Low Cost, System Level Power Management Solutions Win Broad Market Acceptance
HILLSBORO, OR, Nov 07, 2011 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it has shipped more than 15 million Power Manager devices. All seven Power Manager devices have been broadly adopted in a wide range of high volume, cost sensitive applications because they enable board designers to integrate the multiple power management functions of a circuit board into a single programmable device. Integration reduces overall system cost by eliminating duplicate functions; for example, the multiple precision voltage references that are required in discrete designs.
"The Lattice POWR607 device has the widest use in our systems' localized power management due to its low cost and high functionality value," said Alon Michaeli, Director of Engineering at MRV Communications. "We selected these devices because of their ability to integrate multiple types of analog and digital functions while reducing the BOM and therefore the overall cost of the system. Programmability allows our designers to reduce time to market, successfully replicating standard functions such as supply monitoring, hot-swap circuits and reset distribution and to complete the design at a later stage by on-board adjustment of the device's parameters."
Power Manager's unique approach to an integrated, programmable power management solution has continued to drive its widespread adoption in a broad range of power supply management applications that require high reliability and design flexibility. Offering customers an "All-in-One" power management solution, the Power Manager integrates precision voltage supervisors, sequencers, watchdog timers, hot-swap controllers, voltage measurement, regulator trim/margining, I2C interface and reset generators while reducing implementation cost by up to 30%.
"Our customers are discovering that they can customize their power management circuits for their individual requirements," said Shakeel Peera, Lattice's Director of Marketing, Silicon & Solutions. "No longer do they need to settle for discrete power management designs that only marginally meet their requirements and can compromise the board's reliability. Power Manager shipments have accelerated dramatically in a variety of end markets, including communications, consumer, computing, industrial and medical, making the Power Manager devices among Lattice's fastest growing products."
New Website Simplifies Access to Design Aids
Designing with Power and Platform Manager(TM) devices is now easier using the new functional design of the Lattice website. A point and click block diagram displayed at the top of the Power and Platform Manager page -- http://www.latticesemi.com/products/powermanager/ -- directly links to function-specific design documents such as reference designs, design examples, source codes, application notes and software guides.
For more information about the Lattice Power Manager devices or the new Platform Manager family (which adds digital management capability), visit www.latticesemi.com/powermanager. For more information about the Hercules or Platform Manager Development kits, visit www.latticesemi.com/herculesdevkit or www.latticesemi.com/ptmdevkit.
Design Software Support
Power Manager designs are implemented using the Windows-based Lattice PAC-Designer(R) software version 6.1. Platform Manager designs additionally use Lattice Diamond(R) 1.3 to program the internal FPGA. Both these software suites are available for download free of charge from the Lattice website www.latticesemi.com/pac-designer.
Pricing and Availability
All Power Manager devices feature a broad range of functions and packages and are available now. High volume pricing starts at $0.75.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice is the source for innovative FPGA, PLD, and programmable Power Management solutions. For more information, visit www.latticesemi.com.