Lattice MachXO Automotive CPLDs Receive AEC-Q100 Certification

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that automotive versions of its MachXOTM Crossover Programmable Logic Devices and ispMACHTM 4000V CPLD devices have been characterized and qualified to meet the certification requirements of the AEC-Q100 standard as defined by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). Designated the LA-MachXOTM and LA-ispMACHTM 4000V product families, these are the first programmable Lattice Automotive, or LA, devices. Production quantities of the new devices will be available this quarter, and Lattice can provide standard PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) documentation to automotive customers requiring it.

Further emphasizing its focus on the automotive market, Lattice also announced that it is aggressively seeking ISO/TS-16949 Quality Systems Certification by year end, and that it is taking the necessary steps to join the Technical Committee of the AEC as an associate member.

The AEC-Q100 is defined by the AEC as a “Stress Test for Qualification for Integrated Circuits.” The AEC-Q100 standard also includes customer specific requirements (CSR). ISO/TS-16949 is an international standards Automotive Quality Systems technical specification. Electronic system suppliers to the automotive market increasingly require that semiconductor suppliers provide products compliant to the AEC-Q100 standard and ISO/TS-16949 certification of their quality systems.

Lattice Automotive LA-MachXO and LA-ispMACH 4000V Devices
LA-MachXO Crossover Programmable Logic Devices support applications that traditionally have been addressed either by high density CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices) or low capacity FPGAs, but with a more comprehensive and cost-effective architecture and technology. The automotive LA-MachXO family includes 256, 640, 1200 and 2280 LUT devices, with user I/O counts ranging from 78 to 271 I/O, and features such as on-chip memory and PLLs in the larger devices.

The LA-ispMACH 4000V CPLD automotive family offers low power and excellent performance and includes three devices with densities ranging from 32 to 128 macrocells and user I/Os ranging from 30 to 96. The LA-ispMACH 4000V CPLDs are a flexible, low cost alternative to ASICs in automotive design.

An Expanding Commitment
“Lattice has provided both commercial and industrial CPLD products to the automotive industry for several years,” said Stan Kopec, corporate vice president of marketing. “The automotive market is one of the fastest growing areas for programmable logic devices. FPGAs and CPLDs are finding broad use in automotive performance, safety and infotainment applications. The launch of our new Lattice Automotive products, as well as our initiative to qualify for ISO/TS-16949 certification, is a measure of our ongoing and expanding commitment to serve our customers in the automotive industry,” Kopec concluded.

Pricing and Availability
Prices for the LA-MachXO256 automotive devices start at $1.95 in 100,000 piece quantities. Prices for the LA-ispMACH 4032V start at $0.95 in 100,000 piece quantities. These automotive grade devices are available now for orders in popular lead-free (pb-free) TQFP and fine-pitch thin BGA packages.

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry’s broadest range of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable System Chips (FPSC), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Programmable Mixed-Signal Products (ispPAC(R)) and Programmable Digital Interconnect Devices (ispGDX(R)). Lattice also offers industry leading SERDES products.

Lattice is “Bringing the Best Together” with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of non-volatile programmable devices that deliver instant-on operation, security and “single chip solution” space savings. Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets. Company headquarters are located at 5555 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421, USA; telephone 503-268-8000, fax 503-268-8037.

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