Category: Emerging technologies


2017 is going to be a really exciting year and we’ve put together a list of predictions. Many of the technologies we’ve been discussing for years are about to hit the mainstream. Gartner calls this the ‘Slope of Enlightenment’, where the true benefits of a technology become clearer and more widely understood (note that Gartner wasn’t involved in the formation … Continued

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A key requirement for IoT applications is security. IoT opens up networks to a variety of threats as more and more devices are connected to a network and eventually to the cloud. The figure below shows an example of an IoT device for home automation connected to a home network with possible threats to the network security.     At … Continued

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2008 marked the year when the number of internet connected devices overtook the world’s population; right now, a few households are generating more web traffic that the entire Internet just six years ago. No matter the exact scale, the Internet of Things has the potential to change not just the way we interact with all consumer electronics products around us … Continued

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At the IoT Design Conference and Exhibition in London last month, a number of high-profile speakers touched upon the potential of the IoT market, and some of its most promising verticals in terms of explosive growth. Bryce Johnstone, senior marketing manager at Imagination, said in his presentation that the number one vertical for IoT/M2M services is automotive but that agriculture, … Continued

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Power management is an often overlooked yet critical area for both consumer and industrial IoT devices. In a battery powered device, optimizing dynamic as well as static power is imperative; power optimization can be addressed in three ways: Power management control IP implemented for low power Power aware software Power management control should address the inclusion of voltage and frequency … Continued

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In this article I’d like to explore some architectural considerations for the CPU and wireless connectivity performance requirements for IoT devices. This post is relevant for system designers looking to scope out the initial specifications of a next-generation IoT device while taking into account features and scalability. CPU processing performance requirements Architectural considerations for the CPU performance for an IoT … Continued

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging market trend impacting semiconductor devices, system OEMs, cloud service providers, and internet infrastructure companies. The trade press, accompanied by the types of companies mentioned above, has spilled a lot of ink on the subject, but this is typical in an emerging market with evolving requirements. For the purpose of this article (and … Continued

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FlowCloud is our application-agnostic IoT framework designed to connect devices and users to the cloud. FlowCloud includes a developer-friendly SDK, free access to multiple IoT services, and starter apps for mobile and embedded devices. Recently, the FlowCloud SDK received a major update designed to add new features and squash some of the bugs found in previous releases. Here is what’s … Continued

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If you look at the semiconductor landscape today, the number of companies that have the ability to design advanced SoCs is shrinking rapidly. Industry consolidation/verticalization and rising manufacturing costs are creating an environment where true differentiation is difficult to achieve using generic solutions. In addition, integrating high performance CPUs, GPUs, coherent fabrics and other hardware blocks requires deep expertise, increasing … Continued

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