Lattice Semiconductor Introduces New Development Kit for Low Power, Embedded AI Applications

Enables Designers to Quickly Implement AI in IoT Devices

Semiconductor Corporation
 (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable
leader, today announced the availability of the HM01B0
UPduino Shield
, a comprehensive development kit for implementing AI
in devices using vision and sound as sensory inputs. This rapid
prototyping board, in the Arduino form factor, includes components
designers need to quickly develop always-on, low power smart IoT devices.

This new development kit consists of a Lattice iCE40 UltraPlus™
FPGA-based Upduino 2.0 board and a Himax HM01B0 image sensor module.
Optimized for IoT devices and embedded AI applications, the iCE40
UltraPlus FPGA is one of world’s smallest, lowest power distributed
processing solutions, with power consumption as low as 75 µW in sleep
mode and 1-10mA when active. The iCE40 UltraPlus also supports I/O port
configuration flexibility, including the ability to combine multiple
signals for transmission over one port. This flexibility helps designers
easily investigate and experiment with different designs and to
accelerate product prototyping. Proof-of-concept demos such as Human
Presence Detection and Hand Gesture Detection are included in this
modular hardware platform to further simplify and accelerate
vision-based AI systems.

“The Upduino Shield development kit offers substantial flexibility to
product developers by making the addition of vision-based AI support to
IoT-connected devices quick and easy,” said Peiju Chiang, Product
Marketing Manager at Lattice Semiconductor. “And because the kit uses
our low-power iCE UltraPlus FPGA, adding AI support to IoT products is
possible without significant increase in product power consumption, a
key requirement for IoT devices operating at the network Edge.”

Key features of the UPduino Shield development kit include:

  • Lattice UltraPlus FPGA with 5.3K LUTs, 1 Mb SPRAM, 120 Kb DPRAM, 8
  • FTDI FT232H USB to SPI Device for FPGA programming
  • 12 Mhz Crystal Oscillator Clock Source
  • 34 GPIOs on 0.1” headers for connecting to the adapter board
  • SPI Flash, RGB LED, 3.3 V and 1.2 V voltage regulators
  • Can be used with the new Lattice
    Radiant® Design Software 1.1
  • Priced at under $50 USD to enable broad adoption

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the low power programmable
leader. We solve customer problems across the network, from the Edge to
the Cloud, in the growing communications, computing, industrial,
automotive and consumer markets. Our technology, long-standing
relationships, and commitment to world-class support lets our customers
quickly and easily unleash their innovation to create a smart, secure
and connected world.

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Doug Hunter
Lattice Semiconductor
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Global IR Partners
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