Industry's lowest power SERDES capable fpga?

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Lattice Semiconductor has added three new devices to its LatticeECP3 fpga family, in a bid to provide low power, high speed and small packages for consumer, communication and video applications.

The new LatticeECP3 devices are suitable for power and space limited applications in professional cameras, surveillance cameras, medical imaging, video communication and small form factor wireline and wireless appliances. According to Lattice, the Low Power fpgas' average power consumption is 30% lower than the standard devices, while the High Speed fpgas run 10% faster. The new additions also include what Lattice describes as the 'industry's smallest fpga with high speed SERDES and DDR3 memory interface'. The Mini fpga with SERDES is said to be 66% smaller than the standard LatticeECP3 device of the same logic capacity. "The new low power, high speed, and small form factor devices expand the range and depth of our popular LatticeECP3 fpga family for a variety of professional consumer and communication applications", said Shakeel Peera, director of Silicon/Solutions Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor. "They allow our customers to build emerging class of compact products capable of cost effectively handling high speed video and internet data."