iCE40 Ultra / UltraLite

Size & power matter.
World’s smallest, lowest power, most integrated mobile FPGAs.

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Elektra 2015 WinnerIntroduce customized killer features fast and efficiently – Accelerate innovation with 5x more hardened IP squeezed into a package 60% smaller than the competition.

Reduce power, without compromising performance – Extend battery life in compact, high functionality mobile platforms. iCE40 UltraLite requires 30% less power than the competition.

Free your designs from space constraints – Ultra small 1.4 mm X 1.4 mm X 0.45 mm WLCSP package remove all barriers to innovation and customization. Available in advanced 0.35 mm pitch package

Features

  • Up to 4 K LUTs and key IP for IR, barcode, voice, USB Type-C, user ID, LEDs, pedometer, and more…
  • Programmable I2C & SPI interfaces
  • 48 MHz High Performance Oscillator, 10 kHz Low Power Oscillator
  • Three 24 mA Constant Current Sinks, up to 500 mA Constant Current Sink
  • Up to 26 I/O’s for customized interfaces
  • Up to 80 Kbits of Embedded Block RAM

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iCE40 UltraLite / Ultra Device Selection Guide
Parameter iCE40 UltraLite iCE40 Ultra
UL640 UL1K iCE5LP1K iCE5LP2K iCE5LP4K
Density LUTs 640 1248 1100 2048 3520
NVCM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Static Power 35 uA 35 uA 71 uA 71 uA 71 uA
EBR RAM (kbits) 56 56 64 80 80
PLL 1 1 1 1 1
I2C Core 2 2 1 2 2
SPI Core - - 1 2 2
Oscillator (10 kHz) 1 1 1 1 1
Oscillator (48 MHz) 1 1 1 1 1
24 mA Drive 3 3 3 3 3
100 mA + 400 mA Drive1 1 1 - - -
500 mA Drive - - 1 1 1
16 x 16 Multiply & 32 bit Accumulator Blocks - - 2 4 4
PWM Yes Yes Yes Yes No
0.35 mm Spacing Total I/Os + Dedicated Inputs2,3
  UL640 UL1K iCE5LP1K iCE5LP2K iCE5LP4K
16-ball WLCSP (1.4 x 1.4 mm) 10 10 - - -
36-ball WLCSP (2.08 x 2.08 mm) - - 26 26 26
0.4 mm Spacing Total I/Os + Dedicated Inputs2,3
  UL640 UL1K iCE5LP1K iCE5LP2K iCE5LP4K
36-ball ucBGA (2.5 x 2.5 mm) 26 26
36-ball ucfBGA (2.5 x 2.5 mm) 26 26 26
0.5 mm Spacing Total I/Os + Dedicated Inputs2,3
  UL640 UL1K iCE5LP1K iCE5LP2K iCE5LP4K
48-ball QFN (7 x 7 mm) - - 39
39
39

1. One 100 mA and one 400 mA drive, they can also be combined as 500 mA drive
2. Total I/Os include Dedicated I/Os
3. Dedicated I/Os are defined to be pins that are dedicated and cannot be used by user logic after configuration

Example Solutions

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Infrared remote transmit and receive with learning mode

  • Infrared transmit and infrared receive capable.
  • IR Tx consumes roughly 350 LUTs, IR Rx roughly 400 LUTs.
  • Performs all necessary infrared PWM functions.

Barcode emulation for eCommerce capability

  • Uses a standard LED to transmit bar code information.
  • Allows a check out scanner to read bar code data via LED.
  • Connects to an applications processor via SPI.

RGB LED indication and disco lighting

  • Enables complete RGB LED control of the color, brightness, blinking and breathing rate of the RGB LED.
  • Available for a PC with Windows or a Mac.

Pedometer

  • Enables complete pedometer functionality.
  • Hardware evaluation platform available.
  • Android drivers available for version 4.3 or higher.

I2C Expander

  • Available for master and slave controllers.
  • Solutions less than 300 LUTs.

SPI Expander

  • SPI master, slave, SPI to UART and more …
  • Expand, aggregate and bridge to other protocols.

Design Resources

Intellectual Property & Reference Designs

Simplify your design efforts by using pre-tested, reusable functions

Application Notes

Learn how to get the most from our line-up of FPGAs / development boards

Software

Complete Design Flows, High Ease of Use

Development Kits & Boards

Our development boards & kits help streamline your design process

Programming Hardware

Take the strain out of in-system programming & in-circuit reconfiguration with our programming hardware

