Update: Lattice Semiconductor to Acquire SiliconBlue (Dec 09, 2011)
iCE65L01 mobileFPGA device provides programmable, ultra-low power, high logic-capacity alternative to fixed function ASSPs and small ASICs
Santa Clara, California, Jan 04, 2010 - SiliconBlue® Technologies, the leader in ultra-low power, single-chip SRAM FPGAs, today announced that it has expanded its iCE65™ mobileFPGA™ family with the iCE65L01 device. Today’s new battery-operated handheld products often require a programmable logic device to implement functions that may have been supported by application-specific standard products (ASSPs) or ASICs in the past. These functions, such as intelligent battery-life management and interrupt offload (to keep the application processor in a low-power mode as long as possible) are fast becoming differentiators for products such as eBook readers and SmartBook computers. The iCE65L01, with 1,280 logic cells and up to 93 user I/O pins, is the perfect device to address these functions.
“Battery life management is a huge challenge for designers,” said Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue. “Standard, fixed-function devices are insufficient to meet their needs. The iCE65L01 mobileFPGA device is the latest example in our strategy to provide a comprehensive family of devices offering the benefits of programmability and time-to-market to handheld, mobile product designers. The ASIC-like cost, high logic capacity, ultra-low power, and advanced-package technology of the iCE65 devices is a winning combination that provides the scalability required for our customers to implement features that differentiate their products.”
SiliconBlue’s iCE65L01 mobileFPGA device is available now in three packages: VQ100, CB132 and QN84. Customers can design with these new product/package combinations using the iCEcube VHDL/Verilog-based development software. Unit price for the iCE65L01 in the QN84 package is $0.99 for 1M units in annual volume production consumption. ES samples and software support are available now. For more information visit: www.siliconbluetech.com
About the iCE65 Family
iCE65 ultra low-power mobileFPGAs are the premier programmable logic solution for consumer, battery-based applications such as smart phones, eBooks/ePaper, netbooks, digital picture frames, mobile internet devices, portable media players, hand-held POS, medical instruments, digital still cameras and flash camcorders. These applications have an extremely short development and product life cycle; therefore, by combining the reprogramming flexibility benefit of FPGAs with the low cost, low power and single-chip benefits of ASICs, iCE65 FPGAs offer the “best of both worlds” solution for handheld consumer system designers.
SiliconBlue Technologies provides a new class of ultra-low power, single-chip, SRAM FPGAs designed specifically for handheld consumer applications. Manufactured on TSMC’s 65nm LP (low power) CMOS process, the iCE65 mobileFPGA family meets the capacity, power, area, and price requirements for battery-operated products such as Smartphones, eBooks/ePaper, netbooks, mobile internet devices, portable media players, handheld POS terminals, medical instruments, digital still cameras and flash camcorders. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the company has a highly skilled team of PLD experts who have been instrumental in developing and patenting many of the leading programmable logic technologies on the market today.