HELION VISION

 

Our company is a spin-off of the famous Fraunhofer Institute (IMS, Duisburg) and was founded in 2003. We are able to offer you more than 20 years of experience in image pre-processing-ISP and add special knowledge of High Dynamic Range (HDR) image processing in the fields of Automotive, Medical, Security and Industrial applications to that.

 

 

We offer you implementation and design of advanced IP-Cores for real-time image pre- and post-processing in FPGA devices. Check out our released Intellectual Property (IP) cores for the video security and surveillance camera market.

We build your Camera
 
HELION VISION

MANAGING DIRECTORS

 

Dr.-Ing. Arndt Bußmann

is the CTO of Helion Vision. Arndt is one of the three founder of Helion and studied in Duisburg at the UDE University. He earned his PhD at the Fraunhofer Institute IMS in Duisburg and did a doctorate in the field of  "Characterization of Photodiodes". He is responsible for the technical part of Helion and guides also the Support seminars.

 

 

 

 

 

Dipl.-Ing. Thorsten K. Heimann

is the CFO of Helion Vision. Thorsten studied at the RUB University in Bochum and was involved at the Fraunhofer institute IMS for color reproduction. He is responsible for all sales activities at Helion and manages the development planning costs.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr.-Ing. Ralf F. Jeremias

is the technical manager at Helion. Ralf studied at the RUB University in Bochum. He earned his PhD at the Fraunhofer Institute IMS in Duisburg and did a doctorate in the field of "CMOS Image Sensors with ultra short shutter to measure depth data based on ToF". He is responsible for the Prototype development at Helion and coordinates the development procedures.

 

SALES REPRESENTATIVE - ATD ELECTRONIQUE

In 2011 ATD Electronique, located in Montesson (France) and Helion started their business relationship.

ATD is specialized in the fields of digital video, capture and the image processing as well as general public oriented digital markets. Helion and ATD profit from the experiences in both directions. Helion is the Design Service partner of ATD and support customer requests. Based on the Lattice HDR-60 Camera development platform, both companies decided in 2012 to complete this evaluation board due extensions, like the Sony Headboards and Varioptic's liquid Autofocus lens.

 

Vision 2011, Stuttgart, Germany 

(from left to right)

Antoine Hide, (Chairman & CEO, ATD Electronique), Joerg Bussmann (Director Marketing & Communications, Helion),

Sascha Zimmermann (Sales Manager Germany, ATD Electronique), Thorsten K. Heimann (CFO, Helion), Bernard Kreff (Marketing & Sales Manger, ATD Electronique),

Dr. Arndt Bussmann (CTO, Helion)

 

 

 

Through the complementarity of the product lines represented and distributed, dedicated to innovating products, Helion's sales representative, ATD Electronique, is specialized in the fields of digital video, capture and the image processing as well as general public oriented digital markets.
 

LAST EVENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Altera SoC Developers Forum (ASDF) is the industry’s first series of events dedicated to discussing the technology and application of SoC FPGAs in applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT), data center and cloud computing, networking and communications, industrial, automotive amongst others.

 

ASDF will give you an edge in developing your next system design, through in-depth technical content and workshops, as well as the opportunity to interact with various industry leaders including Arrow, EBV, ARM, Lauterbach, MathWorks, Terasic, Wind River amongst others.

 

 

Who should attend?

 

  • Users of ASICs, digital signal processors (DSPs), FPGAs, SoCs, microcontrollers (MCUs), CPUs, and graphics processing units (GPUs)

  • Hardware engineers and managers

  • Software developers and managers

  • System architects

  • Firmware/embedded design engineers

 

Sign up today to be notified when registration opens in July, seats are limited!

