Factory Automation - Robotics

Real-Time, Low Power Sense and Control

Robotics enable improved quality, increased productivity and efficiency in traditional manufacturing, and are rapidly expanding into Warehouse and Supply Automation, Mining, Farming, and Smart City applications. Lattice FPGAs are optimized for the unique requirements that Robotics applications demand:

  • Low power, deterministic sense and control
  • Real time Industrial Networking
  • Machine vision, depth sensing
  • Sensor fusion
  • Motor & Motion Control
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • HW-based Secure Root of Trust

Lattice FPGAs are optimized for Robotics, offering the following benefits:

  • Up to 75% lower power than similar FPGAs
  • Small form factors – from 4mm x 4mm
  • 100x better SER vs other SRAM based FPGAs
  • Optimized Sensor Interfacing
  • Scalable Performance
  • Lattice Stacks: Lattice mVision and Lattice sensAI

Lattice solutions stacks provide ready-to-go flexible IP building blocks, reference designs and platforms to further speed development of products.

Robotics

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Robotics Block Diagram

Example Use Cases

Machine Vision Camera Processing

  • Sensor Interface, Hardened MIPI, SLVS EC, LVDS
  • Customizable ISP for image processing
  • Lattice sensAI Artificial Intelligence for object/defect detection
  • Interface - GigE Vision, USB3 Vision, CoaxPress

Edge AI Processing

  • Bridge one or multiple CSI-2 image sensors to processor interface
  • Up to 3 Mb of internal RAM for processing
  • Offloads inferencing from CPU for object detection / counting
  • Combine video bridging and edge AI into a single device

Depth Sensing

  • Stereo Vision Reference Design
  • Depth Sensing
  • Collision Avoidance

Multi Axis Motor Control

  • High Performance
  • Multi-Axis
  • Real time sense & control
  • Internal Soft CPU or External CPU

Reference Designs

Scene Segmentation Reference Design

Reference Design

Scene Segmentation Reference Design

Efficient and low power approach for implementing scene segmentation using Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGA
Scene Segmentation Reference Design
Object Classification Reference Design

Reference Design

Object Classification Reference Design

A reference design for implementing object classification based on Mobilenet NN model running on Lattice CertusPro-NX low power FPGA
Object Classification Reference Design
Hand Gesture Detection

Reference Design

Hand Gesture Detection

Implements a low power AI based system to detect hand gestures using an IR image sensor
Hand Gesture Detection
Key Phrase Detection

Reference Design

Key Phrase Detection

Continuous searches for a key phrase utterance via a digital MEMS microphone. Can be re-configured to work with any trained word or phrase.
Key Phrase Detection
Human Face Identification Reference Design

Reference Design

Human Face Identification Reference Design

Uses a Convolutional Neural Network in the ECP5 FPGA to detect a human face, and match to known registered faces. Can be adapted to work with any other object.
Human Face Identification Reference Design

Demos

Object Classification Demonstration

Demo

Object Classification Demonstration

Sample demonstration for object detection, classification, and tracking multiple objects running on a low power general purpose FPGA using CNN Model
Object Classification Demonstration
User Tracking and Onlooker Detection Demonstration

Demo

User Tracking and Onlooker Detection Demonstration

Sample demonstration for detection and tracking of multiple human faces running on a low power general purpose FPGA using CNN Model
User Tracking and Onlooker Detection Demonstration
Key Phrase Detection

Demo

Key Phrase Detection

Uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect a specific key-phrase using a tiny, low-power iCE40 UltraPlus FPGA
Key Phrase Detection
User Background Blurring Demonstration

Demo

User Background Blurring Demonstration

Efficient and low power approach for implementing user background blurring using Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGA
User Background Blurring Demonstration
Lattice mVision MIPI Video Sensor to PCIe Bridge Demonstration

Demo

Lattice mVision MIPI Video Sensor to PCIe Bridge Demonstration

This design demonstrates the functionality of transferring MIPI CSI-2 sensor video data to a computer through PCIe with a Direct Memory Access (DMA) engine.
Lattice mVision MIPI Video Sensor to PCIe Bridge Demonstration

IP Cores

CNN Plus Accelerator IP

IP Core

CNN Plus Accelerator IP

Implement Ultra-Low Power AI solutions with CNNs. Configure up to 16-bit widths. Works with Lattice Neural Network Compiler software tool.
CNN Plus Accelerator IP
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Accelerator IP

IP Core

Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Accelerator IP

Implement AI solutions with CNNs from common or custom networks. Configure up to 16-bit widths. Works with Lattice Neural Network Compiler software tool.
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Accelerator IP
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Compact Accelerator

IP Core

Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Compact Accelerator

Implement AI solutions with CNNs or BNNs that have power consumption in the mW range. Works with Lattice Neural Network Compiler software tool.
Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) Compact Accelerator
Helion IONOS Image Signal Processing IP Portfolio

IP Core

Helion IONOS Image Signal Processing IP Portfolio

Comprehensive, high-quality, highly-configurable ISP solution from Helion Vision, from basic to advanced High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) color pipelines.
Helion IONOS Image Signal Processing IP Portfolio

Development Kits & Boards

CertusPro-NX Versa Board

Board

CertusPro-NX Versa Board

CertusPro-NX Versa Board supports a wide range industry standards such as MIPI, SFP+, 10 GbE, LPDDR4 and PCIe (Gen3) for rapid prototyping and testing.
CertusPro-NX Versa Board
Embedded Vision Development Kit

Board

Embedded Vision Development Kit

Three-board Video Interface Platform (VIP) modular kit. Includes 2 MIPI/D-PHY camera input, FPGA processing, HDMI output. More Input/Output boards available.
Embedded Vision Development Kit
CertusPro-NX PCIe Bridge Board

Board

CertusPro-NX PCIe Bridge Board

The CertusPro-NX PCIe Bridge Board enables video bridge capabilities to PCIe and embedded vision type applications.
CertusPro-NX PCIe Bridge Board
CrossLink-NX Voice and Vision Machine Learning Board

Board

CrossLink-NX Voice and Vision Machine Learning Board

Designed for low-power machine learning applications with Lattice sensAI and CrossLink-NX. Includes image sensors, microphones, HyperRAM, and expansion ports.
CrossLink-NX Voice and Vision Machine Learning Board
CrossLink-NX-33 Voice and Vision Machine Learning Board

Board

CrossLink-NX-33 Voice and Vision Machine Learning Board

Designed for low-power machine learning applications with Lattice sensAI and CrossLink-NX-33. Includes expansion ports and audio-based AI applications tools.
CrossLink-NX-33 Voice and Vision Machine Learning Board

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