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Diamond FPGA development tool receives key functional safety certifications

Lattice Semiconductor has announced that its Diamond FPGA design and verification software environment (version 3.10 Service Pack 3) is certified as compliant with the IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 functional safety standards.

These standards are widely used by developers in automotive and industrial applications, as OEMs require mission-critical systems used in their industrial control equipment and vehicles to deliver highly reliable performance with minimal system failures.

Commenting Jatinder P. Singh, Marketing Manager, Automotive at Lattice Semiconductor said, “As automotive and industrial developers integrate more electronics into their system designs, they require more hardware options to choose from to better address specific application requirements.

"Certifying that our Lattice Diamond design software is compliant with both the IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 standards makes our low power, small form factor FPGAs a more compelling hardware option for our automotive and industrial customers, and illustrates Lattice’s commitment to expanding our presence in these strategically important markets.”

Lattice Diamond design software is a complete FPGA design and verification environment that has been optimised for use with low power Lattice FPGAs. It contains the design tools and features developers require to program Lattice FPGAs, from initial design concept to downloading the final bitstream to the Lattice device.

The software can accommodate the designer's preferred style of working and provides tools that make common tasks easier, enabling them to complete designs faster and with greater ease-of-use.

Designers can choose to use VHDL, Verilog, or a mix of both languages, as well as incorporate IP by dragging and dropping IP components into the design with Lattice Diamond’s IP Catalog tool. The Lattice Diamond software automatically performs the necessary place and route functions to integrate the new IP block

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