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Shaping the Industry 4.0 Landscape with Decentralized Cyber Resiliency

Shaping the Industry 4.0 Landscape with Decentralized Cyber Resiliency

Posted 01/27/2023 by Eric Sivertson, Vice President, Security Business

The past decade has brought about some incredible innovations to the industrial technology sector. From artificial intelligence and cloud computing to the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing, these advancements are all part of Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution that focuses heavily on interconnectivity, automation, and real-time data. Due to this increased interconnectedness, particularly between sectors like technology and manufacturing, Industry 4.0 has also had a mass...

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Lattice FPGAs Power Award-Winning Hyperloop & Motor Design

Lattice FPGAs Power Award-Winning Hyperloop & Motor Design

Posted 01/09/2023 by David Thomas, Roger Barton, and Hanno Hiss

As the low power programmable leader, sustainability is a core guiding principle for product innovation at Lattice. Over the past few years, we’ve proudly partnered with Swissloop to support their Hyperloop research. It has been another year of milestones for the student organization. Read on for an update on the team’s 2022 program and award-winning work from Swissloop leaders, Roger Barton, and Hanno Hiss. The Swissloop team Swissloop is a student organization at ETH Züric...

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Lattice Avant Answering the Aerospace and Defense Need for SWaP-C

Lattice Avant Answering the Aerospace and Defense Need for SWaP-C

Posted 01/04/2023 by Luke Miller, Vice President Aerospace and Defense Business Development

As we begin 2023, I realized that this year is my 27th Year in semiconductors with a focus on Aerospace and Defense (A&D). One of my proudest accomplishments during this time is the impacts I’ve had on the end states for military forces, which continue to this day in my work at Lattice. Did you know that 72 percent of all A&D platforms (Radar, Electronic Warfare, military communications software defined radio, etc.) use FPGAs and FPGAs represent approximately 35 percent of the U.S....

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How FPGAs Can Make Industry 4.0 Work

How FPGAs Can Make Industry 4.0 Work

Posted 12/22/2022 by Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research

One of the hottest topics in tech is the concept of Industry 4.0, which essentially refers to digitization, automation, and connected computing intelligence being brought to the world of manufacturing. The idea is to blend the value and capabilities of cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) together in a way that allows for smarter, more reliable, and more efficient operations in manufacturing and other industrial environments. An essential part of the Indust...

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2022 Lattice Security Seminar Roundup

2022 Lattice Security Seminar Roundup

Posted 12/12/2022 by Mamta Gupta, Director of Security & Comms Segment Marketing

Organizations face more cyberattacks today than ever before as cyber criminals and bad actors develop new ways to attack systems with each new software and hardware device deployed. In fact, a 2021 Cyber Resilient Organization Study found that 61% of respondents were forced to pay the ransom in a ransomware attack. This metric underscores the fact that being cybersecure is no longer enough, companies today must also be cyber resilient so they can quickly respond to and recover from attacks as th...

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FPGA Innovation at the Edge: Opening the New Data Path with Lattice Avant-E FPGAs

FPGA Innovation at the Edge: Opening the New Data Path with Lattice Avant-E FPGAs

Posted 12/05/2022 by Hussein Osman, Segment Marketing Director, Lattice Semiconductor

It’s no secret that Edge computing continues to experience rapid growth as enterprises seek lower latency, and more secure and private processing than centralized cloud datacenters can provide. Billions of Edge compute devices are being deployed in the market, and they’re only getting more advanced with time. Advancements in machine learning and deep neural networks have helped pave the way for this trend, enabling more intelligence to be processed at faster speeds than ever before....

