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Start with the news release Lattice upgrades IspLever Classic design tool from Lattice Semiconductor, which we summarised at the time by saying "Lattice Semiconductor has released version 1.4 of its IspLever Classic design tool suite to provide a design environment for Lattice complex programmable logic devices (CPLD).". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release Lattice Diamond suits low-power FPGA applications from Lattice Semiconductor: "Lattice Semiconductor has launched Version 1.0 of its Lattice Diamond field-programmable gate-array (FPGA) design software, enabling designers to target low-power, cost-sensitive FPGA applications.".

In January 2010, we covered the news from Saelig Company - take a look at USB 2.0 device features ADWG capabilities which says: "Saelig has announced the availability of GP-24100 - a PC-controlled USB 2.0 high-speed device featuring arbitrary digital waveform generator (ADWG) and logic analyser capabilities.".

Take a look also at the news release from Altera Europe, Altera offers industrial temperature CPLDs, as well as ProcessorPM and ISPMACH development kits launched from Lattice Semiconductor UK, and Aaeon launches PFM-C20N peripheral module from Aaeon.

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Lattice releases the Ispmach 4064ZE and 4128 (December 2008)

Lattice Semiconductor has released two small-footprint packages for its Ispmach 4000ZE CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices), an ultra low power CPLD range based on the Ispmach 4000.

IAR workbench partners computer board (October 2008)

IAR Systems has been selected by Micromint as tools partner for its Eagle 100 computer board targeted at the industrial market.

Handsets ease ticketing process (June 2008)

MAX IIZ CPLDs manage several peripherals in the P1200 handsets, including an RFID reader, an infra-red data association (IRDA) sensor, a Bluetooth interface and LED control.

Platform eases TFT integration (June 2008)

Evaluation platform is made up of preconfigured intelligent connector boards that will accelerate development of TFT LCD applications.

PCB designers gain free FPGA simulator (June 2008)

Users of the Zuken CR-5000 design suite can now download a free simulation kit for Altera's low-cost Cyclone III FPGA family.

Controller captures fast-moving action (June 2008)

The RCM3200 waits for a user datagram protocol (UDP) datagram from the host PC, then toggles input to a complex programmable logic device (CPLD) which starts the timed exposure of the cameras.

HMI tools aid automotive development (June 2008)

The Altia DeepScreen code generator produces deployable graphics code from the Altia Design GUI builder for the Paris platform.

Programmable logic saves portable power (April 2008)

With its low standby current, small form factor and instant-on operation, the ispMach 4000ZE family is ideal for handheld and portable equipment such as GPS systems.

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Further reading
  • CPLDs suited for portable wireline applications

    Altera's Max V device range is suited for general-purpose and portable designs in wireline, wireless, industrial, consumer, computer/storage, automotive, broadcast and military applications.
  • Altera offers industrial temperature CPLDs

    Altera has announced it is enhancing its MAX II CPLD range by offering industrial-grade temperature ranges and lowering the power of its MAX IIZ devices.
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