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VIP - Designing Embedded Vision: It’s That Easy

Designing Embedded Vision: It’s That Easy

Posted 05/24/2018 by Dirk Seidel

On the path for faster time-to market and reduced development time and cost, rapid prototyping is required for many electronic designs. To accomplish this task, designers need to reuse existing hardware and software building blocks. The emergence of vision technologies further complicates this path as many design engineers have experience in everything but embedded vision!

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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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HDMI 2.1 eARC Technology

What is the HDMI 2.1 eARC Feature?

Posted 01/02/2018 by Marshall Goldberg

Have you heard of a new HDMI 2.1 feature called eARC? It will ensure that your AV receiver (AVR) or sound bar will be compatible with future HDMI 2.1 devices, such as TVs, game consoles, set top boxes, and DVD players.

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A Modular Approach to Embedded Vision Prototyping

A Modular Approach to Embedded Vision Prototyping

Posted 10/10/2017 by Dirk Seidel

Imagine you’ve been given the responsibility to develop a new video bridging solution. Initially, you have a specific application in mind, but as cameras emerge in a growing number of intelligent applications, ranging from object recognition and depth perception to lane detection and collision avoidance, you know you will need prototypes for a wider variety of functions.

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Technologies for A Driverless Future

Technologies for a Driverless Future

Posted 09/12/2017 by Jatinder (JP) Singh

I took my 15-year-old to her first big concert recently - Roger Waters’ Us + Them tour. If you are wondering where am I going with the blog on automotive technologies and talking about Roger Waters, stay with me for a second. She and I both loved the concert, however, as I drove to and from the concert, I struggled with the stress of congested traffic and getting in and out of the parking lot. During those high-stress moments I imagined how wonderful it would be to have an autonomous car that would pick me up and drop me off and navigate through the mess while I could relax.

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Leveraging Advantages of the Mobile Market for Embedded Designs

Leveraging Advantages of the Mobile Market for Embedded Designs

Posted 08/29/2017 by Tom Watzka

Not so very long ago, when embedded designers wanted to reduce costs, they would turn to high-volume PC architectures to drive down development costs. Where else could they find inexpensive components proven reliable in millions of consumer applications, and backed by an ecosystem of easy-to-use design tools and open source operating systems? Today’s embedded designers in industrial, automotive, medical and other fields are now finding that the smartphone market plays a similar role. Want...

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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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Video Quality

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Video Quality

Posted 06/06/2017 by Peiju Chiang

When it comes to viewing a video, how do you decide which quality is best? Thanks to relentless marketing, most people would probably think that 8K is the way to go. After all, when it comes to video quality, the higher the resolution the better quality, right? Actually, that is not always the case. While resolution certainly does matter, video quality is actually the combination of a number of factors. Everything from the refresh rate of the screen to the compression applied, all will affect the final quality of the video.

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On the Bright Side: How HDR Enriches Our Viewing Experience

On the Bright Side: How HDR Enriches Our Viewing Experience

Posted 03/28/2017 by Marshall Goldberg

When Hollywood content providers contemplated the upgrade from 1080p to 4K video content, they carefully studied whether consumers would see a visible difference in 4K motion video. Even though a 4K television displays four times more pixels than 1080p, and fluid video at far viewing distances is one of the inherent benefits, this is not always an advantage with big screen displays in typical living rooms where viewing distances are shorter.

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Wireless Technology - in the operating room

NDS’s ZeroWire® Addresses Medical Industry Challenges

Posted 01/31/2017 by Greg W. Hartman - NDS Director of Global Sales, ZeroWire

Technology is rapidly changing the environment and practice in the medical industry, including the surgical theatre commonly known as the Operating Room (OR). ORs are transitioning from a traditional model, where radiology imaging equipment resides in a separate room of the hospital, to a new Hybrid or Integrated OR model, where advanced diagnostic imaging equipment becomes an integral part of the surgical suite.

