Meanwhile, higher bandwidth connections such as 802.11ac designed to
bring HD video to the home, are generating high
expectations among service providers, system companies and chip
Broadcom CTO Samueli said this is “the first time
carriers are convinced that they can deliver reliable HDTV programming
throughout the home.” In this scenario, carrier-grade video content
comes to a media gateway that distribute it to set tops, notebook
computers and smartphones.
CEVA’s CEO Gideon Wertheizer (left) stressed
that 802.11ac isn’t just for home networking. It’s also becoming a critical requirement for small cells in cellular networks. The 802.11ac spec will
be an important feature for small cells, whose chips are designed by
companies like Mindspeed and Cavium.
“Operators want to
offload traffic by using Wi-Fi,” observed Wertheizer. CEVA, working
with wireless specialist Antcor, is offering software-based
multi-standard Wi-Fi solution on its CEVA-XC4000. The two companies are
enabling 802.11ac in Wi-Fi access points, routers, gateways and small
Triggering a proliferation of natural user interface devices is the availability of OpenCV, a standard
library of programming functions for computer vision processing.
is leveraging the ready-to-use library, optimizing it with CEVA’s C-level compiler for the CEVA-MM3101 imaging and vision platform.
While CEVA is already working with eyeSight to enable gesture control
that supports multiple hand gestures, palm detection and tracking on
its MM3101 platform, the company also announced during CES a partnership
with iOnRoad to enable an advanced driver assistance system on the
Of course, CEVA isn’t alone leveraging OpenCV. Qualcomm
is porting OpenCV to ARM’s Cortex A9-based processor. CEVA’s Briman,
however, claimed that CEVA’s MM3101 platform can run iOnRoad software at
10 times less power consumption, compared to Qualcomm’s solution.