Posts Tagged ‘Lattice’

Lattice iCE40 Ultra Plus FPGA: Gnarly Grey Upduino – Tutorial 1: The basics

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

A how-to getting an LED flashing using VHDL from Harris' Electronics: The cheap price however comes with a few niggles, namely getting it up and running in the first place with the limited documentation. Gnarly Grey do a great job of explaining programming a starting program but don’t say much...

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Posted in Arduino, FPGA | 1 Comment »

Using the Bus Blaster to program Lattice CPLDs

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Elia writes: One day when playing with the CPLD board I accidentally shorted out two pins on the on-board FT2232 and – unfortunately – the magic smoke escaped! It was very clear that the FT2232 failed because it got very warm when plugging in the USB cable. Luckily the dev...

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Posted in Bus Blaster, CPLD | 2 Comments »

Lattice debuts iCEstick FPGA Evaluation Board at $24.99

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Lattice Semi has released their iCEstick eval board. This board has a high-performance, low-power iCE40HX1K FPGA on board and has a USB thumb drive form factor. IO connectors include 16 LVCMOS/LVTTL (3.3 V) digital I/O connections on 0.1” through-hole connections and a 2 x 6 position Digilent Pmod connector for...

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Posted in dev boards, FPGA | 15 Comments »

Lattice CPLD development board free PCB built

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Colfaxmingo built a free Lattice CPLD development board PCB. CPLDs are programmable logic gate arrays which allow you to build custom logic devices by programing them. If you build a free PCB we’ll send you another one! Blog about it, post a picture on Flicker, whatever – we’ll send you...

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Lattice announces Diamond release 1.3

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Lattice Semiconductor has just announced Lattice Diamond® release 1.3, updating their FPGA design software environment. They write:This release further builds on helping FPGA designers reach their goals for cost sensitive and low-power applications. In addition to its industry-leading Power Calculator, Lattice Diamond 1.3 software now aids migrating a design to...

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Posted in CPLD, FPGA, software | No Comments »

Lattice ECP3 FPGA Jamz video

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Not content to leave well enough alone with their first humorous video promo for the MachXO2, the people at Lattice Semi released the above video for their Lattice ECP3 family of FPGA devices.

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Posted in FPGA | 7 Comments »

THIS is how you sell microchips

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Lattice made an over-the-top infomercial for the MachXO2 Programmable Logic Device. PLDs are in the neighborhood of CPLDs and FPGAs. Lattice CPLDs are available at Mouser, but we've never tried them. Any experience? This gem seems to have originated with Jeri Ellsworth, but it's everywhere today.

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Posted in Chips, CPLD | 2 Comments »

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