Inside 5 AR/VR Headsets
Blog 11/22/2017 Post a comment
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.
iPhone X’s TrueDepth Module Dissected
News & Analysis 11/17/2017 3 comments
Although imaging experts are aware of a complex “TrueDepth” module that Apple has devised for its iPhone X, most other details inside the device’s 3D system — chips, components, and all the way down to substrates — remain a deep, dark secret.
X-factors Hobble iPhone X
News & Analysis 10/31/2017 3 comments
Apple has been forced into a 50-percent cut in shipments of its flagship iPhone X this holiday season, slashing volume from 40 to 20 million units. What caused this massive drop in the production flow?
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.
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.
DeepScale on Robo-Car: Fuse Raw Data
News & Analysis 9/21/2017 Post a comment
DeepScale has developed a perception system for ADAS/autonomous vehicles. It offers pre-trained AI algorithms, based on raw data, not object list, coming from multiple sensory data types, and accelerates its fusion on an embedded processor like Snapdragon.
Agricultural Goes High Tech
News & Analysis 9/15/2017 3 comments
At Germany’s Geisenheim University, an agricultural institute situated in a wine region, vineyards are a test bed for the effects of rising CO2 levels on plant growth.
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.
iPhone X Use Which Sensors For Face ID?
News & Analysis 9/13/2017 9 comments
A host of sensors inside iPhone X are responsible for 3D sensing necessary for Face ID -- including infrared camera, flood illuminator, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, front camera and dot projector. So, where does ST fit in?
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.
Engineer's Guide to Imaging Valley
News & Analysis 8/4/2017 Post a comment
French researchers have accumulated key imaging technologies, ranging from X-ray and far infrared to visible image sensors, 3D imaging, and software – all concentrated in Grenoble area. Here are key movers and shakers in Imaging Valley.
Wearables Need Fresh Design Style
Blog 8/3/2017 11 comments
Current wearable technology falls far short of its potential because of a siloed approach to design, a lack of interdisciplinary R&D and a general inability of product designers to solve real human needs.
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.
Sensors, Blockchains Meet Tomatoes
News & Analysis 7/12/2017 13 comments
When Amazon announced the Whole Foods acquisition, Alice Waters defined its significance as a chance for Jeff Bezos to launch a food revolution. Elements of basic technology are here. What would it take to pull off such a massive change?
‘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.
Big Data Makes Big Waves
News & Analysis 6/8/2017 Post a comment
The rise of big data continues to expand out from the web, touching many businesses, spawning data scientists, and reshaping the job of technologists.
Video, Where Is Your Metadata?
Blog 6/6/2017 1 comment
Metadata can change video storytelling, through automated shot selection, image enhancement and presentation in a bigger way than EXIF did for digital photos.
IoT Nets Snag Fishing Industry
Blog 6/5/2017 Post a comment
Low power wide area networks are providing connectivity that saves lives and protects fishing zones, lowering costs and safeguarding economies of developing countries.
18 Views of an AR World
Slideshow 6/2/2017 8 comments
Lenovo, Intel, Microsoft, Sony, and Epson, along with basement startups, were among hundreds of exhibitors showing products for augmented reality.
Cadence DSP Grabs Neural Nets
News & Analysis 5/1/2017 1 comment
Cadence announced its Vision C5 DSP at the Embedded Vision Summit, catching up with rivals Ceva and Synopsys in machine-learning cores.
Amazon Turns Up the Vocals
News & Analysis 4/20/2017 5 comments
Amazon released its Lex service to enable apps with speech recognition as several OEMs are ramping up systems using embedded voice services.
Eight Views of Bluetooth World
Slideshow 3/30/2017 Post a comment
Bluetooth World, coming right after the 5.0 release and before the mesh networking launch in July, focused on startups and new use cases for short-range wireless.
Ultrasound: Can Chirp Usurp UI?
News & Analysis 2/27/2017 Post a comment
Chirp Microsystems is rolling out a single-chip ultrasonic time-of-flight sensor. “Touchless” – based on ultrasonic sensing – can “add another modality” to UI for wearable, AR/VR, smartphones and even automotive, believes the startup CEO.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda
News & Analysis 2/15/2017 Post a comment
The OpenFog Consortium released a reference architecture it will use to guide efforts on standards and product design for the Internet of Things.
16 Views of ISSCC
Slideshow 2/10/2017 5 comments
The Internet of Things is rising among the hundreds of papers at the annual ISSCC event dedicated to design of microprocessors, memories, wireless chips, and more.
IoT Convergence Is Coming
Blog 2/7/2017 5 comments
Soon after the New Year, I noted the convergence of protocols, alliances and methods for the Internet of Things was underway.
Industrial IoT Nets Blossom
News & Analysis 1/31/2017 Post a comment
A survey shows growth in large deployments of the Internet of Things in industrial markets as a trade group prepares an analysis of competing protocols.
IoT Ready to Light Up in 2017
News & Analysis 12/28/2016 1 comment
After laying foundations for the Internet of Things in security, M&A and other areas in 2016 its time to tell stories about real deployments of IoT in 2017.
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