Lattice Semiconductor's iCE40 LM FPGA is powering ZTE Star 2 flagship smartphone to perform IR remote control, and sensor hub functions. If you wonder this device consumes more power, Lattice claims iCE40 LM consume exceptionally low power and occupies very less space.
"The ultra low power iCE40 LM device allowed ZTE to set the Star 2 apart by implementing critical always-on functions. In the crucial battle to reduce energy consumption, it can recognize various gestures and activities while the application processor remains inactive, significantly reducing power usage. Minimizing the application processor usage allows ZTE to maximize the battery life of the Star 2." says Lattice.
“Lattice’s programmable solution allows ZTE to achieve high performance while meeting low power targets, making it possible to implement key differentiating features in our smartphones,” said Ling Xiaobing, product manager of ZTE Corporation. “The solution's flexibility makes it the right choice for fast implementation of its features.”
ZTE found iCE40 LM' integrated hard IP offered better reliability and performance then the software -based solution for IR remote control.
iCE40 FPGAs is said to be widely used in smartphone, tablet and IoT devices.