Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced that Technolabs S.p.A. has selected the LatticeECP2M(TM) FPGA for use in its next generation “fast Ethernet over radio” microwave radio platform, the CIPHOP 900. The LatticeECP2M FPGA will be used to process the 10/100BaseT Ethernet data that is transmitted by the radio link after being processed by the modem demodulator.
The CIPHOP 900 IP (Internet Protocol) digital radio system is an optimized and cost-effective solution for Short-Haul “Ethernet over radio” connections in mobile and access networks. The CIPHOP 900 IP system is part of the CIPHOP 900 family of microwave products, which offers a complete range of cost-effective solutions for low capacity transmission for access and cellular networks, both voice and data services. The system is specifically suited for the interconnection of cellular networks and WiMax base stations and radio controllers. However, the system also can be used effectively for public and private networks that support LAN-to-LAN data transmission, and to implement cost effective communications solutions in rural areas.
“The LatticeECP2M FPGA is an excellent choice for Technolabs, because it provides us with a large amount of RAM and DSP blocks upon which to build the packet-based Ethernet data interface,” said Bruno Guardiani, General Manager of Technolabs S.p.A. “The LatticeECP2M FPGA, combined with Lattice’s Ethernet IP, allowed us to quickly build a robust and reliable Modem-Demodulator to feed the radio channel.”
“Our LatticeECP2M FPGA family has set a new industry standard by providing leading-edge customers like Technolabs ‘More of the Best:’ a low-cost FPGA that nonetheless boasts the performance and features of more expensive competitive devices,” said Stan Kopec, Lattice corporate vice president of marketing.
About the LatticeECP2M FPGA Family
The LatticeECP2M FPGA family has redefined the low-cost FPGA product category by providing performance-enhancing features that are typically available only on competitive high-end FPGAs at a much higher price. The LatticeECP2M family supports logic densities from 20K LUTs up to 100K LUTs, has high performance DSP blocks, supports DDR2 memory interfaces at 533Mbps and up to 840Mbps generic LVDS performance. Some of the high-end features incorporated into the LatticeECP2M family include embedded SERDES I/O and the most on-chip memory in its class. The LatticeECP2M family supports up to 16 channels of embedded SERDES operating up to 3.125Gbps, supporting protocols such as PCI Express, Ethernet (1GbE and SGMII), CPRI and OBSAI. The LatticeECP2M Embedded Block RAM capacity ranges from 1.2 Mbits up to 5.3 Mbits, representing up to a 400% increase over competitive low-cost architectures.
Technolabs is an R&D company that originally was part of the R&D department of Siemens. Technolabs became part of the Compel Group in October 2005. Based on its extensive experience with complex and technologically advanced projects, Technolabs provides its expertise to both the Compel Group and external customers. Projects include product development system engineering; physical design; eco-Design/ RoHS; ASIC/ FPGA design; hardware design; software design and system test. Leveraging the experience acquired during nearly 25 years of R&D activities, Technolabs develops post-sales services tailored to a specific customer’s needs. Technolabs also provides skilled resources in the areas of development processes, advanced applications and leading technologies. Technolabs S.p.A. has over 200 employees, is certified to ISO 9001: 2000 and ISO 14001: 2004 and has its legal and operating site in L’Aquila, Italy.
About Compel Group
Compel was founded in 1972 with the mission of designing, manufacturing and selling interconnection components for the electronics market. The Compel Group today is structured as a network of different enterprises that develop, in a fully integrated approach, components, subsystems and systems for the following markets: TLC Networks, Defense, Energy and Railway Transportation. The Compel Group consists of nineteen distinct companies located on four continents, each offering specific expertise in the design, development and implementation of the different products and services included in the Group’s product portfolio. Synergy is achieved by providing each company with a set of centralized services, improving their price competitiveness and flexibility. The Compel Group has over 1200 employees, with 26% engaged in R&D activities.
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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