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Mobile-Influenced FPGAs Going Broad

Mobile-Influenced FPGAs Going Broad

Posted 04/17/2018 by Hussein Osman

The complexity of implementing intelligent Edge solutions is causing many issues for designers, including accommodating devices with new and legacy interfaces in a variety of applications. Some of these applications also require compute engines capable of processing data collected at low power and cost.

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Form Follows Function – Selecting the Best Lattice FPGA

Form Follows Function – Selecting the Best Lattice FPGA

Posted 04/03/2018 by Gordon Hands

You may be asking yourself, “What does a nineteenth century architect have to do with FPGAs?” A key decision facing many system architects is which FPGA families to use in their next project. Lattice currently offers four classes of FPGAs: iCE, ECP, Mach and CrossLink. It is often tempting to think of FPGAs as just a blank canvas, ready to be filled with digital logic.

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Implementation of Artificial Neural Networks at the Edge

Implementation of Artificial Neural Networks at the Edge

Posted 07/05/2017 by Hussein Osman

Imagine private security systems that can differentiate between an intruder and your neighbor’s dog, smart TVs that can scan the room and automatically turn off when no one is present, and cameras that can perform forensic analysis and identify suspicious behavior before a crime occurs. The applications for deploying artificial neural networks at the edge are endless. Coming up with ideas is easy, but getting to the implementation is not that simple.

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When Less is More: How Signal Aggregation Can Simplify Your Design

When Less is More: How Signal Aggregation Can Simplify Your Design

Posted 02/28/2017 by Abdullah Raouf

It’s tough being a mobile designer. Whenever new and exciting functionalities are identified, it is up to them to figure out how to implement those new elements into an already “crowded” design. Take a smartphone and new always-on monitoring functionality, for example. Every sensor the designer adds to support always-on monitoring and context awareness must continuously send data to the applications processor (AP).

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CES - 2017 trends

CES 2017 Trends

Posted 01/17/2017 by Elena Champion

Celebrating its 50th birthday, CES 2017 did not disappoint. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Las Vegas to get a first look at the latest technology for the upcoming year. During the 4 days, the biggest names in consumer electronics and startups alike wowed us with products and technologies that promise to make our lives easier and more efficient. Here are some of the trends we saw at the event and how we can support them.

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Distributed-Heterogeneous-Processing

Distributed Heterogeneous Processing Opens New Applications for FPGAs

Posted 12/20/2016 by Abdullah Raouf

Increasingly lower cost sensors, the migration to higher performance I/O interfaces, and the demand for “always-on, always-aware” functionality all present new challenges for designers of battery-powered mobile devices. Engineers building everything from phones and drones to wearables and industrial equipment are facing the same problem. 

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Rise of Mobile FPGAs in Maker Communities

Rise of Mobile FPGAs in Maker Communities

Posted 11/29/2016 by Abdullah Raouf

Many of today’s most extraordinary inventions have been developed by independent makers, inventors, designers and tinkerers, who used collaborative tools and knowledge to create exciting, new products.

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Voice Activated Gatekeepers

Voice Activated Gatekeepers

Posted 10/12/2016 by Weston Xu, Marketing Manager at MEMSensing Microsystems Co. Ltd

For many consumers, smart speakers are the gateway device to smart home management. Using these elegant devices, users can control their music, quickly order staple items online, and get answers to burning questions through the power of the Internet.

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