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Lattice MachXO2 PLD Family Sets New Standards for Low Cost, Low Power Designs

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Lattice Semiconductor Corporation launches its new MachXO2 PLD family, which offers designers of low-density PLDs an unprecedented mix of low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.  

The new MachXO2 PLD family is available from ALLYANZ PTY LTD .  

Built on a low power 65-nm process featuring embedded Flash technology, the MachXO2 family delivers a 3X increase in logic density, a 10X increase in embedded memory, 100X+ reduction in static power and up to 30% lower cost compared to the MachXO PLD family.  

In addition, several popular functions used in low-density PLD applications such as User Flash Memory (UFM), I2C, SPI and timer/counter have been hardened into the MachXO2 devices, providing designers a ‘do-it-all-PLD’ for high volume, cost-sensitive designs.  

Gordon Hands, Director of Marketing for Low Density and Mixed Signal Solutions says that they have reduced costs and increased functionality for their traditional customers in the computing, industrial and telecommunication infrastructure markets through the use of 65-nm embedded Flash technology.  

Additionally, the technology has also helped dramatically reduce power consumption for designers of consumer equipment.  

Three Product Options for Maximum Flexibility  

The MachXO2 family offers three options for maximum flexibility.  

MachXO2 ZE Devices

  • Range from 256 to 7K look-up tables (LUTs)
  • Operate off a nominal 1.2V power supply
  • Support system performance up to 60MHz
  • Optimised for cost-sensitive, low power consumer equipment design applications with power specified as low as 19uW and packages as small as 2.5mm x 2.5mm
  • Suitable for design applications such as smart phones, GPS devices and PDAs  

MachXO2 HC Devices

  • Range from 256 to 7K LUTs
  • Operate off a nominal 3.3V or 2.5V power supply
  • Support system performance up to 150MHz
  • Offer up to 335 user I/O  
  • Robust design solution with instant-on, non-volatile, input hysteresis and single-chip
  • Ideal for control applications in end markets such as telecommunications infrastructure, computing as well as industrial and medical equipment  

MachXO2 HE Devices 

  • Range from 2K to 7K LUTs
  • Operate off a nominal 1.2V power supply
  • Support system performance up to 150MHz
  • Optimised for power sensitive system applications

Early Access Customers Feedback  

Mr. Zhu Guangxin, Vice President of Engineering at Obtelecom says that they have used MachXO PLDs in their CCTV video over fibre optic multiplexers for the last two years because they deliver compelling system integration benefits combined with a flexible and cost-effective architecture.  

He believes that MachXO2 PLDs will enable them to provide more features in their next generation products to their customers at lower prices.    

Mr. An Luping, R&D Manager at KND CNC Technique says that they have been actively designing with MachXO2 devices and will be using them in their CNC products.  

Unique system integration benefits of the MachXO2 family such as hardened I2C/ SPI functions and User Flash Memory combined with low power consumption and attractive price points allow them to use these devices as alternatives to high risk and expensive discretes, ASICs and ASSPs.  


MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200ZE and LCMXO2-1200HC devices are now available as Alpha samples with engineering sample devices scheduled to be available in December 2010 and production devices available in March 2011.


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