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Latest Comms/Computing News from Lattice

Latest Comms/Computing News from Lattice

Posted 09/06/2019 by Lattice Semiconductor

Read the latest comms and computing news from Lattice: Low power wireless Heterogenous Networks development and upgrade security with Lattice’s MachXO3D FPGA.

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MachXO3D

MachXO3D: Enabling Hardware Security

Posted 05/20/2019 by Gordon Hands

We live in an increasingly connected world, filled with communication systems, cloud computing and Edge devices working together to increase safety, comfort and convenience. But with that connectivity comes risk. We’re all familiar with how hackers exploit vulnerabilities in software to illegitimately access systems, but hardware is also vulnerable.

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Embedded World 2019

At Embedded World 2019, Lattice Brings AI to the Edge

Posted 03/07/2019 by Dirk Seidel

Last week at Embedded World, the Nürnberg Exhibition Center was abuzz with conversations about today’s hottest tech topic, artificial intelligence (AI), as embedded engineers prowled the show floor looking for ways to quickly and easily add AI support to future products. Lucky for them, Lattice Semiconductor had the solutions they were looking for.

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Person Detection at sub 1 mWatt

Proven Human Presence Simplified

Posted 01/11/2019 by Hussein Osman

With the evolution of SMART cities, homes and factories, there is a multitude of situations that demand accurate proof of the presence of a person…and perhaps his or her positioning and actions. In a modern factory using Industrial IoT (IIoT)/ Industry 4.0 practices, safety must not be left behind.

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Architecting Low Power AI

System Architecture Options for On-Device AI

Posted 11/14/2018 by Deepak Boppana

How often is low power the determining factor for success? Certainly when designing solutions for AI inferencing in always-on edge devices, the power consumption must be measurable in milliwatts. Think about it: AI at the edge solves real world problems, and is – or very soon will be – everywhere.

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Is Your Computer Firmware Safe?

New NIST Standard Tackles Latest Attack Vector for Servers

Posted 11/07/2018 by Shyam Chandra

There is an emerging, though not widely known attack vector for hacking a server: firmware. Last month, researchers at ESET published a report on Lojax, a rootkit (firmware hacking tool) believed to have been developed by Sednit, the notorious cyberespionage group linked to Russian military intelligence.

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Use FPGAs to Optimize Always-on, Inferencing Applications

Use FPGAs to Optimize Always-on, Inferencing Applications

Posted 10/08/2018 by Deepak Bopanna

A new generation of AI-based edge computing applications demand a wide range of performance requirements. But how can developers build edge solutions that consume little power and occupy minimal footprint at low cost without compromising performance?

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Home is where AI is

Home is where AI is

Posted 09/04/2018 by Hussein Osman

Very soon most homes will have Siri, Alexa, Google Home or similar. Many already have all three. The acceptance of such sophisticated AI systems as an everyday, normal addition to the living room says much about the human condition to imagine, conceptualize, innovate, experiment with...

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Form Follows Function – Selecting the Best Lattice FPGA

Form Follows Function – Selecting the Best Lattice FPGA

Posted 04/03/2018 by Gordon Hands

You may be asking yourself, “What does a nineteenth century architect have to do with FPGAs?” A key decision facing many system architects is which FPGA families to use in their next project. Lattice currently offers four classes of FPGAs: iCE, ECP, Mach and CrossLink. It is often tempting to think of FPGAs as just a blank canvas, ready to be filled with digital logic.

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Lattice Radiant Software

Lattice Radiant Software: Full-featured Tool Suite for Edge Designs

Posted 03/06/2018 by Choon-Hoe Yeoh

We recently introduced our next generation FPGA design software: Lattice Radiant software. Embracing our corporate mission of enabling edge connectivity and computing designs, the Radiant software was specifically created for the development of edge applications. It is a full-featured FPGA design tool suite and yet simple to use.

