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Lattice MachXO2 PLD – Processor I/O Expansion with MachXO2 Cuts Cost and Reduces Power

Using the Lattice MachXO2 PLD’s hardened block functions you can easily add extra functions and more I/Os to a low pin count/low cost MCU based design. This reduces component cost, saves board space and saves power vs. using a higher pin count MCU. Also, the MachXO2 carries no overhead since it needs no configuration device.

Lattice MachXO2 PLD - Processor I/O

  • Discover how the hardened dual I2C, SPI, and Timer/Counter functions augment the flexible I/Os and logic blocks in the MachXO2 to efficiently support MCU-based designs.
  • See how a sensor monitoring solution example takes full advantage of the MachXO2 I/O expansion capabilities.
  • Watch the 7-minute video to better understand how the MachXO2 efficiently integrates system functionality and how easy it is to get started with free design tools, IP trials and reference designs.

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LATTICE MachXO2 PLD Family Sets New Standards For Low Cost, Low Power Designs

— Over 100X Power Reduction, Up to 30% Lower Cost,
Highlight New Benefits for Low-density PLD Designers —


Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) has unveiled its new MachXO2TM PLD family, which offers designers of low-density PLDs an unprecedented mix of low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device. Built on a low power 65-nm process featuring embedded Flash technology, theMachXO2 family delivers a 3X increase in logic density, a 10X increase in embedded memory, more than a 100X reduction in static power and up to 30% lower cost compared to the MachXOTM PLD family.  In addition, several popular functions used in low-density PLD applications, such as User Flash Memory (UFM), I2C, SPI and timer/counter, have been hardened into the MachXO2 devices, providing designers a “Do-it-All-PLD” for high volume, cost sensitive designs.

“Through the use of 65-nm embedded Flash technology, we have reduced costs and increased functionality for our traditional customers in the computing, industrial and telecommunication infrastructure markets, while dramatically reducing power consumption for designers of consumer equipment,” said Gordon Hands, Director of Marketing for Low Density and Mixed Signal Solutions. “Many early access customers are already evaluating and designing with MachXO2 devices in a broad range of applications.”


MachXO2 Block Diagram

Three Product Options For Maximum Flexibility

The MachXO2 family offers three options for maximum flexibility. MachXO2 ZE devices range from 256 to 7K look-up tables (LUTs), operate off a nominal 1.2V power supply, and support system performance up to 60MHz. With power specified as low as 19uW and packages as small as 2.5mmx2.5mm, the MachXO2 ZE devices are optimized for cost-sensitive, low power consumer design applications such as smart phones, GPS devices and PDAs.


MachXO2 HC devices range from 256 to 7K LUTs, operate off a nominal 3.3V or 2.5V power supply, and support system performance up to 150MHz. Offering up to 335 user I/O and a robust design solution (instant-on, non-volatile, input hysteresis and single-chip), these devices are ideal for control applications in end markets such as telecommunications infrastructure, computing, industrial and medical equipment.

MachXO2 HE devices range from 2K to 7K LUTs, operate off a nominal 1.2V power supply and support system performance up to 150MHz. These devices are optimized for power sensitive system applications.


Free Design Tools and Free Reference Designs Accelerate Development Time

Customers can start designing with MachXO2 devices today using Lattice DiamondTM v1.1 software, which can be downloaded for free from the Lattice website at

Existing ispLEVERR software users have the option to use the free ispLEVER v8.1 SP1 Starter software, downloadable from the Lattice web site, with an installed control pack. Visit

In order to enable quick and efficient design and deployment of commonly used functions in system and consumer applications, more than 20 reference designs using MachXO2 devices can be downloaded for free from the Lattice website at

For more information, including pricing or availability on devices from the new MachXO2TM PLD family, please contact us.

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