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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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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 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 Applications Determine AI Development

How Applications Determine AI Development

Posted 05/09/2022 by Hussein Osman

The importance of AI and ML, the rise of edge computing, and the need for flexible programming in AI. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest buzzwords in the technology industry today and is often thought of in broad terms to describe connected “smart” technology. However, when you think about all the different features enabled by AI and the outcomes AI solutions are designed to deliver, it becomes clear that the AI landscape and AI development is incredibly complex. The ...

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Infinite possibilities at the Edge – AI-enabled smart toys powered by low power FPGAs and AI solution stack

Infinite possibilities at the Edge – AI-enabled smart toys powered by low power FPGAs and AI solution stack

Posted 04/12/2022 by Hussein Osman

The global smart toy market is projected to grow to nearly $70 billion by 2026, per Transparency Market Research. Smart toys take a variety of shapes, like electronic pets, robots, smart train kits, and more. When you hear the word toy, you likely automatically think these are for kids, however some are developed specifically targeting older generations. The current senior toy marketplace contains products that range in utility from providing companionship to increasing cognitive skills to facil...

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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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FPGA Design Constraints – Performance and Analysis to Achieve Design and Timing Closure

FPGA design constraints - performance and analysis to achieve design and timing closure

Posted 12/15/2021 by Roger Do, Senior Product Manager, Design Tools, Lattice Semiconductor

Traditionally, FPGA design was simple. Designers set a basic clock constraint that was propagated across the chip. But now, FPGA designs have become much more complex. There are multiple clocks, and relationships between those clocks. There may be clock domain crossings that need to be accounted for. So, FPGA design tools today must feature much greater analysis capabilities to show the designer, for example, where those clock domain crossings are, to be able to constrain for multiple clocks, an...

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The Criticality of Ethical AI

The Criticality of Ethical AI

Posted 12/09/2021 by Bob O’Donnell, President and chief analyst, Technalysis Research

One of the most exciting topics in the tech world is Artificial Intelligence, or AI. From its science-fiction like promise of intelligent machines to its more practical implementations as additional smarts in connected devices, AI is one of the most powerful technologies now available. But, as the well-known Peter Parker principle dictates, “With great power comes great responsibility” and so it is with AI. Companies building AI-enabled products and services, in particular, have star...

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