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The Importance of Functional Safety

The Importance of Functional Safety

Posted 02/06/2018 by Jatinder (JP) Singh

Over the holidays, I was updating the firmware on my car, when my 12 year old walked in and asked me why I was updating the software on our car. I told him that the software was an older version, and the updated software improves some of the safety features of our car.

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CES 2018

CES 2018: Enter the Era of Intelligent Edge Devices

Posted 01/23/2018 by Elena Champion

Were you impressed by the products and technologies showcased at CES 2018? This year’s event promised to “WHOA” attendees with new gadgets from industry giants and startups alike. From the slightly odd to the “where have you been all of my life” devices, this year’s CES focused on infusing intelligence into as many aspects of our lives as possible.

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The Life of an Extraordinary Lattice Employee

The Life of an Extraordinary Lattice Employee

Posted 01/08/2018 by Ryan Short

On December 21, 1983, a young engineer with a long mullet and bell-bottoms flew to Portland, Oregon to join a start-up, Lattice Semiconductor, as employee #31. He left a steady job at Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Florida to go where he thought he could have the most significant impact. Lattice was a using an EEPROM technology that he had an idea for.

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The Evolution of Computing

The Evolution of Computing

Posted 12/19/2017 by Darin Billerbeck, President and CEO, Lattice Semiconductor

The first “computer” I ever owned was a slide rule. By today’s standards you could say my pencil served as my terminal and the slide rule was my computing agent. People laugh about it now, but my trusty slide rule served its purpose. In the business world, server-based computing was all the rage. Those early systems represented some of the first centralized computing architectures.

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Not Your Father’s FPGA

Not Your Father’s FPGA

Posted 11/21/2017 by Doug Hunter

I keep running into engineers who say “we can’t use FPGAs because they are too big, power hungry, and expensive!” While that’s true for many FPGAs, there are some FPGAs which defy the size, power, and cost stereotype. Thanks to these pioneers, FPGAs are no longer limited to network centers and are now becoming pervasive in edge devices you interact with daily.

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Solving Embedded Challenges

Solving the Embedded Challenge of Too Many Signals and Interfaces

Posted 11/07/2017 by Joel Coplen

Building designs around state of the art microcontrollers and embedded processors brings along a specific challenge: not enough I/Os and interfaces. Today’s embedded systems have more real-time data and control requirements than ever.

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Improved FPGA Designs with Diamond 3.10

Improved FPGA Designs with Diamond 3.10

Posted 10/24/2017 by Choon-Hoe Yeoh

In our continuous quest to provide our users with the best design tools possible, we are very excited to announce the latest release of the Lattice Diamond software. The Diamond 3.10 software continues to focus on low power consumption with various power-aware design methods, supports a broader range of automotive products, and offers increased productivity and better user experience via the improved logic analyzer tool.

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A Modular Approach to Embedded Vision Prototyping

A Modular Approach to Embedded Vision Prototyping

Posted 10/10/2017 by Dirk Seidel

Imagine you’ve been given the responsibility to develop a new video bridging solution. Initially, you have a specific application in mind, but as cameras emerge in a growing number of intelligent applications, ranging from object recognition and depth perception to lane detection and collision avoidance, you know you will need prototypes for a wider variety of functions.

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Technologies for A Driverless Future

Technologies for a Driverless Future

Posted 09/12/2017 by Jatinder (JP) Singh

I took my 15-year-old to her first big concert recently - Roger Waters’ Us + Them tour. If you are wondering where am I going with the blog on automotive technologies and talking about Roger Waters, stay with me for a second. She and I both loved the concert, however, as I drove to and from the concert, I struggled with the stress of congested traffic and getting in and out of the parking lot. During those high-stress moments I imagined how wonderful it would be to have an autonomous car that would pick me up and drop me off and navigate through the mess while I could relax.

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Leveraging Advantages of the Mobile Market for Embedded Designs

Leveraging Advantages of the Mobile Market for Embedded Designs

Posted 08/29/2017 by Tom Watzka

Not so very long ago, when embedded designers wanted to reduce costs, they would turn to high-volume PC architectures to drive down development costs. Where else could they find inexpensive components proven reliable in millions of consumer applications, and backed by an ecosystem of easy-to-use design tools and open source operating systems? Today’s embedded designers in industrial, automotive, medical and other fields are now finding that the smartphone market plays a similar role. Want...

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