Lattice Begins Shipping MachXO3 FPGAs

Most advanced, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable bridging and I/O expansion solution now shipping to Lattice customers

HILLSBORO, OR December 23, 2013 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced it has begun first shipments of the XO3-L 2200, 4300, and 6900 devices in the 256-Ball caBGA package, the first devices in the ultra-low density MachXO3™ Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family, the world’s smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable platform aimed at expanding system capabilities and bridging emerging connectivity interfaces using both parallel and serial I/O.

First announced just 3 months ago, the MachXO3 family puts affordable innovation into the hands of system architects by simplifying the implementation of evolving connectivity interfaces such as MIPI, PCIe, GbE, and others by matching advanced, small-footprint packaging with on-chip resources.

“What matters to us is size, cost and low-power consumption without compromising performance,” said Devrin Talen, Systems Design Engineer at Vuzix Corp. “Lattice’s MachXO3 devices have the right mix of LUT count, power consumption and I/Os needed to architect MIPI bridges that are capable of the high bandwidth and resolution requirements of our virtual and augmented reality systems.”

The new uWatt power FPGA family provides a logic density range from 640-to-22K logic-cells. The family makes use of the latest in package technology to not only deliver tiny 2.5x2.5mm wafer-level chip-scale packaging, but also 540 I/O count devices, as well as devices with 3.125Gbps SERDES capabilities. The combination of features and more make the MachXO3 family the ideal choice to cover the full spectrum of bridging and interface requirements in consumer, industrial, communications, automotive, and compute markets.

The first samples of the MachXO3 family are supported by an advanced version of Lattice Diamond® software, as well as IP and application expertise both in-house and by third parties.

To learn more about Lattice’s New MachXO3 FPGA family and ultra-low-density FPGAs, please visit To learn more about Vuzix, please visit


Market / ApplicationMachXO3 Capabilities
Consumer Electronics
  • Digital Cameras
  • Notebooks
  • Multi-Function Printers
Check Mark  Small WLCSP (2.5x2.5mm) Packages
Check Mark  Low Static Power
Check Mark  Integrated MIPI Interface Support
Check Mark  Low Cost
Compute and Storage
  • Servers
  • Flash Based Storage
Check Mark  High I/O Count Packages
Check Mark  Integrated SERDES
Check Mark  PCIe and GbE Hard IP Interfaces
Check Mark  Instant-On Operation 
Check Mark  I/O that Supports Hotswap
Check Mark  On-Chip Regulators
Wireless Communications
  • Small Cell Modems
Check Mark  Small Size 0.8mm Packages
Check Mark  DSP and Memory
Industrial Control Systems
  • Motor Control
  • Point of Sale Terminals
Check Mark  0.8mm Pitch Packages 
Check Mark  Ultra Low Density Devices with PCIe
Check Mark  Low Active Power 
Check Mark  Instant-On Operation
Check Mark  On-Chip Regulators
Automotive System 
  • Video Control (drive assistance)
  • Bridging and I/O Expansion
Check Mark  Automotive Qualified Devices
Check Mark  High I/O Count, Ultra Low Density
Check Mark  Instant-On Operation


Pricing and Availability

Software availability and first production devices are available now. Pricing starts below $1.00 in high volume.

 About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the world’s leading provider of ultra-low-power programmable IC solutions for makers of smartphones, mobile handheld devices, small-cell networking equipment, industrial control, automotive infotainment, and much more. With more than 1 billion units sold over the past 10 years, Lattice ships more FPGAs, CPLDs and Power Management solutions than any other programmable solutions vendor. For more information, visit You can also follow us via TwitterFacebook, or RSS.


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