Lattice Semiconductor unveils Lattice Drive solution stack to accelerate automotive application development

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The Lattice Drive solution stack has been revealed by Lattice Semiconductor to accelerate development of advanced, flexible automotive system designs and applications. The solution has been designed for in-vehicle infotainment display connectivity and data processing, ADAS sensor bridging and processing, and low-power zonal bridging applications for driver, cabin and vehicle monitoring.

The first release of Lattice Drive delivers a wide range of features, including multi-resolution scaling and support for display sizes up to 4K; image and video enhancement with a scalable full array local dimming solution; and the bridging of multiple displays, providing up to 1.5 times faster DisplayPort interface than similar devices on offer.

Additionally, the company’s Lattice Drive solution stack delivers application-specific solutions which partner reference platforms and designs, demos, IP building blocks, and FPGA design tools to speed up the development of applications and their time-to-market.

The new stack portfolio includes solutions for market applications including AI with Lattice sensAI, embedded vision with Lattice mVision, factory automation with Lattice Automate, Platform Firmware Resiliency Root of Trust with Lattice Sentry, 5G ORAN deployment with Lattice ORAN, and now advanced adaptable automotive designs with Lattice Drive.

“The automotive industry is rapidly evolving, and cars are getting smarter than ever with new technological advancements, notably with zonal architectures requiring varied sensors and displays across vehicle models. Now more than ever, manufacturers need solutions that enable them to innovate while maintaining flexibility for future updates,” said Bob O’Donnell, president and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research.

“Lattice software solutions offer a significant benefit to their customers, making it easier for them to integrate Lattice’s low power, small size and scalable FPGAs into a variety of applications, now including advance automotive solutions.”

“Combining comprehensive software solutions from the start in your application design process is critical for time-to-market acceleration,” added Esam Elashmawi, chief strategy and marketing officer, Lattice Semiconductor. “We are excited to introduce our sixth software application-specific solution stack, Lattice Drive, delivering advanced automotive application features to make it easier than ever for our customers to develop innovative in-vehicle experiences based on our low power FPGA solutions.”

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