Posts by Richard Edgar


About Richard Edgar

Richard Edgar is Director of Communications Technology for Imagination Technologies. Richard has worked in the Wi-Fi industry for far too long at various semiconductor and equipment manufacturers developing various short-range wireless solutions. Richard represents Imagination in various industry bodies for short range wireless technologies. When not obsessing about wireless technologies, Richard enjoys church bell ringing, archery and shouting at his children.

Over the past few years, everybody has become familiar with the phrase Internet of Things (IoT) and the world has been told to expect big things from this market. However, the growth of the IoT market has up to now been not been as fast as many had predicted, particularly in the ‘smart home’ arena. A number of things have … Continued

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With the Wi-Fi Alliance launch of the second generation of the 802.11ac certification program, the Wi-Fi industry has taken another huge step forward in increasing the speed of Wi-Fi – and more importantly a big step in improving the efficiency of Wi-Fi networks. When it was officially approved in 2014, the IEEE 802.11ac standard introduced a number of features that … Continued

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Whenever I talk about Imagination Technologies, my colleagues in the industry almost always identify us with PowerVR and MIPS – two of the biggest brands in the GPU and CPU space, respectively. However, Imagination is starting to make a name for itself in the wireless market courtesy of Ensigma, our powerful connectivity technology. One of the main characteristics of Ensigma … Continued

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Sitting in the Imagination canteen at lunchtime, there are many, many conversations going on. At Imagination we have staff from all around the world and the lingua franca of the company is English. But at lunchtime people from the same country meet and talk – in their own language. This makes for an interesting and exciting environment at lunchtime with … Continued

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Whether ’tis Nobler in the Wi-Fi to suffer The Slings and Arrows of poor performance, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles Wi-Fi has been around since 1997 – over 15 years since the original standard was released to the market. In it’s original form Wi-Fi was pretty slow compared to today – the first version only supported … Continued

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