The elite party of 90nm high-performance FPGA suppliers has just been crashed. The two big burly guards at the entrance to the VIP room were evidently not paying attention, because Lattice Semiconductor just waltzed right in – as if anybody that wanted to could whip up an FPGA family with 3.4Gbps SerDes transceivers, 2Gbps parallel I/O, up to 115K LUTs, loads of hard IP, and up to 500MHz fabric performance. Did nobody notice those 300mm wafers in their pockets?
For about a year now, only Xilinx and Altera have claimed turf in the 90nm FPGA arena. … Read More → "Lattice Joins the Fray"