Altera and Blaupunkt have announced that using Altera's Cyclone FPGAs and Nios II embedded processors enabled Blaupunkt to reduce its time to market and minimize the component count of its TravelPilot Rome auto navigation system. The companies say that choosing Altera's programmable solutions over ASICs or ASSPs provides Blaupunkt with an accelerated product development model that enables the company to quickly bring additional automotive navigation products to market.
According to Altera, its programmable solutions are being incorporated into the most advanced automotive applications, including driver assistance, infotainment, gateways, and software-defined radio. In response to the exponential growth in the complexity of automotive digital systems, Altera offers a powerful design platform that delivers a flexible, low-risk design path for reducing complexity and optimizing cost efficiencies.
More details on how users have employed Altera's products in automotive applications are available at www.altera.com/autosuccess.