SiliconBlue to demo iCE65 mobileFPGA at MWC

Santa Clara, Calif. — SiliconBlue Technologies will showcase the newest members of its iCE65 mobileFPGA family at Mobile World Congress (MWC), February 15-18 in Barcelona. The company also plans to demo several products showing how mobileFPGA devices enable seamless feature integration for mobile applications including smartphones, eBooks/ePaper, netbooks, MIDs and digital still cameras.

SiliconBlue recently expanded its iCE65 mobileFPGA family with the introduction of its iCE65L01 device that provides a programmable, ultra-low power, high logic-capacity alternative to fixed function ASSPs and small ASICs, says the company. The device, with 1,280 logic cells and up to 93 user I/O pins, is well-suited to support functions such as intelligent battery-life management and interrupt offload (to keep the application processor in a low-power mode as long as possible) in battery-operated handheld products.


“Battery life management is a huge challenge for designers,” said Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue, in a statement. “Standard, fixed-function devices are insufficient to meet their needs. The iCE65L01 mobileFPGA device is the latest example in our strategy to provide a comprehensive family of devices offering the benefits of programmability and time-to-market to handheld, mobile product designers. The ASIC-like cost, high logic capacity, ultra-low power, and advanced-package technology of the iCE65 devices is a winning combination that provides the scalability required for our customers to implement features that differentiate their products.”

The iCE65L01 mobileFPGA device is available now in three packages:
VQ100, CB132 and QN84. Customers can design with these new product/package combinations using the iCEcube VHDL/Verilog-based development software.

Pricing: The iCE65L01 device in a QN84 package is priced at $0.99 for 1M units in annual volume. ES samples and software support are available now.