The folks at SiliconBlue Technologies have announced volume production shipments for their 65nm, SRAM-based FPGAs targeted at handheld, ultra-low power applications.
These include the iCE65L02, iCE65L04 and iCE65L08 devices with the balance of the family to follow in a few months. The iCE family is the industry's first non-volatile FPGA optimized for the rapidly growing battery powered consumer handheld market.
Consumer mobile devices are experiencing extreme convergence at unprecedented levels including PDAs, MIDs (mobile internet devices), DPFs (digital picture frames), POS (point of sale terminal), cameras, MP3
units, game platforms, email, and internet browsers. Because these products offer functions that are not necessarily designed to work together, SiliconBlue's iCE65 devices provide a natural bridge
to enable the creation of seamless new solutions using disparate ASSPs/devices.
With their ASIC-like logic capability, SiliconBlue's iCE65 devices are single-chip, reconfigurable, SRAM-based and incorporate the company's proprietary NVCM (Non-Volatile Configuration Memory) technology, eliminating external flash PROM costs while making it easy-to-use.
SiliconBlue's complete design environment includes the iCEcube VHDL and Verilog-based development software, the iCEman evaluation kit and a broad portfolio of IP and turnkey designs for handheld applications.
Pricing and availability
The iCE65L02, iCE65L04 and iCE65L08 are available now with pricing as low as $1.00 in high volume. At 3.2mm × 3.9 mm, the iCE65L04 device in the CS63 package is claimed to provide the highest-density, volume production FPGA in the world's smallest package.
These products are now available in volume quantities in a full range of packages including VQFP, BGA, WLCSP and KGD (Known Good Die). For detailed product information on the iCE65 family, please visit: www.siliconbluetech.com.