Crossover programmable logic devices surpass traditional CPLDs, FPGAs

Vincent, Matt
September 2005
Portable Design;Sep2005, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p31
This article features Lattice Semiconductor Corp.'s MachXO family crossover programmable logic devices (PLD), which are designed to more efficiently support applications traditionally addressed by either high-density complex PLD (CPLD) or low-capacity field programmable gate arrays. The MachXO logic devices are built on 130-nanometer embedded flash process technology that enables instant-on operation in a single chip, a feature essential to many CPLD applications. Pin-to-pin delays as fast as 2.5 nanoseconds allow the devices to address the high-speed requirements of contemporary systems designs.


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