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SiliconBlue launches “Los Angeles”, Custom Mobile Device platform for high-speed sensor management, custom connectivity and video and image solutions

LP-Series for smartphones sampling now: ultra low-power, ultra small footprints, 50% faster HX-Series for tablets sampling now: low-power, low-cost package offerings, 80% faster

SANTA CLARA, California, July 11, 2011 – SiliconBlue Technologies today announced availability and fully functioning samples of the new iCE40 “Los Angeles” mobileFPGA family including the LP–Series (Low-Power) and the HX–Series (High-Speed) families targeting smartphones and tablets, respectively. Fabricated on TSMC 40-nm low-power standard CMOS process, the new LP and HX families provide twice the logic capacity of previous 65-nm devices.

Featuring ultra low-power and ultra small footprints (industry’s first 2.5 x 2.5mm micro plastic BGA), the Los Angeles LP-Series CMD is the ideal application processor companion chip solution for smartphone applications providing support for sensor management, high-speed custom connectivity and convergence of HD video and imaging. The low-power, low-cost Los Angeles HX-Series CMD targets tablets and provides support for sensor management, high-speed custom connectivity and tablet resolution, HD video and imaging. Supporting a broad range of smartphones and tablets, the LP and HX devices range from 640 to 16K Logic Cells.

“We’ve proven our technology leadership with iCE65 and are on track to ship approximately ten million units this year. We are proud to announce we’ve taken the next bold step with Los Angeles CMDs by extending our video performance capability for smartphones to 525 Mbps, enabling HD720p 60Hz (1280 x 720) and HD1080p 30Hz (1920 x 1080),” said Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue. “For tablets, CMDs can now support WUXGA (1920x1200) with dual LVDS, HD720p 60Hz (1280x720) and HD1080p 30Hz (1920x1080). MIPI-DPI/DBI is also supported.” Details regarding SiliconBlue’s 40 nm-based mobileFPGA Los Angeles are available on The next 40nm family, “San Francisco” will be announced in Q4 2011.

Pricing and Availability
The iCE40LP8K and iCE40HX8K, 8000 Logic Cell, LP–Series and HX–Series devices are available now.  Smallest package devices start at $1.99 USD in high volume. Most members of the Los Angeles mobileFPGA Family are expected to be full production by Q4 2011.

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