Lattice satser yderligere på markedet for general purpose FPGA'er
Lattice Semiconductor præsenterer Lattice Certus-NX FPGA-familien, der i forhold til andre general purpose FPGA'er har dobbelt så stor I/O-densitet per mm2 (in english).
Lattice Semiconductor has launched the new Lattice Certus-NX family of FPGAs. The devices lead the general-purpose FPGA market in I/O density, delivering up to twice the I/O density per mm2 in comparison to similar competing FPGAs, and provide best-in-class power savings, small size, reliability, instant-on performance, and support fast PCI Express (PCIe) and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces to enable data co-processing, signal bridging, and system control.
Certus-NX FPGAs target a range of applications, from data processing in automated industrial equipment to system management in communications infrastructure. The Certus-NX devices are the second family of FPGAs developed on the Lattice Nexus platform, the industry’s first low power FPGA platform using 28 nm FD-SOI process technology. With the launch of Certus-NX, Lattice marks the release of the second device family developed under Lattice’s new product development strategy in just six months.
- Certus-NX delivers unique and innovative capabilities that set it apart. Compared to competing FPGAs of similar gate counts, Lattice offers a much smaller package, greater I/O density, and lower power, says Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst at The Linley Group
- Thanks to innovations at the system, architecture, and circuit level in our Lattice Nexus development platform, we are releasing new products at a faster pace and giving our customers more options to choose from as they evaluate the performance and power needs of their applications, says Gordon Hands, Director of Product Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor.
- Certus-NX has clearly reset expectations for what developers should look for in general-purpose FPGAs by providing a compelling blend of parallel processing performance and flexible I/O support that enables creative new device designs.
Technology trends like industrial automation and 5G have developers across markets looking to add processing and connectivity to applications that operate at the network Edge. To successfully support these trends, devices require low power processing hardware with support for popular interfaces like PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet . Device developers also need easy-to-use development platforms from a single source that provide the hardware, software, and IP they need to get products to market quickly.
- As an FPGA-centric design house, we’re seeing increasing adoption of serial protocols like PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet for chip-to-chip connectivity in many end applications, including 5G and IoT systems, says Sanjeev Kumar, CEO, Logic Fruit Technologies.
- The latest generation of FPGAs by Lattice, Certus-NX, supports these standards and provides a high density of I/Os while keeping power consumption and overall device footprint in check. These FPGAs will allow us to rapidly adapt to the challenging and evolving connectivity and performance needs of our customers.