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November 25, 2014

Altera FPGAs and IP with New Functional Safety Development Board and Reference Designs Reduce SIL 3 Development and Certification Costs for Industrial Designs

Altera today announced the availability of a functional safety  development board and FPGA reference designs through NewTec, a leading European provider of safety-related electronic systems. The new board and reference designs coupled with Altera’s TÜV Rheinland-qualified FPGAs, tools, and IP, enable customers to accelerate development and certification of FPGA-based system designs. Altera is demonstrating this and other offerings at SPS IPC Drives 2014, from November 25-27 at the Altera stand # 270 in Hall 3. Altera’s functional safety data package includes comprehensive device support, enhanced software design flows and IP for functional safety system design, allowing customers using Cyclone® FPGAs to reduce risks and cost-effectively meet safety-critical system requirements across product lines. (more)

November 20, 2014

Altera to Exhibit Comprehensive Solution Portfolio for Accelerating Intelligent Automation at SPS IPC Drives 2014

Altera today announced that it will demonstrate industrial solutions based on its field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and SoCs at the SPS IPC Drives conference in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 25 to 27. Altera will share how industrial systems designers can use its FPGAs and SoCs to significantly reduce cost and time to market for factory automation system designs. (more)

November 17, 2014

Altera and IBM Unveil FPGA-accelerated POWER Systems with Coherent Shared Memory

Altera and IBM unveiled the industry’s first FPGA-based acceleration platform that coherently connects an FPGA to a POWER8 CPU leveraging IBM’s Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI). This reconfigurable hardware accelerator features shared virtual memory between the FPGA and processor which significantly improves system performance, efficiency and flexibility in high-performance computing (HPC) and data center applications.

November 14, 2014

Altera CEO John Daane Receives 2014 Robert N. Noyce Award from Semiconductor Industry Association

Altera today announced that President, CEO and Chairman of the Board John P. Daane is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Robert N. Noyce Award. Daane was presented the award by Dr. John E. Kelly, senior vice president and director of IBM research and 2014 SIA chairman, before the semiconductor industry’s top leaders and more than 400 SIA members at the annual SIA dinner held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose on November 13, 2014. Selected by the SIA Board of Directors and members, the award recognizes Daane’s sustained contributions to advancing the semiconductor industry both in the United States and throughout the world. (more)

November 13, 2014

Altera Highlights Its FPGA-Acceleration Technology for Software Programmers at SuperComputing 2014

Altera will demonstrate its FPGA-based acceleration technologies to system designers and software programmers at SuperComputing 2014 (SC14). Altera’s participation at SC14 includes several demonstrations that show how FPGA accelerators are being used to increase performance, lower power consumption and lower latency in high-performance computing, networking and storage applications. FPGA-accelerated systems can deliver a significant performance-per-Watt advantage over standard CPU- and GPU-based servers. Altera is showcasing in its booth various FPGA acceleration technologies and programmer-friendly tools including the industry’s first FPGAs capable of up to 1.5 TFLOPS of throughput and the industry’s only OpenCL-conformant solution for FPGAs. SC14 is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 17-20. (more)

November 05, 2014

Altera and MathWorks Deliver Unified Model-Based Design Workflow for Altera SoCs

Altera today announced new programming support for its ARM-based SoCs using industry-standard workflows from MathWorks. Release 2014b from MathWorks includes an automated, highly integrated model-based design workflow optimized for Altera SoCs. Designers using this flow can accelerate their algorithmic designs in Altera SoCs while staying in a high-level programming environment and save weeks of development time. (more)

October 20, 2014

Altera Demonstrates Automotive Embedded System Solutions that Increase Design Productivity at SAE Convergence 2014

Altera today announced it is demonstrating new field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions enabling systems designers to rapidly add features and functionality to their automotive systems designs at SAE Convergence in Detroit, Michigan from October 21 to 22 in Booth #313. The demonstrations include a variety of new solutions for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and infotainment applications on Cyclone® FPGAs. (more)

October 16, 2014

Altera Expands Automotive-Grade Product Portfolio with Highly Integrated PowerSoCs

Altera today announced nine new Altera® Enpirion® power system-on-chip (PowerSoC) devices that fully comply with the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC-Q100) qualification standard temperature grade 2, a critical stress test qualification for automotive integrated circuits (ICs). The newly qualified Enpirion devices include step-down PowerSoCs from the EP53xx and efficiency-optimized EN63xx families, supporting load currents up to 12 amps. Unlike discrete power products, these turnkey solutions give designers complete power systems that are fully simulated, characterized and production-qualified, streamlining the design-in process and making it much faster. These pre-tested power solutions are ideal for use with Altera’s automotive-grade Cyclone® FPGAs and SoCs and MAX® FPGAs and CPLDs. (more)

October 15, 2014

2014 Altera Foundation Cup Raises $55,000 for STEM Education in Silicon Valley

Altera hosted its second  annual Altera Foundation Cup (AFC) charity golf tournament in September and raised $55,000 for Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT). The Silicon Valley non-profit organization provides creative educational activities for teachers specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. RAFT serves 7,500 educators and 600,000 students each year in the Bay Area, striving to spark the love of learning for the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem solvers, and creators. (more)

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