Lattice – New Radiant IP and Reference Design

Lattice Radiant Software was rolled out earlier this year with the goal of making development and debugging with iCE40 UltraPlus a breeze. Radiant by itself is not enough to get users moving quickly, so we provided IP for the basic building blocks of the iCE40 UltraPlus device including PLL, DSP, Memory, I2C and SPI.

One of the values of Radiant is the ability to distribute IP and reference designs. We promised over the next 2 quarters more reference designs would be ported from iCECUBE2 and delivered for users to take advantage of Radiant.

During Q2 we converted five reference designs:

§ Single Wire Aggregation – eliminates signal congestion

§ Sensor Data Buffer – Makes iCE40 UltraPlus into a sensor hub

§ 6:1 Microphone Aggregation – Enables connecting microphones over SPI bus

§ SPI to MIPI-DSI – Connects a MIPI display to a process without DSI interface

These Reference designs and others were all covered in this white paper written to highlight the applications possible with the iCE40 UltraPlus FPGA. Over the next quarter more reference designs will be provided to solve issues and enable new ideas.

For additional information, please click HERE.

Ohmite: New Product Introduction




FCSL Current Sense New Product Announcement

New 0.5% Tolerance and New Sizes Product Extension

Ohmite is expanding it’s popular FCSL series. The FCSL series will now include a 0.5% tolerance option. In addition to this new tolerance, Ohmite will also offer two new sizes in this popular series. The FCSL20 and FCSL32 are common 0508 and 0612 sizes respectively. The call out is reversed as the leads are on the long edge of the chips for better current handling and cooling. The FCSL20 carries a power rating of 1 watt with a max current rating of 45 amps. The FCSL32 carries a power rating of 1.5 watts with a max current rating of 64 amps. The growth of the current sense market remains strong. With more applications using current sense resistors, the market demands more specific options leading to product extensions and new product series to accommodate. Ohmite will be expanding its current sense offering as the year continues. Ohmite distribution partners can expect to receive the NPI package shortly on the tolerance and size extensions.

For a datasheet, please click HERE.