Security and system control extended to automotive applications

23-09-2020 | Lattice Semiconductor Ltd | Semiconductors

Lattice Semiconductor offers new versions of its MachXO3LF FPGAs for adaptable deployment of robust automotive control applications and MachXO3D FPGAs for system security that supports extended temperature operating capacities for automotive and other ruggedised applications. MachXO3D FPGAs augment the popular system control abilities of the company's MachXO FPGA architecture with industry-leading security features, including hardware Root-of-Trust, platform firmware resilience, and secure dual-boot support. The devices target control, bridging, and I/O expansion applications that must perform reliably in rugged environments, including ADAS, motor control, infotainment, 5G communications infrastructure, industrial robots and automation systems, and defence systems.

“By collaborating with Lattice, the leading provider of low power FPGAs, we are able to provide developers in the automotive market with ready-to-use IPs that simplify their design efforts by accelerating implementation of networking controllers for CAN and LIN,” said Nikos Zervas, CEO of CAST Inc. “With the extended temperature range for automotive and other ruggedised applications, the new MachXO3D automotive family of FPGAs will allow developers to achieve their performance and power consumption goals and get their products to market faster while enhancing the security of their control systems.”

“The MachXO architecture is highly leveraged in the server market for control and security applications, and now we’ve extended this popular hardware ecosystem to bring low power, small form factor, secure system control to automotive and ruggedised applications as automobiles integrate more processor-based, server-like systems into their designs,” said Jay Aggarwal, director of Silicon Product Marketing, Lattice. “Coupled with our solutions stacks for firmware security and smart vision, Lattice Sentry and Lattice mVision, these devices enable the rapid development of next-generation systems.”

The FPGAs are supported by the company's integrated design software suite, Lattice Diamond, a complete GUI-based FPGA design and verification environment with leading-edge design and implementation tools optimised for low-power Lattice FPGAs

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