Expanded Support for Open Source Embedded Microprocessor
Wed, 09/26/2007 - 8:17am
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces expanded support for its LatticeMico32 32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor, an open source, soft IP core optimized for Lattice field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The LatticeXP2 FPGA combines Flash and SRAM technology on a single 90 nm die, enabling capabilities such as instant-on operation, encrypted design security and flashBAK block RAM back-up. This feature allows the microprocessor to store important information, such as error codes or performance conditions, into non-volatile memory before power down. At power-up, the information is automatically reloaded into the microprocessor memory to resume operation. Security of design code (both microprocessor software and FPGA hardware) is high because configuration data is stored in on-chip Flash.