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New Bluetooth 5 Spec Sets the Stage for a Faster, Better IoT

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the launch of Bluetooth 5. As expected, the new version boasts longer range, faster speed, and larger broadcast message capacity, as well as improved interoperability and coexistence with other wireless technologies. These improvements are mostly targeted at the low energy variant of Bluetooth, BLE, as opposed to […]

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Cellular IoT Power Saving Techniques: How Do The New Cat-M1 and Cat-NB1 Protocols Achieve Ultra-Low Energy Consumption?

As the competition over the protocols that will define the Internet of Things unfolds, 3GPP’s Cellular IoT (C-IoT) is definitely a strong contender. 3GPP Release 13 includes significant enhancements targeting C-IoT use cases. These are typically characterized by low-volume data transmissions that are not particularly sensitive to delays, for example smart grid sensors or asset […]

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Game of IoT Communication Protocols: LoRa, Sigfox, NB-IoT, Wi-Fi- Will There be a Sole Ruler?

As the Internet of Things (IoT) develops and evolves across the globe, the competition between communication protocols grows increasingly heated. Instead of signs of consolidation towards one solution; companies, organizations and interest groups are inventing and refining more and more ways to tackle the challenge. This is no coincidence. The IoT is a huge domain […]

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Meet CEVA-X1: No More DSP plus CPU; One Lightweight Processor for All IoT Use Cases

Until now there have been some CPUs with DSP capabilities and some DSPs with CPU capabilities available. Some of these are quite common today in various devices. That said, a deeper look at the architecture reveals that there is more to the story. A CPU with DSP capabilities is actually just a CPU with a […]

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Samsung Gear S2 3G Smartwatch Teardown – Guess Whose DSP Powers the Voice/Speech Recognition!

The website TechTime revealed earlier this week that teardown experts Chipworks got their hands on the latest Samsung Gear S2 SM-R730S Smartwatch with 3G and disassembled it. To not too many peoples surprise, the main CPU inside comes from Qualcomm, a brightspot for them during turbulent times for the wireless industry leader.   Samsung Gear […]

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The Case for Local Intelligence in IoT-centric Surveillance Devices

The network-centric security and surveillance industry enabled by the IP-based cameras has been steadily progressing over the years. Now the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) promises to turn this segment into a mass surveillance infrastructure. However, the crossover between IoT and surveillance is also demanding the edge devices like security cameras to get […]

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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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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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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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