iCE40 FPGA Family Developmental Solutions

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iCE40 FPGA Family Developmental Solutions

Now you can create ingenious mobile products while staying well within your cost, power, size and schedule targets. Lattice's iCE40 devices allow instant innovation by customizing solutions based on off-the-shelf chips; which means maximum product differentiation with minimum cost and effort. Available in three series: Low power (LP), low power with embedded IP (LM) and high performance (HX). The iCE40 FPGAs can be used in countless ways to add differentiation to mobile products. Shown below are four of the most common iCE40 design categories along with specific application examples.

Enhance application processor connectivity
  • Provide additional GPIOs to extend the processor's interface capabilities
  • Translate voltages to overcome limitations in the supported voltage standards
  • Increase performance by aggregating multiple slow serial buses onto high-speed links
Increase battery life by offloading timing critical functions
  • Accurately send and receive data with IR LEDs and photodiodes for remote communication
  • Communicate via slow UART and I²C interfaces while the microprocessor is asleep
  • Capture all user inputs by buffering sensor data and generating smart interrupts
Increase system performance through hardware acceleration
  • Reduce processor workload by pre-processing sensor data to generate nine-axis output
  • Rotate, combine and scale image data with efficient FPGA-based implementations
  • Use logic-based multipliers to implement high-performance digital signal filtering
Select the ideal components for your design using flexible interface bridging
  • Match your preferred display to your application processor with interfaces such as RGB, 7:1 LVDS and MIPI DPI/DBI
  • Multi-source your image sensors by implementing flexible bridges supporting common interfaces such as HiSPi, subLVDS, LVDS, and Parallel LVCMOS
  • Bridge the latest MIPI Battery Interface (BIF) to existing interfaces such as I²C