Compute at the Edge

Compute at the Edge
by Bernard Murphy on 05-01-2019 at 7:00 am

At first glance, this seems like a ho-hum topic- just use whatever Arm or RISC-V solution you need – but think again. We’re now expecting to push an awful lot of functionality into these edge devices. Our imaginations don’t care about power, performance and cost; everything should be possible so let’s keep adding cool features.… Read More


Low Cost & Power NB-IoT Solution? Fusion F1 DSP based Modem!

Low Cost & Power NB-IoT Solution? Fusion F1 DSP based Modem!
by Eric Esteve on 07-26-2018 at 12:00 pm

Supporting NB-IoT requires low cost (optimized silicon footprint) and ultra-low power solution to cope with IoT device requirement. Cadence Fusion F1 DSP IP has been integrated in modem IC by two new customers, Xinyi and Rafael, gaining traction in NB-IoT market. These design-win builds on previous momentum: software GPS solution… Read More


Autonomous Vehicles Upending Automotive Design Process

Autonomous Vehicles Upending Automotive Design Process
by Tom Simon on 12-28-2017 at 12:00 pm

The automotive industry has a history of bringing about disruptive technological advances. One only needs to look at the invention of the assembly line by Henry Ford to understand the origins of this phenomenon. Today we stand on the brink of a massive change in how cars operate and consequently how they are built. A number of automotive… Read More


Semiconductor IP on Fortune’s 2017 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List!

Semiconductor IP on Fortune’s 2017 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List!
by Daniel Nenni on 10-04-2017 at 7:00 am

The Semiconductor IP market has always been a big draw for SemiWiki readership and I expect that to continue. One of the more interesting companies we have covered over the past 6+ years is CEVA, who is now on Fortune’s 2017 100 Fastest-Growing Companies List. In fact, CEVA is the ONLY semiconductor IP company on the list and they join… Read More


Upcoming ARM & Open-Silicon Webinar on Custom SOC’s for IoT

Upcoming ARM & Open-Silicon Webinar on Custom SOC’s for IoT
by Tom Simon on 03-08-2016 at 12:00 pm

IoT products call for a higher level of system integration than ever before. Companies seeking to go to market now have a much higher bar in terms of size, power, reliability and manufacturability. The first IoT devices evolved from embedded development boards, like the groundbreaking Arduino. These were fine for prototypes … Read More


Does IoT need Sensor Fusion? Yes, but at low-power, low cost…and higher performance

Does IoT need Sensor Fusion? Yes, but at low-power, low cost…and higher performance
by Eric Esteve on 01-27-2016 at 12:00 pm

We said this in the past, but let’s reiterate that IoT devices will be successful if they can meet low-cost and low-power requirements. Low-cost is the condition for IoT devices market penetration, I mean such a market adoption that we count several IoT systems (and dozens of devices) in every house. That’s the only way to reach the… Read More


IoT Sensor Node Designs Call for Highly Integrated Flows

IoT Sensor Node Designs Call for Highly Integrated Flows
by Tom Simon on 02-21-2015 at 7:00 pm

Applications for IoT sensors are becoming more sophisticated, especially for industrial usage. Building optimal sensors for different applications requires multi-domain design, optimization and verification flows. The sensor devices are usually MEMS, and as such have electrical properties that need to be tailored to … Read More


Is Your Washing Machine a Connected Thing?

Is Your Washing Machine a Connected Thing?
by Eric Esteve on 11-20-2014 at 4:00 am

In fact the question could be about your watch, thermostat or other smart appliance, as soon as the “thing” relies on one or more sensors to function. In this case, we are close to call this thing an IoT (or SmarCoT), we just need to add WiFi, BTLE, ZigBee connectivity. Sensors are ubiquitous, integrated into smartphone, automotive,… 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


Always-on and the new wearable core

Always-on and the new wearable core
by Don Dingee on 06-01-2014 at 11:00 am

Recently, I mentioned smartphone SoCs consume one, maybe two orders of magnitude too much power for broader use in wearables. However, that is only when they are “on”. To save power and stretch battery life, smartphones spend a lot of time napping – display off, sitting still with MEMS sensors powered down, waiting for an incoming… Read More