If you were to ask anyone from our team at Altia HQ about why living in Colorado Springs is so amazing, you would get MANY different answers…
Connected conversations start here.
The 21st International Congress on Advances in Automotive Electronics is coming to Ludwigsburg on 27 and 28 June 2017!
This event will include a two-day conference where speakers from BMW, Daimler, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Robert Bosch, Samsung Electronics, Volkswagen and more will discuss key electrical and electronic challenges for automotive companies, including:
Altia Font Modules Offer Improved Flexibility with Monotype Font Technologies for Legible Fonts on Globalized GUIs
With the release of Altia Design 11.4, Altia announces a new series of products, Font Modules. Altia Font Modules provide a gateway into the wide array of Monotype fonts and embedded font rendering software. Altia Font Modules are plug-in combinations of Font Engines and Shaping Engines that let users choose the right combination of Monotype solutions to deliver beautiful, legible text for global languages at the smallest possible footprint. These products are key for controlling appearance, memory size and performance of text that will display on embedded targets. Companies using Monotype’s font engine and shaping engine technologies can now leverage Altia Font Modules to deliver pin-sharp text for their production embedded displays. Monotype is a leader in helping to empower expression and engagement through type, technology and expertise.
New Code Generation Target Running Altia and QNX Neutrino Selected for Automotive Instrument Cluster Production Program
Altia announces new DeepScreen code generation support for the NXP i.MX 6 family of processors utilizing OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 pipelines to maximize Graphical User Interface (GUI) performance. This new target, running on BlackBerry’s QNX Neutrino® Realtime OS, has been selected to power a 10” virtual instrument cluster program.
This code generation target was designed on the i.MX 6 DualPlus family of processors, which not only delivers dramatic graphics and memory performance enhancements, but are also pin-compatible with a broad range of i.MX 6 processors. The i.MX 6 DualPlus includes a dual-core ARM® Cortex®-A9 platform running 800 MHz with 1 MB of L2 cache, 512 MB of RAM – and, of course, the 2D and 3D pipelines already mentioned. This capability, along with other connectivity features, make i.MX6 an ideal multicore platform for leading-edge multimedia applications which require higher graphics performance.
A few days ago, we posted details about the upcoming “Race to the Clouds” which will take place on June 25, 2017 in Colorado Springs – Altia’s hometown. In the Pikes Peak Exhibition Class, the Tesla Model S P100D will take on a true up-and-comer in automotive, the Faraday Future FF91.
We just can’t wait to see what the Faraday Future FF91 will bring to the race. Since its unveiling at CES 2017, we’re intrigued and excited by the innovative feature stack in this car.
Take a look at this “Faraday Future First Look” for a tour of all this new EV has to offer. (Be sure to check out the HUD at 1:28! It’s gorgeous!)
On Sunday, June 25th, 2017, Colorado Springs will host the 95th running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) — an annual invitational automobile and motorcycle race to the summit of Pikes Peak.
The PPIHC takes place on a 12.42 mile public toll-road which includes 156 turns and a total 4,720 ft. climb — beginning at Mile 7 marker on the Pikes Peak Highway (altitude: 9,390 ft.) and ending at the Pike’s Peak summit (altitude: 14,115 ft.). As racing altitude increases, the air thins. This impacts drivers and riders by slowing reflexes and depleting both mental and muscle strength. The thin air also robs internal combustion engines of up to 30% of the power they are capable of at the Start Line. Drivers need to be in peak condition to compete — and so do their cars.
Electric vehicles racing up the Peak will have a distinct advantage. Why?
It’s almost time for the global embedded systems community to meet for three exciting days of networking, discovery and inspiration at embedded world 2017 in Nuremberg (March 14-16).
Altia will be at the show (Hall 4, Booth 4-339) to demonstrate our powerful HMI development software at work on a vast array of hardware from companies including Cypress Semiconductor, NXP, Renesas and STMicroelectronics.
In a 2017 survey, U.S. News and World Report asked people throughout the US where they would want to live if given the choice. Out of the top 100 metro areas in the country, Altia’s hometown, Colorado Springs, ranked #2!
In a separate survey by U.S. News and World Report, which considered factors like job market, value, desirability, quality of life and net migration, Colorado Springs was ranked #11 best place to live.
New Font Modules offer capability to deploy fonts with optimal memory size and clarity on embedded devices.
Altia announces the release of Altia Design 11.4, the latest version of our powerful GUI editor. With this new release, Altia adds a new series of products, Font Modules, to our software offerings. With the globalization of GUIs, companies need a way to deliver beautiful fonts for all languages from Swedish to Swahili. Font Modules provide Altia customers with the broadest possible array of support for fonts in embedded interfaces, delivering globalized font support at a memory size and performance speed best suited to each company’s specific device.
Altia Font Modules offer these key benefits.