Certus-NX

Low-Power General Purpose FPGA

Industry-leading I/O Count in Small Packages – Up to 2x more I/O per mm2 vs. similar FPGAs, in packages as small as 6x6 mm, with support for PCIe and GigE (SGMII).

High-speed Interfaces – Up to 70% faster differential I/O (vs. similar FPGAs) at 1.5 Gbps. 5 Gbps PCIe, 1.25 Gbps SGMII (GigE) and 1066 Mbps DDR3 memory interfaces also supported.

Built on Lattice Nexus platform – Up to 4x lower power vs. similar FPGAs. Up to 100x higher reliability, due to 100x lower Soft Error Rate (SER) from 28 nm FD-SOI technology.

Certus-NX

Features

  • Up to 39K logic cells, 2.9 Mb embedded memory, 56 18 x 18 multipliers, 192 programmable I/O, one lane of 5 Gbps PCIe, two lanes of 1.25 Gbps SGMII, two ADCs (each 12-bit, 1 MSPS).
  • Packages as small as 6x6 mm, and in ball-pitch options of 0.5 and 0.8 mm.
  • Power modes – User selectable Low Power vs. High Performance modes, enabled by FD-SOI programmable back-bias.
  • Design security – ECDSA bitstream authentication, coupled with robust AES-256 encryption.
  • Instant-on configuration – I/O configures in 3 ms, and full-device as fast as 8 ms.
  • Available in Commercial, Industrial and Automotive (AEC-Q100 qualified) temperature grades.

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Certus-NX Device Selection Guide
Features LFD2NX-9 LFD2NX-17 LFD2NX-28 LFD2NX-40
Logic Cells 9K 17K 28K 39K
Embedded Memory (EBR) Bits (kb) 270 432 1054 1512
Large Memory (LRAM) Bits (kb) 1536 2560 1024 1024
18 X 18 Multipliers 12 24 40 56
ADC Blocks 2 2 2 2
GPLL 2 2 3 3
5 Gb/s PCIe Gen2 Hard IP 1 1
Full-chip Configuration Time1 (ms) 7
8 12 14
Temperature Grades C, I, A C, I, A C, I, A C, I, A
0.5 mm Total I/O (Wide Range, High Performance, ADC3) / PCIe Lane

LFD2NX-9 LFD2NX-17 LFD2NX-28 LFD2NX-40
121 csfBGA (6 x 6 mm)2 77 (23, 48, 6) / 0 77 (23, 48, 6) / 0 81 (23, 58, 0) / 1 81 (23, 58, 0) / 1
0.8 mm Total I/O (Wide Range, High Performance, ADC3) / PCIe Lane

LFD2NX-9 LFD2NX-17 LFD2NX-28 LFD2NX-40
196 caBGA (12 x 12 mm)2 77 (23, 48, 6) / 0 77 (23, 48, 6) / 0 156 (92, 58, 6) / 0 156 (92, 58, 6) / 0
256 caBGA (14 x 14 mm)2 191 (111, 74, 6) / 1 191 (111, 74, 6) / 1

1. QSPI mode at 150 MHz nominal frequency
2. Available in Automotive Grade (AEC-Q100)
3. Each ADC pin count reflects using dedicated complement pair and vRef

Example Solutions

PCIe to SGMII Bridge

  • Bridge processor to SGMII via PCIe Gen2
  • Compact packages as small as 6x6 mm with PCIe and SGMII support
  • Hard blocks for PCIe Gen2 and SGMII CDR eases development

PCIe Control Plane Bridge

  • Bridge processor via PCIe Gen2 to multiple control plane peripherals (UART, SPI, I2C, MDIO, etc.) and board management functions
  • Packages with high # of programmable I/O per mm2 maximizes # of interfaces in a given form-factor
  • PCIe hard IP with built-in Multi-function support simplifies development
  • Instant-on configuration supports board management needs and PCIe boot-time requirements

Co-processing

  • Off-load CPU by using Certus-NX as a co-processor to accelerate complex functions
  • DDR3 & LPDDR2 interface support (up to 1066 Mbps) and on-chip embedded memory (up to 2.9 Mbit) provide multiple options for data buffering
  • Compact packages as small as 6x6 mm with PCIe and DDR memory interface support

Motor Control

  • Increase efficiency and performance of motor control functions
  • High reliability due to 100x lower Soft Error Rate (SER) from 28 nm FD-SOI technology
  • Industrial temperature support

