Lattice Semiconductor Updates Stack to Advance Industrial Automation at the Edge

Lattice said its updated stack can accelerate smart factory applications with industry standard-compliant, AI-based machine vision and automation capabilities.

Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice's stack supports machine vision, human detection, and other high-performance functions.
Lattice Semiconductor said Lattice Automate v3.0 supports hardware acceleration for industrial automation, and Lattice sensAI v6.0 supports machine vision systems.

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today announced its latest updates to the Lattice Automate and Lattice sensAI solution stacks. The Hillsboro, Ore.-based company said they provide customers with new factory automation and industrial machine vision capabilities.

The stacks, which run on low-power field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), offer efficient, flexible, and secure development of industrial applications without sacrificing power and size, said Lattice.

The company claimed that it is a leader in low-power programmable systems. Lattice said it solves customer problems across the network, from the edge to the cloud, in the growing communications, computing, industrial, automotive, and consumer markets.

In addition, Lattice said its “technology, long-standing relationships, and commitment to world-class support let our customers quickly and easily unleash their innovation to create a smart, secure, and connected world.” It has worked with MassRobotics on its Winter Challenge.

Lattice Automate v3.0 features

Lattice Automate (v3.0) now enables OPC-UA (Open Platform Communications - Unified Architecture) and TSN (Time Sensitive Networking), said Lattice Semiconductor. It also includes:

  • An updated IP library with RISC-V freeRTOS (Real-Time Operating System), UPD hardware acceleration, and PCIe DMA support
  • Expanded design tools and reference designs with freeRTOS software stacks, Single Wire Aggregation, cloud communication, and freeRTOS OPC-UA

Lattice sensAI v6.0 supports machine vision

Lattice sensAI (v 6.0) can accelerate high-perfomance machine vision systems, according to the company. It includes support for:

  • Faster performance on video stream analysis on reference designs
  • Expanded machine vision demos including barcode detection and reading
  • Upgraded accelerator engine supporting OpenCV and standard machine learning (ML) training platforms
  • Updated compiler tool and Lattice sensAI Studio to support new AI acceleration engines
  • Updated Glance by Mirametrix computer vision software (Version 10.0) with a revamped user interface, camera features, external user interface (UI) mode, and improved low-power FPGA support

Lattice Semiconductor will display these latest stack updates and other technology demonstrations at Booth 528, Hall 4 at embedded world 2023 this week in Nürnberg, Germany.

Lattice semiconductor demonstrates the human detection capabilities of the Lattice sensAI solution stack edge inference model. Human detection and attention tracking is one of several reference designs included with the Lattice sensAI solution stack.

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Lattice's stack supports machine vision, human detection, and other high-performance functions.

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