Remember the Lattice MachXO2 PLD we mentioned back in December? Well the MachXO2 Pico Development Kits are now available from Lattice Semi!
The MachXO2 Pico Development Kit features the MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200ZE device, 1 Mbit SPI Flash, I2C temperature sensor, an expansion header for JTAG, SPI, I2C and GPIO interfaces, an LCD display and capacitive touch sense buttons. Using the preloaded Environment Scanning system-on-chip (SOC) design provided with the development kit, designers can now optimize power using multiple operating modes that are typical of low power consumer applications. They can also test, within minutes, popular interfaces such as UART, SPI, I2C and LCD control using the integrated 8-bit LatticeMico8™ microcontroller in conjunction with the MachXO2 Embedded Function Bock (EFB). Designers can then build their own designs using the free downloadable reference design source code, implementing these features in less than an hour.
The MachXO2 Pico evaluation board can be powered up using a battery or a USB cable. The development kit includes a USB cable for device programming and QuickSTART documentation. The associated free reference designs and free Lattice Diamond™ design software can be downloaded from the Lattice website, www.latticesemi.com.
The Pico Dev Kit is available at a promotional price of $29 from Lattice.