US based SiliconBlue Technologies has announced that its new low power (LP) and high speed (HX) version devices which primarily focus on tablets and smartphones are now available for sampling.
The series includes iCE40 Los Angeles 640,1K and 4K mobileFPGA which support high speed custom made connectivity, sensor management and the combination of imaging and HD video. The devices have been fabricated on the TSMC 40 nm CMOS process, which is based on low power. The series of devices provide twice as much logic capacity as that of devices that are fabricated on 65 nm.
The devices, which run on low power are compatible with smartphone applications that provide low power in small packages. The company has provided the LP series in six packages such as the smallest which is 0.4 mm 2.5X2.5 plastic BGA, 4X4 mm, 3X3 mm and 7X7 mm. The HX4K, HX1K and HX640, which are essentially high speed versions are also compatible with low power and costs involved with tablets. The HP series is available in different packages such as CB132, VQ100, TQ144, CM225 and CT256. These packages enable a minimum level of PCB interconnect layers. According to the CEO of SiliconBlue, Kapil Shankar, the 40 nm series will help manufacturers to add features in a short period of time and have helped the company in strongly establishing the success of its mobile FPGA devices.