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MachXO2 PLD family gains programming support

Posted: 25 May 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:programmable logic device  programming instruments  mechanical socket adaptor 

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and System General (SG) Corp. collaborate to ensure that both automated and manual programming systems now fully support the first member of the MachXO2 PLD family, the 1200 LUT LCMXO2-1200.

The collaboration between the two companies allows consumers using SG programming equipment, who are entering the production phase of new electronic systems, to incur no development delay or additional NRE costs to support MachXO2 PLDs, which provide designers of low-density PLDs a mix of low-cost, low-power and high-system integration in a single device.

Built on a low-power 65nm process, featuring embedded Flash technology, the MachXO2 family offers a 3X increase in logic density, a 10x increase in embedded memory, more than a 100x reduction in static power to as low as 19�W and up to 30 percent lower cost compared to the prior generation MachXO PLD family targeting control PLD applications in end markets, such as telecom infrastructure, computing, high-end industrial, high-end medical, and low-power applications, including smart phones, GPS devices and digital cameras.

SG offers a variety of programming instruments to satisfy a wide range of PLD programming, throughput, performance and environmental requirements. Manual programmers with high speed connectivity via USB provide an affordable and easy to use universal programmer for any Windows PC. Automated programming systems employ multi-piece concurrent operation and pick-and-place technology to achieve hundreds of Units Per Hour (UPH) throughput.

The MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200 devices, which are available in both commercial and industrial temperature grade options, come in a broad range of low-cost package options, including 100-pin TQFP, 144-pin TQFP and 132-pin csBGA, with the 256-pin ftBGA and 25-ball WLCSP becoming available this year.

Priced at Rs.89.29 ($2) per unit in typical production volumes, the LCMXO2-1200ZE/HC TQFP100 and all members of the MachXO2 PLD family are expected to be shipped in production by end-2011.

System General socket adaptors are available now for 100-pin TQFP, 144-pin TQFP and 132-pin csBGA packages of the MachXO2 family.

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