DesignVision Selects LatticeECP2M FPGA as Finalist for Award

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that its LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA family has been named one of just four DesignVision awards finalists in the “Semiconductors and ICs” category. Already this year, the LatticeECP2M FPGA family has been recognized as “Product of the Year” by Electronic Products magazine.

Sponsored by the International Engineering Consortium, the third annual DesignVision Awards program recognizes technologies, applications, products and services judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the industry. Finalists are judged using these criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Uniqueness
  • Market Impact
  • Customer Benefits

DesignVision Award winners will be announced at noon Tuesday, January 30, at the Santa Clara Convention Center Theatre. IEC President John Janowiak said, “Our DesignVision Awards honor those catalyzing positive change in high-technology, business, and academia, completely in line with the IEC’s mission. We are delighted to recognize our DesignVision Finalists and share the best design advancements and innovators with the entire industry.”

Lattice is the only programmable logic company to be named a finalist. “It is very gratifying to have our LatticeECP2M FPGA family receive this prestigious recognition,” said Stan Kopec, corporate vice president of marketing. “2006 was a year of milestone product introductions for Lattice, including our 90nm LatticeSC(TM) Extreme Performance(TM), 90nm LatticeECP2(TM) and 90nm LatticeECP2M FPGA families. We introduced the LatticeECP2M devices with the conviction that customers would embrace FPGAs that are low-cost yet deliver premium features and performance. That belief has been confirmed by the marketplace and by the industry recognition we have received.”

About LatticeECP2M FPGAs
LatticeECP2M FPGAs are an innovative response to the broad range of customers who have been clamoring for low-cost SERDES capability for chip-to-chip and small form-factor backplane applications. The LatticeECP2M family maintains all of the compelling features of the 90nm LatticeECP2 family that are required for high-volume, cost-sensitive applications, while dramatically increasing memory capacity (ranging from 1.2 Mbits to 5.3 Mbits) and DSP resources (ranging from 24 to 168 multipliers).

The five devices in the series, ranging in size from 19K to 95K lookup tables (LUTs), provide an inexpensive alternative for implementing PCI Express, Ethernet, Serial RapidIO and CPRI/OBSAI interfaces. The SERDES integrated into the LatticeECP2M devices has been engineered as a quad-based architecture with 1 to 4 quads (up to 16 SERDES channels maximum per device), depending on the size of the device. Each quad features 4 SERDES channels (4 complete TX and RX channels), with each channel typically operating on just 100mW at full speed and supporting data rates from 270 Mbps to 3.125 Gbps.

A flexible PCS layer that includes 8b/10b encoding, an Ethernet link state machine and rate matching circuitry also are built onto the chip. The SERDES/PCS combination is designed to support today’s most common packet-based protocols, including PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial RapidIO and wireless interface standards (OBSAI and CPRI).

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry’s broadest range of Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Mixed-Signal Power Management and Clock Generation Devices, and industry-leading SERDES products. Lattice continues to deliver “More of the Best” to its customers with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of high-performance, non-volatile and low-cost FPGAs. 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.

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