SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

November 30, 2009 03:01 ET

LatticeECP3 FPGA Family, ProcessorPM Power Management Device Honored by EDN China

EDN China Innovation Awards Recognize Industry's Lowest Power, SERDES-Capable FPGAs and Power Management Solution for Microprocessor-Based Design

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that its LatticeECP3™ FPGA family and ProcessorPM™ power management device have been recognized as Leading Products in the EDN China Innovation Awards competition. The ECP3 devices were the only low cost, low power SERDES-capable FPGAs honored by EDN China.

"Our mid-range ECP3 family has defined an entirely new class of FPGAs that delivers low cost and low power without sacrificing performance and features such as SERDES, large memory and high speed IO," said Douglas Hunter, Lattice Vice President of Corporate Marketing. "Power has become a major consideration in FPGA design, and it is especially gratifying that the ECP3 devices are the only low power, SERDES-capable FPGAs to receive the 2009 EDN China Innovation award.

"We are equally pleased to accept the EDN China Innovation award for our ProcessorPM power management device," Hunter continued, "a lower cost, more accurate, programmable, single chip solution that integrates the reset generation, watchdog timer and voltage supervision functions found in virtually every microprocessor or DSP design."

The LatticeECP3 family was recognized in the Programmable Logic category, and the ProcessorPM family in the Power Device category. The 2009 EDN China Innovation Product Awards were chosen by technology managers, researchers and an EDN China editor.

About the LatticeECP3 FPGA Family

The award-winning LatticeECP3 FPGA family is comprised of five devices that offer standards-compliant multi-protocol 3G SERDES, DDR1/2/3 memory interfaces for low cost FPGAs and high performance, cascadable DSP slices that are ideal for high performance RF, baseband and image signal processing. Toggling at 1Gbps, the LatticeECP3 FPGAs also feature the fastest LVDS I/O available in a mid-range FPGA family, as well as embedded memory of up to 6.8 Mbits. Logic density varies from 17K LUTs to 149K LUTs with up to 586 user I/O.

With these features, the LatticeECP3 FPGA family is ideally suited for deployment in high volume cost- and power-sensitive wireless infrastructure and wireline access equipment, as well as video and imaging, applications. For more information about the LatticeECP3 FPGA family, please visit

About the ProcessorPM Power Management Device

The ProcessorPM device provides six programmable threshold comparators (accuracy -0.7 %) with individual glitch filters to monitor up to six supply rails without using external resistors and capacitors. The comparator outputs are connected to a 16 macrocell, ruggedized on-chip PLD (programmable logic device) that generates the reset and brownout signals by using simple logic equations. Four timers can be individually programmed from 32 microseconds to 2 seconds and used for implementing watchdog timers or for reset pulse stretching. Two digital inputs can be used for manual reset inputs or for monitoring other digital inputs such as Power Down or Disable Processor signals. For more information about the ProcessorPM device, please visit

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice is the source for innovative FPGA, PLD, programmable Power Management and Clock Management solutions. For more information, visit

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    Corporate Communications Manager
    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
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