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Lattice MachXO3 Family

MachXO3 Family


MachXO3 device family is an Ultra-Low Density family that supports the most advanced programmable bridging and I/O expansion. It has the breakthrough I/O density and the lowest cost per I/O. The device I/O features have the integrated support for latest industry standard I/O. The MachXO3L/LF family of low power, instant-on, non-volatile PLDs has five devices with densities ranging from 640 to 9400 Look-Up Tables (LUTs). In addition to LUT-based, low-cost programmable logic these devices feature Embedded Block RAM (EBR), Distributed RAM, Phase Locked Loops (PLLs), pre-engineered source synchronous I/O support, advanced configuration support including dual-boot capability and hardened versions of commonly used functions such as SPI controller, I2C controller and timer/counter. MachXO3LF devices also support User Flash Memory (UFM). These features allow these devices to be used in low cost, high volume consumer and system applications. The MachXO3L/LF devices are designed on a 65nm non-volatile low power process. The device architecture has several features such as programmable low swing differential I/Os and the ability to turn off I/O banks, on-chip PLLs and oscillators dynamically. These features help manage static and dynamic power consumption resulting in low static power for all members of the family. The MachXO3L/LF devices are available in two versions C and E with two speed grades: -5 and -6, with -6 being the fastest. C devices have an internal linear voltage regulator which supports external VCC supply voltages of 3.3 V or 2.5 V. E devices only accept 1.2 V as the external VCC supply voltage. With the exception of power supply voltage both C and E are functionally compatible with each other. The MachXO3L/LF PLDs are available in a broad range of advanced halogen-free packages ranging from the space saving 2.5 x 2.5 mm WLCSP to the 19 x 19 mm caBGA. MachXO3L/LF devices support density migration within the same package. Table 1.1 shows the LUT densities, package and I/O options, along with other key parameters.The MachXO3L/LF devices offer enhanced I/O features such as drive strength control, slew rate control, PCI compatibility, bus-keeper latches, pull-up resistors, pull-down resistors, open drain outputs and hot socketing. Pull-up, pull-down and bus-keeper features are controllable on a “per-pin” basis. A userprogrammable internal oscillator is included in MachXO3L/LF devices. The clock output from this oscillator may be divided by the timer/counter for use as clock input in functions such as LED control, keyboard scanner and similar state machines. The MachXO3L/LF devices also provide flexible, reliable and secure configuration from on-chip NVCM/Flash. These devices can also configure themselves from external SPI Flash or be configured by an external master through the JTAG test access port or through the I2C port. Additionally, MachXO3L/LF devices support dual-boot capability (using external Flash memory) and remote field upgrade (TransFR) capability. Lattice provides a variety of design tools that allow complex designs to be efficiently implemented using the MachXO3L/LF family of devices. Popular logic synthesis tools provide synthesis library support for MachXO3L/LF. Lattice design tools use the synthesis tool output along with the user-specified preferences and constraints to place and route the design in the MachXO3L/LF device. These tools extract the timing from the routing and back-annotate it into the design for timing verification. Lattice provides many pre-engineered IP (Intellectual Property) LatticeCORE modules, including a number of reference designs licensed free of charge, optimized for the MachXO3L/LF PLD family. By using these configurable soft core IP cores as standardized blocks, users are free to concentrate on the unique aspects of their design, increasing their productivity.


1.1.1. Solutions

 Smallest footprint, lowest power, high data throughput bridging solutions for mobile applications

 Optimized footprint, logic density, I/O count, I/O performance devices for I/O management and logic applications

 High I/O logic, lowest cost I/O, high I/O devices for I/O expansion applications

1.1.2. Flexible Architecture

 Logic Density ranging from 64 to 9.4K LUT4

 High I/O to LUT ratio with up to 384 I/O pins

1.1.3. Advanced Packaging

 0.4 mm pitch: 1K to 4K densities in very small footprint WLCSP (2.5 mm × 2.5 mm to 3.8 mm ×3.8 mm) with 28 to 63 I/Os

 0.5 mm pitch: 640 to 9.4K LUT densities in 6 mm x 6 mm to 10 mm x 10 mm BGA packages with up to 281 I/Os

 0.8 mm pitch: 1K to 9.4K densities with up to 384 I/Os in BGA packages

1.1.4. Pre-Engineered Source Synchronous I/O

 DDR registers in I/O cells

 Dedicated gearing logic

 7:1 Gearing for Display I/Os

 Generic DDR, DDRx2, DDRx4

1.1.5. High Performance, Flexible I/O Buffer

 Programmable sysI/O buffer supports wide range of interfaces:

 LVCMOS 3.3/2.5/1.8/1.5/1.2



 MIPI D-PHY Emulated

 Schmitt trigger inputs, up to 0.5 V hysteresis

 Ideal for I/O bridging applications

 I/Os support hot socketing

 On-chip differential termination

 Programmable pull-up or pull-down mode

1.1.6. Flexible On-Chip Clocking

 Eight primary clocks

 Up to two edge clocks for high-speed I/O interfaces (top and bottom sides only)

 Up to two analog PLLs per device with fractional-n frequency synthesis

 Wide input frequency range (7 MHz to 400 MHz).

1.1.7. Non-volatile, Multi-time Programmable

 Instant-on

 Powers up in microseconds

 Optional dual boot with external SPI memory

 Single-chip, secure solution

 Programmable through JTAG, SPI or I2C

 MachXO3L includes multi-time programmable


 MachXO3LF reconfigurable Flash includes 100,000 write/erase cycle

 Supports background programming of non volatile memory

1.1.8. TransFR Reconfiguration

 In-field logic update while I/O holds the system state

1.1.9. Enhanced System Level Support

 On-chip hardened functions: SPI, I2C, timer/counter

 On-chip oscillator with 5.5% accuracy

 Unique TraceID for system tracking

 Single power supply with extended operating range

 IEEE Standard 1149.1 boundary scan

 IEEE 1532 compliant in-system programming

1.1.10. Applications

 Consumer Electronics

 Compute and Storage

 Wireless Communications

 Industrial Control Systems

 Automotive System

1.1.11. Low Cost Migration Path

 Migration from the Flash based MachXO3LF to the NVCM based MachXO3L

 Pin compatible and equivalent timing

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