From the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the folks from Lattice Semiconductor have just announced the adoption of the MIPI Battery Interface (BIF) standard within the iCE40 mobileFPGA family of products. As an industry-created and adopted standard, the MIPI BIF single-wire specification accelerates the design and use of smart batteries in mobile devices.
Optimized for the iCE40 devices, Lattice’s MIPI BIF Master solution allows rapid support of this standard by existing mobile product chipsets and application processors. The Lattice solution supports multiple classes of batteries and different topologies. Additionally the Lattice reconfigurable iCE40 device provides customers with a path to innovation, enabling the inclusion of customized features on demand. The MIPI BIF interface is offered as an IP core within the Lattice iCEcube2 software, providing designers with access to critical functions for their applications.
“As a participating member of the MIPI BIF committee, we are excited to bring our BIF Master solution to market,” said Kapil Shankar, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Mobility Business Unit at Lattice Semiconductor. “This is another example of Lattice’s commitment to providing cost competitive solutions early in the adoption cycle of new standards, giving our customers a competitive edge.”
Pricing and availability
Lattice is currently engaged with key customers on the MIPI BIF standard and plans to make support broadly available through its IP suite during the first half of 2012. Lattice will offer the MIPI BIF solutions free of charge to customers with high-volume mobile applications.
About the Lattice iCE40 FPGA family
Lattice’s iCE40 Los Angeles mobileFPGA family is designed for connectivity, video and imaging, sensor management, and memory/storage expansion for Custom Mobile Device solutions. Fabricated on a 40-nm low power, standard CMOS process, the Los Angeles family has been optimized for mobile consumer applications such as smartphones, tablets, digital still camera, e-book readers, and portable navigation devices. The Los Angeles family comes in two power/performance variants. Click Here for more details.
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