Update: Lattice Semiconductor to Acquire SiliconBlue (Dec 09, 2011)
6.25mm2 mobileFPGA™ using exclusive Wafer-Level Chip Scale technology weighs just 11.5 milligrams
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- July 11, 2010 --SiliconBlue® Technologies, the leader in mobileFPGA devices targeting mobile handset applications, today announced the immediate availability of the iCE65L01™ mobileFPGA device in the CS36 package, which is a 36-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 mm wafer-level chip scale package. At 6.25 mm2 and 11.5 milligrams, the iCE65L01 is small and light, yet it provides over 14 times the logic capacity of its nearest competitor. The iCE65L01 device is ideal for mobile handsets due to its ultra-low power, small packaging, high logic capacity, and low cost.
The rapid evolution of mobile handsets is pushing designers to implement new, differentiating functions that complement mobile chipsets and application processors. Functions such as intelligent battery-life management and interrupt offload (keeping the application processor in a low-power mode as long as possible) are fast becoming differentiators for products such as eBook readers, SmartPhones, and SmartBook computers. The iCE65L01 in the CS36 package is the perfect device for these functions, offering 1,280 logic cells with standby power consumption as low as 12 μW typical.
Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue said, “Mobile handset designers want their products to be different, but they are limited in what they can do by using standard mobile chipsets. The iCE65L01 in the CS36 package offers them the ability to innovate without compromising the size and weight of a handset.”
The entire iCE65L01 product line, consisting of the CB132, QN84, VQ100, and now the CS36 device, is production qualified and shipping in volume today. Unit price for the iCE65L01 in the CS36 device is $0.95 for 1 million unit annual volume production consumption.
SiliconBlue Technologies is the first new programmable logic company in 20 years to ship products in volume production. The company offers a new class of ultra-low power, single-chip, SRAM FPGAs with non-volatile configuration memory (NVCM), designed specifically for handheld consumer applications. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Taiwan, China, Korea, and Japan. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.siliconbluetech.com.