New FPGA platform delivers solution, architecture and circuit-level innovations

13-12-2019 | Lattice Semiconductor Ltd | Semiconductors

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation offers its new low power FPGA platform, Lattice Nexus. The platform is architected to provide power-efficient performance that will aid developers of an extensive range of applications, including AI for IoT, video, embedded vision, hardware security, 5G infrastructure and industrial/automotive automation. The platform is built with innovations at each level of design, from solutions to architecture, to circuit, and provides higher system performance at notably reduced power consumption.

“The Lattice Nexus platform augments the parallel processing and re-programmability of FPGAs with the power-efficient performance demanded by today’s technology trends, like AI inferencing at the Edge and sensor management. The platform also accelerates the rate at which Lattice will release future products,” said Steve Douglass, corporate vice president, R&D, Lattice Semiconductor. “Additionally, the Lattice Nexus platform offers easy-to-use solution stacks targeting high-growth applications that help customers more quickly develop their systems, even if they are not expert in FPGA design.”

The platform is developed on high-volume 28nm fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process technology from Samsung. This technology provides 50% lower transistor leakage in comparison to bulk CMOS and is the best technology for producing the low power platform.

“We are excited to collaborate with Lattice to bring the benefits of our Samsung Foundry 28FDS manufacturing process technology to the low power FPGA market,” said Ryan Lee, vice president of marketing at Samsung Foundry. “By combining their innovation and expertise in FPGA fabric design with our industry-leading and differentiated foundry technology, Lattice will continue its leadership in low power FPGAs for years to come.”

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