FPGAs optimised for automotive applications

Lattice Semiconductor has extended its growing portfolio of automotive products with the announcement of versions of the Lattice Certus-NX FPGA family optimised for infotainment, ADAS, and safety-focused applications. Created on the Lattice Nexus platform, these new devices combine automotive-grade features with best-in-class I/O density, power efficiency, reliability, small size, instant-on performance, and support for fast PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.

“Demand for automotive semiconductors is increasing as the ongoing trends towards automotive system electrification, autonomy, and connectivity have manufacturers looking for ways to deliver the advanced features and user experiences drivers are looking for in their next vehicle,” said Jay Aggarwal, director of Silicon Product Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor. “With class-leading performance and power efficiency, support for popular I/O standards in a small form factor, and high reliability, our Certus-NX general purpose FPGAs make a compelling silicon platform for the next-generation automotive applications car makers are eager to provide to their customers.”

“As more automotive systems go digital, modern cars have essentially become mobile datacentres. Automotive developers need access to secure and reliable silicon solutions with fast I/O performance to ensure mission-critical automotive systems can perform their functions instantaneously,” said K. Ganesh Rao, practice head, FPGA Solutions, Tata Elxsi. “Lattice Certus-NX FPGAs provide the reliability, performance, and feature set we need to make tomorrow’s automotive applications possible.”

These latest FPGAs are excellent for automotive applications like motor control, LED control in IVI systems, IVN, and sensor data co-processing in ADAS applications.