New devices extend performance of Lattice’s ECP3 FPGA family

The LatticeECP3 Low Power FPGAs consume on the average 30% lower power compared to standard devices and the High Speed FPGAs run 10% faster. The new family additions also include what is believed to be the industry’s smallest FPGA with a high-speed SERDES and DDR3 memory interface. The Mini FPGA with SERDES is 66% smaller than the standard LatticeECP3 device of the same logic capacity.

“The new low power, high speed, and small form-factor devices expand the range and depth of our LatticeECP3 FPGA family for a variety of professional consumer and communication applications”, said Shakeel Peera, Director of Silicon/Solutions Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor. “They allow our customers to build emerging class of compact products capable of cost-effectively handling high-speed Video and Internet data.”

The new Low Power devices consume 40% lower static power compared to the standard LatticeECP3 devices and this results in up to 30% lower total power consumption than the competing devices in the mid-range FPGA category. Lattice is offering Low Power versions for each member of the LatticeECP3 family. It includes Low Power versions for each existing speed grade (-6L, -7L, -8L) and for both ‘Commercial’ and ‘Industrial’ temperature grades. The LatticeECP3 Low Power devices are the industry’s lowest power mid-range FPGAs with high-quality 3.2G SERDES and high-speed DDR3 memory interface. They empower designers to take the flexibility of FPGAs to power-budget limited professional consumer, communication, and video applications.

Lattice is also announcing industry’s smallest FPGA with high-speed 3.2 G SERDES and 800 Mbps DDR3 memory interface. The 10mmx10mm device with 17K LUTs and 116 user input/output is 66% smaller than the current LatticeECP3 FPGA of the same logic density. The Mini FPGA with SERDES is suitable for space-limited applications that need to process high-speed Video and Internet data. The LatticeECP3 Mini FPGAs are available in all three speed grades (-6, -7, -8), two power grades (Standard and Low-Power) and both temperature grades (‘Commercial’ and ‘Industrial’).

The LatticeECP3 High Speed devices are 10% faster than the current highest speed-grade (-8) LatticeECP3 FPGAs. The High Speed parts (-9) are available for the four members of the LatticeECP3 family (35K, 70K, 95K, and 150K LUT FPGAS) in both the ‘Commercial’ and ‘Industrial’ temperature grades. These devices will enable designers to route complex FPGA designs, where a specific application or critical path has a time dependent requirement that cannot be facilitated by the standard devices.

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