 

Fee:  Free of Charge

Date: 14.10.2015

Location: Frankfurt Germany, Steigenberger Airport Hotel

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

 

 

 

Lattice Semiconductor Enables Rapid Prototyping of Smart Connectivity Designs with ECP5 Versa Development Kit

Promotional Offer Now Available for New ECP5™ Versa Development Kit and Lattice Diamond® Software

 

 

 

  • ECP5 Versa development kit and Lattice Diamond software promotional offer now available for $99 for a limited time

  • ECP5 family offers low power consumption, small form factor and low cost FPGAs for flexible connectivity to ASICs and ASSPs

  • ECP5 devices are targeted for small cells, microservers, broadband access, and industrial video 

 

 

PORTLAND, OR - September 1, 2015 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of the ECP5™ Versa development kit to accelerate prototyping and testing of connectivity designs targeted for small cells, microserver, broadband access, and industrial video applications worldwide. The family’s low power consumption, small form factor and low cost make it an ideal connectivity solution and enables design engineers to rapidly add features and functions that complement those delivered by ASICs and ASSPs, reducing development risk and accelerating time-to-market.

 

To help customers interested in the ECP5 device family to quickly design and test application prototypes, Lattice has released an ECP5 Versa development kit. The kit lets customers evaluate the connectivity performance of the ECP5 FPGA with a range of standards, including PCI Express, Gigabit Ethernet, DDR3 and generic SERDES. Lattice also offers several proof-of-concept demos with the ECP5 Versa development kit that can help customers accelerate prototyping and testing of their designs. 

 

Additionally, the ECP5 Versa development kit includes the Lattice Diamond Design Software that offers a complete suite of FPGA design tools with an easy-to-use interface, efficient design flow, superior design exploration and more.  The Lattice Diamond software suite tailored specifically for the ECP5 Versa kit will be available free of charge to all users purchasing the board.

 

The new ECP5 Versa development kit is available direct from Lattice at a limited promotional price of $99 (US).  To order the kit or learn more about the kit and its demo and design software, please visit the ECP5 Versa development kit web page.

“When we developed the ECP5 family, we broke all the rules of conventional FPGA approaches in order to deliver the optimum connectivity solution tailored to meet the demands of compact, low power, high volume communications and industrial applications,” said Deepak Boppana, director, product marketing at Lattice Semiconductor.  “ECP5 devices have proven to be an ideal companion chip for ASICs and ASSPs and we believe that the new ECP5 Versa development board will only help to further increase broad adoption across our served markets.”

 

Lattice optimized the ECP5 family’s architecture with the goal of delivering the best value below 100K LUTs, while adding key new features such as support for soft error correction, and small form factor packages across all densities. Achieving 40% lower cost than competing solutions, optimizations include small LUT4 based logic slices with enhanced routing architecture, dual-channel SERDES to save silicon real estate, and enhanced DSP blocks for up to 4x resource improvements.

 

 

 

 

 

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the world’s leading provider of ultra-low-power programmable IC solutions for makers of smartphones, mobile handheld devices, small-cell networking equipment, industrial control, automotive infotainment, and much more. With more than 1 billion units sold over the past 10 years, Lattice ships more FPGAs, CPLDs and Power Management solutions than any other programmable solutions vendor. For more information, visit www.latticesemi.com. You can also follow us via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

 

Further information:

www.latticesemi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lattice Semiconductor, Fairchild Imaging and Helion Vision to Demonstrate new FPGA-Based Image Sensor Solution at VISION 2014

 

 

 

 

 

  • Full-HD FPGA-based camera reference design targeting high-end security systems and intelligent transportation applications

  • Based on Lattice HDR-60 Camera Development Kit, Fairchild Imaging’s HWK1910A image sensor and Helion Vision’s IONOS IP

  • Extreme low-light and superior wide dynamic range performance

 

 

HILLSBORO, OR - October 30, 2014 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, Fairchild Imaging and Helion Vision will demonstrate a new image sensor solution based on Fairchild Imaging’s HWK1910A image sensor and Helion Vision’s IONOS IP cores at VISION 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany, November 4-6.

 

Demonstrations will be in the booths of both Helion Vision (1E-82 in Hall 1) and BAE Systems (1-C74 in Hall 1), the parent company of Fairchild Imaging. Technical experts from each company will be available to discuss the solution.

