In the past month, Embedded Star added two new FPGA families to its products directory:
LatticeECP2/M FPGA Family
The LatticeECP2/M(TM) FPGA family is the industry’s first low cost FPGAs offering high-speed embedded SERDES I/O plus a pre-engineered Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) block. Based on the innovative LatticeECP2(TM) low cost architecture, the new LatticeECP2/M family also has been developed on advanced 90nm CMOS technology utilizing 300mm wafers. Previously, high-speed embedded SERDES serial I/O with speeds over 3Gbps has been available only on relatively expensive high-end FPGAs. Integrating this capability into a low cost FPGA fabric makes this higher performance interface technology accessible to a much broader range of applications in rapidly emerging, cost-conscious markets such as high volume communications, consumer, automotive, video, and industrial equipment. Priced at approximately one-third the cost of competitive SERDES-based FPGAs, the ECP2M FPGA family effectively bridges the price/performance gap between low cost and high-end FPGAs.
Actel IGLOO FPGA
The Actel IGLOO(TM) family of reprogrammable, full-featured Flash FPGAs is designed to meet the demanding power and area requirements of today’s portable electronics. Based on the Actel nonvolatile Flash technology and single-chip ProASIC3 FPGA architecture, the 1.2 V / 1.5 V operating voltage family offers the industry’s lowest power consumption—as low as 5 µW. The IGLOO family supports up to 3 million system gates with up to 504 kbits of true dual-port SRAM, up to 6 embedded PLLs, and up to 616 user I/Os.