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Lattice Avant FPGA

Infusing the FPGA market with our new, power efficient mid-range FPGA platform – Lattice Avant

Posted 12/05/2022 by Gordon Hands, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor

“Enormous amounts of data are being generated every day by billions of connected sensors, devices, and systems supported by AI algorithms, creating an accelerated need for intelligence at the Edge. This trend requires developers and OEMs to look for more flexible and adaptable solutions.” Pat Moorhead, CEO and Chief Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy Companies today are challenged by a fast-evolving technology landscape, a seemingly insatiable hunger for more connectedness a...

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Q4 LinkedIn Live Blog

New Space Applications & System Requirements

Posted 11/29/2022 by Jim Tavacoli, Sr. Director of Aerospace & Defense, Lattice Semiconductor

New innovation and advanced technological capabilities have recently reenergized public interest in space exploration. We’ve seen a big leap forward in the knowledge of what exists and what we’ve yet to discover thanks to the continued advancement of both governmental and commercial space ventures. Emerging applications such as communication infrastructure in an industry that has historically relied on mature technologies is causing the industry to take a new, faster approach to syst...

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Functional Safety in the Evolving Automotive Market

Functional Safety in the Evolving Automotive Market

Posted 11/03/2022 by Christian Mueller & Mark Hoopes, Lattice Semiconductor

Functional safety (FuSa) ensures systems or pieces of equipment are operating correctly in response to inputs or failure, and is a crucial part of the overall safety of a system. Originally developed for the Industrial market before being adopted into other markets, FuSa is now critical to automotive applications and is gaining even more importance as more technological advancements are added to vehicles. What impact has this shift had on the evolving Automotive market? We sat down with Functio...

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Paving the Way for Future Datacenter Performance with Security and Power Efficiency

Paving the Way for Future Datacenter Performance with Security and Power Efficiency

Posted 10/19/2022 by Nilesh Narayan, Product Marketing Manager, Lattice Semiconductor

As public cloud servers and edge computing systems proliferate throughout the datacenter landscape, the importance of security, power efficiency, and overall system performance grows. The rise of IoT and 5G connections demand immense processing capabilities and add pressure to servers like never before. And with quantum computing shaping up to come online by the end of the decade, system designers find themselves tasked with keeping up with these demands as securely and efficiently as possible. ...

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Addressing the Evolving Security Needs of 5G Networks and ORAN with FPGAs

Addressing the Evolving Security Needs of 5G Networks and ORAN with FPGAs

Posted 09/30/2022 by Mamta Gupta, Director of Security & Comms Segment Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor

Ahead of National Cybersecurity Awareness month in October, Lattice held its latest security seminar focusing on the evolving security landscape of 5G networks and ORAN. If you missed the live event, you can watch a recording of the “Reimagining Telecom Security Solutions for 5G Networks & ORAN with FPGAs” seminar here, or read on to explore some of the highlights. Centralized network security models of the past are becoming increasingly vulnerable as the rollout of 5G and ORAN c...

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FPGAs Helping Cars Get Smarter

FPGAs Helping Cars Get Smarter

Posted 08/30/2022 by Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research

One of the many interesting things we all learned during the pandemic is that supply chains can cause problems for lots of people. Automotive industry supply chains in particular are, well, really complicated. Even general consumers started to learn how important semiconductors are to the production of today’s increasingly intelligent cars and how, if chips are in short supply, vehicles can’t get produced. What they probably didn’t quite get to is what a critical role FPGAs pla...

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Accelerating the Next Wave of Automotive Applications

Accelerating the Next Wave of Automotive Applications

Posted 08/23/2022 by Christian Mueller

With the increasing mandates for and adoption of hybrid and electric vehicles (EV), the demand for automotive applications development from power management maximizing battery life, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for infotainment systems that support technologies like voice control and gesture recognition features are growing significantly. Car manufacturers are exploring the use of in-cabin vision systems and AI for a variety of use cases. Some e...

