In April, SiliconBlue disclosed several details about its Los Angeles family—15 devices with footprints of less than 50 square millimeters. The series includes 15 devices all with footprints of less than 50 square millimeters and two main themes; diverse I/O and image processing, SiliconBlue said in a statement. The devices incorporate support for SLIMbus and HSIC and ULPI interface standards.
The Los Angeles LP-Series devices feature the industry's first 2.5 x 2.5-millimeter micro-plastic ball grid array (BGA) packages and provide support for sensor management, high-speed custom connectivity and convergence of HD video and imaging. The Los Angeles HX-Series devices for tablets provide support for sensor management, high-speed custom connectivity and tablet resolution, HD video and imaging. The LP and HX devices feature from 16,000 to 640,000 logic cells each, depending on the specific part.
The iCE40LP8K and iCE40HX8K, 8,000 logic cell, LP–Series and HX–Series devices are available now. The smallest package devices start at $1.99 each in high volume. Most members of the Los Angeles family are expected to be full production by fourth quarter, SiliconBlue said.
SiliconBlue plans to disclose details about its next 40-nm family, codenamed "San Francisco," in the fourth quarter, Shankar said.