Lithe Technology is pleased to announce that Andrew Dowd of Lithe Technology presented a paper at the Precision Time and Time Interval conference (PTTI), which was held in Boston MA on Dec 1-4, 2014. The title of the paper was “The Application of OpenCL™ to Precision Time and Frequency Algorithms”. The PTTI conference is sponsored by the Institute of Navigation (ION). The full paper will appear in the PTTI-2014 proceedings. Proceedings are available from the ION website.
Lithe Technology is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the IWOCL workshop. The IWOCL workshop will be held in Bristol UK between May 12-13th. Lithe actively supports the open-standards community and considers OpenCL a mature enabling technology that opens new levels of computing performance to embedded systems. Lithe Technology is expanding our in-house OpenCL expertise and by leveraging its capabilities, we can offer our customers product improvements in SWAP (Size, Weight and Power). We look forward to attending the workshop and collaborating with experts in this exciting new technology.
Lithe Technology announces the successful start of our spring 2014 Engineering internship program. Lithe welcomes engineering student William DeCook to our company. His first project involves porting an image processing algorithm to the OpenCL standard. The goal is to leverage OpenCL to create a multi-core GPU implementation that has improved performance. Initially, Will is starting from a conventional software implementation of the image processing software and adding code to measure performance. This baseline performance will be compared to his OpenCL version that executes on a commercial GPU card produced by AMD™. Next, optimizations of the OpenCL implementation will be explored that minimize the execution time. A follow-up effort will look at moving the OpenCL design to an embedded target for deployment as a real-time application on a mobile platform.
To better serve our clients with their most challenging technical problems, Lithe Technology has added a new metrology capability to our laboratory. We recently purchased and installed a GPS master clock. With this system, Lithe has a precision time and frequency reference that is traceable to the NIST and USNO time standard via the GPS satellite network. For best performance, we installed a roof-mounted omnidirectional antenna that provides clear coverage of the sky. The antenna placement has consistently allowed tracking of between 7 and 11 GPS satellites. This translates into a high-quality synchronization/syntonization lock and excellent timing performance. On a practical level, the Lithe electronic laboratory has the following signals available for testing and as a reference for precision time and frequency measurement:
- 1 PPS within ±50 nanoseconds of UTC.
- 10 MHz precision reference with accuracy of ±1 mHz.
- IRIG B/E with precision of ±20 usec.
Lithe Technology LLC is pleased to announce the University of Arizona has awarded it a contract as a preferred vendor of electronic design services.
The five-year agreement allows Lithe to continue its collaboration with UA research programs, including projects such as OSIRIS-Rex (with the Lunar Planetary labs), ATLAS (with the Physics Department) and upgrades at the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory.
Lithe is an engineering design company with expertise in electronics design, motion control, firmware, software and simulation. Lithe provides a range of services from turn-key system development to technical consulting services. It shares space with the University Research Instrumentation Center (URIC) on the University of Arizona campus.