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Date: 13-04-15

FPGA for IoT, Altera joins IIC

IoT is a fast emerging opportunity for FPGA vendors in industrial networking. Altera aims at this opportunity by joining Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an industry organization supporting development of ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT).

“The IIC is leading in the development of industrial IoT innovation and technology,” said Dr. Richard Soley, executive director, Industrial Internet Consortium. “We are pleased Altera has joined the IIC, offering its experience in FPGA and SoC-based solutions, for the development of IoT systems that are more flexible and secure.”

IoT Gateways designed using FPGAs can have better security and configurable/flexible for the new emerging wired and wireless interface standards in IoT applications. FPGAs can also handle data processing.

“Altera technology will enable the IIC to look at innovative ways to support accelerated intelligent cloud and gateway platforms that collect and process the input from a wide variety of ‘things’ at the edge of the network,” said David Moore, director, Industrial Business Unit at Altera. “These platforms can benefit significantly from Altera’s hardware and software programmability, which can flexibly service fragmented application needs while offering the performance to cost-effectively accelerate analytics and security in the data center and IoT infrastructure.”

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