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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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Why Your Device and Your Charger Should Talk Over BLE

An increasing number of devices are shedding their cords, becoming more portable and more convenient to use, like the should-be-here-any-minute-now Apple AirPods and other hearables and headphones. But the act of charging, for the most part, still has people reaching for a wire to plug into their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any device that is […]

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Wi-Fi for IoT: Overcoming Connectivity Standard Fragmentation Using a Software-Defined Modem

The number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly increasing, and showing no signs of slowing down. Of the many different communication standards used for IoT connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are by far the most dominant. By 2020, These two technologies are forecast to connect 30 billion devices, with Wi-Fi taking […]

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How to address the communications challenges of Smart Meters

The communication and connectivity requirements of smart meters and other ‘smart energy’ equipment and devices present significant challenges for designers and developers.             In the article published on EETimes you can identify the communications challenges of Smart Meters and understand how current generations address them today. You will then consider how they […]

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CEVA’s New Communication DSPs Bring Lower Power, Lower Cost to Multimode Multimode and M2M Devices

Today we announced two new DSP vector processors to address precisely these challenges – the CEVA-XC5 and CEVA-XC8. Both are the newest members of the CEVA-XC architecture, which is a highly successful DSP with more than 30 licensees and tens of millions of devices already in the market. These two cores have been designed to […]

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WiFi Three Ways from CEVA

Designers planning to integrate Wi-Fi capability into an SoC are now faced with a number of choices. In a recent blog post in Electronic Engineering Journal, Editor Bryon Moyer discussed the options available depending on the priorities for data throughput rates, power consumption levels and numbers of supported users. He illustrated this with reference to […]

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CEVA’s Bluetooth Smart 4.2 IP is Now Fully Qualified by the Bluetooth SIG!

­­ Today we have announced the qualification of our RivieraWaves Bluetooth Smart 4.2 IP. This is the 3rd generation of this very successful Bluetooth Smart product line which is already shipping in tens of millions of devices. It can be found in a variety of ultra-low power connected applications including wearables, health and fitness sensors, sport, […]

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Thoughts About IoT Connectivity

Nowadays, when technology buffs talk about Wi-Fi, they (we..) are generally referring to the 802.11ac standard found in our latest smartphones and home routers, or possibly 802.11p in the automotive space. However, recently more of these conversations have centered around an older Wi-Fi standard that, thanks to the Internet of Things, is making a resurgence […]

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