SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation

August 18, 2009 03:01 ET

LatticeECP3 FPGA Family Named Finalist in Prestigious e-Legacy Awards Competition

Lattice Is the Only Programmable Logic Company Honored

HILLSBORO, OR--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that its mid-range, low power LatticeECP3™ FPGA family has been named a finalist in the highly regarded e-Legacy Awards competition sponsored by Electronic Product Design magazine. Lattice is one of six finalists for the coveted Environmental Design award, and is the only programmable logic company to be named a finalist in any of the competition's award categories.

The Environmental Design award for which the LatticeECP3 FPGA family is a finalist recognizes energy-saving or fuel/power-efficient electronic design. "Our ECP3 FPGA family was designed from the bottom up to be the lowest power SERDES-capable device in the industry without sacrificing the benefits of high speed serial I/O and processing capabilities," said Sean Riley, Lattice Corporate Vice President and General Manager of High Density Solutions. "Being a finalist for the Environmental Design award is particularly gratifying because it reinforces what our customers have been telling us: that our ECP3 family offers an unprecedented combination of low power and high value."

Finalists were chosen by a panel of industry experts, and the winners will be selected by the readers of Electronic Product Design magazine, who are invited to vote via email, online and in print until November. Online voting is available at

"We received a record number of entries this year, up by 12% on last year," said Esther Waite on behalf of Electronic Product Design magazine. "The number of entries made the judges' job in picking the finalists particularly difficult. However, this has resulted in an excellent group of finalists in each category." Winners will be announced at the e-Legacy Awards luncheon at the Roof Gardens in Kensington, London on Wednesday, November 4th.

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 LatticeECP3 FPGA family, visit

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    Brian Kiernan
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
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