MachXO2 Pico Development Kit promo

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.

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  1. I’m very new to this kind of stuff. Do you know if the Bus Blaster or even the xSVF player for Bus Pirate would write to one of these over the JTAG header (Provided you soldered a header onto it)?

    1. I am just now getting into Lattice CPLDs, the first dev-board will go out soon.

      I have not used the IDE yet. If it can dump programming instructions to a ‘standard’ JTAG SVF file, then it can probably be programmed with both the Bus Blaster via urJTAG or the Bus Pirate with the XSVF player.

  2. i like the board, to bad shipping to the netherlands is 50 dollars :(
    anyone knows a cheaper way to get a board like that to the netherlands?

  3. It looks from the schematic that this board has a built in USB based programmer so you shouldn’t need any other hardware to program it

    1. Yeah, that’s true. Part of my curiosity though is with other boards bearing Lattice chips. I can find all kinds of information about Xilinx and Altera, but almost nothing on Lattice. I just ordered one of these boards, but in the past I also ordered their Lattice XP2 Brevia kit. It came with a parallel programmer, which was fine because I had that port. After I replaced a bad motherboard, I am not so lucky in that regard now :-)

      1. I recently ran across this applications note from Lattice: http://www.latticesemi.com/documents/an8082.pdf which shows that their USB programming cable is based on the FTDI 2232D. I haven’t yet tried it but it looks from that note as if many 2232 based USB JTAG programmers would work. In particular, I would think the Bus Blaster 2 would work. So you ought to be able to replace the parallel Lattice cable with a USB cable. Perhaps even the USB programmer built into the MachXO2 PLD evaluation board.

  4. Hello, I was thinking of getting this dev board, but I’m from UK.. and shipping cost is twice more than price of the board in promotional price. Do you know someone in UK selling this in PROMO price ??

    Regards

  5. I saw too this development board, but one thing asks me : just with this kit I can programm the PLD and the 8-bit LatticeMico8™ microcontroller? By the usb interface or I can purchase

  6. I saw too this development board, but one thing asks me : just with this kit I can programm the PLD and the 8-bit LatticeMico8™ microcontroller? By the usb interface or I can purchase a jtag tools to programm them? It’s not clear, no? Or i didn’t see this information ^^

    1. Sorry this sentence it’s not clear :

      By the usb interface or I can purchase a jtag tools to programm them? => Programming by the usb interface or I shall purchase a jtag tools to programm them?

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