LatticeECP3 Video Protocol Board

The LatticeECP3™ FPGA family includes many features for video applications. For example, DisplayPort, SMPTE standards (SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI) and DVB-ASI can be implemented with 16 channels of embedded SERDES/ PCS. 7:1 LVDS video interfaces like ChannelLink and CameraLink can be supported by the generic DDRX2 mode on the I/O pins. When configuring to TRLVDS mode, the I/O pins on banks 0 and 1 can also be used to receive the TMDS signals of DVI or HDMI video standard.

PCB Revision Notes

Starting in March 2010, Lattice will be shipping Revision C LatticeECP3 Video Protocol boards. This revision includes some minor changes which are summarized below, and detailed in the Revision C User's Guide.

  • Pull-up resistors added to the DVI Rx and DDR2 DQS signals
  • Provision for resistor between the P and N reference clocks of SERDES Quad C
  • Gennum clock generators (GS4911) on U2 and U3 are not populated, as this feature is not used in any of the standard evaluation modes.

Demos

Features

  • Video interfaces for interconnection to video standard equipment
  • Allow the demonstration of SD/HD/3G-SDI, DisplayPort and PCI Express (x4) interfaces using SERDES channels
  • High speed Mezzanine connector connected to SERDES channels for future expansion
  • Allows the demonstration of LVDS video standards – ChannelLink and CameraLink
  • Allows control of SERDES PCS registers using the Serial Client Interface (ORCAstra)
  • Allows the demonstration of receiving TMDS signals using the DVI interface
  • On-board Boot Flash with Serial SPI Flash memory device
  • Shows interoperation with high performance DDR2 memory components
  • Driver-based “run-time” device configuration capability via an ORCAstra or RS232 interface
  • SMAs for external high-speed clock / PLL inputs
  • Switches, LEDs and LCD display header for demo purposes
  • Mictor connector for using Logic Analyzer in the debugging phase
  • Input connection for lab-power supply
  • Power connections and power sources
  • ispVM™ programming support
  • On-board and external reference clock sources
  • Various high-speed layout structures
  • User-defined input and output points
  • Performance monitoring via test headers, LEDs and switches

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Ordering Information

  • Reference Number: LFE3-95EA-V-EVN
  • This board is no longer available for purchase.
  • Information provided on this page is for reference purposes only.
  • Contact your local Lattice sales representative for further information.

Documentation

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TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Parallel Flash Programming and FPGA Configuration
Also download the implementation files for AN8077.
AN8077 1.3 3/1/2015 PDF 2.4 MB
Parallel Flash Programming and FPGA Configuration - Source Code
For use with Application Note - AN8077
AN8077 1.3 1/4/2013 RAR 1.4 MB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Parallel Flash Programming and FPGA Configuration
Also download the implementation files for AN8077.
AN8077 1.3 3/1/2015 PDF 2.4 MB
Parallel Flash Programming and FPGA Configuration - Source Code
For use with Application Note - AN8077
AN8077 1.3 1/4/2013 RAR 1.4 MB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
HDMI Mezzanine Card User's Guide
EB55 1.1 9/24/2012 PDF 1.9 MB
HDMI/DVI Loopback Demo User's Guide
UG36 1.0 5/22/2013 PDF 2.2 MB
LatticeECP3 Video Protocol Board - Revision B User's Guide
EB39 1.3 3/2/2010 PDF 2.5 MB
LatticeECP3 Video Protocol Board - Revision C - User's Guide
EB52 01.3 10/4/2012 PDF 4.8 MB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Lattice HetNet Solutions Brochure
I0234 1.0 11/12/2013 PDF 2.2 MB
Wireless Solutions Brochure
I0197 3.0 8/14/2012 PDF 2 MB
TITLE NUMBER VERSION DATE FORMAT SIZE
Tri-Rate SMPTE SDI Demo
For use with ispLEVER 7.2 SP2
1.0 4/30/2009 ZIP 1.5 MB
Tri-Rate SMPTE SDI Demo
For use with ispLEVER 8.1 SP1
2.0 4/24/2014 ZIP 1.5 MB


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