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FPGAs: The Key to Agile and Secure Industry 4.0 Advancements

[Blog] FPGAs: The Key to Agile and Secure Industry 4.0 Advancements

Posted 04/18/2024 by Lattice Semiconductor

The global Industry 4.0 market is estimated to exceed USD $279 billion by 2028 at a CAGR of 16.3%. While this meteoric rise is no surprise to developers and manufacturers, its impact is only just beginning to unfold. By combining the capabilities of cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI), Industry 4.0 will continue to increase digitalization, automation, and connected computing within manufacturing in the years to come — driving more enterprises to ...

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Showcasing Advanced Programmability at Embedded World 2024 Blog

[Blog] Showcasing Advanced Programmability at Embedded World 2024

Posted 04/11/2024 by Lattice Semiconductor

Every year, the global embedded technology ecosystem gathers at the Embedded World tradeshow and we are excited to share the latest advanced programmable solutions from Lattice that we announced and showcased this year. Advancing the Next Generation of Motor Control Solutions Lattice and ADI collaborated to announce a new intelligent motion control reference platform to accelerate flexible, efficient closed-loop motor control design development. Combining secure, low power Lattice FPGAs a...

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Future of Mobility Powered by FPGAs Blog

Future of Mobility Powered by FPGAs

Posted 03/28/2024 by Lattice Semiconductor

Hyperloop technology, a futuristic transportation concept, promises to redefine the future of mobility with its high-speed, low-pressure system. At its core, the Hyperloop utilizes a network of sealed tubes through which pod-like vehicles travel at incredible speeds, propelled by electric propulsion and magnetic levitation. Ensuring the seamless operation and safety of such a complex system requires advanced control and monitoring capabilities, and this is where FPGAs step in. FPGAs offer unmat...

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Radiant Blog - Enhancing FPGA Reliability in Space Applications

Enhancing FPGA Reliability in Space Applications

Posted 03/25/2024 by Guest blog: Adam Taylor, CEng FIET Embedded Systems Consultant

The introduction of Lattice Nexus™ and Lattice Avant™ platforms marked a significant advancement in the realm of Aerospace technology. These devices offer developers a powerful combination of low power dissipation and robust performance against Single Event Effects (SEEs), common in the harsh space environment. Understanding the Challenge of SEEs Space applications demand unparalleled reliability, as even a minor error can lead to catastrophic failures. The Certus-NX, CertusPro-NX, a...

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Bolstering AI PC Innovation with FPGA Edge Accelerators

Bolstering AI PC Innovation with FPGA Edge Accelerators

Posted 03/14/2024 by Hussein Osman, Segment Marketing Director

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making its way onto a multitude of applications at a rapid pace. Seventy-three percent of U.S. companies use AI in some aspect of their business and almost a quarter (22 percent) of technology companies are aggressively pursuing integration of AI across a wide variety of devices. As AI continues to permeate modern technology, tailoring on-device AI to meet specific use cases and device requirements becomes imperative as the need for real-time processing, analysis,...

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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 Extends ORAN Solution Stack with Integrated 5G Small Cell Bridging Capabilities Enabling Next Gen Wireless Infrastructure

Unlocking 5G's Potential with Lattice ORAN™ Small Cell Solution

Posted 02/26/2024 by Mamta Gupta, Director of Comms and Security Segment Marketing

5G technology is set to revolutionize the digital world with its core promises of ultra-high speeds, extremely low latency, and the capacity to connect a massive number of devices simultaneously. Today, the 5G rollout has made significant strides, with extensive networks in urban areas and growing coverage in suburban and rural settings. However, achieving global, uniform 5G coverage remains an ongoing effort, marked by regional disparities due to various challenges like sparse coverage in rural...

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Q4 2023 Security Seminar Recap Blog

Solutions for Stronger Security Are Here

Posted 02/15/2024 by Lattice Semiconductor

Living in a digital era where we continue to see a rapidly expanding number of devices and systems integrating into every aspect of our lives, new security challenges are emerging and exposing system and application weaknesses. It is crucial for security architects, engineers, program managers, and business managers to keep pace with the latest regulations and requirements to design compliant solutions. To support this, Lattice security experts recently sat down to discuss the security-related h...

