ispLEVER Classic

ispLEVER Classic Software

Design environment for Lattice CPLDs and mature programmable products.

ispLEVER Classic is the design environment for Lattice CPLDs and mature programmable products. It can be used to take a Lattice device design completely through the design process, from concept to device JEDEC or Bitstream programming file output.

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The current version is ispLEVER Classic 1.8, released on August 14th, 2014.

ispLEVER Classic software is supported on the Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP or operating systems.

To design with other Lattice FPGA families, download the Lattice Diamond or iCEcube2 software. You can install and run Lattice Diamond, iCEcube2, and ispLEVER Classic concurrently.

Downloading and installing ispLEVER Classic

Follow the three steps below to Download, Install, and License ispLEVER Classic.

STEP1 - Download

ispLEVER Classic consists of the modules as listed below; The ispLEVER Classic Base Module installation (which includes Synplify Synthesis module and Aldec Active-HDL Lattice Edition for simulation) and the ispLEVER Classic FPGA Module installation.

Use the Downloads tab on this page to download the software installers.

Module Device Support / Feature
ispLEVER Classic 1.8 Base Module:
This includes the ispLEVER Project Navigator, and all the tools and device libraries you need to implement a design for any of the programmable families listed at the right. It also includes the Lattice version of the Synplify™ Pro synthesis tool (I-2014.03LC) from Synopsys® for HDL synthesis as well as the Aldec Active-HDL Lattice Edition II simulator version 9.3.
CPLD
ispMACH 4000ZE/Z/V/B/C
ispMACH 5000VG
ispMACH 5000B
ispMACH 4A3/5
MACH4/5
ispXPLD 5000MX
ispLSI 8000
ispLSI 5000VE
ispLSI 2000VE
ispLSI 1000

SPLD
GAL and ispGAL

GDX
ispGDXVA
ispGDX2
FPGA
ispXPGA
ispLEVER Classic 1.8 FPGA Module:
This optional module adds support for ORCA FPGA and FPSC devices.
Note that the Base Module must be installed prior to the FPGA Module.
FPGA
ORCA FPGA
ORCA FPSC

STEP 2 - Install each ispLEVER Classic Module

Starting with the ispLEVER Classic Base Module, unzip the downloaded file, then double-click the extracted file and to start the installation procedure. You can also download the installation guide from the Documentation tab on this page and read it for more detailed instructions and options.

STEP 3 - License ispLEVER Classic

ispLEVER Classic requires a valid software license. To obtain a license go to the Licensing tab on this page to request a 1-year term license. License files are supplied by Lattice via email. Save the resulting license.dat file to <install_path>License. Once licensed, ispLEVER Classic is ready to run.</install_path>

ispLEVER Classic License

To request a license you will need the following:

  • Lattice website user account
  • Physical MAC address (12-digit hexadecimal value)

Click here to request your license.

ispLEVER Classic Software Application Note

  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Generating a Schematic Symbol for OrCAD Capture AN8075 9/1/2006 PDF 554.9 KB
Power Estimation in ispXPGA Devices TN1043 1/1/2004 PDF 447.1 KB
Power Estimation in ispXPGA Devices (spreadsheet file) TN1043 5/1/2004 ZIP 31.8 KB

ispLEVER Classic Software Installation Guides

  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
ispLEVER Classic 1.8 Installation Guide 1.0 8/14/2014 PDF 553.9 KB

ispLEVER Classic Software Product Change Notification

  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
PCN10A-11 Notification of Intent to Freeze ispLEVER After Version 8.2 PCN10A-11 1.0 7/25/2011 PDF 52.7 KB

ispLEVER Classic Software Schematic Symbols

  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Lattice OrCAD Capture Schematic Library (OLB) 4.0 7/16/2014 ZIP 946.6 KB

ispLEVER Classic Software Tutorials

ispLEVER Classic Software User Manual

  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
ABEL Design Manual 3/1/2003 PDF 606.2 KB
ABEL-HDL Reference Manual 3/1/2003 PDF 1.4 MB
FPGA Design Guide 8.0 11/10/2009 PDF 2.5 MB
FPGA Physical Design Rule Check (DRC) Desk Reference 8.0 11/10/2009 PDF 102.9 KB
Generic Macro Library Reference Guide 3/17/2010 PDF 132.3 KB
ispLSI Macro Library Reference Manual 8/1/2000 PDF 3.3 MB
Schematic Entry Reference Manual 11/24/2004 PDF 698 KB
Simulating Designs for Lattice FPGA Devices 6/15/2007 PDF 111.5 KB

ispLEVER Classic Software Downloadable Software

  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Active-HDL simulation libraries for ispLEVER Classic devices 10/19/2011 ZIP 81.6 MB
ispLEVER Classic 1.8 Base Module 1.8 8/14/2014 ZIP 740.8 MB
ispLEVER Classic 1.8 FPGA Module 1.8 8/14/2014 ZIP 350.4 MB
PALtoGAL v3 12 5/24/2001 ZIP 35.4 KB
Programmer Standalone 3.2 32-bit for Windows 3.2 6/27/2014 ZIP 49.2 MB
Programmer Standalone 3.2 64-bit for Windows 3.2 6/27/2014 ZIP 57.3 MB