Altera Joins the Embedded Vision Alliance

                  Altera Joins the Embedded Vision Alliance

FPGA Parallel Architecture and OpenCL Aid in Acceleration of Vision Processing
Algorithms

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:
ALTR) today announced it has joined the Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA), an
industry group that brings together providers of the technology used to create
practical applications of computer vision. Altera will offer the group its
insights on programmable logic technologies that enable systems designers to
use FPGAs, SoCs, IP, and design tools for embedded vision applications in the
industrial, surveillance, automotive, military, broadcasting and consumer
sectors.

Altera joins embedded vision alliance.

Altera FPGAs provide flexibility and performance benefits across the embedded
vision processing pipeline, including image sensor interface, image signal
processing, compression, transmission, and video content analytics. An FPGA's
parallel architecture aids in the acceleration of vision processing
algorithms, while the Altera SDK for OpenCL design tool offers easy
implementations of parallel processing applications onto FPGAs.

In addition, the Altera hard floating point DSP blocks facilitate native
floating point support, thereby reducing development time by 6 to 12 months,
and offer superior GFLOPS/W capability compared to other hard floating point
solutions on the market.

"Altera is joining the alliance to propose solutions to address head-on the
performance bottlenecks of CPUs, and to continue to offer new IP through the
end-to-end vision processing pipeline," said Dan McNamara, Vice President of
the Industrial, Automotive, and Broadcast Business Unit at Altera. "With our
industry lead in OpenCL development tools, as well as a strong, evolving
ecosystem of vision processing technologies, we are joining the alliance to
facilitate further innovations in the embedded vision industry."

Altera FPGAs support various sensor interfaces, compression standards,
transmission protocols, and custom video analytics, and enable systems
designers to achieve higher performance in their products with hardware
acceleration. Altera allows integration of multiple devices (CPU, DSP, ASSP)
into one FPGA, keeping board space, power consumption and design complexity
down.

"Embedded vision allows machines to see and understand the world around them,
enabling them to be more responsive, safer and more capable," said Jeff Bier,
founder of the Embedded Vision Alliance. "Altera is an innovator in
technologies that enable engineers to incorporate visual intelligence into
their product designs. I welcome Altera to the Embedded Vision Alliance, and
look forward to collaborating to advance the Alliance's goal of empowering
product creators to use embedded vision technology."

To learn more about Altera in embedded vision applications, please visit
www.altera.com.More information on the Embedded Vision Alliance can be found
at http://www.Embedded-Vision.com.

About Altera

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Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary technologies, such
as power management, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide.
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Altera Corporation
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