Low Power, Small Form Factor and Low Cost iCE40 Devices Ideal for
AR/VR Applications Where Real-time Data Capture and Parallel Processing
Lattice enables concurrent data capture and processing for SteamVR
Tracking with its low power, small form factor and low cost iCE40 FPGA
Lattice’s iCE40 FPGA reduces the number of signals that need to be
routed over PCB trace to AP/MCU
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 18, 2017--
Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leading provider of
customizable smart connectivity solutions, today announced that Valve
has selected Lattice’s low power and low cost iCE40™
FPGA to enable concurrent data capture and processing for its SteamVR™
As a low power and low latency sensor hub on the SteamVR tracking
platform, Lattice’s iCE40 FPGA significantly reduces the number of
signals that need to be routed from the sensors to the applications
processor (AP) / microcontrollers (MCUs) on the printed circuit board
(PCB), which in turn reduces EMI emissions, PCB congestion and improves
“Our low power, low cost, and small form factor iCE40 FPGA allows each
sensor to have an independent interface for low latency data capture and
parallel processing,” said Ying Chen, senior business development
manager at Lattice Semiconductor. “Our FPGA enables the host to
accurately process simultaneous sensor events by providing the MCU with
metadata such as time stamping. This capability can also be useful in
other movement or flow related analysis where low latency and
concurrency are required.”
A complete hardware and software system, SteamVR tracking has three main
components: the base station, sensors on tracked objects, and a host
processor. The solution allows the host processor to determine where the
tracked objects are located in space outlined by the base stations in
real-time. Valve has announced over 500 licensees around the world
creating with this royalty-free technology.
In addition to SteamVR, Lattice’s devices are also used in many other
VR/AR offerings including WirelessHD® connectivity for
wireless VR applications allowing consumers to cut the cord for an
immersive experience, multi-camera aggregation for 360 cameras, as well
as inside-out cameras and MIPI® bridging for micro displays.
For more details on the SteamVR Tracking technology, please visit https://partner.steamgames.com/vrtracking/.
To learn more about the Lattice iCE40 family of low power, low cost and
small footprint FPGAs, visit http://www.latticesemi.com/Products/FPGAandCPLD/iCE40.aspx.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) provides smart connectivity
solutions powered by our low power FPGA, video ASSP, 60 GHz millimeter
wave, and IP products to the consumer, communications, industrial,
computing, and automotive markets worldwide. Our unwavering commitment
to our customers enables them to accelerate their innovation, creating
an ever better and more connected world.
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Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Lattice Semiconductor (& design),
iCE40, WirelessHD and specific product designations are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The use
of the word “partner” does not imply a legal partnership between Lattice
and any other entity.
MIPI is a licensed trademark of MIPI, Inc. in the U.S. and other
jurisdictions. SteamVR is a trademark or registered trademark of Valve
Corporation in the U.S. and other jurisdictions.
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