Author Archive | Moshe Sheier

CES 2017: Promises of Past Years Have Matured into Useful Products

I came to CES this year expecting to see countless drones buzzing overhead, based on last year’s fanfare. Upon arrival, I was surprised to see that some of the hype and overpromised technologies of last year were replaced by down-to-earth, pragmatic, useful technologies. Of course, drones were still there, as well as an increasing number […]

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The End of The Smartphone Era: What Will Be The Technology Battlegrounds of The Next Decade?

For the past decade, the smartphone race has been the main arena in which technology gladiators battled for domination. Now that Android accounts for over 87% of 2016 smartphones shipments (iOS accounts for only ~12%), we can declare the smartphone platform war is over. So, what are the technology battle grounds of the next decade […]

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It’s Time to Have a Talk: Conversational Assistants Are Here

Voice-activated virtual assistants have been spreading like wildfire. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Microsoft’s Cortana, and many others are competing to lend us a helping hand. Let’s take a look at what’s fueling this fire, what challenges stand in its way, and what concerns it brings to light. Evolving from speech recognition to speech […]

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Meet CEVA’s New Smart & Connected Development Platform

Today CEVA announced its new DSP-based IoT development platform – enabling developers prototype their IoT designs where the device needs to be both smart AND connected. The new platform combines a host of sensing, processing and connectivity technologies that mobile, wearable and smarthome SoC designs require. CEVA TeakLite-4 development board walk through Addressing this smart […]

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DSPs Favor Always-On, Sensor Fusion in Android Phones

Sensor fusion allows smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to combine sensor signals from various sources and provide accurate, complete and dependable Context-Aware data for augmenting applications like indoor navigation, activity monitoring, and various  user apps in general . Context-Aware data being anything from user’s physical state (walking, sitting, climbing), to environmental data […]

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DSP Enablers in the Internet of Smart Things: Intelligence (Part #3)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connecting things, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are smart by nature. The previous two posts in “DSP Enablers in the Internet of Smart Things” series, have shown how the connectivity and sensing worlds are intertwined in the larger IoT landscape.  This post will deal with the […]

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DSP Enablers in the Internet of Smart Things: Sensing (Part #2)

A smart IoT platform requires three key building blocks: Connectivity, sensing and intelligence. On part 1 of ”DSP Enablers in the Internet of Smart Things” series, I addressed the connectivity aspect and explained how a DSP-based software PHY solution enables the creation of smart IoT devices through support for multiple connectivity standards. Let us now […]

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DSP Enablers in the Internet of Smart Things- Connectivity (Part #1)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connecting things. However, the connectivity domain in the IoT world faces a lot of challenges. For a start, The IoT realm is composed of a long list of communication standards, and they are constantly evolving. That’s because different IoT devices require multiple communication standards at varying ranges […]

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