LoRa Taps New Chips, Smart Homes
News & Analysis 1/8/2018 1 comment
Semtech announced new LoRa chips while an analyst predicted that it will match Narrowband-IoT and surpass Sigfox in low-power, wide-area networks for the IoT.
NXP Does Robocars -- Without Qualcomm
News & Analysis 1/5/2018 1 comment
With Qualcomm’s acquisition still pending, NXP Semiconductors’ automotive business unit kept a relatively low profile in 2017. That hiatus, however, will end with a modest bang come next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Outlook for Robocar Sensors in 2018
News & Analysis 1/2/2018 Post a comment
For highly automated vehicles to track their surroundings, they must rely on a range of sensors, including cameras, radar, ultrasound, GPS antennas and lidars. EE Times lists sensor companies we think might impact the robocar development in 2018.
5G Baseband Dialed in at 3GPP
News & Analysis 12/21/2017 1 comment
The 3GPP announced it completed its standard for a 5G cellular radio, launching a race for baseband chips expected before July.
Inside 5 AR/VR Headsets
Blog 11/22/2017 2 comments
Augmented and virtual reality headsets will see use in companies faster than in our living rooms, but that’s not stopping developers from pushing the limits to woo consumers.
Facebook Likes $1K Base Stations
News & Analysis 11/9/2017 3 comments
Facebook showed its design open source cellular base station that could cost less than $1,000 at a summit of carriers working on software-defined networks.
IoT May Need Sub-50-Cent SoCs
News & Analysis 10/27/2017 9 comments
The Internet of Things will demand radically cheaper, lower power SoCs by 2027, but the road to get there is unclear, said technologists from ARM.
5 Ways To Navigate Fog IoT
Blog 10/23/2017 8 comments
As fog computing moves toward broad deployment, I offer some tips to those designing, connecting to and using fog-based systems.
Future Auto Radar Goes Back to Analog
News & Analysis 10/16/2017 Post a comment
Metawave, spun out of PARC, thinks that it can alter what the automotive industry perceives as the “limitations” of conventional radars, by using metamaterial-based analog beam-forming and AI engine built into a complete radar package.
WD Gives Hard Drives New Spin
News & Analysis 10/12/2017 1 comment
Western Digital said it will start shipping in 2019 a new recording head technology that will enable 40 TByte hard disk drives by 2025.
12 Views of Drone World Expo
Slideshow 10/5/2017 2 comments
Commercial drones are ready to take off at Airbus, GE, Facebook, Google and elsewhere but air traffic control systems to manage them are still at least a year away.
TI Riding mmWave Sensors
News & Analysis 10/2/2017 Post a comment
Texas Instruments, which entered the radar sensor market only four months ago, is late to a party that includes heavyweights NXP Semiconductors, Infineon Technologies and STMicroelectronics, but nonetheless exudes confidence in its ability to gain market share.
5G Sprint Led by Marathon Man
News & Analysis 9/28/2017 Post a comment
Qualcomm engineer and 3GPP chair Wanshi Chen is on the hook to deliver by the end of the year a draft of requirements for a 5G cellular transceiver.
IPhone 8 Chips Come into View
News & Analysis 9/26/2017 Post a comment
Apple’s iPhone 8 Plus sports an A11 processor 30% smaller than in the A10 in the iPhone 7, according to a TechInsights teardown of it and other chips.
iPhone 8 Still Packs Q’Comm, NXP
News & Analysis 9/22/2017 6 comments
A teardown of the iPhone 8 by iFixit shows good news for Qualcomm, NXP, Broadcom, and Skyworks, who maintain or expand sockets in Apple’s latest handset.
17 Views of Mobile World Congress
Slideshow 9/15/2017 Post a comment
Carriers and their suppliers showed efforts in Gbit 5G and Kbit IoT networks and the handsets, smartwatches and nodes that ride them at Mobile World Congress Americas.
Cellular Calls Home Appliances
News & Analysis 9/13/2017 Post a comment
Sears will ship home appliances with Cat-M LTE modules in about a year, said an exec from the company at a gathering of cellular IoT customers and carriers.
IoT Rolls Up its Sleeves
AspenCore Global Report 8/15/2017 6 comments
Hype for the Internet of Things is over and the hard work designing products, deployments and tacking issues like security has just begun.
IoT Growth Slower Than Expected
News & Analysis 7/25/2017 7 comments
Analysts said that the Internet of Things will crack a billion units a year in 2019, slower than expected, as Andes rolled out four new IoT processor cores.
Baidu's Voice Exec Speaks Out
News & Analysis 7/17/2017 Post a comment
The Baidu engineer in charge of its DuerOS group called for all-embedded Wi-Fi chip to pre-install software for its voice-activated cloud services.
13 Views of Sensors Expo 2017
Slideshow 6/30/2017 2 comments
Sensors Expo showed the broadening range of motion, environmental, biological and other sensors flooding the emerging Internet of Things and wearables markets.
‘Europe First’ Emerges as Theme of Tech Reboot
News & Analysis 6/29/2017 5 comments
The joint collaboration agreement announced by Europe’s two large research institutes this week has amplified an upbeat “pro-Europe” sentiment. “For Europe, it’s no longer about CMOS,” said CEA-Leti CEO.
Intel Brings VR, 5G to Olympics
News & Analysis 6/21/2017 8 comments
Intel will build experiences using virtual reality, 360-degree video, 5G cellular, and drones for the Olympics starting with the 2018 winter games.
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