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

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 about further development. With that […]

Using the Bus Blaster to program Lattice CPLDs

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 kit includes a 0.1″ header […]

Lattice debuts iCEstick FPGA Evaluation Board at $24.99

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 other peripheral connections. The board’s […]

Lattice CPLD development board free PCB built

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 a coupon code for the […]

Lattice announces Diamond release 1.3

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 a lower cost device […]