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


Wearables Mean Continuous Growth in the Internet of Things Ecosystem

Wearables Mean Continuous Growth in the Internet of Things Ecosystem
by Bill McCabe on 04-13-2016 at 12:00 pm

The Internet of Things encompasses a wide range of connected services, technologies, and hardware devices. Yet, for consumers, it is the growing number of portable and wearable devices that will be their main interface with IOT tech. The wearable device market is rapidly evolving, especially when it comes to smart watches and… Read More


Webinar alert – Smart homes demanding low power Wi-Fi

Webinar alert – Smart homes demanding low power Wi-Fi
by Don Dingee on 04-07-2016 at 4:00 pm

There are two camps of thinking on the IoT: those who believe Bluetooth and Wi-Fi rule the edge, and those who support any of dozens of other wireless networking specifications for their various technical advantages. The ubiquity of Wi-Fi in homes helps devices connect in a few clicks – so why don’t more IoT designers use it?… Read More


Intel reaches for all-new experience at CES2016

Intel reaches for all-new experience at CES2016
by Don Dingee on 01-06-2016 at 1:30 pm

When Gary Shapiro introduced Brian Krzanich for Intel’s keynote at #CES2016, he just possibly may have been the last person to say “Moore’s Law” outside of a museum ever again. Krzanich was about to take Intel into new territory, where “Copy Exactly” and tick-tock also don’t matter.… Read More


Smart Clothing: The Next Wave In Wearables

Smart Clothing: The Next Wave In Wearables
by Nick Langston on 11-23-2015 at 4:00 pm

Today, it’s easier than ever to conceive a new product, prototype it, perfect it for mass production and successfully market it to an ever widening audience.

Accelerators and Incubators have sprouted up specifically to enable hardware startups and help them navigate the world of contract manufacturing and supply chain logistics.
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Wearables + IoT = Internet of People

Wearables + IoT = Internet of People
by Nick Langston on 11-19-2015 at 7:00 am

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises sensor-equipped devices in constant communication with the cloud. The ‘Things’ are all manner of devices measuring and sensing, ceaselessly clicking away and transforming the amorphous sturm and drang of life into a rich river of digits and data. It’s estimated that by 2020 there Read More


More than just mobile phones for Mali

More than just mobile phones for Mali
by Don Dingee on 11-16-2015 at 12:00 pm

ARM TechCon 2015 was another tour de force for ARM and its ecosystem. Besides some of the developments in mobile, IoT, and security (more coming soon in the Epilogue of “Mobile Unleashed”), there were two topics that I found very educational and will cover in blogs this week. One was how the Mali family is powering more than just mobile… Read More


Who is Leading in the Wearables Market?

Who is Leading in the Wearables Market?
by Daniel Payne on 09-03-2015 at 12:00 pm

My first experience with a wearable device was back in 1978 at college, it was an LED-based watch that had you push a button to read the time of day, saving battery life. Sad to say, but that electronic watch didn’t make it through the January winter at the University of Minnesota, so was promptly returned for a refund. Fast forward… Read More


MIPI Beyond Mobile, Semiwiki Blogger Paper at #52DAC!

MIPI Beyond Mobile, Semiwiki Blogger Paper at #52DAC!
by Daniel Nenni on 06-03-2015 at 10:00 am

IoT or wearable: it’s fascinating to see how many articles, blogs, and comments have been posted about them during the last two years! IoT business potential is huge as are the number of possible applications. If we summarize the functions within a wearable system we can count:

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  • CPU: it can be a standard Microcontroller
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    Linley: Mobile Peaked in 2013?

    Linley: Mobile Peaked in 2013?
    by Paul McLellan on 04-28-2015 at 7:00 am

    Last week was the Linley Mobile Conference. Mobile is a huge semiconductor market and, outside of Intel, is the main driver for next generation process technologies. A new generation of mobile phones comes along, fills the leading edge fabs for a year or two and then moves on to the next generation. Nothing comes close to requiring… Read More