Lattice FPGAs used to power Lenovo Edge/AI experience

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Lattice Semiconductor has revealed that its CrossLink-NX FPGAs and AI-optimised software solutions are being used to power Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad X1 portfolio, which has just been launched at this year's CES in Las Vegas.

The ThinkPad portfolio leverages a fully integrated client hardware and software solution from Lattice to deliver advanced user experiences including immersive engagement, privacy, and collaboration but without having to sacrifice performance or battery life.

“Our portfolio of AI optimised solutions is designed to meet the growing demand for more intelligence across a variety of Edge applications,” said Matt Dobrodziej, Vice President of Segment Marketing and Business Development at Lattice Semiconductor. “This collaboration with Lenovo has resulted in exciting user experiences offering smarter human-computer engagement, privacy, collaboration, and better energy management.”

Commenting Luis Hernandez, vice president, PC and Smart Solutions Development, Commercial Business, Lenovo IDG said that by enabling new computer vision capabilities with Lattice, "our ThinkPad X1 users will experience exceptionally intelligent, interactive, and elevated computing capabilities."

The end-to-end Lattice solution is made up of a combination of:

· Lattice CrossLink-NX FPGAs: Built on the Lattice Nexus platform, CrossLink-NX FPGAs delivers the low power consumption, small form factor, reliability, and performance needed to create innovative embedded vision and AI solutions for Compute, Industrial, Automotive, and Consumer applications.

· Lattice sensAI solution stack: This provides ready-to-use AI/ML tools, IP cores, hardware platforms, reference designs and demos, custom design services, and access to Glance by Mirametrix, which design teams need to develop and bring new edge devices to market quickly. Glance is an attention-sensing software that enables added functionality for security and privacy, digital well-being, intelligent collaboration, and productivity, and is seen as leading a new generation of natural human-computer interaction innovations in Consumer and Automotive markets.