By: Allyanz  05-Apr-2012

-- Over 100X Power Reduction, Up to 30% Lower Cost, Highlight New Benefits for Low-density PLD Designers --

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) has unveiled its new

MachXO2TM PLD family

, which offers designers of low-density PLDs an unprecedented mix of low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device. Built on a low power 65-nm process featuring embedded Flash technology, theMachXO2 family delivers a 3X increase in logic density, a 10X increase in embedded memory, more than a 100X reduction in static power and up to 30% lower cost compared to the

MachXOTM PLD family

.  In addition, several popular functions used in low-density PLD applications, such as User Flash Memory (UFM), I2C, SPI and timer/counter, have been hardened into the MachXO2 devices, providing designers a "


" for high volume, cost sensitive designs.

"Through the use of 65-nm embedded Flash technology, we have reduced costs and increased functionality for our traditional customers in the computing, industrial and telecommunication infrastructure markets, while dramatically reducing power consumption for designers of consumer equipment," said Gordon Hands, Director of Marketing for Low Density and Mixed Signal Solutions. "Many early access customers are already evaluating and designing with MachXO2 devices in a broad range of applications."

MachXO2 Block Diagram

Three Product Options For Maximum Flexibility

The MachXO2 family offers three options for maximum flexibility. MachXO2 ZE devices range from 256 to 7K look-up tables (LUTs), operate off a nominal 1.2V power supply, and support system performance up to 60MHz. With power specified as low as 19uW and packages as small as 2.5mmx2.5mm, the MachXO2 ZE devices are optimized for cost-sensitive, low power consumer design applications such as smart phones, GPS devices and PDAs.

MachXO2 HC devices range from 256 to 7K LUTs, operate off a nominal 3.3V or 2.5V power supply, and support system performance up to 150MHz. Offering up to 335 user I/O and a robust design solution (instant-on, non-volatile, input hysteresis and single-chip), these devices are ideal for control applications in end markets such as telecommunications infrastructure, computing, industrial and medical equipment.

MachXO2 HE devices range from 2K to 7K LUTs, operate off a nominal 1.2V power supply and support system performance up to 150MHz. These devices are optimized for power sensitive system applications.

Free Design Tools and Free Reference Designs Accelerate Development Time

Customers can start designing with MachXO2 devices today using Lattice Diamond


v1.1 software, which can be downloaded for free from the Lattice website at

Existing ispLEVER


software users have the option to use the free ispLEVER v8.1 SP1 Starter software, downloadable from the Lattice web site, with an installed control pack. Visit


In order to enable quick and efficient design and deployment of commonly used functions in system and consumer applications, more than 20 reference designs using MachXO2 devices can be downloaded for free from the Lattice website at


For more information, including pricing or availability on devices from the new MachXO2


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