Lattice Accelerates Time-to-Market for System Control Applications


In August 2009 Lattice introduced a new development kit, referred to as the MachXO Control Development Kit and 6 new reference designs that will provide a foundation platform for system control demos scheduled to be released during the remainder of this year The kit features the MachXO LCMXO2280 device, the Power Manager II ispPAC-POWR1014A device, 2Mbit SPI Flash memory, 1 Mbit SRAM, interface to a 16 x 2 LCD panel, SD and Compact Flash memory sockets, fan circuit, current and voltage sensor circuits, USB connector (JTAG, RS232), several LEDs and switches. The MachXO Control Development Kit includes a pre-loaded control system-on-chip (Control SoC) design that demonstrates board diagnostic functions including fan speed control based on temperature monitoring, LCD control, complete power supply monitoring and reset distribution in conjunction with the Power Manager II POWR1014A and 8-bit LatticeMico8 microcontroller. It integrates several Lattice reference designs including the LatticeMico8 microcontroller, PWM fan controller, LCD controller, SRAM controller, I2C controller, SPI Flash memory controller, and a UART peripheral. Using the Control SoC design, you can now test these functions within minutes and then build your own designs using the free downloadable reference design source codes, implementing these features in less than an hour.

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