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CEVA LTE & Audio powered Xiaomi Mi 5C smartphone using first homegrown Pinecone SoC

While most of the smartphone industry’s eyes are focused on Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, there was a smartphone product launch in China today that is will make just as many headlines – Xiaomi finally revealed the long-awaited homegrown Pinecone Surge S1 Smartphone SoC. The launch took place in front of a packed […]

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5G Networks – A New Era for a Diversely Connected World

In 2015, the ITU set about planning the target goals for 5G to address the deficiencies of 3G and 4G standards that are in use today. In addition to vastly improving the existing cellular voice and mobile broadband capabilities of these network standards, the ITU listed a number of goals to address several new needs […]

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Will The Future of Audio Be Wireless or Smart Wired?

With the release of the iPhone 7, Apple chucked the analog audio jack. That’s old news. The criticism is overwhelming.  One critic says that the company has terrible reasons for removing the headphone jack. Another post humorously points out that there is absolutely no upside to the change. Another post explains why Apple’s promise to […]

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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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Smart Grid Communication: PLC and ZigBee on Programmable DSP

Back in 2011, the term ‘smart grid’ was already a frequently used buzzword, but not much more than that. Very early on, the benefits of a smart grid were clear and widely accepted. In 2007, the United States Department of Energy stated its vision for the use of “digital technology to improve reliability, resiliency, flexibility, […]

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Machine to Machine – A Flexible Implementation for a Solid Future

Machine to Machine (M2M) communication spans over a wide range of communication techniques and scenarios. From wired communication like PLC to wireless communication like IEEE 802.15.4 wireless standard. From Personal Area Network (PAN) like Bluetooth to Local Area Network like WiFi to Wide Area Network (WAN) standards like cellular standard to Low Power Wide Area […]

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