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Solving the Challenges around In-Field Upgrades

Solving the Challenges around In-Field Upgrades

Posted 03/01/2018 by Joel Coplen

A key benefit of programmable logic devices, such as FPGAs and CPLDs, is their programmability. These devices are typically deployed with a unique design intended to address application-specific problems. And because of these problems, many embedded systems that deploy programmable products benefit greatly from the ability to update their design and configuration after manufacturing. An upgrade feature is useful for multiple end-applications.

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CES 2018

CES 2018: Enter the Era of Intelligent Edge Devices

Posted 01/23/2018 by Elena Champion

Were you impressed by the products and technologies showcased at CES 2018? This year’s event promised to “WHOA” attendees with new gadgets from industry giants and startups alike. From the slightly odd to the “where have you been all of my life” devices, this year’s CES focused on infusing intelligence into as many aspects of our lives as possible.

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The Evolution of Computing

The Evolution of Computing

Posted 12/19/2017 by Darin Billerbeck, President and CEO, Lattice Semiconductor

The first “computer” I ever owned was a slide rule. By today’s standards you could say my pencil served as my terminal and the slide rule was my computing agent. People laugh about it now, but my trusty slide rule served its purpose. In the business world, server-based computing was all the rage. Those early systems represented some of the first centralized computing architectures.

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Smart Wireless Broadband Technology for Smart Cities

Smart Wireless Broadband Technology for Smart Cities

Posted 12/05/2017 by Neil Bullock

The next generation of wireless communications equipment will need to be able to integrate with traffic lights, street lights and bus stops. It must become smaller, lighter, low-power. It must also become more modular to accommodate a wide range of services, from 5G to metro Wi-Fi to NB-IO, and make it easier to integrate and deploy in new systems.

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Not Your Father’s FPGA

Not Your Father’s FPGA

Posted 11/21/2017 by Doug Hunter

I keep running into engineers who say “we can’t use FPGAs because they are too big, power hungry, and expensive!” While that’s true for many FPGAs, there are some FPGAs which defy the size, power, and cost stereotype. Thanks to these pioneers, FPGAs are no longer limited to network centers and are now becoming pervasive in edge devices you interact with daily.

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Solving Embedded Challenges

Solving the Embedded Challenge of Too Many Signals and Interfaces

Posted 11/07/2017 by Joel Coplen

Building designs around state of the art microcontrollers and embedded processors brings along a specific challenge: not enough I/Os and interfaces. Today’s embedded systems have more real-time data and control requirements than ever.

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Improved FPGA Designs with Diamond 3.10

Improved FPGA Designs with Diamond 3.10

Posted 10/24/2017 by Choon-Hoe Yeoh

In our continuous quest to provide our users with the best design tools possible, we are very excited to announce the latest release of the Lattice Diamond software. The Diamond 3.10 software continues to focus on low power consumption with various power-aware design methods, supports a broader range of automotive products, and offers increased productivity and better user experience via the improved logic analyzer tool.

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60-GHz-Wireless-Infrastructure

Change is in the Air – 60 GHz Infrastructure is Boosted by Regulatory Reform

Posted 09/26/2017 by Neil Bullock

The 60 GHz band is ideal for infrastructure applications in urban environments and is a very cost-effective alternative to fiber deployment. So why are we not seeing 60 GHz nodes on every street corner? There are important changes coming in the regulations governing the use of the 60 GHz band which make this more likely in the near future.

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Lattice Taught Me How to Run – From Internship to Career

Lattice Taught Me How to Run – From Internship to Career

Posted 08/15/2017 by Alana Walker

Lattice goes the distance to take care of its internal customers, its employees. Specifically, Lattice puts tremendous attention in the professional growth of its recent college graduates and supports their needs as they begin conquering the working world.

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Power Management 2.0

Power Management 2.0

Posted 08/01/2017 by Shyam Chandra

In this 6 part series we are looking at the challenges of implementing an efficient power management architecture in today’s complex circuit board designs.

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