FPGA Enables Low-Latency Concurrent Sensor Processing

A design win for Lattice Semiconductor, Valve selected the company’s low power iCE40 FPGA to enable concurrent data capture and processing for its SteamVR tracking platform. Acting as a sensor hub on the tracking platform, the FPGA reduces the number of signals that need to be routed from the sensors to the applications processor (AP) and microcontrollers (MCUs) on the printed circuit board (PCB). This process reduces EMI emissions, PCB congestion, and improves overall signal integrity.

 

The SteamVR tracking system consists of three components: a base station, sensors on tracked objects, and a host processor. The host processor determines where tracked objects are located in a space outlined by the base station in real-time. For more details on the iVE40 FPGA, contact Lattice Semiconductor.

Sponsored by Infosys

Infosys positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Services for Communications Service Providers, Worldwide 2020

The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluated 12 vendors and Infosys was recognized for its completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Infosys leverages its global partner ecosystem, CSP-dedicated studio, design tools, and 5G Living Labs to boost service delivery. Innovative solutions such as the ‘Infosys Cortex2’ are driving business value for CSPs.

Suggested Articles

Appeals Court decision is a victory for companies that invent foundational technologies

Legendary Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee died earlier this week after six years of illness

Lab inside ST fab in Singapore will bring together scientists from A * STAR Institute of Microelectronics and Japan’s ULVAC