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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)

September 12, 2014

Altera Demonstrates Advanced SMPTE Solutions for IP-Based UHD Infrastructure at IBC 2014

Altera today announced that it is demonstrating broadcast solutions at its booth (1.F13) in the RAI Convention Centre at the International Broadcast Conference (IBC) 2014 in Amsterdam from September 12 to 16. Altera is showcasing solutions supporting the industry’s migration to an affordable IP-enabled ultra-high-definition (UHD) and high-definition (HD) infrastructure on Altera FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) and SoCs. Altera Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs enable equipment manufacturers to quickly get to market with systems capable of handling the complex requirements of providing UHD with “better pixels” with more contrast, deeper colors, and higher frame rates over a deterministic and media-aware IP-based network. (more)

September 11, 2014

Hollywood’s Top-selling Camera Maker ARRI Chooses Altera

Altera today announced that its field programmable gate array (FPGA) products and complementary power products have been chosen to enable a new, versatile documentary-style camera by Munich-based ARRI, the world’s largest maker of cinematographic cameras for Hollywood’s film industry. The AMIRA is the first ARRI camera with its own video processing pipeline enabled on a single Altera Stratix V FPGA, which when combined with Altera’s Enpirion® PowerSoC DC-DC converter, greatly contributes to the camera’s compact, ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use. (more)

September 10, 2014

Altera and China Mobile Research Institute Announce Joint Efforts on Next Generation C-RAN Wireless Technologies

Altera announced a three-year strategic agreement with China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI) to research and prototype next-generation green wireless network infrastructure solutions based on the Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) architecture that leverages network function virtualization (NFV). The agreement was signed on August 15 in Beijing, China at the 2014 International Mobile Internet Conference, which is organized and sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the three major Chinese operators including China Mobile. (more)

September 08, 2014

Altera Demonstrating FPGA-based Data Center Solutions at Intel Developers Forum 2014

Altera is demonstrating several advanced reconfigurable logic technologies at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) 2014 that showcase how its FPGA-based solutions are advancing the capabilities of software-defined data centers and high-performance computing applications.

September 02, 2014

Fuji Xerox Recognizes Altera with 2014 Premier Partner Award

Altera announced today it has been recognized as a 2014 Premier Partner by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. Fuji Xerox is headquartered in Japan and develops, produces and sells xerography (or electrophotographic) and document-related products and services in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the second consecutive year Altera has received the Premier Partner Award from Fuji Xerox, having earned once again the highest marks in technology excellence, cost effectiveness and outstanding delivery of Altera FPGA and SoC programmable logic devices and technologies. (more)

August 26, 2014

Full Compliance with Military Temperature Specification Planned for Altera 20 nm FPGA and SoC Devices

Altera today announced military temperature (Mil Temp) qualification plans for its newest 20 nm Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs, which will be qualified for extreme temperature environments (-55C to 125C ambient). In addition to the ratings, Altera can provide guidelines on speed grades, protocols, and external memory interfaces best suited to specific applications. All devices will be characterized, qualified and tested by Altera, providing reduced and reliable lead times. Customers can receive notifications, access ratings, and the Military Temperature brochure by setting up an account through the myAltera Military Portal. (more)

August 18, 2014

Altera Releases Quartus II Software Arria 10 Edition v14.0

Altera today released Quartus® II software Arria® 10 edition v14.0, the industry’s most advanced 20 nm FPGA and SoC design environment. Altera’s proven Quartus II software delivers the fastest compile times and enables the highest performance for 20 nm FPGA and SoC designs in the industry. Customers can further accelerate their Arria 10 FPGA and SoC design cycles by using the broad portfolio of 20 nm-optimized IP cores included in this latest software release.

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