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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“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 safety-focused, performant, and fault tolerant.”
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.
Altia CEO, Mike Juran, was interviewed by The Colorado Springs Gazette recently. He discussed Altia’s position in the automotive industry as well as important opportunities for displays in other booming technologies areas — home appliances, medical devices, wearable technologies, industrial controls and beyond.
Mike also talked about the need to grow the company to meet this market demand for Altia’s user interface development software. His vision for Altia includes a plan to employ over 1,000 at Altia’s Colorado Springs headquarters within five to 10 years.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 medical device 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!”
“This was an “a-ha” moment for me. There’s hardware cost, and then there’s project cost.”