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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)

October 07, 2014

Altera and Lime Microsystems Demonstrate Completely Programmable RF- and FPGA-Based Solutions for Military Communications

Altera and Lime Microsystems, a leading provider of fully programmable radio frequency (RF) transceivers headquartered in the UK, will be demonstrating a new multi-standard software-defined radio (SDR) platform at the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM) 2014 (Booth #419), being held October 6 to 8 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The SDR platform, based on Lime’s field-programmable radio frequency (FP-RF) chip and Altera® FPGAs and Enpirion® PowerSoCs, can be used to design a radio that can receive and transmit widely different radio protocols (sometimes referred to as waveforms) depending solely on the software used. This highly flexible solution, which includes Lime’s new RF device, the LMS7002M, gives communications systems designers unprecedented flexibility and performance while consuming a minimum of power. (more)

October 02, 2014

Altera and Its Ecosystem Partners to Demonstrate FPGA Technologies and System Solutions at MILCOM 2014

Altera today announced it will demonstrate its programmable logic technology and military system solutions at the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), taking place October 6 to 8, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Attendees can stop by the Altera® booth (#419) to learn how our commercial IP and technology provide low-power, secure acceleration to military grid communications. (more)

October 01, 2014

Altera and ARM Expand Strategic Partnership for SoC Development Tools

Altera and ARM today announced a long-term agreement to expand their strategic partnership for best-in-class embedded software development tools for SoC FPGAs. In 2012, Altera and ARM announced the creation of the ARM® Development Studio 5 (DS-5™) Altera® Edition, which pioneered the invention of FPGA-Adaptive Debugging for SoC FPGAs. Through the expanded agreement announced today, the ARM DS-5 Altera Edition toolkit is being enlarged to include additional tools. (more)

September 30, 2014

Altera Announces Immediate Availability of Next-generation, Non-volatile MAX 10 FPGAs and Evaluation Kits

Altera Corporation today announced the availability of non-volatile MAX® 10 FPGAs, Altera’s latest addition to its Generation 10 portfolio. Using TSMC’s 55 nm embedded flash process technology, MAX 10 FPGAs revolutionize non-volatile FPGAs by delivering dual-configuration flash, analog and embedded processing capabilities in a small-form-factor, low-cost, instant-on programmable logic device. MAX 10 FPGAs are shipping today and are supported by a broad collection of design solutions that accelerate system development, including Quartus® II software, evaluation kits, design examples, design services through the Altera Design Services Network (DSN), documentation and training. (more)

September 22, 2014

Altera and Baidu Collaborate on FPGA-based Acceleration for Cloud Data Centers

Altera and Baidu, China’s largest online search engine, are collaborating on using FPGAs and convolutional neural network (CNN) algorithms for deep learning applications set to play a critical role in the development of more accurate and faster online search. Altera is demonstrating its work with Baidu at the High Performance Computing (HPC) for Wall Street conference in New York City, taking place on September 22, 2014. (more)

September 15, 2014

Altera FPGAs Enable Dolby Vision for Ultra-HD TVs

Altera today announced its Arria® V FPGAs are delivering the high performance needed for Dolby Laboratories’ innovative Dolby® Vision™ imaging technology for ultra-high definition (UHD) displays. The Dolby Vision value proposition is to deliver a dramatically different visual experience to TV displays, enabling content creators and television manufacturers to deliver greater brightness while also providing much deeper, more nuanced darks, and a fuller palette of colors. Dolby Laboratories reports that Dolby Vision can deliver signals that offer 40 times brighter highlights than today's TVs, along with up to 1,000 times greater contrast. (more)

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