Lattice unveils Avant FPGA platform

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Lattice Semiconductor has unveiled the Lattice Avant, a new FPGA platform purpose-built to bring its power efficient architecture, performance and small size to mid-range FPGAs.

Lattice Avant offers power efficiency, advanced connectivity, and optimised compute that will enable Lattice to address a broader range of customer applications across communications, computing, industrial, and automotive markets.

“With Lattice Avant, we extend our low power leadership position in the FPGA industry and are poised to continue our rapid pace of innovation, while also doubling the addressable market for our product portfolio,” said Jim Anderson, President and CEO, Lattice Semiconductor. “We created Avant to address our customers’ need for compelling mid-range FPGA solutions, and we’re excited to help them accelerate their designs with new levels of power efficiency and performance.”

“Enormous amounts of data are being generated every day by billions of connected sensors, devices, and systems supported by AI algorithms, creating an accelerated need for intelligence at the Edge. This trend requires developers and OEMs to look for more flexible and adaptable solutions,” explained Patrick Moorhead, CEO and Chief Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

Lattice Avant has been developed to enable system and application developers to address important trends in the market such as technology connectedness and intelligence, the accelerating demand for innovation, and the growing need for efficiency and flexibility in system and application design.

“We are proud to build on our history of power efficient innovation with the introduction of Lattice Avant by delivering breakthrough architectural advancements, features, and capabilities to address our customers’ needs across an expanded set of applications,” said Steve Douglass, Senior Vice President of R&D, Lattice Semiconductor. “Just as we’ve done with our Nexus platform, we have a strong and steady roadmap of future product introductions based on the Avant platform. To make designing with Lattice Avant FPGAs as easy as possible, Avant will be fully supported by our robust software tools and application-specific solution stacks.”

The Lattice Avant platform equips customers with:

Power Efficiency: Up to 2.5X lower power than similar class competitive devices helping system and application engineers achieve power and thermal design efficiencies, improve operating costs, and enhance reliability

Performance: Up to 2X faster throughput at lower power than similar class competitive devices, delivers increased bandwidth and reduces links, system cost and size, while enabling data path applications

Form Factor: Up to 6X smaller package size compared to similar class competitive devices enables size efficient system designs

Connectivity: Combines configurable SERDES up to 25 Gbps, hardened support for PCIe® Gen 4, high performance I/O, and high-speed memory interface support including LPDDR4 and DDR5

Software Support: Leverages existing, familiar Lattice software solutions including easy-to-use design tools, reference designs and SDKs, a broad IP portfolio, in addition to Lattice’s portfolio of application-specific solution stacks, to help customers achieve more efficient design development and faster go-to-market.

The Lattice Avant platform is architected for scalability and will be able to support, according to Lattice, the rapid development of multiple new device families. The first member of the family is the Lattice Avant-E FPGA, which has an optimised feature set tailored to the needs of Edge applications like data processing and AI.