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August 12, 2015

Altera FPGA Acceleration Solutions on Display at IDF15

Altera today announced it will showcase at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) how FPGA accelerators are being used to enable networking, security and machine learning workloads in a power and cost efficient way. Altera’s participation at IDF15 includes in-booth demonstrations (booth #359) and technical presentations. IDF15 takes place in San Francisco, Calif., August 18-20, 2015 at the Moscone Center West. (more)

August 11, 2015

Altera Launches Worldwide SoC FPGA Developers Forums

Altera today announced the launch of the Altera SoC Developers Forum (ASDF). These inaugural events in Silicon Valley; Frankfurt, Germany; and Shenzhen, China bring together partners, developers and engineers who are focused on using fine-grained heterogeneous computing technology in ARM-based SoC FPGAs to address next-generation embedded computing applications. The ASDF provides an environment where system architects, hardware engineers, software developers and firmware engineers can collaborate, discuss ideas and challenges, and learn the latest technology and SoC FPGA product news from Altera and its partners. (more)

August 10, 2015

Altera to Demonstrate NAND Flash, FPGA Accelerators, and Storage and Memory Virtualization at Flash Memory Summit 2015

Altera is attending the Flash Memory Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center, August 10-13, 2015, (Booth #486) and is demonstrating  a new NAND Flash reference design that extends the life of flash memory up to 7x. In addition, Altera is sharing how FPGAs can be used to accelerate functions in the data center, and to enable storage and memory virtualization. Altera computer and storage experts also are presenting multiple technology sessions and offering tutorials on high-performance flash applications. (more)

August 03, 2015

Altera Integrating Advanced Digital Control into Enpirion PowerSoCs to Improve FPGA Power Efficiency

Altera today announced the signing of a licensing agreement with ZMDI (Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG), a German-based analog and mixed signal semiconductor company. Altera will leverage ZMDI’s world-class digital power management technology to integrate advanced multi-mode digital control (MMDC) power capabilities into Enpirion® PowerSoC devices. A design team of digital power experts will focus on expanding the control, adaptability and power saving features of Enpirion PowerSoCs to further improve the power efficiency of Altera FPGAs and SoCs. (more)

July 31, 2015

Altera FPGAs Power New RICOH SP 3600DN Printer Series

Altera announced today that Ricoh Group, a global technology company headquartered in Tokyo and specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services, has chosen Altera Cyclone® IV FPGAs to power its newly introduced line of printers, the RICOH SP 3600DN Series. Altera’s Cyclone IV FPGAs power the image processing capability of the RICOH SP 3600 Series printers, helping implement new features such as 1200 dpi image quality improvements, serial print speeds, and fast print speed. In addition, Cyclone IV FPGAs allow Ricoh to significantly reduce overall costs and design time during development. (more)

July 22, 2015

Altera “Aces It” at the Annual EE Times/EDN ACE Awards

Altera received the first-place ACE award for best reference design during the EE Times and EDN 2015 UBM Canon Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards ceremony at the Embedded Systems Conference held in Santa Clara, California, on July 21, 2015. Altera received top honors in the Ultimate Product: Reference Design category for its single-chip, cloud-enabled programmable logic controller (PLC) reference design for Industry 4.0 applications. The ACE Awards Ultimate Product category recognized leading-edge technologies brought to market during calendar year 2014. (more)

July 21, 2015

Altera Showcases the Capabilities of Single-Chip Configurable Processors in Latest MAX 10 FPGA Kit

Altera today announced availability of the second-generation Nios® II Embedded Evaluation Kit (NEEK), which features Altera’s non-volatile MAX® 10 FPGA and Nios II soft-core embedded processor. The MAX 10 NEEK is a feature-rich platform that provides a fast and simple way for embedded designers to experience the capabilities of a custom embedded processor in a non-volatile FPGA. The MAX 10 NEEK was jointly developed by Altera and its board partner, Terasic. (more)

July 01, 2015

Altera Joins OPNFV Open Source Platform to Bring the Value of FPGAs to Network Function Virtualization

Altera today announced the company has joined the Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV), a carrier-grade, integrated, open source flexible platform intended to accelerate the introduction of new products and services using NFV (network function virtualization). As an open source project, OPNFV is positioned to bring together the work of standards bodies, open source communities and commercial suppliers to deliver a de facto standard open source NFV platform for the industry. (more)

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