AAPl Vs QCOM Who wins?

AAPl Vs QCOM Who wins?
by Daniel Nenni on 01-26-2017 at 7:00 am

Things just got interesting in the iPhone supply chain with the $1B AAPL Vs QCOM legal action filed this week. For the life of me I could not understand why Apple second sourced the normally QCOM modem in the iPhone 7. It caused quite a stir in the technical community but we could only surmise that it was a price issue on the business side.… Read More


CEVA Webinar: Vision Based Autonomous Driving

CEVA Webinar: Vision Based Autonomous Driving
by Eric Esteve on 11-07-2016 at 10:00 am

CEVA Webinar “Challenges of Vision Based Autonomous Driving & Facilitation of An Embedded Neural Network Platform” will be held on November 16[SUP]th[/SUP] and will address one of the hottest topics today in our industry, probably the hottest in the automotive industry as all the players are working hard on autonomous vehicles.… Read More


Targeting Cat-NB1 instructions delivers power savings

Targeting Cat-NB1 instructions delivers power savings
by Don Dingee on 10-10-2016 at 4:00 pm

If one wireless IoT technology fit every possible use case, we would have one specification. Many tradeoffs – battery life, mobility, indoor coverage, licensed versus unlicensed spectrum, and more – have made for many potential solutions. A heated discussion right now is over the future of LPWAN technologies, with LoRA, SIGFOX,… Read More


LTE Trajectory Places High Demands on Baseband Processing

LTE Trajectory Places High Demands on Baseband Processing
by Tom Simon on 08-07-2016 at 7:00 am

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and that is exactly what is happening. At the Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference 2016 we received a preview of what is coming in the mobile and wearable markets. LTE is one of the biggest drivers in this entire domain. There was much discussion about the LTE Release 12 and how it increases bandwidth,… Read More


IC and System Design for Mobile and Wearable Devices!

IC and System Design for Mobile and Wearable Devices!
by Daniel Nenni on 07-16-2016 at 7:00 am

The Linley Mobile and Wearable Conference is coming up so let’s take a look at what is in store for us. Bernard Murphy, Tom Simon, and I will be covering the event live for SemiWiki and we will also be doing a book giveaway/signing for our new “Prototypical” book (compliments of S2C Inc.) during the networking event on Tuesday evening.… Read More


Network generator embeds TensorFlow, more CNNs

Network generator embeds TensorFlow, more CNNs
by Don Dingee on 06-27-2016 at 4:00 pm

Research on deep learning and convolutional neural networks (CNNs) is on the rise – and embedding new algorithms is drawing more attention. At CVPR 2016, CEVA is launching their 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] generation Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) software with new support for Google TensorFlow.… Read More


Bringing Human-Like Intelligent Vision Processing to Low-Power Embedded Systems

Bringing Human-Like Intelligent Vision Processing to Low-Power Embedded Systems
by Daniel Nenni on 05-31-2016 at 12:00 pm

Semiconductor IP has always been one of the most interesting topics on SemiWiki. Since going online in January of 2011 there have been a total of 592 IP related blogs that have been viewed 2,581,118 times. 79 of those blogs have been about CEVA, the number one licensor of digital signal processing (DSP) IP for a wide range of power-efficient,… Read More


Self-contained low power Wi-Fi IP for IoT apps

Self-contained low power Wi-Fi IP for IoT apps
by Don Dingee on 04-13-2016 at 4:00 pm

The emerging theme of fit-for-purpose IoT parts gained yet another perspective, this time with ARM and CEVA chiming in on a low-power Wi-Fi approach outlined in a new webinar. It was a rather unique event with an abbreviated 25-minute presentation and an extended 35-minute Q&A that added a lot of insight.… Read More


Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication

Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication
by Eric Esteve on 03-07-2016 at 7:00 am

By 2020, ABI Research predicts that there will be more than 45 billion connected devices worldwide. More than half of these devices will incorporate multiple standards in the same device, such as Wi-Fi, 802.15.4g, GNSS and cellular communications.

This webinar will address the question: How To Design a LTE-Based M2M Asset TrackerRead More


New CEVA X baseband architecture takes on multi-RAT

New CEVA X baseband architecture takes on multi-RAT
by Don Dingee on 02-18-2016 at 4:00 pm

What we think of as a “baseband processor” for cellular networks is often comprised of multiple cores. Anecdotes suggest to handle the different signal processing requirements for 2G, 3G, and 4G networks, some SoC designs use three different DSPs plus a control processor such as an ARM core. That’s nuts. What is the point of having… Read More