LONDON Programmable logic vendor Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro, Or.) has said it will collaborate with Beyond Semiconductor (Ljubljana, Slovenia) on the development of compiler tools for Lattice's soft processors.
Beyond is a developer of 32-bit RISC/DSP processor intellectual property (IP) and has created a software development flow that encapsulates its experience in building compilers for a variety of embedded processors. The collaboration will include updates and performance improvements for Lattice's embedded processor IP compilers and development tools, Lattice said.
Lattice's LatticeMico8 embedded microcontroller and LatticeMico32 embedded microprocessor are provided free of charge through an open source IP core license that provides customers with access to the HDL for the IP, as well as architecture independence and portability to migrate from an FPGA to ASIC platform, if desired.
"Our skills and IP are a logical match for Lattice, and we are pleased to bring our experience with advanced embedded processors and software tools to our collaborative relationship," said Matjaz Breskvar, CEO of Beyond Semiconductor.
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