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Power Management and Calculation for Certus-NX, CertusPro-NX, and MachXO5-NX Devices
FPGA-TN-02257 1.1 5/31/2022 PDF 1 MB
sysCLOCK PLL Design and User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02095 2.4 2/28/2024 PDF 1.7 MB
sysDSP User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02096 1.7 6/26/2024 PDF 1.3 MB
sysCONFIG User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02099 3.0 5/23/2024 PDF 2.6 MB
I2C Hardened IP Usage Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02142 1.3 5/31/2022 PDF 1.4 MB
Common Programming and Configuration FAQs with Supplementary Concepts for CrossLink-NX, Certus-NX, and CertusPro-NX
FPGA-AN-02048 1.3 4/7/2024 PDF 1.8 MB
ADC User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02129 1.7 9/4/2023 PDF 1.2 MB
Multi-Boot User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02145 1.8 2/28/2024 PDF 1 MB
Single Event Upset (SEU) Report for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02174 1.5 6/26/2024 PDF 313.5 KB
MIPI D-PHY Bandwidth Matrix and Implementation
FPGA-TN-02090 1.3 5/23/2024 PDF 947.5 KB
Sub-LVDS Signaling Using Lattice Devices
FPGA-TN-02028 2.5 10/9/2023 PDF 540.2 KB
Solder Reflow Guide for Surface Mount Devices
FPGA-TN-02041 4.8 9/26/2023 PDF 399.4 KB
PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages
FPGA-TN-02024 5.3 12/5/2023 PDF 8.6 MB
Package Diagrams
FPGA-DS-02053 8.0 3/19/2024 PDF 9.1 MB
Memory User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02094 1.6 3/19/2024 PDF 1.8 MB
Lattice Memory Mapped Interface (LMMI) and Lattice Interrupt Interface (LINTR) User Guide
FPGA-UG-02039 1.2 5/31/2022 PDF 1.7 MB
Using TraceID
FPGA-TN-02084 2.6 5/19/2024 PDF 411.2 KB
Certus-NX 40K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02004 1.2 10/26/2020 CSV 30.9 KB
Certus-NX Product Brochure
I0275 2.0 8/25/2021 PDF 547.7 KB
Certus-NX Hardware Checklist
FPGA-TN-02151 1.6 6/30/2024 PDF 936.8 KB
TSE MAC Driver API Reference
FPGA-TN-02341 1.0 12/21/2023 PDF 469.4 KB
I3C Target Driver API Reference
FPGA-TN-02338 1.0 12/21/2023 PDF 769.7 KB
I3C Controller Driver API Reference
FPGA-TN-02342 1.0 12/21/2023 PDF 894.8 KB
Certus-NX 17K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02010 1.2 7/18/2024 CSV 7.5 KB
Certus-NX 9K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02059 1.0 7/18/2024 CSV 7.3 KB
Certus-NX 9K/17K/28K/40K Migration Table
FPGA-SC-02061 1.0 7/18/2024 CSV 18.1 KB
Thermal Management
FPGA-TN-02044 5.1 7/18/2024 PDF 982.8 KB
Certus-NX High-Speed I/O Interface
FPGA-TN-02216 1.6 7/18/2024 PDF 2.9 MB
sysI/O User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02067 2.4 7/18/2024 PDF 676.5 KB
Soft Error Detection (SED)/Correction (SEC) User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02076 2.1 7/18/2024 PDF 614.6 KB
Certus-NX Family Data Sheet
FPGA-DS-02078 2.0 7/18/2024 PDF 2.5 MB
Certus-NX 28K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02060 1.0 7/18/2024 CSV 30.8 KB
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Certus-NX Family Data Sheet
FPGA-DS-02078 2.0 7/18/2024 PDF 2.5 MB
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Advanced Configuration Security Usage Guide for Nexus Platform
This document would be provided through Technical Support Request after sign-in to Lattice web site. Please refer to Answer Database FAQ 6848 for detail instruction
FPGA-TN-02176 1.8 6/30/2024 WEB
Power Management and Calculation for Certus-NX, CertusPro-NX, and MachXO5-NX Devices
FPGA-TN-02257 1.1 5/31/2022 PDF 1 MB
sysCLOCK PLL Design and User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02095 2.4 2/28/2024 PDF 1.7 MB
sysDSP User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02096 1.7 6/26/2024 PDF 1.3 MB
sysCONFIG User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02099 3.0 5/23/2024 PDF 2.6 MB
I2C Hardened IP Usage Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02142 1.3 5/31/2022 PDF 1.4 MB
