SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

March 08, 2010 03:01 ET

Lattice Ships Over 200 Million ispMACH 4000 CPLD Devices

An Ideal Mix of Low Price, Low Power, and Small Packaging Makes the ispMACH 4000 Among the Most Popular CPLDs Ever Produced

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it has shipped over 200 million ispMACH® 4000 complex programmable logic devices (CPLD). The Lattice ispMACH 4000 CPLD family provides a variety of design solutions, from glue logic and general purpose I/O expansion to voltage level translation and LED drivers. Engineers around the globe have widely adopted the ispMACH 4000 CPLD as a standard due to its balance of price, power and packaging options.

"Congratulations to Lattice Semiconductor on this significant business achievement in shipping over 200 million units of the ispMACH 4000 CPLD family. Samsung uses the ispMACH 4000 devices in Mobile WiMAX projects because Lattice has consistently met our standards for quality, delivery and price," said Seung Gu Kang, Vice President, H/W Group Telecommunication Network Business, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. "I appreciate Lattice Semiconductor as a supplier because Samsung has become considerably more competitive in the market by virtue of their devices. I expect Lattice to continue to strongly support Samsung with the best device quality and price for us to strengthen our worldwide market share in the future."

 CPLDs continue to be a popular alternative to discrete digital logic, given the flexible nature of in-system programmable logic and I/O buffers that support a variety of signal standards and voltage levels. Compared to FPGAs, CPLDs offer the advantages of low cost solutions with predictable and very fast timing characteristics. With tiny packages down to 4x4mm, static power consumption down to 10uA and prices starting as low as $0.50, the ispMACH 4000ZE CPLD family is an ideal design solution for battery-powered or low standby power devices such as smartphones, portable GPS products and home appliances like digital set-top-boxes. 

"The ispMACH 4000ZE CPLD family offers customers a low price, low power solution that continues to be used at an accelerating rate by both consumer and system focused customers," said Chris Fanning, Lattice Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Low Density and Mixed Signal Solutions. "Shipping over 200 million ispMACH 4000 CPLDs is an important milestone for both Lattice and the programmable logic industry, because it demonstrates the value CPLDs offer to a myriad of digital system designs. It's important as well to customers, who demand immediate availability and reliability from their supply chain partners." 

Reference Designs and Easy-to-Use Development Kits

To reduce the development time and risk for ispMACH 4000ZE designs, Lattice offers free HDL reference designs, a battery-powered evaluation board with the ispMACH 4000ZE Pico Development Kit and fine-pitch BGA breakout and routing examples to ease PCB integration. The $69 ispMACH 4000ZE Pico Development Kit is an easy-to-use platform for evaluating and designing with ispMACH 4000ZE CPLDs. Using the preloaded Pico Power Demo design, designers can measure power draw in a variety of operating modes and view common CPLD applications. The PCB board design itself demonstrates best low-power design practices to minimize current leakage.

About the ispMACH 4000 CPLD Family

All ispMACH 4000 CPLDs are fully production qualified and feature a broad range of densities, packages and speed grade options. ispMACH 4000 CPLDs are available for ordering via the Lattice online store at and through authorized Lattice distributors at

ispMACH 4000 CPLDs are available for $0.50 for 32 macrocells in volumes of 250K units. For more information about the Lattice ispMACH 4000ZE CPLD family, visit

For more information on all Lattice CPLD development kits, visit

The design software for the ispMACH 4000 family, ispLEVER® Classic software, can be downloaded from the Lattice website at

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