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Voice interfaces of the future: Tech that’s turning Sci-Fi into reality

As virtual assistants become more intelligent, our expectations from them become increasingly higher. Now that simple voice commands are practically taken for granted, deep learning is enabling more complex interactions, like contextual conversations and emotion detection. In my previous column, I reviewed the drawbacks and missing features of currently prevalent voice interfaces. But those kinks […]

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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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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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Video Stabilization Using Computer Vision: Tips and Insights from CEVA’s Experts (Part 2)

Ben Weiss – Imaging & Computer Vision Developer Yury Schwarzman – Imaging & Computer Vision Team Leader In our previous post, we took a look at some of the aspects that make video stabilization a must-have feature in many different camera applications. We then dove into the details of the first two stages of the […]

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Video Stabilization Using Computer Vision: Tips and Insights from CEVA’s experts

Demand is on the rise for video cameras on moving platforms. Smartphones, wearable devices, cars, and drones are all increasingly employing video cameras with higher resolution and higher frames rates. In all of these cases, the captured video tends to suffer from shaky global motion and rolling shutter distortion, making stabilization a necessity. Integrating an […]

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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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