GM’s Dashboard Surrender

GM’s Dashboard Surrender
by Roger C. Lanctot on 09-10-2019 at 10:00 am

There was a time when General Motors’ OnStar offering was readily and clearly understood by consumers for the fact that it did one thing incredibly well: summoning assistance in the event of a vehicle crash and airbag deployment. This now-23-year-old connected car solution still stands strong as a powerful brand-defining … Read More


Talking Cars, Quiet Qualcomm

Talking Cars, Quiet Qualcomm
by Roger C. Lanctot on 03-25-2017 at 12:00 pm

Qualcomm is a technology titan standing astride both the automotive and wireless industries with 10’s of thousands of patents, 340M automotive-grade chipsets shipped and a leading position in the connected car industry. So it is fascinating to find executives at the company almost totally tongue-tied of late when it … Read More


What you need to Know about Bluetooth 5

What you need to Know about Bluetooth 5
by Bill McCabe on 09-07-2016 at 12:00 pm

The rate of development in IoT is staggering. Not only are there millions of new devices entering the market every year, but there are numerous emerging technologies for wireless communications, especially those that focus on low power. Keeping track with all of the latest technologies can be difficult, even for industry professionals.… 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


How AT&T Will Turn on Car 2 Car Connectivity

How AT&T Will Turn on Car 2 Car Connectivity
by Roger C. Lanctot on 05-26-2016 at 12:00 pm

Cnet reports that, starting this week, AT&T is offering “Unlimited Plan” customers the option to add connected cars or a ZTE Mobley Wi-Fi plug-in device to their plan for $40/month for unlimited data – $10/month will buy 1GB. The plan applies to certain Buick, Audi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC, Jaguar, Land… 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


Qualcomm Shows Their First 5G Demo At Industry Analyst Day

Qualcomm Shows Their First 5G Demo At Industry Analyst Day
by Patrick Moorhead on 01-22-2016 at 7:00 am

Complete 5G solutions aren’t something that you’ll be seeing in phones or networks any time soon regardless of what you may see in the headlines or companies are claiming. In fact, the first official release of the 5G standard isn’t likely to be finalized until 2018, at which point true 5G networks will very likely not roll out until… Read More


My Candid Conversation with Karen Bartleson

My Candid Conversation with Karen Bartleson
by Pawan Fangaria on 08-16-2015 at 7:30 am

If you don’t know about Karen Bartleson, before I get into details, let me tell you that she was the President of IEEE-SA for the past 2 years and has been nominated by the IEEE Board of Directors as one of the candidates for IEEE President-Elect for 2016. The IEEE is an organization I admire as it plays a key role in advancing technology… 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