Altia Code Generation Target Release: Cypress Traveo S6J32DA

June 29th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Altia announces code generation support for Cypress Traveo S6J32DA, formerly known as the Spansion Amethyst. Two versions of this code generation target are available. The first, which supports 4-bit grayscale only, is a super optimized software-rendered pipeline for the Cypress S6J32DA. By focusing on grayscale for this product, DeepScreen gets nuanced designs down to incredibly small memory sizes. This target utilizes the OSEK AUTOSAR real-time operating system, a mature automotive standard which offers configurable and scalable architecture. The second version of Altia’s code generation target leverages the IRIS 1.0 graphics pipeline for driving rich color graphic displays for all type of applications.

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Automotive clusters: Where safety meets innovation

June 21st, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Automotive clusters: Where safety meets innovation | Altia HMI Development SoftwareCheck out our new article on Embedded Computing Design.

“The instrument cluster is experiencing a radical reinvention.

Screens are taking over the cluster because the cost of both the screens and the silicon to drive displays is going down. In some cases, the cluster is a combination of physical gauges and a screen; in others, all cluster information is presented on a large thin-film transistor (TFT) displays. In either implementation, the cluster is prime, driver-critical real estate, making its deployment no typical human-machine interface (HMI) challenge. All features and functionality must be easy to understand. Additionally, the entire embedded cluster system must be extremely -focused, performant, and fault tolerant.”

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Altia Europe GmbH Expands Operations with New Office in Frankfurt / Neu-Isenburg

June 7th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Altia Opens New Hub in Germany to Meet Rising Demand for HMI Engineering Software and Services

Altia, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new office for Altia Europe GmbH in Frankfurt / Neu-Isenburg, Germany.

Altia Europe GmbH provides human-machine interface (HMI) development software and engineering services for embedded displays and touch screens. Its clients include automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers as well as manufacturers of medical, consumer and industrial devices. The team at Altia Europe GmbH focuses its support efforts on the country-specific needs of companies in Europe.

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Altia Code Generation Target Release: Renesas RH850/D1L1

May 6th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Our engineering team has delivered another new target!

Altia DeepScreen now offers code generation support for Renesas RH850/D1L1. This Renesas processor is perfect for instrument clusters, HUDs and other in-vehicle displays. Our DeepScreen target makes the most of this chip’s resources to deliver exciting HMI features for cost-conscious automotive production programs, including support for global fonts like Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean and others.

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Altia Code Generation Target Release: Renesas RH850/D1L1

May 5th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Altia announces code generation support for its optimized software-rendered pipeline for Renesas RH850/D1L1. This target utilizes the OSEK real-time operating system, a mature automotive standard which offers configurable and scalable architecture.

The Renesas RH850/D1x series was designed to address growing integrated automotive and ground vehicle dashboard markets – and is suited for car instrument clusters, head-up displays (HUDs), and other display applications. The D1L1 features an RH850 CPU core running at 120 MHz – providing 256 KB of RAM and 2 MB of Flash.

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Read “Give Me What I Want (Not What I Asked For)” | RTC Magazine

April 21st, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Altia’s VP of Marketing, Jason Williamson, shared his recommendations for developing HMIs for the mass market in a recent article for RTC Magazine.

So what’s the biggest concern when developing an HMI for mass market?

Communication. 

» Read more: Read “Give Me What I Want (Not What I Asked For)” | RTC Magazine

Altia Code Generation Target Release: NXP i.MX28

April 15th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Altia announces code generation support for its optimized software-rendered pipeline for NXP i.MX28. This target is a compelling option for those who want to use open source in their projects as it takes advantage of both GCC and Linux.

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Altia Code Generation Target Release: NXP i.MX28

April 15th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Great news from Altia’s target engineering team!

Altia now offers code generation support for its optimized software-rendered pipeline for NXP i.MX28. This target is a compelling option for those who want to use open source in their projects as it takes advantage of both GCC and Linux.

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Pack smart if you want GUIs on cheap hardware…

March 11th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Check out this new blog post that Altia’s own VP of Marketing, Jason Williamson, wrote for Embedded Computing Design.

I was talking to a engineering manager the other day and, though I wasn’t sure why, we just weren’t seeing eye to eye. I was telling him that he really needs to invest more to get the GUI he was describing onto the low-end processor he wanted to use for an infusion product. By invest more, I mean more than he would if he were using a near-PC level piece of hardware. “But I want to spend less. That’s why I’m going with this cheaper part!”

Jason continues…

“This was an “a-ha” moment for me. There’s hardware cost, and then there’s project cost.”

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Embedded World 2016 — Day 1 at the Exhibition

February 24th, 2016 by Cheryl Falk

Altia is at Embedded World 2016 this week! Jason Williamson, our VP of Marketing, shared his Day 1 impressions from the show floor with the team at Embedded Computing Design.

Click to read Jason’s guest blog post on Embedded-Computing.com — “Embedded for the World“.