Lattice Semiconductor, a programmable logic integrated circuit company, has expanded the Crosslink-NX family with new field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for automotive applications, including driver assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment systems (IVI).
According to the manufacturer, FPGA CrossLink-NX is characterized by high I / O performance and reliability – qualities demanded in embedded vision systems, with the smallest size and power consumption in the class. In fact, Lattice CrossLink-NX is the only FPGA in its class with built-in MIPI D-PHY interfaces, supporting speeds up to 10 Gbps.
The automotive industry is increasingly introducing new technologies to improve vehicles’ functionality: the market for ADAS sensors such as radars, lidars and cameras is projected to grow to $ 40.8 billion by 2030, at an average annual growth rate of 11.7% during the period. From 2020 to 2030, many of these sensors are connected using the widely used MIPI interface. Of course, FPGA CrossLink-NX supports MIPI and PCIe (Gen 2, 5Gbps) and DDR3.
The new FPGAs are certified for automotive electronics use and are guaranteed to remain operational at high temperatures. As for low power consumption, it is ensured by the FD-SOI process technology and architectural innovations. As a result, energy consumption is reduced by up to 75% compared to similar competing solutions.
A high memory ratio to logic ensures high efficiency in image processing operations. In CrossLink-NX, there are 170 memory bits per logical cell, which is the highest ratio in this class.
CrossLink-NX-based system design is accelerated and simplified with support for the latest Lattice Radiant (version 2.2.1) and Lattice Propel (version 1.1) software tools. FPGA CrossLink-NX is also supported by the Lattice mVision and sensAI solution stacks.