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.
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