Subra Chandramouli, Lattice Semiconductor
EETimes (5/17/2012 12:33 PM EDT)
The pace of innovation in the mobile handset industry has never been higher, with users continuing to demand more from these devices. Smart phones, tablets and other battery powered devices have evolved beyond communication devices and now offer personal assistance by unifying “always connected” features such as navigation, email, phone, Internet access and camera. Choosing between the two leading smartphone operating systems, smartphone designers depend on their physical hardware to differentiate their products and position them against competitive products. This is an area where programmable logic devices add direct value by providing mobile handset system architects a way to quickly innovate and add new functionality to their products. Below are some examples of why and how low cost, low power programmable logic devices are successfully adding value to mobile handset design.
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