 

At the core of the demonstration is the Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit which utilizes the Fairchild HWK1910A image sensor, a LatticeECP3TM FPGA and Helion Vision’s IONOS Imaging pipeline. The solution delivers leading-edge low light performance as well as up to 120dB dynamic range in a single frame at 30fps. Other security camera systems typically stack frames to achieve wide dynamic range (WDR), causing negative side effects such as image blur, reduced frame rate and decreased integration times. Those issues are solved by the capabilities of this trailblazing solution.

 

“The HDR-60 showcases the strengths of the HWK1910A sensor, including its exceptionally low read noise and its massive intra-scene dynamic range,” said Vern Klein, Director of Marketing and Sales, Fairchild Imaging. “We are excited to be part of this ecosystem of Lattice and Helion Vision to deliver the high-performance imaging technologies from Fairchild Imaging.”

“Our HDR-60 based reference design enables OEMs to quickly evaluate the HWK1910A image sensor and develop and roll out high-definition camera systems with excellent low-light and WDR performance ideal for security, surveillance and intelligent transportation applications,” said Kambiz Khalilian, Marketing Director, Industrial and Automotive Solutions, Lattice Semiconductor.

 

About Helion GmbH

Located in Duisburg, Germany, Helion GmbH offers a wide variety of engineering and consulting services in the field of CMOS image sensor technology and TFT display systems. Based on 15 years of practical experience in research and camera development, Helion offers a wide variety of services to make developments easy, fast and flexible for camera manufacturers.

 

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the world’s leading provider of ultra-low-power programmable IC solutions for makers of smartphones, mobile handheld devices, small-cell networking equipment, industrial control, automotive infotainment, and much more. With more than 1 billion units sold over the past 10 years, Lattice ships more FPGAs, CPLDs and Power Management solutions than any other programmable solutions vendor. For more information, visit www.latticesemi.com. You can also follow us via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lattice Semiconductor and Helion Demonstrate New FPGA-Based Camera Design Solutions at SPIE Photonics West 2014

 

Companies to demonstrate how low-cost, low-density FPGAs can help easily accelerate advanced camera designs

 

 

HILLSBORO, OR January 29, 2014 - Lattice Semiconductor Corp.(NASDAQ: LSCC) and Helion GmbH today announced they will demonstrate several new FPGA-based camera design solutions at SPIE Photonics West, Booth 4136, in San Francisco's Moscone Center, February 4-6, 2014.

 

Show attendees can see firsthand how the world's smallest, lowest-cost-per I/O programmable devices are enabling new HD quality camera solutions for industrial and healthcare markets.

 

Lattice and Helion will showcase the LatticeECP3™ FPGA HDR-60 Camera Development Kit and Helion's IONOS Image Signal Processing IP as a base platform and demonstrate megapixel and HD solutions using Sony IMX104 and IMX136 image sensors and an On Semiconductor VITA 1300 global shutter sensor.

 

The LatticeECP3 FPGA will interface directly to a variety of HD sensors, process the image for intelligent analytics and output the video through its high-speed I/O or through a combination of its integrated SERDES channels, making the solution very compelling for machine vision and factory automation applications.

 

"Lattice's low-cost, low-power, small-footprint FPGAs are ideally suited to implement various functions in a camera signal chain and allow us to support a number of camera applications," said Kambiz Khalilian, strategic marketing manager for Industrial & Automotive segments at Lattice. "With key technology partners, such as Helion, and our unique small-form factor FPGA programmability, our customers have a programmable platform they can use to quickly bring their advance camera solutions to market."

 

Lattice and Helion experts will also demonstrate CSI-2 solutions showcasing the HDR-60 camera development kit's capabilities with LatticeECP3 device for supporting bridging solutions using MIPI, the Mobile Industry Processor Interface increasingly being used by system architects and design engineers. Other demonstrations will showcase HDR-60 based auto focus and liquid lens solutions from Varioptics for industrial automation applications.

