SiliconBlue Technologies, creators of what they call Custom Mobile Devices (CMDs), have announced sampling availability of three new iCE40 “Los Angeles” mobileFPGA devices (containing 640, 1K, and 4K logic cells) including the LP-Series (Low-Power) version and the HX-Series (High-Speed) versions targeting smartphones and tablets, respectively.
Both the LP and HX Los Angeles mobileFPGA devices provide support for sensor management, high-speed custom connectivity, and the convergence of HD video and imaging. Fabricated on TSMC’s 40nm, low-power standard CMOS process, the LP and HX families provide twice the logic capacity of previous 65-nm devices.
The price-leading, ultra-low-power Los Angeles LP640, LP1K and the LP4K CMDs are described as "Ideal application processor companion chips optimized for smartphone applications delivering the lowest power in the smallest package."
Addressing the vast array of design requirements for mobile products, the LP series is available in six packages starting with the world’s smallest 0.4mm 2.5x2.5 plastic BGA, also including 3x3mm, 4x4mm up to 7x7mm.
The Los Angeles HX640, HX1K and HX4K high-speed versions are designed to address the low-power, low-cost requirements for tablet applications. These are available in a variety of package types beginning with the CM225, CB132, CT256, VQ100 and TQ144 which enable minimum PCB interconnect layers, saving manufacturing costs. Details regarding SiliconBlue’s 40 nm-based Los Angeles mobileFPGAs are available on www.siliconbluetech.com/LA
“Consumer handheld is the epicenter of innovation in the electronics industry today. We designed the ultra low-power Los Angeles 40nm family to enable manufacturers to add more features quickly and have solidly established the success of our mobileFPGA devices in low-power mobile applications,”
said Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue. “In the creation of this new product family, we listened carefully to our customers and are proud to deliver the broadest range devices and package styles supporting their diverse requirements for power/performance/price trade offs.”Pricing and availability
The Los Angeles iCE40LP mobileFPGA series is available in sampling quantities today in six BGA package styles. Sampling quantities of the iCE40HX mobileFPGA series is also available today in five package styles including BGA, TQFP and VQFP. Smallest package devices start at under $1 USD in high volume. Full production of the 640, 1K, 4K, and 8K devices will be announced in December 2011. For a chart of package styles and device specs, Click Here
. iCEcube2 version 2011.09 software support is available now for the 640, 1K, 4K, and 8K devices.
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