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Lattice Upgrades FPGA Design Software Platforms, Focuses on Ease of Use, Low Power
Extensive Improvements Simplify, Accelerate Design of Ultra-Low and Low Density FPGAs
By: Marketwire .
Jan. 21, 2013 11:00 AM
HILLSBORO, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced an array of advancements to its software platforms, debuting new versions of Lattice Diamond® and iCEcube2 design tools. The updated software prominently features several notable advancements that improve power calculations and design productivity aimed at the creation of mobile and consumer, communication, and industrial systems that undergo fast design cycles, demand power efficiency, and have aggressive cost constraints.
"These refinements address the tough combination of power, size, cost, and connectivity requirements for such high-volume markets as smart phones, tablets, and mobile computing,'' said Mike Kendrick, Director of Software Marketing at Lattice
"Fine-tuned for the unique architecture of our low power, low cost, low density and ultra-low density FPGAs, this software release marks a significant step forward in the design of power-sensitive devices. The tools enable an in-depth understanding of total power usage and simplify design exploration to achieve product goals faster than ever."
Lattice Diamond 2.1
Enhanced Design Exploration
New Upgrades Boost Ease of Use
Verification and debug has also been upgraded. The Reveal debugger now supports debug insertion into a mixed language design at the HDL level, preserving buses and type information. The Simulation Wizard has new options that allow users unfamiliar with simulators to easily start simulations and trace signals.
To further help designers, updated documentation includes an expanded FPGA Design Guide with more information on HDL coding guidelines and timing analysis. A new tutorial provides in-depth information to help new users to begin working with the Lattice Diamond software.
The LatticeMico System's capability for generating system platforms has also been improved. Now, designers can easily expand the peripheral set of their microcontroller by connecting it to an FPGA that contains a peripheral-only platform generated by the LatticeMico System.
Ultra-Low Density FPGA Design Software for iCE40
Third-Party Tool Support
Lattice iCEcube2 includes;
Operating Systems Support
Pricing and Availability
The Lattice Diamond free license can be generated immediately upon request from the Lattice website. It provides free access to many popular Lattice devices such as the MachXO2 and Platform Manager families. It also fully enables Synopsys Synplify Pro for Lattice synthesis as well as the Aldec Lattice Edition II mixed-language simulator. Priced at $895 per year, the Lattice Diamond subscription license includes all Lattice FPGAs including the LatticeECP3 FPGA family.
iCEcube2 software for Windows Operating System can be downloaded from the Lattice website, and is fully enabled at no cost with the Lattice Diamond free license.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Lattice (& design), L (& design), iCEcube2, iCE40, Lattice Diamond, LatticeECP3, LatticeMico, MachXO2, Platform Manager, Reveal and specific product designations are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.
GENERAL NOTICE: Other product names used in this publication are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holders.
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