GOWIN expands its GW1NZ series of devices

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GOWIN Semiconductor, the FPGA company, has announced the expansion of its GW1NZ series of low-cost, small size, and low-power devices.

The GW1NZ-ZV2, along with additional package offerings, is intended to cater to the previously underserved market demand for compact amounts of programmable logic in small packages that can be easily integrated into cost-sensitive and low power applications.

In a design space where innovation is limited by cost, size, and power considerations, GOWIN is looking to enable the utilisation of FPGAs. This encompasses domains like high-volume consumer markets and IoT applications, where GOWIN is offering exceptionally affordable and energy-efficient devices.

“This new generation of GW1NZ series devices is an important milestone in GOWIN Semiconductor’s development,” said Jason Zhu, CEO, of GOWIN Semiconductor FPGA, “The new GW1NZ series presents a revolutionary cost advantage over competing alternatives, even non-FPGA designs. These devices effectively curtail overall board and system expenditures through unparalleled integration.”

The GW1NZ-ZV2 is a 2K LUT device being offered in CS100 and QFN48 packages. Additionally, the GW1NZ-ZV2 has been enabled to utilise GOWIN’s GoConfig IP, a programming technology enabling not only standard JTAG programming but other protocols including I2C and SPI. This gives embedded designers more protocol options to programme the devices.

The GW1NZ-ZV/LV1 series is adding 2 new low-cost packages to its existing lineup – BGA25 and QFN24. These are in addition to the small size CSP16 and QFN32 that are already in production. And the GW1NZ-LV/ZV1 is upgraded to support GOWIN’s GoConfig multiprotocol programming IP in select packages.

“Our work has culminated in a cutting-edge FPGA solution that not only meets stringent cost and power efficiency requirements but also champions unparalleled configuration adaptability through a variety of interfaces,” said Mike Furnival, VP of International Sales of GOWIN Semiconductor FPGA. “Embedded design engineers will find our easy-to-use GW1NZ series of devices great for their IoT, wearable, and consumer products.”