Lattice expands its software portfolio with the Lattice Drive suite of solutions to accelerate automotive application development

21 July 2023

Lattice Semiconductor the leader in low-power programmable systems, today introduced the Lattice Drive™ suite of solutions to accelerate the development of advanced, flexible automotive system designs and enable applications. Lattice Drive extends the company's portfolio of application-specific software solution packages to the automotive market and is specifically designed for its applications, including connectivity and data processing for in-vehicle infotainment displays, sensor bridging and processing for ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), and power-saving applications for zone bridging to monitor the driver, cab and vehicle.

“The automotive industry is evolving rapidly and cars are becoming smarter than ever thanks to new technological advances, particularly zone architectures that require different sensors and displays depending on the vehicle model. Now more than ever, manufacturers need solutions that enable them to innovate while maintaining flexibility for future updates,” said Bob O'Donnell, President and Principal Analyst, TECHnalysis Research. "Lattice's software solutions offer their customers a significant advantage by enabling them to more easily integrate Lattice's low-power, small and scalable FPGAs into many applications, including now advanced automotive solutions."

"Combining comprehensive software solutions in application design from the start is critical to accelerating time to market," said Esam Elashmawi, chief strategy and marketing officer at Lattice Semiconductor. "We're excited to announce Lattice Drive, our sixth application-specific software solution suite that delivers advanced automotive application capabilities to make it easier than ever for our customers to create innovative in-vehicle experiences based on our low-power FPGA solutions."

For the first release of Lattice Drive, the focus is on in-vehicle infotainment display connectivity and data processing, offering:

  • Advanced display connectivity and advanced processing
  • Enables scaling to multiple resolutions and supports display sizes up to 4K
  • Supports DisplayPort up to HBR 3 at 8.1Gbps per lane
  • Provides image and video enhancement through its scalable full array local dimming system
  • Connectivity for multiple displays
  • Enables bridging of multiple displays and offers a DisplayPort interface that is up to 1.5X faster than competing devices in a similar class
  • Efficient data processing
  • Allows data to be processed or co-processed to offload the CPU while consuming up to 75% less power than similar-class competitors

The Lattice Drive solution suite offers comprehensive application-specific solutions that combine reference platforms and designs, demos, IP building blocks, and FPGA design tools to accelerate customer application development and reduce time to market. Lattice's solution suite portfolio includes solutions for market applications including AI with Lattice sensAI ™ , Embedded Vision with Lattice mVision ™ , Factory Automation with Lattice Automate ™ , Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) Root of Trust with Lattice Sentry ™ , 5G ORAN deployment with Lattice ORAN ™ , and now advanced adaptive automotive designs with Lattice Drive .

For more information on the above technologies, see:

  • Solution package Lattice Drive
  • Overview Lattice Automobile