Mesh Networks, Redux

Mesh Networks, Redux
by Bernard Murphy on 09-27-2018 at 7:00 am

It isn’t hard to understand the advantage of mesh networking (in wireless networks). Unlike star/tree configurations in which end-points connect to a nearby hub (such as phones connecting to a conventional wireless access point), in a mesh nodes can connect to nearest neighbors, which can connect to their nearest neighbors… Read More


A Turnkey Platform for High-Volume IoT

A Turnkey Platform for High-Volume IoT
by Bernard Murphy on 04-12-2018 at 7:00 am

Innovation in smart homes, smart buildings, smart factories and many other contexts differentiates in sensing, in some cases actuation, implementation certainly (low power for example) and rolling up data to the cloud. It isn’t in the on-board CPU and I doubt any of those entrepreneurs want to create their own Bluetooth or Wi-Fi… Read More


Webinar: Recipe to consume less than 0.5 µA in sleep mode

Webinar: Recipe to consume less than 0.5 µA in sleep mode
by Eric Esteve on 05-19-2017 at 12:00 pm

Dolphin is addressing the ultra-low-power (ULP) needs for some applications, like for example Bluetooth low energy (BLE), machine-to-machine (M2M) or IoT edge devices in general. For these applications, defining active and sleep modes is imperative, but it may not be enough to guarantee that the battery-powered system willRead More


New Protocol (NB- IoT) Requires New DSP IP and New Business Model

New Protocol (NB- IoT) Requires New DSP IP and New Business Model
by Eric Esteve on 02-23-2017 at 12:10 pm

If we agree on the definition of IoT as a distributed set of services based on sensing, sharing and controlling through new nodes, we realize that these nodes are a big hardware opportunity. The chip makers and IP vendors have to create innovative SoC, delivering high performance at low cost and low energy. Moreover, the new systems… Read More


An Easy Path to Bluetooth 5-enabled SoC Design

An Easy Path to Bluetooth 5-enabled SoC Design
by Bernard Murphy on 02-02-2017 at 7:00 am

Bluetooth (BT) was never a bit-player in communication but what surprised me is that is already dominating the market, at least as measured by radios sold, and is likely to extend that lead over the next 5 years. Particularly impressive is that BT already leads cellular and WiFi. This strength is certainly influenced by sales into… Read More


CES: Carnival Corp Personifies Key to Monetizing IoT

CES: Carnival Corp Personifies Key to Monetizing IoT
by Mitch Heins on 01-09-2017 at 12:00 pm

When one thinks of CES, one typically thinks of the latest in virtual reality or huge super high resolution televisions, sophisticated drones and robots. However, what caught my eye this year came from a company you don’t typically associate with high tech gadgets and that was Carnival Corporation. Yep, the company with all of … Read More


4 Reasons for Bluetooth 5 Adoption in IoT

4 Reasons for Bluetooth 5 Adoption in IoT
by Eric Esteve on 08-21-2016 at 4:25 am

IoT devices have to be connected but power consumption is usually a real concern. If you think about wearables, like for example fitness wristbands, the time between charges could make or break the product. Even if Wi-Fi looks attractive to connect an IoT device, the system developers have quickly realize that the power consumption… Read More


Radio Integration – the Benefits of Built-In

Radio Integration – the Benefits of Built-In
by Bernard Murphy on 08-05-2016 at 7:00 am

It’s always a pleasure when a vendor gives a really informative, vendor-independent presentation on what’s happening in some domain of the industry and wraps up with (by that point) a well-deserved summary of that vendor’ solutions in that space. Ron Lowman did just that at the Linley conference on Mobile and Wearables, where … Read More


CEVA Royalty Revenues in 2015 Supports Future IoT Design Win

CEVA Royalty Revenues in 2015 Supports Future IoT Design Win
by Eric Esteve on 12-07-2015 at 7:00 am

DSP IP addressing modem for the mobile phone market is still the flagship product and CEVA enjoys design-win at major semiconductor account (one of them being vertical and also selling the smartphone), but the acquisition of Riviera Waves in 2014 has been a strong sign of diversification. CEVA’ port-folio includes signal processing… Read More


CEVA achieves first certified Bluetooth 4.2 IP

CEVA achieves first certified Bluetooth 4.2 IP
by Don Dingee on 08-18-2015 at 8:05 am

SoC designers working on chips for the IoT and wearables now have access to cutting-edge certified Bluetooth Smart technology from CEVA. At Bluetooth ASIA in Shanghai, CEVA announced the RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart 4.2 IP Platform has achieved full certification by the Bluetooth SIG to the Bluetooth 4.2 specification using… Read More