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How FPGAs Will Impact AI in 2024

How FPGAs Will Impact AI in 2024

Posted 02/08/2024 by Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research

As we enter the new year, there’s one topic in the tech world that no one seems to be able to get off their mind: AI. Indeed, AI has been talked about so much by so many different companies that people are now starting to notice when companies don’t mention it! In the semiconductor world, most of the AI attention has been focused on GPUs or dedicated AI accelerator chips like NPUs and TPUs. But it turns out there’s quite a range of components that can directly impact and even r...

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Time is Ticking to Implement PQC - Blog

Time is Ticking to Implement PQC

Posted 12/21/2023 by Mamta Gupta, Director of Comms and Security

It is a widely held misconception that companies have more than a decade to migrate to Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) solutions to protect against quantum computers easily breaking RSA (Rivest–Shamir–Adleman) and ECC (Elliptic Curve Cryptography), the currently used asymmetric encryption algorithms. The reality is that quantum computing technology development is speeding up and we must begin adopting the new PQC algorithms now, as the transition takes time. Many of the devices under...

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Lattice Developers Conference: Advancing the Low Power FPGA Ecosystem

Lattice Developers Conference: Advancing the Low Power FPGA Ecosystem

Posted 12/14/2023 by Lattice Semiconductor

With Lattice recently hosted other industry leaders and the vibrant FPGA ecosystem during the inaugural Lattice Developers Conference to explore the latest trends and opportunities for programmable solutions. Joined by experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Security, Advanced Connectivity, and more, the Lattice Developers Conference showcased Lattice’s strong and growing global ecosystem of customers, IP & reference platform partners, and developers fostering power efficiency, p...

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Enabling the Next Era of Innovation

Enabling the Next Era of Innovation

Posted 12/05/2023 by Lattice Semiconductor

With the explosion of data being generated by billions of connected devices, sensors, and systems, major technology inflection points like AI at the Edge, sensor to cloud connectivity, and resilient security are creating new opportunities. With these trends, the demand for FPGAs is significantly growing thanks to their inherent programmability as customers and developers look for more flexible and adaptable solutions. FPGAs help to improve the longevity of product lifecycles and accelerate time-...

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Defending the Digital Frontier: Insights for the Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

Defending the Digital Frontier: Insights for the Evolving Cybersecurity Landscape

Posted 11/20/2023 by Eric Sivertson, VP of Security Business and Mamta Gupta, Director of Marketing Security & Comms Segment

Cyberthreats are accelerating amidst the rise of enterprise digital transformation. In order to keep pace with increased attacks, the cybersecurity market is evolving its standards and protocols to ensure protection in this new digitalized world. Each October, Lattice recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month by hosting critical discussions on the cyber threat landscape. In our latest LinkedIn Live panel discussion, the Lattice team sat down to discuss the cybersecurity market evolution and the ...

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A Sneak-Peek to FPGA Innovation: Lattice Developers Conference

A Sneak-Peek to FPGA Innovation: Lattice Developers Conference

Posted 11/15/2023 by Lattice Semiconductor

The highly anticipated Lattice Developers Conference is right around the corner, and we just announced our full agenda, including an incredible lineup of keynote speakers, technical breakout sessions with notable industry experts, and a robust demo showcase running from December 5 to 7. During the 3-day virtual event, attendees will gain valuable insights, advance their skills, and hear directly from technology leaders across multiple industries about the latest trends, opportunities, and ...

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5 Ways FPGAs Enable Cyber Resilience

5 Ways FPGAs Enable Cyber Resilience

Posted 10/31/2023 by Eric Sivertson, VP of Security Business and Mamta Gupta, Director of Marketing Security & Comms Segment

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the importance of cyber resilience cannot be overstated. The rise of modern technology – including automation, machine learning (ML), 5G, and artificial intelligence (AI) – has provided us with a host of benefits and advancements, but it has also opened doors for increased vulnerability to cyberattacks. In fact, nearly 75% of organizations have experienced a cyberattack in the past year and, even further, the global average cost o...

