MachXO3L Starter Kit

Evaluation and development for MIPI DSI and CSI2 I/O and high-speed differential I/O

The MachXO3L Starter Kit is a basic breakout board to allow simple evaluation and development of MachXO3L based designs. It has the LCMXO3L-6900C-5BG256C device on it. It is significantly smaller in size and lower cost than the MachXO3L DSI (LCXO3L-DSI-EVN) or SMA (LCXO3L-SMA-EVN) breakout boards while offering common basic functionalities – a good way to start the evaluation of MachXO3L. A SPI Flash is available on this Starter Kit board for evaluating external boot or dual-boot functional capabilities. The MachXO3L DSI breakout board is recommended for MIPI DSI and CSI2 I/O evaluation and the MachXO3L SMA breakout board is recommended for high-speed differential I/O evaluation.

This Starter Kit board is a 3 x 3 inch form factor, and features a USB mini-B connector for power and programming, an LED array, and prototype area. It comes with a pre-loaded demonstration, a counter design that highlights use of the embedded MachXO3L oscillator and programmable I/Os configured for LED drive. A USB cable is also included with the kit, and demos area available for download. By using the free Lattice design tools, you can program the MachXO3L device to review your own custom design.

MachXO3L Starter Kit Key Functions:

  • Evaluate CMOS I/Os
  • LED driving capability
  • Programming via JTAG or I2C
  • SPI flash for external boot or dual-boot operation

A basic LED demo is preprogrammed into each board, and available for download as a reference. The following software can be used to develop new designs:

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  • MachXO3 FPGA – LCMXO3L-6900C-5BG256C
  • USB Mini-B connector (program/power)
  • Pre-programmed example design (available on
  • Eight LEDs
  • 4-position DIP switch
  • 40-hole Prototyping area
  • Four 2 x 20 expansion header landing for general I/O, JTAG and external power
  • 1 x 8 expansion header landing for JTAG
  • 1 x 6 expansion header landing for SPI/ I2C
  • SPI Flash for external boot or dual boot
  • 3.3 V and 1.2 V supply rails
  • RoHS-compliant

Kit Contents

  • MachXO3L Breakout Board
  • Pre-loaded Demo
  • Mini USB Cable
  • QuickStart Guide

Board Photos

Top View

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Bottom View

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Side View

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Ordering Information

  • Part Number: LCMXO3L-6900C-S-EVN
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Quick Reference
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MachXO2 and MachXO3 Starter Kit Evaluation Board User Guide
FPGA-EB-02036 1.4 1/31/2022 PDF 1.8 MB
Programming Cable - User Guide
Describes the features and recommended usage guidelines of Lattice ispDOWNLOAD Cables.
FPGA-UG-02042 26.7 4/24/2024 PDF 992.6 KB
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MachXO3L Starter Kit Gerber
1.0 1/12/2015 ZIP 487.2 KB
MachXO3L Starter Kit Schematic Source (OrCAD dsn)
1.0 1/12/2015 ZIP 101.6 KB
MachXO3L Starter Kit Demo Program
1.0 1/12/2015 ZIP 48.6 KB

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