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FPGAs Are Essential Building Blocks for Next-Gen Automotive Designs

FPGAs Are Essential Building Blocks for Next-Gen Automotive Designs

Posted 03/01/2024 by Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research

Car tech is hot again. After a hugely hyped build-up around fully autonomous driving several years back and then a starkly different reality, a sense of technology equilibrium is returning to the automotive world. There’s a more realistic perspective on what technologies can bring meaningful value to cars now and which ones are still a few years off. Even more important is the widely growing recognition of how important it is to bring more advanced technology into our automobiles. One of ...

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Lattice Drive: Enabling Next-Gen In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Enabling Next-Gen In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Posted 07/20/2023 by Mark Hoopes, Director of Automotive & Industrial Segment Marketing

“The Automotive industry is rapidly evolving and cars are getting smarter than ever with new technological advancements, notably with zonal architectures, improved sensors for ADAS, and the increasing use of high quality displays across vehicle models. Now more than ever, manufacturers need solutions that enable them to innovate while maintaining flexibility for future updates.” - Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research Demand for electric and hybrid ve...

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Solving Challenges in the Mid-Range FPGA Market

Solving Challenges in the Mid-Range FPGA Market

Posted 02/10/2023 by Gordon Hands, Sr. Director of Product Marketing

In today’s highly competitive technology industry, being first to market can mean the difference between success or failure. However, getting to market fast comes with its challenges, particularly when it comes to system and application design. With the increasing proliferation of AI, Edge computing, cybersecurity threats, and automation, now more than ever, designers need the freedom to tweak and fine-tune their design’s throughout its development cycle. The components system archi...

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Unlocking Enormous Potential for Next Generation Vehicles

Unlocking Enormous Potential for Next Generation Vehicles

Posted 02/03/2023 by Christian Mueller, System Architect, Automotive Segment Marketing

The increasingly autonomous nature of vehicles is a major trending topic in the Automotive industry and, despite the challenges the industry faced during the pandemic, the disruptive technologies behind autonomous features have advanced dramatically in recent years. Earlier this year, McKinsey & Company issued a report on how advanced autonomous features in vehicles brings enormous growth potential not just for consumers or the manufacturers, but also to transform transportation and society ...

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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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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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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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Key Tech Trends to watch in 2022

Key Tech Trends to watch in 2022

Posted 01/24/2022 by Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, Technalysis Research

With the new year upon us and CES® 2022 now complete, many people are wondering what important tech trends we can expect to see bubble up this year. On one hand, it’s fairly easy to predict that a number of the big developments that first popped up over the last few years—things like 5G, AI, cloud computing, and more—will continue to grow in importance and influence this year. At the same time, there are several relatively new areas that I think are going to get a lot of at...

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Memory Flexibility Key to FPGA-Based Designs

Posted 09/13/2021 by Bob O'Donnell

Combining Micron LPDDR4 memory with Lattice FPGAs can enable Edge applications with low power consumption and strong performance characteristics.

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Lattice Certus-NX FPGAs Optimized for Automotive Applications

Lattice Certus-NX FPGAs Optimized for Automotive Applications

Posted 08/25/2021 by Juju Joyce

Lattice Certus-NX general purpose FPGA family now offers automotive grade versions of its FPGAs that are AEC-Q100 qualified for use in wide range of automotive applications.

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Cyber Security Trends and Standards in Automotive FPGAs

Cyber Security Trends and Standards in Automotive FPGAs

Posted 07/06/2021 by Eric Sivertson

In a virtual seminar on cyber security trends and standards in automotive FPGAs, Lattice Semiconductor highlighted how OEMs can keep Lattice FPGAs used in automotive applications secured against cyber attack as they move through the global supply chain.

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Say Hello to CertusPro-NX General Purpose FPGAs

Say Hello to CertusPro-NX General Purpose FPGAs

Posted 06/23/2021 by Juju Joyce

Lattice CertusPro-NX FPGAs outperform similar devices in data processing performance, system bandwidth, memory density, and support for small form factors.

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Sensor Fusion at the Edge: Two Perspectives

Sensor Fusion at the Edge: Two Perspectives

Posted 05/06/2021 by Mark Hoopes and JP Singh

Lattice FPGAs are ideal for sensor fusion applications because their programmable fabric can be configured to perform sensor processing algorithms in a massively parallel fashion.

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CrossLink-NX FPGAs for Automotive Embedded Vision Applications

CrossLink-NX FPGAs for Automotive Embedded Vision Applications

Posted 03/31/2021 by JP Singh

Lattice CrossLink-NX automotive FPGAs can help reduce the overall system cost of automotive smart vision systems for ADAS and in-vehicle infotainment (ICI) applications.

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Lattice FPGAs power Real-Time Radar Adapter Cards

Lattice FPGAs power Real-Time Radar Adapter Cards

Posted 10/26/2020 by Kambiz Khalilian

Lattice Semiconductor and Mistral Solutions have created a real-time data capture card compatible with Texas Instruments mmWave radar sensors.

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CrossLink-NX FPGAs Dominate in Competitive Testing

CrossLink-NX FPGAs Dominate in Competitive Testing

Posted 09/30/2020 by PJ Chiang

Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGAs deliver class-leading low power, instant-on performance, and reliability to compute, industrial, automotive, and consumer applications.

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Next-Generation MachXO3D FPGAs Make Automotive Space Secure

Next-Generation MachXO3D FPGAs Make Automotive Space Secure

Posted 09/16/2020 by JP Singh & Jay Aggarwal

Using MachXO3D FPGAs, automotive system developers can implement hardware security so a car’s electronic systems can protect, detect, and recover from unauthorized access.

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Low Power FPGAs Enabling Embedded Vision

Low Power FPGAs Enabling Embedded Vision

Posted 03/12/2020 by Bob O’Donnell

One of the most intriguing new applications of technology is giving machines the ability to see something called machine vision or embedded vision.

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mVision Debuts at Embedded World 2020

Posted 03/12/2020 by Dirk Seidel

I attended Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany recently and wanted to share some thoughts about the trends and technologies that received the most attention at the show this year.

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