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How to Prepare For and Get Ahead of Security Requirement Changes

How to Prepare For and Get Ahead of Security Requirement Changes

Posted 10/27/2023 by Eric Sivertson, VP of Security Business

There’s a complex regulatory storm on the horizon as nation-states and industry leaders announce a slew of new cybersecurity requirements. Primarily driven by three key trends: Growing vulnerability in firmware, an expanding attack surface due to 5G connectivity, and the arrival of post-quantum cryptography (PQC) – these incoming regulations will deeply impact developers. Lattice hosted its quarterly security seminar with Secure-IC and Xiphera to discuss incoming security requirement...

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Accelerate USB-enabled Designs with Lattice CrossLinkU-NX FPGAs - Blog Image

Accelerate USB-enabled Designs with Lattice CrossLinkU-NX FPGAs

Posted 09/26/2023 by Lattice Semiconductor

Today, Lattice extended its embedded vision FPGA leadership with the launch of the Lattice CrossLinkU™-NX FPGA family, our latest FPGAs based on the award-winning Lattice Nexus™ platform. CrossLinkU-NX FPGAs build on the best-in-class capabilities of Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGAs, adding a USB interface to help developers design innovative USB-equipped embedded vision and AI solutions for Compute, Industrial, Automotive, and Consumer markets. As part of our launch preparations, we sat ...

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Preparing for Post-Quantum Security Environments with Lattice FPGAs

Preparing for Post-Quantum Security Environments with Lattice FPGAs

Posted 09/08/2023 by Mamta Gupta Director of Security and Comms segment marketing, Eric Sivertson, VP of Security Business

A new era of innovation is on the horizon amid the rise of quantum computing. This emerging technology harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics by fusing aspects of computer science, physics, and mathematics to rapidly solve problems too complex for classical computing. Google, for example, has already developed a quantum computer that operates 158 million times faster than the world’s most powerful existing supercomputer. The convergence of quantum computing with artificial intelligence (A...

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Simplifying FPGA Design & Development with Lattice Insights

Simplifying FPGA Design & Development with Lattice Insights

Posted 08/24/2023 by Steve Ong, Director of Worldwide Applications

The continued AI and machine learning evolution is reshaping lifestyles and workplaces, now more than ever with the emergence of foundation models and generative artificial intelligence (AI). To keep up with the significant rise in computational throughput this still-evolving digital transformation is causing, the demand for hardware efficiency is increasing. Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are an ideal silicon solution to help developers to navigate this shift and design reprogrammable e...

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Powering Wind Energy with Lattice FPGAs to Create a Sustainably Connected World

Powering Wind Energy with Lattice FPGAs to Create a Sustainably Connected World

Posted 08/08/2023 by Matt Dobrodziej, VP of Segment Marketing

As technology continues to rapidly advance and intersect all parts of our lives, accelerated by the recent exponential growth of AI, more and more energy is needed to power the enabling systems and datacenters. This is resulting in an increase in e-waste and production of carbon dioxide. In fact, servers and cooling systems make up the greatest share of direct electricity usage in U.S. datacenters and are one of the most carbon-intensive aspects of business today. More and more, companies are l...

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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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Building a Secure 5G+ Future Through Collaboration and Trust Requirements

Building a Secure 5G+ Future Through Collaboration and Trust Requirements

Posted 07/14/2023 by Eric Sivertson, VP of Security Business and Mamta Gupta, Director of Marketing Security & Comms Segment

5G is the fastest-growing mobile technology of all time and due to its rapid growth, we’re experiencing a major paradigm shift in in the way telecom networks are designed and implemented for addressing use cases such as robotics, connected cars, smart factories and cities, and Metaverse experiences. Lattice hosted its quarterly security seminar with ADI and NXP to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and latest hardware security solutions for the global telecommunications industry, as th...

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Accelerate Your FPGA Design Cycles with Lattice Macro Design Flow Blog

Accelerate Your FPGA Design Cycles with Lattice Macro Design Flow

Posted 06/29/2023 by Phil Simpson, Director, Tools Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor

As FPGA devices have expanded in both their density and complexity, design teams are choosing to migrate design principles previously handled by other types of semiconductors – like ASICs and MCUs – to these more sophisticated FPGAs. However, as is often the case, increased complexity can bring to light new challenges, and designers rely on software tools to efficiently implement designs that maximize the advanced capabilities of the FPGA devices. Lattice Radiant® software offer...

