Altia Inc. announced that its HMI software tools now provide advanced touch-screen development capability for home appliances developed with Altera Corporation’s (NASDAQ: ALTR) energy-efficient motor-control solutions. Altia software tools enable appliance developers to easily create exciting, easy-to-use touch screens for users to manipulate high tech energy-saving functions without programming graphics.
Altia prototypes can be integrated with a simulation model and shared with customers, focus groups, managers and between development teams. Testing and validation of simulation models occur without the cost to mock-up hardware. The ease of use and overall user acceptance of prototypes can be confirmed early in development. Once complete, the Altia prototype can be converted to deployable C code with Altia DeepScreen® Code Generator. The resulting graphics code can be deployed directly into an Altera Cyclone® family FPGA.
Alizem’s Motor-Control IP provides enhanced motor-control capabilities that help home appliance designers create highly differentiated products. Altia gives home-appliance developers a simple way to create compelling, up-to-the-minute touch screens without hiring graphics programmers. As a result, customers can understand and manipulate both standard product functions and the new energy-saving setting options while enjoying the fun, interactive and easy-to-use appliance interface.
Altia, Inc. is a software company that provides user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. Since the company was founded in 1991, Altia has served customers in the automotive, medical, consumer electronics and white goods industries. Customers in include Electrolux, Whirlpool, Bosch, Bose, Niko Home Automation, Kodak, Panasonic and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. For more information about Altia, contact Altia’s corporate headquarters at +1 719-598-4299.