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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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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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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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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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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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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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