A Key Aspect Missing for IoT to become NBT

A Key Aspect Missing for IoT to become NBT
by Pawan Fangaria on 07-30-2015 at 12:00 pm

The IoT (Internet of Things) is not one product, technology, segment, or market. It’s a combination of many things, many markets, and many technologies. However, it’s one thing that needs to connect everything together; edge device to gateway to cloud. That brings the complexity, how’s that possible amid large heaps of heterogeneous… Read More


Synopsys Buys Bluetooth IP

Synopsys Buys Bluetooth IP
by Paul McLellan on 07-22-2015 at 7:00 am

There is obviously a broad spectrum of semiconductor IP but broadly speaking it seems to fall into three buckets:

  • foundation IP: standard cells, memories
  • microprocessors and associated peripherals
  • interface IP

Foundation IP is where it all started. When I was at Compass Design Automation in the 1990s that was pretty much what… Read More


Apple Watch Design Revisit with a Wi-Fi Twist

Apple Watch Design Revisit with a Wi-Fi Twist
by Majeed Ahmad on 06-16-2015 at 5:00 pm

Apple Watch is the world’s most celebrated gadget in 2015. At the same time, however, early product reviews highlight some issues about slow apps, less than impressive user experience, and short battery life.

Apple, the master of artful integration, has done well for its reputation of elite hardware and has been able to … Read More


A Perfect Catalyst at the Right Time

A Perfect Catalyst at the Right Time
by Pawan Fangaria on 05-03-2015 at 7:30 pm

There cannot be a product without a need. The need is the first essential aspect which has to be created or at least felt and then comes a slew of motivator factors including style quotient and fashion statements. It’s possible that a genuine but ill conceived need can be undermined by an overwhelming fashion statement although under-serving… Read More


How Pebble Reinitiated the Inning for Smartwatch

How Pebble Reinitiated the Inning for Smartwatch
by Pawan Fangaria on 04-06-2015 at 7:00 pm

The effort for adding phone function into watch had started much earlier in 1999 when several tech companies joined the crusade to enter the big watch market. Notable among them were Samsung, IBM, Microsoft, Fossiland Sony Ericsson. The effort lasted for about a decade before showing its signs of fatigue. Microsoft SPOT (Smart… Read More


Mentor Moves to Enter IoT Fray

Mentor Moves to Enter IoT Fray
by Tom Simon on 01-09-2015 at 7:00 am

In December I signed up for an IoT “lunch and learn” hosted by Mentor Graphics. There were a number of surprising things about the session. The first and most obvious is that it was really a “breakfast-to-lunch and learn”. Starting at 9AM and going through the end of lunch, it was packed full of ‘learning.’ It was also packed full of … Read More


Bluetooth Smart Crashes IoT Party

Bluetooth Smart Crashes IoT Party
by Tom Simon on 11-07-2014 at 7:00 pm

When you hear the term Internet of Things the first image that comes to mind is, well, a lot of things talking over TCP/IP, maybe using WiFi or god forbid Ethernet. But upon closer examination it seems that Bluetooth is crashing the IoT party. This was driven home for me when my girlfriend gave me a FitBit Flex. For those unfamiliar, … Read More


Sensing, Processing and Connecting: IoT Fundamentals

Sensing, Processing and Connecting: IoT Fundamentals
by Eric Esteve on 10-25-2014 at 7:00 am

Internet of Things, or Internet of Everything, is certainly the buzzword of the year. Does IoT describe one product family? Not really as the acronym describes a family of concepts, each of these concepts could effectively be turned into a family of products, if this concept reach the market, or fulfill a market need. Nevertheless… Read More


One Breath, One Milliwatt

One Breath, One Milliwatt
by Eran Belaish on 08-11-2014 at 8:00 pm

To understand how challenging it is to successfully implement Always-on Technology, consider doing any kind of sport while holding your breath. Sounds crazy? There’s actually one sport in which participants do just that – freediving. So what does freediving have to do with always-on technology? Quite a few things apparently.Read More


CEVA actively preparing the future

CEVA actively preparing the future
by Eric Esteve on 08-05-2014 at 11:00 am

I have recently blogged about CEVA acquisition of Riviera Waves, a very positive move to consolidate CEVA leading position of connectivity IP vendor (Bluetooth and WiFi). We know CEVA for years as being the leading supplier of DSP IP cores for the wireless phone market and it look like that we will have to rethink this definition,… Read More