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Lattice Certus-NX FPGAs Optimized for Automotive Applications

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader,
today expanded its growing portfolio of automotive products with the
announcement of versions of the Lattice CertusT-NX FPGA family optimized for
infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and safety-focused
applications. Built on the Lattice NexusT platform, these new Certus-NX
devices combine automotive-grade features with best-in-class I/O density,
power efficiency, small size, reliability, instant-on performance, and
support for fast PCI Express (PCIe) and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

“Demand for automotive semiconductors is increasing as the ongoing trends
towards automotive system electrification, autonomy, and connectivity have
manufacturers looking for ways to deliver the advanced features and user
experiences drivers are looking for in their next vehicle,” said Jay
Aggarwal, Director of Silicon Product Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor.
“With class-leading performance and power efficiency, support for popular
I/O standards in a small form factor, and high reliability, our Certus-NX
general purpose FPGAs make a compelling silicon platform for the
next-generation automotive applications car makers are eager to provide to
their customers.”

“As more automotive systems go digital, modern cars have essentially become
mobile datacenters. Automotive developers need access to secure and reliable
silicon solutions with fast I/O performance to ensure mission-critical
automotive systems can perform their functions instantaneously,” said K.
Ganesh Rao, Practice Head – FPGA Solutions, Tata Elxsi. “Lattice Certus-NX
FPGAs provide the reliability, performance, and feature set we need to make
tomorrow’s automotive applications possible.”

The latest Certus-NX FPGAs are ideal for automotive applications like motor
control, LED control in in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, in-vehicle
networking (IVN), and sensor data co-processing in ADAS applications. Key
features of Certus-NX FPGAs include:

Low power consumption – Up to 4X lower power use than similar FPGAs, with a
programmable back bias that enables user-selectable high performance or low
power operating modes, depending on the needs of the application.

Small form factor – Up to 3X smaller with up to 2X the I/O density per mm2
in comparison to similar competing FPGAs.

Instant-on performance – Ultra-fast device configuration from SPI memory up
to 12X faster than similar competing FPGAs, with individual I/O able to
configure in just 3 ms, and full-device startup in only 8-14 ms, depending
on device capacity.

Robust I/O interfacing capability – Lattice’s extensive Certus-NX I/O IP
library includes:

1.5 Gbps differential I/O with performance up to 70 percent higher than
competing FPGAs.
5 Gbps PCIe, 1.5 Gbps SGMII, and 1066 Mbps DDR3.

Automotive certification and high reliability – Certus-NX FPGAs are AEC-Q100
qualified and provide up to 100X better soft error rate (SER) performance
than similar FPGAs.
Authentication and encryption – To protect bitstreams against unauthorized
access, Certus-NX FPGAs support AES-256 encryption with ECDSA; they are
currently the smallest FPGAs on the market to support ECDSA.

Ease of use/design – Lattice RadiantR and Lattice PropelT software tools
help simplify and accelerate automotive system design. Certus-NX FPGAs are
also supported by the Lattice mVisionT and Lattice sensAIT solution stacks
so designers can leverage the stacks’ modular hardware platforms, reference
designs, neural network IP cores, and custom design services to accelerate
automotive vision system design.

Automotive-grade versions of Certus-NX FPGAs are now sampling with select
customers. For more information about the Lattice technologies mentioned
above, please visit:
About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the low power programmable leader.
We solve customer problems across the network, from the Edge to the Cloud,
in the growing Communications, Computing, Industrial, Automotive, and
Consumer markets. Our technology, long-standing relationships, and
commitment to world-class support let our customers quickly and easily
unleash their innovation to create a smart, secure, and connected world.

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