New WLCSP packaged PLD offers benefits for low density PLD designs
September 06, 2011 // Paul Buckley
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has begun shipping samples of the company’s MachXO2 PLD family using a 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm 25-ball Wafer Level Chip Scale Package (WLCSP). The MachXO2 devices now claim to combine a small footprint with the industry’s lowest power and most feature rich low density PLDs.
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 and more than a 100X reduction in static power compared to previous generations. With the industry’s most robust PLD functionality, ultra low power and new WLCSP packaging, the MachXO2 devices can now address applications previously not accessible to PLDs.
The MachXO2 family leads the industry in providing the lowest power and highest functionality of any PLD family. Now Lattice is extending its lead in the low density PLD market by offering a portfolio of small footprint die/package combinations for the MachXO2 family to be made available throughout 2011, including:
- A 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm 25-ball WLCSP, shipping immediately: Die size-defined BGA with 0.4mm solder ball pitch, providing 19 user I/O in a 6.1 mm2 footprint
- A 3.2 mm x 3.2 mm 49-ball WLCSP: Die size-defined BGA with 0.4 mm solder ball pitch, providing 40 user I/O in a 9.8 mm2 footprint
- A 4 mm x 4 mm 64-ball ucBGA: Saw singulated BGA with 0.4 mm solder ball pitch, providing 45 user I/O in a 16.0 mm2 footprint
- A 8 mm x 8 mm 132-ball ucBGA: Saw singulated BGA with 0.5 mm solder ball pitch, providing up to 105 user I/O in a 64.0 mm2 footprint
“We have combined aggressive packaging technologies to deliver some of the smallest PLD footprints ever in the programmable logic industry. When these footprints are combined with the superior functionality and ultra-low power available on the MachXO2 devices, we are able to address a new class of applications not previously available to SRAM-based PLDs,” said Shakeel Peera, Director of Marketing for Silicon and Solutions at Lattice Semiconductor. “There is little doubt that consumer device connectivity and space constraints are moving in opposite directions. These new MachXO2 devices will enable new possibilities for digital logic designers focused on these space constrained applications, without having to sacrifice flexibility or programmability.”
MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200ZE devices in the 25 WLCSP are now available as engineering samples, with production devices scheduled to be available by Q4 2011. All other ultra-low footprint packages mentioned in this news release will be sampling by the end of 2011. Pricing for the LCMXO2-1200ZE 25WLCSP is $0.80 in 500KU volume.
More information about the Lattice MachXO2 PLD family at http://www.latticesemi.com/machxo2/tiny.
Is there a future for the MOST bus?
October 01, 2014
In no other domain in the car, the technological evolution is advancing more rapidly than in the infotainment sector. Nevertheless, ...
Beyond programmability: full design observability at runtime
Nikola Tesla's lab could speak to future generations
Macronix rolls out European expansion plan
Intel leads non-iPad tablet processor market
Farnell element14 signs global agreement with RECOM Power
October 01, 2014
Farnell element14 has added RECOM Power, an innovative leader in the manufacture and distribution of power converters and ...
Could low-power 3D nanomagnetic logic replace transistors?
Oscilloscope engine plugs into portable Apple products
BMW joins forces with Baidu for automated driving
- Solutions for Millimeter Wave Wireless Backhaul
- Enter Linduino
- A Novel Approach to Industrial Rectifier Systems
- Putting FPGAs to Work in Software Radio Systems Handbook
InterviewIs there a future for the MOST bus?
In no other domain in the car, the technological evolution is advancing more rapidly than in the infotainment sector. Nevertheless, the MOST data networking technology seems to maintain its position as ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. Designed with native Lightning compatibility, the iMSO-204L transforms the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into an ultra-portable, two-channel oscilloscope.
Since Apple changed its connector, Oscium has been working to bring native compatibility to its customers. The third generation...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.