The folks from Lattice Semiconductor have announced promotional pricing for their recently released iCEblink40 Evaluation Kits.
The iCE40 mobileFPGA family, fabricated on non-volatile 40nm technology, is optimized for consumer and mobile applications that require low cost, low power and small footprint programmable logic devices.
Easy-to-use evaluation kits
With two new iCEblink Evaluation Kits, engineers can easily evaluate and adopt non-volatile iCE40 technology. The iCEblink40-HX (High Performance) Evaluation Kit comes with an iCE40HX1K-VQ100 device (72 user I/Os) and the iCEblink40-LP (Low Power) Evaluation Kit comes with an iCE40LP1K-QN84 device (67 user I/Os). Both devices offer 1280 logic look up tables and 64K bits of on-chip memory.
The USB-powered iCEblink40 Evaluation Kits include features such as 1Mbit of SPI Flash memory, capacitive touch buttons, LEDs and access to all user I/Os. The free iCEcube2 development tool controls programming, accesses virtual I/O functions and runs the included demos.
Pricing and availability
Both the iCEblink40-HX1K and iCEblink40-LP1K Evaluation Kits are available at a promotional price of $19 for immediate purchase on Lattice's website
. This limited time promotional price will be valid through October 31, 2012. Click here
for more information on the iCEblink40-HX1K kit and click here
for more information on the iCEblink40-LP1K kit.About the iCE40 mobileFPGA family
Designers of handheld, battery-based consumer products require a programmable logic solution that delivers design flexibility and fast time to market benefits coupled with features that address their power, logic capacity, cost and small form factor requirements. This solution is provided by Lattice's ultra-low power iCE40 mobileFPGA devices. Utilizing the mobileFPGA platform, mobile designers can quickly bring new features and custom functionality to market.
The iCE40 mobileFPGA family includes the HX-Series (High Performance) and the LP-Series (Low Power) devices, targeting tablets and smartphones, respectively. Fabricated on a 40nm low power standard CMOS process, the HX and LP devices provide twice the logic capacity of previous iCE65 devices.
The low cost, low power HX-Series targets tablets and provides support for sensor management, high-speed custom connectivity and tablet resolution, HD video and imaging. Featuring ultra-low power and ultra-small footprints (the industry's first 2.5 x 2.5mm micro plastic BGA), the LP-Series is the ideal application processor companion chip solution for smartphone applications, providing support for sensor management, high-speed custom connectivity and convergence of HD video and imaging. Supporting a broad range of tablets and smartphones, the HX and LP devices range from 384 to 8K logic cells.Click here
for more information on the iCE40 mobileFPGA family.
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