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


The Secret Essence of an IoT Design

The Secret Essence of an IoT Design
by Pawan Fangaria on 06-23-2014 at 7:00 am

Today the semiconductor industry along with electronics industry is looking up to capitalize from massive expansion foreseen in IoT (Internet of Things) domain. In simple terms we can consider IoT as connectivity between machines which can communicate with each other and work as programmed. In localized applications such … Read More


SmartConnect goes five by five for the IoT

SmartConnect goes five by five for the IoT
by Don Dingee on 02-27-2014 at 8:45 pm

OK, enough with octa-core mobile monstrosities for now. Let’s shift gears to Embedded World 2014 and the lower end of the spectrum, one that will make up the vast majority of devices on the Internet of Things: tiny, low power microcontrollers with integrated wireless connectivity.

There still seems to be some stigma about putting… Read More


Raised on radio: RPUs target autos and wearables

Raised on radio: RPUs target autos and wearables
by Don Dingee on 12-29-2013 at 9:00 pm

We’ve become familiar with Imagination Technologies as a leading provider of IP for mobile GPUs, and within the last year the acquisition of the MIPS architecture has established them further in NPU and SoC circles. Their latest move targets an IP solution more in line with their heritage.

Imagination, way before becoming famous… Read More


Tensilica Joins Wi-Fi Alliance

Tensilica Joins Wi-Fi Alliance
by Paul McLellan on 07-30-2012 at 7:00 am

The Wi-Fi Alliance is an industry consortium dedicated to driving adoption of the various Wi-Fi standards which also go under the rather less catchy name of IEEE 802.11x (where the x varies depending on the generation of the standard, right now a, b, g or n). They also certify devices for interoperability.

Wi-Fi Alliance says that… Read More


Software-based Wi-Fi: DSP IP core

Software-based Wi-Fi: DSP IP core
by Eric Esteve on 05-23-2012 at 10:05 am

The recent announcement from CEVA that it has joined the Wi-Fi Alliance® to further advocate for a software-based Wi-Fi® strategy shows that the new CEVA-XC4000 DSP can be used in various communication protocols, not limited to the traditional baseband processing for the wireless handset phone, where DSP IP core usage is massive.… Read More