Lattice Semiconductor, a FPGA expert who is known to give its customers both performance and cost benefits has said it has started the first shipments of its low cost XO3-L 2200, 4300, and 6900 FPGA devices in the 256-Ball caBGA package. These are the first devices in the ultra-low density MachXO3 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family, what Lattice claims as the world’s smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform.
MachXO3 FPGA family is suggested for interfacing two different connectivity interfaces of either parallel or serial I/O type. The connectivity interfaces supported by this family includes such as MIPI, PCIe, GbE, and such others used in bridging and interface requirements of consumer, industrial, communications, automotive, and compute markets.
“What matters to us is size, cost and low-power consumption without compromising performance,” said Devrin Talen, Systems Design Engineer at Vuzix Corp. “Lattice’s MachXO3 devices have the right mix of LUT count, power consumption and I/Os needed to architect MIPI bridges that are capable of the high bandwidth and resolution requirements of our virtual and augmented reality systems.”
With a 640-to-22K logic gates is packed in a 2.5x2.5mm wafer-level chip-scale packaging with 540 I/O count devices, and also with 3.125Gbps SERDES capabilities.
Software availability and first production devices are available now. Pricing starts below $1.00 in high volume.