Lattice Semiconductor announced new ultra-low-density iCE40™ FPGAs, delivering the world’s most flexible, single-chip sensor solutions for making a new generation of context-aware, ultra-low power mobile devices possible. The new additions to the iCE40 FPGA family allow customers to integrate more functions into a smaller space. In packages as small as 1.4mm × 1.48mm × 0.45mm, they are small enough and affordable enough to fit almost anywhere, reducing board space and system complexity. With hard IP for strobe generators, I2C and SPI interfaces, the new iCE40LM FPGAs deliver near-zero latency to the mobile market, enabling context-aware systems with the real-time capturing of user and environmental inputs with minimal delay or error. This gives designers a platform for their mobile products to deliver media-rich experiences based on movement, travel direction, location and other interactions with the environment.
The small size of the new iCE40 FPGAs enables integration of advanced functions such as IrDA, barcode emulation, service LED, and more in a single chip with available logic for addition customer defined functions. The new additions include the iCE40LM 4K, iCE40LM 2K, iCE40LM 1K FPGAs and consume very little power, just under 1 mW in active mode.