Xtensa Fusion DSP Target IoT including Wireless and Security

Xtensa Fusion DSP Target IoT including Wireless and Security
by Eric Esteve on 04-23-2015 at 8:30 am

Internet of Things (IoT) can be seen as a fashionable buzzword covering so many distinct applications that IoT is sometimes nick-named “Internet of Everything”, or it can be perceived as the next revolution in electronic systems generating more revenues than the smartphone and computer market together in 2020. But the industry… Read More


Are you SmarCoT or IoT?

Are you SmarCoT or IoT?
by Eric Esteve on 11-14-2014 at 4:00 pm

No need to explain the IoT acronym (Internet of Things) except that IoT doesn’t really describe a reality: do you really know about any “Thing” being directly connected to the Internet? In fact, there is probably some intermediate system linking this thing with the Cloud, like a smartphone, an Internet box, a PC, etc. Just take a … Read More


Sensing, Processing and Connecting: IoT Fundamentals

Sensing, Processing and Connecting: IoT Fundamentals
by Eric Esteve on 10-25-2014 at 7:00 am

Internet of Things, or Internet of Everything, is certainly the buzzword of the year. Does IoT describe one product family? Not really as the acronym describes a family of concepts, each of these concepts could effectively be turned into a family of products, if this concept reach the market, or fulfill a market need. Nevertheless… Read More


CEVA actively preparing the future

CEVA actively preparing the future
by Eric Esteve on 08-05-2014 at 11:00 am

I have recently blogged about CEVA acquisition of Riviera Waves, a very positive move to consolidate CEVA leading position of connectivity IP vendor (Bluetooth and WiFi). We know CEVA for years as being the leading supplier of DSP IP cores for the wireless phone market and it look like that we will have to rethink this definition,… Read More


CEVA + Riviera Waves = Complete WiFi and BlueTooth Solution

CEVA + Riviera Waves = Complete WiFi and BlueTooth Solution
by Eric Esteve on 07-11-2014 at 3:18 am

Thanks to the recent acquisition of Riviera Waves, CEVA is expanding from Digital only DSP IP, to supporting complete solution (Digital + mixed-signal) for both WiFi and Bluetooth functions. Such a move is already a very good market positioning, as customers prefer buying to a single source the digital and the mixed-signal part… Read More


The History of Arasan Chip Systems

The History of Arasan Chip Systems
by Sam Beal on 05-26-2013 at 8:05 pm

In 2002 few people outside of Steve Jobs, could have predicted the iPhone. But a forward-looking technology CEO could expect Moore’s Law to extend into portable devices as it did with PCs. While 2G and 2.5G cellular phones were shipping in the hundreds of millions, the features were rather primitive. 3G, 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth,… 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