ABS GmbH selects the LatticeECP3 FPGA family for CCD interface and processing



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Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that ABS GmbH, Jena, Germany, has chosen the mid-range LatticeECP3™ FPGA for use in its compact digital camera reference design. "The LatticeECP3 FPGA gives us the capability to offer low cost, low power CCD or CMOS interface solutions for our customers. The LatticeECP3 FPGA has the horse power to support the complete video processing chain while providing a low power profile, making it an excellent choice for the industrial camera market," said Dr. Günter Uhlrich, Managing Director of ABS GmbH. "The design takes care of color interpolation, scaling and distortion correction while operating at over 128 mega-pixels per second. The flexibility of the LatticeECP3 FPGA gives us the capability to deliver this data via a variety of interface standards, including PCI Express, DVI, HDMI, HD-SDI and CameraLink." "The partnership between ABS GmbH and Lattice has demonstrated the value of a low power, low cost and innovative mid-range FPGA architecture in the video market," said Shakeel Peera, Lattice Director of Marketing for Silicon and Solutions. "Our LatticeECP3 FPGA family is one example of our commitment to providing architectures that enable developers of video solutions an efficient method for video processing and transport." About the Lattice ECP3 FPGA Family The mid-range LatticeECP3 FPGA family is comprised of the lowest power, SERDES-enabled FPGAs in the market today. The family's five FPGAs offer standards-compliant, multi-protocol 3.2G SERDES, DDR1/2/3 memory interfaces and high performance, cascadable DSP slices that are ideal for RF, baseband and image signal processing. Toggling at 1Gbps, the LatticeECP3 FPGAs also feature fast LVDS I/O as well as embedded memory of up to 6.8 Mbits. Logic density varies from 17K LUTs to 149K LUTs with up to 586 user I/O. The LatticeECP3 FPGA family is ideally suited for deployment in high volume cost- and power-sensitive video camera and display, wireline and wireless infrastructure applications. About ABS GmbH ABS GmbH was founded in 1990 as an engineering company that specializes in the field of applied digital signal processing with focus in the areas of audio and video signal processing, telecommunications, measurement, control and regulation. ABS GmbH provides development services for companies encompassing the full product cycle, including post-market development and service as well as complete manufacturing responsibility. Further information can be found at www.kameras.abs-jena.de www.latticesemi.com