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FPGA for Edge AI

How FPGAs Enable AI and ML in PCs

Posted 08/18/2022 by Matt Dobrodziej, Vice President of Segment Marketing and Business Development, Lattice Semiconductor

Every year, PC manufacturers introduce an array of new laptops packed with the latest technologies and features, all designed to deliver great user experiences. Historically, these came in the form of form factor innovations, screen enhancements, and user interface improvements. However, the growing popularity of AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) has opened a new world of possibilities and PC manufacturers and ecosystem giants are all looking for ways to add these advance ne...

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Embracing Change in Embedded Design

Embracing Change in Embedded Design

Posted 08/05/2022 by Lattice Semiconductor

At this year’s Embedded World 2022, Lattice presented a keynote address by Steve Douglass, head of R&D, the importance of flexibility and adaptability in embedded system design – both at the software layer and the hardware layer – to keep pace with the major technology trends of today and tomorrow. This blog provides a high-level recap of the presentation. We are living in a time in our industry with some of the most profound changes in technology that are fundamentally re...

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Accelerating Innovation in Low Power AI Applications with Lattice FPGAs

Accelerating Innovation in Low Power AI Applications with Lattice FPGAs

Posted 08/03/2022 by Hussein Osman, Segment Marketing Director, Lattice Semiconductor

On-device AI inference capability is expected to reach 60% of all devices by 2024, according to ABI Research. This underscores the rapid speed of AI innovation to take place in the last few years that has required engineers to come up with flexible design models as they transition from the cloud to the edge. The trend is driven by advances in ultra-low latency, security, bandwidth limitations, and privacy. Lattice FPGAs and software solutions help enable acceleration of future models with exist...

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How 5G ORAN is Changing the Telecommunications Market

How 5G ORAN is Changing the Telecommunications Market

Posted 07/12/2022 by Mamta Gupta, Director of Security & Comms Segment Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor

5G is globally recognized as the technology standard for broadband networks, but what implications has the rapid adoption of 5G created in the global telecommunications market? With growing use-cases for 5G, Open RAN (ORAN) is now leveraged to enable faster innovation and greater flexibility. Spurred by the recent technological developments such as the virtualization of cellular networks and the advent of Software Defined Networks have proliferated the use of ORAN in 5G deployment, forever chang...

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Protect, Detect, and Recover – How to Make Your System Cyber Resilient

Posted 06/16/2022 by Eric Sivertson, Mamta Gupta

Lattice’s latest security seminar, during which we were joined by our partner AMI focused on cybersecurity topics for firmware and supply chain protection in the compute and datacenter applications. If you missed the live event, you can watch a recording of the “Cyber Resiliency for Firmware Protections & Supply Chain Security” seminar here, or read on to explore some of the highlights. Today’s global supply chain has become a very fragile and brittle environment as ...

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Accelerating Space Development with Low Power, Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs and GRLIB

Accelerating Space Development with Low Power, Radiation-Tolerant FPGAs and GRLIB

Posted 06/09/2022 by Guest blog: Adam Taylor CEng FIET Embedded Systems Consultant

The importance and adoption of FPGA technologies are growing exponentially in space applications thanks to their on-orbit reconfigurability, responsiveness, and flexibility. This is especially true for the latest space application development aimed at Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Operators in LEO typically deploy fleets of satellites to perform applications from ship and asset tracking to weather, environment, and ecosystem monitoring. However, developing applications for space brings challenges ...

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Secure, Synchronized, Low Power ORAN Deployment is Reshaping the 5G Paradigm

Secure, Synchronized, Low Power ORAN Deployment is Reshaping the 5G Paradigm

Posted 05/31/2022 by Mamta Gupta

At two of the most important connectivity conferences in the world this year, Mobile World Congress 2022 and ETSI (the European Telecommunications Standards Institute) Cyber Security Standards Conference, one topic was top-of-mind for everyone in attendance: open radio access networks, or ORAN. Projected to become a $22 billion market by 2028, this year is an inflection point for the industry, with outlets like Forbes citing 2022 as the decision-making year for ORAN capabilities in the marketpla...

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