Documentation

Quick Reference Technical Resources Information Resources Downloads
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Advanced iCE40 SPI/I2C Hardened IP Usage Guide TN1276 1.3 2/3/2015 PDF 3.3 MB
DSP Function Usage Guide for ICE40 Devices TN1295 1.0 6/26/2014 PDF 1.3 MB
iCE40 Hardware Checklist TN1252 1.5 2/3/2015 PDF 306.6 KB
iCE40 LED Driver Usage Guide TN1288 1.1 2/3/2015 PDF 4.5 MB
iCE40 Oscillator Usage Guide TN1296 1.2 6/19/2015 PDF 451.1 KB
iCE40 Programming and Configuration TN1248 2.8 10/15/2015 PDF 2.3 MB
iCE40 SPI/I2C Hardened IP Usage Guide TN1274 1.3 2/3/2015 PDF 2 MB
iCE40 sysCLOCK PLL Design and Usage Guide TN1251 1.7 3/3/2015 PDF 1.7 MB
Memory Usage Guide for iCE40 Devices TN1250 1.4 2/3/2015 PDF 1.5 MB
PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages TN1074 3.6 5/20/2016 PDF 12.2 MB
iCE40 Ultra Family Data Sheet DS1048 2.0 6/29/2016 PDF 3.4 MB
iCE40 UltraLite Family Data Sheet DS1050 1.3 7/20/2016 PDF 2.7 MB
iCE40 Ultra WLCS36 Pin Migration 1.0 7/15/2014 XLSX 15.4 KB
iCE40UL1K Pinout 1.0 2/3/2015 XLSX 25.7 KB
iCE5LP1K Pinout 3.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 17.6 KB
iCE5LP2K Pinout 3.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 17.6 KB
iCE5LP4K Pinout 3.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 17.6 KB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
iCE40 Ultra Family Data Sheet DS1048 2.0 6/29/2016 PDF 3.4 MB
iCE40 UltraLite Family Data Sheet DS1050 1.3 7/20/2016 PDF 2.7 MB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Solder Reflow Guide for Surface Mount Devices TN1076 3.5 6/1/2015 PDF 488.6 KB
Thermal Management 2.8 6/19/2015 PDF 1013.3 KB
Advanced iCE40 SPI/I2C Hardened IP Usage Guide TN1276 1.3 2/3/2015 PDF 3.3 MB
DSP Function Usage Guide for ICE40 Devices TN1295 1.0 6/26/2014 PDF 1.3 MB
iCE40 Hardware Checklist TN1252 1.5 2/3/2015 PDF 306.6 KB
iCE40 LED Driver Usage Guide TN1288 1.1 2/3/2015 PDF 4.5 MB
iCE40 Oscillator Usage Guide TN1296 1.2 6/19/2015 PDF 451.1 KB
iCE40 Programming and Configuration TN1248 2.8 10/15/2015 PDF 2.3 MB
iCE40 SPI/I2C Hardened IP Usage Guide TN1274 1.3 2/3/2015 PDF 2 MB
iCE40 sysCLOCK PLL Design and Usage Guide TN1251 1.7 3/3/2015 PDF 1.7 MB
Memory Usage Guide for iCE40 Devices TN1250 1.4 2/3/2015 PDF 1.5 MB
PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages TN1074 3.6 5/20/2016 PDF 12.2 MB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
iCE40 Ultra & Ultra Lite CM36 Migration 1.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 18.1 KB
iCE40 Ultra CM36 Pin Migration 1.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 16.2 KB
iCE40 Ultra SG48 Pin Migration 1.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 14.8 KB
Package Diagrams 5.1 2/25/2015 PDF 13.7 MB
iCE40 Ultra WLCS36 Pin Migration 1.0 7/15/2014 XLSX 15.4 KB
iCE40UL1K Pinout 1.0 2/3/2015 XLSX 25.7 KB
iCE5LP1K Pinout 3.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 17.6 KB
iCE5LP2K Pinout 3.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 17.6 KB
iCE5LP4K Pinout 3.0 6/19/2015 XLSX 17.6 KB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
APQ8074 Dragonboard Boot Image for UG73 to UG76 1.0 7/15/2014 ZIP 330.8 MB
iCE40 Sensor Interface and Preprocessing Reference Design RD1189 1.2 7/15/2014 PDF 3.2 MB
iCE40 Sensor Interfacing and Preprocessing Reference Design Files RD1189 1.2 7/15/2014 ZIP 1.1 MB
iCE40 Ultra Barcode Emulation Design Files UG73 1.0 7/15/2014 ZIP 5.9 MB
iCE40 Ultra Barcode Emulation User’s Guide UG73 1.0 7/15/2014 PDF 4.3 MB
iCE40 Ultra Pedometer Design Files UG76 1.1 7/15/2014 ZIP 2.7 MB
iCE40 Ultra Pedometer User’s Guide UG76 1.1 11/15/2014 PDF 1.2 MB
iCE40 Ultra RGB LED Controller Design Files UG75 1.0 7/15/2014 ZIP 9.2 MB
iCE40 Ultra RGB LED Controller User’s Guide UG75 1.0 7/15/2014 PDF 2.9 MB
iCE40 Ultra Self-Learning IR Remote Design Files UG74 1.0 7/15/2014 ZIP 5.8 MB
iCE40 Ultra Self-Learning IR Remote User’s Guide UG74 1.0 7/15/2014 PDF 2.9 MB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
PCN 08A-14 Revision to iCE40Ultra Data Sheet PCN08A-14 11/21/2014 PDF 177.8 KB
PCN10A-16 - iCE40UltraLite Alternate Qualified Mask Set PCN10A-16 7/25/2016 PDF 191.8 KB
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Lattice OrCAD Capture Schematic Library (OLB) 5.2 2/16/2016 ZIP 1.2 MB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
iCE40 Ultra Product Brochure I0243 1.2 6/19/2015 PDF 803 KB
iCE40 UltraLite Product Brochure I0247 1.0 2/3/2015 PDF 2.1 MB
Product Selector Guide I0211K 4.0 1/28/2016 PDF 8.9 MB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
iCE40 FPGA Product Family Qualification Summary O 7/21/2016 PDF 953.8 KB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
iCE40 Ultra Infographic 7/15/2014 PDF 99.1 KB
iCE40 Ultra Wearables Infographic 1.0 12/31/2015 PNG 459.9 KB
iCE40 UltraLite Infographic 2/3/2015 PDF 574.5 KB
  TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
iCE40 Ultra 2.1 7/31/2015 IBS 120.5 KB
iCE40 UltraLite 2.1 7/31/2015 IBS 120.3 KB

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