldspld/machxo
About Lattice Semiconductor
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