Battery powered MachXO2 Pico development kit accelerates time-to-market for low power designs

Battery powered MachXO2 Pico development kit accelerates time-to-market for low power designs

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The devices are ideal for low power applications such as smart phones, mobile computing, GPS devices and digital cameras, and for control PLD applications in end markets such as telecom infrastructure, computing, high end industrial and high end medical.

The MachXO2 Pico Development Kit features the MachXO2 LCMXO2-1200ZE device, 1 Mbit SPI Flash, I2C temperature sensor, an expansion header for JTAG, SPI, I2C and GPIO interfaces, an LCD display and capacitive touch sense buttons.  Using the preloaded Environment Scanning system-on-chip (SOC) design provided with the development kit, designers can now optimize power using multiple operating modes that are typical of low power consumer applications.  They can also test, within minutes, popular interfaces such as UART, SPI, I2C and LCD control using the integrated 8-bit LatticeMico8 microcontroller in conjunction with the MachXO2 Embedded Function Bock (EFB).  Designers can then build their own designs using the free downloadable reference design source code, implementing these features in less than an hour.

The MachXO2 Pico evaluation board can be powered up using a battery or a USB cable.  The development kit includes a USB cable for device programming and QuickSTART documentation.  The associated free reference designs and free Lattice Diamond design software can be downloaded from the Lattice website,

Promotional pricing for the MachXO2 Pico Development Kit is $29 and is good for kits ordered via the Lattice online store at and through authorized Lattice distributors through July 29, 2011 or while promotional quantities last.  

More information about the MachXO2 Pico Development Kit is available at

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