 

 

SPIE Photonics West

SPIE Photonics West 2014 runs from February 4 to 6. It is the essential photonics and laser event with more than 1,240 companies exhibiting in 2014. New Imaging Technologies is exhibiting at the SPIE Photonics West Exhibition 2014 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco at Booth 4136, Helion Booth.

 

About Helion GmbH

Located in Duisburg, Germany, Helion GmbH offers a wide variety of engineering and consulting services in the field of CMOS image sensor technology and TFT display systems. Based on 15 years of practical experience in research and camera development, Helion offers a wide variety of services to make developments easy, fast and flexible for camera manufacturers.

 

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the world’s leading provider of ultra-low-power programmable IC solutions for makers of smartphones, mobile handheld devices, small-cell networking equipment, industrial control, automotive infotainment, and much more. With more than 1 billion units sold over the past 10 years, Lattice ships more FPGAs, CPLDs and Power Management solutions than any other programmable solutions vendor. For more information, visit www.latticesemi.com. You can also follow us via Twitter, Facebook, or RSS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lattice Semiconductor and Helion Demonstrate New FPGA-Based Machine Vision Camera Solutions at SPS IPC Drives Exhibition

 

 

See how low-cost, low-density FPGAs can accelerate design, development and deployment of new camera solutions for auto, medical, security & industrial applications.

 

HILLSBORO, OR November 19, 2013 - 

Lattice Semiconductor Corp.(NASDAQ: LSCC) and Helion GmbH today announced they will demonstrate several new FPGA-based camera design solutions at next week’s SPS IPC Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany.

 

At SPS IPC Drives, Hall 7A, Stand 146, attendees can see firsthand the role that low-cost, low-density FPGAs can play in implementing new HD quality camera solutions targeting the machine vision market.

 

Manufacturers are increasingly looking to leverage low-cost displays, application processors and camera components originally developed for mobile applications in new designs for a huge range of applications. Helion, for example, offers image processing solutions and design services for customized camera systems, imaging modules or complete camera and display systems in markets such as automotive, medical, security and industrial.

 

With the LatticeECP3™ FPGA HDR-60 Camera Development Kit and Helion's IONOS Image Signal Processing IP as their base platform, experts will demonstrate megapixel and HD solutions using Sony IMX104 and IMX136 image sensors and an On Semiconductor VITA 1300 global shutter sensor.

 

The LatticeECP3 FPGA can interface directly to a variety of HD sensors, process the image for intelligent analytics and output the video through its high-speed I/O or through a combination of its integrated SERDES channels, making the solution very compelling for machine vision and factory automation applications.

 

Booth experts will also demonstrate CSI-2 solutions showcasing the HDR-60 camera development kit’s capabilities for supporting bridging solutions using MIPI, the Mobile Industry Processor Interface increasingly being used by system architects and design engineers.

 

Other demonstrations will showcase Machine Vision and Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions for industrial automation applications. The Machine Vision solutions demonstration implements a complete imaging pipeline supporting various sensor bridges and machine vision interfacing options. The complete HMI solution, including touch screen display controller, is shown running on a single Lattice FPGA.

 

“Lattice display, image and motion reference designs enable OEMs to quickly build and roll out next-generation products,” said Kambiz Khalilian, Strategic Marketing Manager for Industrial & Automotive segments at Lattice. “Lattice not only provides the perfect low-cost FPGA technology to adapt to different interfaces, we also provide complete designs that make adding imaging to any system easily-achievable.”

 

Visit the HDR-60 Camera Development Kit web page to learn more about how Lattice Semiconductor and Helion GmbH enable developers to design low-cost, High Dynamic Range camera systems capable of supporting full 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second.

 

 

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) is the world’s leading provider of ultra-low-power programmable IC solutions for makers of smartphones, mobile handheld devices, small-cell networking equipment, industrial control, automotive infotainment, and much more. With more than 1 billion units sold over the past 10 years, Lattice ships more FPGAs, CPLDs and Power Management solutions than any other programmable solutions vendor.