SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

August 24, 2009 03:01 ET

LatticeECP3-150 FPGA Delivers Unprecedented Value for Wireless and Wireline Applications

LatticeECP3-150 FPGA Is Ideal for High-Volume, Low-Cost 3G Basestation Designs

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - August 24, 2009) - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that samples of the LatticeECP3™-150 FPGA, the highest-density device in its high-value, low-power ECP3 mid-range FPGA family, are now generally available. Samples have already been shipping to select customers since July of this year.

The ECP3-150 FPGA features a higher DSP capacity of 320 18x18 multipliers, 6.8 Mbits of memory and up to sixteen 3.2Gbps SERDES channels, making it ideally suited for highly complex and integrated Wireless Remote Radio Heads (RRH) such as MIMO-based RF antenna solutions. The ECP3-150 FPGA also provides Wireline Access developers with unprecedented high-density, low-cost, low-power Ethernet, SONET and PCI Express solutions, with the lowest cost points and power footprints in the FPGA industry.

"Our mid-range LatticeECP3 FPGA family offers our customers an unprecedented combination of low power, high value and the features and performance necessary for sophisticated wireless and wireline design applications. With samples of our ECP3-150 device now widely available, our customers can implement even more complex designs for wireless and wireline access and still benefit from the device's low power and economy," said Shakeel Peera, Lattice Marketing Director for SRAM FPGAs.

Lattice also provides intellectual property (IP) cores, development boards and software to enable customers to develop time-to-market solutions. A range of intellectual property (IP) cores including CPRI, OBSAI, Serial RapidIO, XAUI, SGMII/Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, SMPTE for serial connectivity, FIR filters, FFT, Reed-Solomon encoders/decoders, CORDIC, CIC, NCO for DSP functions and several others for memory interfaces and connectivity are available. "The ECP3 family provides the best solution for the low cost serial interfaces used in 3G wireless basestations," Peera said.

About the LatticeECP3 FPGA family

The 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. The LatticeECP3 FPGA family's high performance features include:

--  3.2Gbps SERDES with 10GbE XAUI jitter compliance and the ability to
    mix and match multiple protocols on each SERDES quad.  This includes PCI
    Express, CPRI, OBSAI, XAUI, Serial RapidIO and SGMII/Gigabit Ethernet.
--  The SERDES/PCS blocks have been designed specifically to enable the
    design of the low latency variation CPRI links that are found in wireless
    basestations with Remote Radio Head connectivity.
--  Compliance to the SMPTE Serial Digital Interface standard, with the
    unprecedented ability to support 3G, HD and SD video broadcast signals
    independently on each SERDES channel.  The triple rate support is performed
    without any oversampling technique, consuming the least possible amount of
--  DSP blocks allowing up to 36x36 Multiply and Accumulate functions
    running at > 400MHz.  The DSP slices also feature innovative cascadability
    for implementing wide ALU and adder tree functions without the performance
    bottlenecks of FPGA logic.
--  1Gbps LVDS I/O, with Input Delay blocks, allows interfacing to high
    performance ADCs and DACs.

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 new LatticeECP3 FPGA family, please visit

Design Tool Support

The LatticeECP3 FPGA family is supported by the ispLEVER® design tool suite, version 7.2 Service Pack 2. The ispLEVER design tool suite is the flagship design environment for the latest Lattice FPGA products. It provides a complete set of powerful tools for all design tasks, including project management, IP integration, design planning, power analysis, place and route, on-chip logic analysis and more. The ispLEVER tool suite is provided on CD-ROM and DVD for Windows, UNIX or Linux platforms. Synopsys' Synplify Pro advanced FPGA synthesis is included for all operating systems supported, and Aldec's Active-HDL Lattice Edition simulator is included for Windows.

Lattice devices are also supported by Mentor Graphics ModelSim SE and Precision RTL synthesis and the full versions of Synopsys Synplify Pro and Aldec Active-HDL.

Pricing and Availability

LatticeECP3-150 engineering samples are available now in two low-cost wirebond packages (672 fpBGA and 1156 fpBGA). Prices for the LatticeECP3-150 in the 672 fpBGA package in 25K unit volumes start at $75. The LatticeECP3-70 and LatticeECP3-95, which were production released in February, are priced at $35 and $50, respectively, in 25K unit volumes.

About Lattice Semiconductor

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Contact Information

    Brian Kiernan
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
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