The $99 promotion price on the Lattice Semiconductor ECP3 Versa Development Kit has been extended by distributor MSC Gleichmann to September 4. The promotion includes a free license to Lattice’s Diamond Design Software, for use with the Versa Evaluation Board. In addition, a fully featured, first-year license for the Diamond software is available for a further $99, along with five IP Suites each priced at $99 instead of the usual $995. These suites include: Video & Display, PCI Express, Ethernet, and Digital Signal Processing.

MSC Gleichmann’s managing director, Tim Bonnett said, “We are delighted that Lattice has extended this offer, which anyone considering the ECP3 FPGA family cannot afford to miss. The price for the ECP3 development kit with its free evaluation license is amazing but getting the full Diamond design software or any of the IP suites for just $99 each is a real bargain.”

The Lattice ECP3 family is the third generation high value FPGA from Lattice Semiconductor, which offers the industry’s lowest power consumption and price of any SERDES-capable FPGA device. It offers multi-protocol 3.2G SERDES with XAUI jitter compliance, DDR3 memory interfaces, powerful DSP capabilities, high density on-chip memory and up to 149K LUTS, all with half the power consumption and half the price of competitive SERDES-capable FPGAs.

The ECP3 Versa Development Kit contains the Versa Evaluation Board (featuring the LFE3-35EA-8FN484C FPGA device), a USB A to USB B cable (for FPGA programming via a PC), a 12V AC/DC Power Adapter (including international plug adapters) and a QuickSTART guide.


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