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Simplifying Design Management with Next-Gen Control Functions

Simplifying Design Management with Next-Gen Control Functions

Posted 06/09/2023 by Peiju Chiang, Product Marketing Manager and Mamta Gupta, Director of Marketing Security & Comms Segment

Over the past few years, we’ve continued to see disruptive advancements like AI models including natural language processing, computer vision, and other workloads come to market. As these technological innovations grow, both in popularity and computational throughput, the demands and importance of advanced, complex system design and system control architecture will only increase further. In our latest LinkedIn Live panel discussion, the Lattice team sat down with Bob O’Donnell, Pre...

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Making Timing Secure in 5G Open RAN Networks

Making Timing Secure in 5G Open RAN Networks

Posted 05/25/2023 by Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research

Over the last few years, we’ve seen dramatic evolutions of large cellular networks on several different fronts. Most notably, of course, has been the transition to 5G, a faster, more responsive and more powerful network architecture. 5G has enabled faster download speeds, opened up new applications like Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) mobile broadband, and is poised to bring important new innovations like network slicing to companies around the world. Another big move that coincided with the l...

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Lattice Insights: Empowering FPGA Application Design and Development

Lattice Insights: Empowering FPGA Application Design and Development

Posted 05/23/2023 by Steve Ong, Director of Worldwide Applications

Designing and implementing a complex solution on an FPGA can be tricky. The learning curve for first-time FPGA users can be steep and advancing deeper into FPGA design techniques require time and effort. At Lattice Semiconductor, we want to make your journey of learning and designing with FPGAs a seamless and gratifying experience. Lattice Insights, the official training academy for Lattice Semiconductor, is created to enable that experience - to empower FPGA developers to fully utilize Lattice...

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Open Up New Possibilities with Advanced System Control FPGAs

Open Up New Possibilities with Advanced System Control FPGAs

Posted 04/18/2023 by Peiju Chiang, Product Marketing Manager

Over the past few years, we’ve seen disruptive advancements in AI models – now more than ever with the rise of generative AI tools in the market such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard, and other new models being announced daily. AI models including natural language processing, computer vision, and other workloads that will drive further proliferation of AI, but this requires the system infrastructure to keep up as the system control complexity grows in parallel with memo...

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Evolving Security Trends & Shift Left in Post Quantum Cryptography

Evolving Security Trends & Shift Left in Post Quantum Cryptography

Posted 04/14/2023 by Eric Sivertson, VP of Security Business

As we continue to embrace the fast evolving technology in our daily lives, we must also recognize and mitigate the risks that come with it – particularly when it comes to keeping our information secure. Amidst these technological enhancements and challenges, there are two major trends that stand out: Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) and cyber resilience. The rapid growth of the IoT ecosystem, fueled in part by the rise of 5G, has created a complex and highly distributed network of devices ...

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Presenting the Latest FPGA Technology Advancements at Embedded World 2023

Presenting the Latest FPGA Technology Advancements at Embedded World 2023

Posted 04/05/2023 by Erin Maiorino, Director of Content Marketing

Embedded World is one of the tech industry’s largest tradeshows focusing on embedded systems ranging from hardware, systems, distribution, application software, and more. We’re excited to share with you the latest Lattice innovations we had on display at the show this year. From cutting-edge hardware to sophisticated software solutions, we collaborated with our ecosystem partners to showcase demos covering a wide range of applications, including Automotive, Industrial, and Security. ...

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Paving a Path to an Industry 4.0 Future with Adaptive and Smart Manufacturing

Paving a Path to an Industry 4.0 Future with Adaptive and Smart Manufacturing

Posted 03/13/2023 by Karl Wachswender

There’s a lot of recent buzz around Industry 4.0, a common term used to describe the increasing digitization, automation, and connected computing intelligence that’s emerging in the manufacturing industry. With Industry 4.0, the value and capabilities of cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), secure connectivity, and AI have the potential to come together to bring about smarter, more reliable, and more efficient operations in manufacturing. However, with the rise of Industry...

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