Common Programming and Configuration FAQs with Supplementary Concepts for CrossLink-NX, Certus-NX, and CertusPro-NX
FPGA-AN-02048 1.3 4/7/2024 PDF 1.8 MB
Adding Scalable Power and Thermal Management to Nexus FPGAs
FPGA-AN-02079 1.0 1/31/2024 PDF 1.3 MB
ADC User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02129 1.7 9/4/2023 PDF 1.2 MB
Multi-Boot User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02145 1.8 2/28/2024 PDF 1 MB
Single Event Upset (SEU) Report for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02174 1.5 6/26/2024 PDF 313.5 KB
MIPI D-PHY Bandwidth Matrix and Implementation
FPGA-TN-02090 1.3 5/23/2024 PDF 947.5 KB
Sub-LVDS Signaling Using Lattice Devices
FPGA-TN-02028 2.5 10/9/2023 PDF 540.2 KB
Solder Reflow Guide for Surface Mount Devices
FPGA-TN-02041 4.8 9/26/2023 PDF 399.4 KB
PCB Layout Recommendations for BGA Packages
FPGA-TN-02024 5.3 12/5/2023 PDF 8.6 MB
Memory User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02094 1.6 3/19/2024 PDF 1.8 MB
Migrating Designs from AMD CPLD/FPGA Devices to Lattice FPGA Devices
FPGA-AN-02081 1.0 4/3/2024 PDF 2.6 MB
Using TraceID
FPGA-TN-02084 2.6 5/19/2024 PDF 411.2 KB
Certus-NX Hardware Checklist
FPGA-TN-02151 1.6 6/30/2024 PDF 936.8 KB
TSE MAC Driver API Reference
FPGA-TN-02341 1.0 12/21/2023 PDF 469.4 KB
I3C Target Driver API Reference
FPGA-TN-02338 1.0 12/21/2023 PDF 769.7 KB
I3C Controller Driver API Reference
FPGA-TN-02342 1.0 12/21/2023 PDF 894.8 KB
Thermal Management
FPGA-TN-02044 5.1 7/18/2024 PDF 982.8 KB
Certus-NX High-Speed I/O Interface
FPGA-TN-02216 1.6 7/18/2024 PDF 2.9 MB
sysI/O User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02067 2.4 7/18/2024 PDF 676.5 KB
Soft Error Detection (SED)/Correction (SEC) User Guide for Nexus Platform
FPGA-TN-02076 2.1 7/18/2024 PDF 614.6 KB
Certus-NX-17K/40K Migration to 196caBGA Package
FPGA-TN-02376 1.0 7/18/2024 PDF 300.6 KB
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Package Diagrams
FPGA-DS-02053 8.0 3/19/2024 PDF 9.1 MB
CrossLink-NX and Certus-NX Pin Migration
FPGA-TN-02218 1.0 3/22/2024 PDF 495.5 KB
Certus-NX 40K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02004 1.2 10/26/2020 CSV 30.9 KB
Certus-NX 17K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02010 1.2 7/18/2024 CSV 7.5 KB
Certus-NX 9K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02059 1.0 7/18/2024 CSV 7.3 KB
Certus-NX 9K/17K/28K/40K Migration Table
FPGA-SC-02061 1.0 7/18/2024 CSV 18.1 KB
Certus-NX 28K Pinout
FPGA-SC-02060 1.0 7/18/2024 CSV 30.8 KB
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Lattice Memory Mapped Interface (LMMI) and Lattice Interrupt Interface (LINTR) User Guide
FPGA-UG-02039 1.2 5/31/2022 PDF 1.7 MB
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Notification of Changes to CrossLink-NX™ Data Sheet and Certus-NX™ Data Sheet
PCN02A-22 1.0 4/4/2022 PDF 329.6 KB
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Lattice OrCAD Capture Schematic Library (OLB)
This file contains an OrCAD Capture Schematic Library (OLB file type) for all Lattice products. This .zip file also includes a .xls worksheet with a list of the contents of the OLB. These symbols can be used to help with OrCAD schematic designs.
FPGA-SC-02005 8.1 7/18/2024 ZIP 2.6 MB
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Certus-NX Product Brochure
I0275 2.0 8/25/2021 PDF 547.7 KB
Product Selector Guide
I0211 46.0 7/18/2024 PDF 9.7 MB
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Certus-NX Innovates General-Purpose FPGAs
1.0 6/24/2020 PDF 255.3 KB
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[BSDL] LFD2NX-40
FPGA-MD-02008 1.16 5/10/2023 BSM 44 KB
[BSDL] LFD2NX-28
FPGA-MD-02064 1.14 7/18/2024 ZIP 5.4 KB
[BSDL] LFD2NX-9
FPGA-MD-02065 1.14 7/18/2024 ZIP 5 KB
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Certus-NX Device Family Delphi Models
FPGA-MD-02023 1.0 3/13/2021 ZIP 643.4 KB
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[IBIS] Certus-NX
FPGA-MD-02009 1.2 7/18/2024 ZIP 12.4 MB

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