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CES - 2017 trends

CES 2017 Trends

Posted 01/17/2017 by Elena Champion

Celebrating its 50th birthday, CES 2017 did not disappoint. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Las Vegas to get a first look at the latest technology for the upcoming year. During the 4 days, the biggest names in consumer electronics and startups alike wowed us with products and technologies that promise to make our lives easier and more efficient. Here are some of the trends we saw at the event and how we can support them.

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Innovation—Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

Innovation—Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

Posted 11/22/2016 by Farzaneh Zaeni

Over my 28 year career in tech, I have learned that it takes much more than just an engineering degree to change the world. The people who succeed and advance in my field are innovators, who always find creative ways to solve problems and achieve their goals.

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In Defense of Automotive Incremental Change

In Defense of Automotive Incremental Change

Posted 10/26/2016 by David Wang

Amara’s law states that "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” This law seems particularly apt in the automotive space. In part, it’s a problem of marketing.

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Projecting the Future of Wireless

Projecting the Future of Wireless

Posted 09/27/2016 by Peiju Chiang

Across the consumer electronics landscape, wires have fallen out of fashion. Cellular coverage and Wi-Fi are everywhere. Wireless headphones are not only gaining popularity amongst audio brands, but also smartphone manufacturers. Wireless power has started to penetrate the mainstream as well, with international companies from Samsung to Starbucks offering wireless phone charging stations. Another area where wires are being removed is in audio & video (AV) links. Technology like WirelessHD t...

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Centralizing ADAS- A Look into the Automotive Nervous System

Centralizing ADAS- A Look into the Automotive Nervous System

Posted 09/13/2016 by Jatinder Singh

I grew up in India and my first car was an old white 80’s Suzuki 800 cc that belonged to my parents. It was very basic and didn’t even have a radio because my father thought it was a distraction.

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My Summer at Lattice – An Intern’s Perspective

My Summer at Lattice – An Intern’s Perspective

Posted 08/30/2016 by Alana Walker

Lattice Semiconductor has developed a dedicated summer internship program that meets the needs of any college student looking to develop skills in many different fields.

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When Wireless Technologies and Drones Soar

When Wireless Technologies and Drones Soar

Posted 08/02/2016 by Peiju Chiang

When I walked the show floor at CES 2016, I knew right then and there that drones would become one of the hottest technologies of 2016. I could not go a few steps without seeing one hovering in the air. There were drones as small as the size of your palm and drones that aimed to carry a person in flight. Even the heavy-weights like Intel, Qualcomm, and NVIDIA, had joined the fray.

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Will Interface Incompatibilities Slow the Virtual Reality (VR) Market Rollout?

Will Interface Incompatibilities Slow the Virtual Reality (VR) Market Rollout?

Posted 07/07/2016 by Ying Chen

The pieces are falling into place for the Virtual Reality (VR) market. As designers move to higher bandwidth designs, integrate higher resolution displays, reduce system latency, and improve gesture and head tracking, they are beginning to deliver truly immersive experiences to VR users. And as new technologies mature and more systems come to market, industry analysts are beginning to quote some compelling numbers.

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HDMI and FPGA Close the Gap between CE and Industrial

HDMI and FPGA Close the Gap between CE and Industrial

Posted 06/07/2016 by David Wang

How many times have you seen this scene in a movie or police procedural? The police is reviewing footage looking for a suspect and think they have found him. The detective leans over the shoulder of the tech and asks to zoom in closer on the face of the suspect. Suddenly the blurry image resolves into a crystal clear image of the perpetrator’s face. It’s one of the most common tropes in Hollywood; and it’s completely fake.

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Bridging Advances Bring Better Design Options

Bridging Advances Bring Better Design Options

Posted 05/24/2016 by Grant Jennings

Change is constant for embedded video system designers. Over the last few years designers have seen systems that incorporate mobile application processors with an entirely new level of capability, the adoption of new standard interfaces originally developed for the mobile consumer market, and the introduction of a new generation of lower cost image sensors and displays.

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