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Tiny antennas suit slimline cellular designs

Mon, 2018-04-16 19:00
Offered in left and right versions, Antenova's Integra and Inversa chip antennas are just 3.3 mm high for use in slimline 3G and 4G devices.

ARM faces AI chip competition

Mon, 2018-04-16 19:00
Several companies have announced inference accelerators for machine learning competing with Arm, but it's still early days, said an analyst.

How to create compliant documentation for your embedded system and avoid legal pitfalls

Tue, 2018-04-10 19:05
If you are developing embedded systems for the European market, you will probably have to deal with CE marking and provide compliant documentation with your system. Here is how you can create compliant documentation that meets the requirements of CE marking.

Processor-based solution reduces noise levels in vehicles

Tue, 2018-04-10 19:05
Echo and noise can make communication on the road difficult. Echo occurs when the speakers within a car transmit a voice signal from an incoming call, which subsequently ricochets through the vehicle and returns to the microphone. This causes the caller to hear their own voice, which is distracting and can result in broken communications. Additionally, road noise from fans, exhaust, tires, windows and passengers can infiltrate calls and render them unintelligible, ultimately disrupting the driving experience and causing frustration. The new NXP ECNR solution deals with both problems by removing echoes and filtering out unwanted noise from the cockpit to enhance the sound quality of conversations. Since the ECNR solution can be ported to NXP chipsets and is ITU-T P1110 and CarPlay® pre-certified, it can reduce carmakers’ R&D expenses and speed up the design cycle. “The NXP ECNR software has been deployed worldwide in more than a billion phones and we want to deliver this leading market-proven technology to our automotive customers,” said Alexandre Henon, marketing director of audio solutions at NXP. “We adapted our ECNR to automotive requirements and ported the software on two NXP chipset families to provide NXP customers with an easy to implement, high-performance and architecturally flexible solution depending on where they want to run the ECNR function.” Sources: NXP Semiconductors googletag.cmd.push(function(){googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-fluid');}); Automotive, Noise Reduction, ECNR,

Driver IC simplifies LED lighting design

Tue, 2018-04-10 19:05
With a wide input voltage range and integrated power MOSFET, the AL8862 buck LED driver is well-suited for LED lighting drive circuits with minimized board space and reduced BoM cost.

Routing and data diffusion in VANETs -- Security standards

Mon, 2018-04-09 19:49
For dynamic networks such as VANETs, the ability of clients to interoperate securely is paramount. Already finding use in some vehicle networking environments, IEEE 1609.2-2016 addresses security requirements on multiple levels.

Wanted: Cheaper devices for machine learning

Mon, 2018-04-09 16:24
IoT startup Noon Home needs lower-cost inference SoCs and DRAM to bring machine learning to its smart home lighting system.

Industrial IoT security guidelines emerge

Mon, 2018-04-09 16:24
The Industrial Internet Consortium rolled out its latest guidelines for securing IoT deployments in businesses.

Can machine learning solve the challenges of complex 5G baseband?

Thu, 2018-04-05 00:19
Two technologies stand out as the embodiment of the future of the mobile world: Artificial Intelligence and 5G communication. But what is the connection between these two fields?

High-performance embedded computing -- Code retargeting mechanisms

Tue, 2018-04-03 17:45
As embedded processor architectures add more cores and become more heterogeneous, developers need to look carefully at code retargeting mechanisms to optimize resource utilization and application performance.

Managing energy consumption in wireless IoT devices

Mon, 2018-04-02 19:38
Battery life is one of the last thing on the minds of developers rushing to complete their designs but there are a number of things they can do throughout their development cycle to properly manage devices energy consumption.

Open-source framework simulates cyber-physical systems

Mon, 2018-04-02 15:44
A European funded project has released an open-source framework which seamlessly simulates, in an integrated way, both the networking and the processing parts of cyber-physical systems.

Novel FPGA family boosts performance, lowers cost

Mon, 2018-04-02 15:44
The rare happening of a new FPGA vendor, with a mysterious Xilinx connection no less.

ToF sensor measures distance up to four meters

Mon, 2018-04-02 15:44
ST Microelectronics' VL53L1X time-of-flight sensor offers distance ranging up to 4 meters, along with a fast ranging frequency of up to 50 Hz.

Low-power RTC aids battery-powered wearables

Mon, 2018-04-02 15:44
According to EM Microelectronic, its EM3028 real-time clock offers 50% extended battery life and double the accuracy of comparable devices.