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Growth in low power embedded vision development

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the reduced power programmable leader, extended its position like a global provider of FPGA-based embedded vision solutions using the introduction from the Lattice mVision solutions stack. The entire solutions stack includes the modular hardware development boards, design software, embedded vision IP portfolio, and reference designs and demos required to implement sensor bridging, sensor aggregation, and image processing applications. The Lattice mVision solutions stack accelerates and simplifies the implementation of embedded vision systems for example machine vision, ADAS, drones and AR/VR for the industrial, automotive, consumer, smart home, and medical markets.

Industry analyst firm Grand View Research forecasts the global machine vision market will reach over $18 billion by 2025.

The Edge AI and Vision Alliance is dedicated to fostering the adoption of embedded vision in new products. Jeff Bier, the Alliance's founder, said, “Manufacturing inspection was one of the first markets to widely adopt computer vision. Today, embedded vision is expanding right into a number of industrial applications, such as automated assembly and inventory. A number of these applications demand small, inexpensive, low power solutions. I applaud Lattice Semiconductor's continuing purchase of innovation not just in chips, but additionally in solutions stacks, for example sensAI and mVision, which help developers easier integrate smart vision capabilities into their product designs.”

“Lattice is committed to delivering complete solutions stacks, for example our multiple top rated sensAI stack, that accelerate the adoption from the disruptive technologies driving growth across multiple end markets,” said Deepak Boppana, Sr. Director of Segment and Solutions Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor. “With our Lattice mVision solutions stack, we bring the ease-of-use advantages of our solutions stacks, along with the performance, reliability, and power savings made possible by our new Lattice Nexus FPGA development platform, to the embedded vision market.”

Key options that come with the Lattice mVision solutions stack include the following:

  • Video Interface Platform (VIP)- modular hardware development boards with support for a variety of video and I/O interfaces widely used in embedded vision applications (including MIPI, LVDS, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB, and others). The VIP development boards currently support Lattice FPGAs including CrossLinkTM, ECP5TM and CrossLink-NX, based on the Lattice Nexus platform.
  • Comprehensive IP Library- the Lattice mVision solutions stack features a wide selection of ready-to-implement IP cores for interfacing to MIPI and LVDS image sensors, image signal processing pipelines, common connectivity standards like USB and Gigabit Ethernet, and display standards for example HDMI, DisplayPort, and GigE Vision.
  • Lattice FPGA Design Tools – the stack supports each of Lattice's easy-to-use FPGA design tools, Lattice Diamond and Lattice Radiant. The tools help accelerate and simplify the programming of Lattice FPGAs by automating many common design tasks.
  • End-to-end Reference Designs – to further accelerate system development, Lattice mVision offers complete reference designs for common embedded vision applications including sensor bridging, sensor aggregation, and image processing.
  • Custom Design Services – for purchasers requiring assistance to get their embedded vision systems to promote, Lattice has developed a network of design service partners who are able to support a range of customer needs, from developing individual functional design blocks to complete turn-key solutions.