Category: Internet of Things (IoT)


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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As is well known, one of the pillars on which the success of the IoT rests is its requirement for a multitude of devices to be connected to the rest of the world via the internet. As such, it’s safe to assume that wireless communication will be the backbone that underpins this. The question is which technology is most suitable? … Continued

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When selecting processor IP for connectivity or communication standards, most people compare fixed-function blocks vs. programmable (or software defined radio [SDR]) solutions in terms of three parameters: Die size Power Flexibility While the SDR-based approach provides better flexibility by virtue of its programmability, the challenge is that SDR processors have generally been known to be power hungry and less area … 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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In a previous post my colleague Kevin McDermott laid out the processing requirements for IoT devices. He also touched upon the data rate requirements for IoT. Today I’d like to talk about our Ensigma Whisper RPU architecture, a hardware connectivity engine optimally designed for IoT applications. The Whisper family offers a unique and comprehensive range of multi-standard solutions for embedding … Continued

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As the global economy continues to nervously watch the slowing pace of China’s growth, its neighbor India recently launched a significant campaign to boost technology growth and entrepreneurship in the country. Start-up India, an initiative launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is aimed at promoting innovation by fostering its start-up ecosystem. According to NASSCOM, one of India’s leading trade organizations, … Continued

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Providing our readers with the latest news and updates from Imagination Technologies and our partner ecosystem has been our mission for the last four years. The list below includes some of the most exciting features published recently, accompanied by a summary that provides additional context or further updates for each item. Without further ado, here are the top 10 articles … 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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Welcome to the second article in our series of blogs on the Vulkan API! This time I’ll be describing why Vulkan is so important for mobile and embedded systems, with a particular focus on efficiency. One of Vulkan’s top aims was to enable a much more efficient API. OpenGL ES required a lot of effort on the part of the driver to get things working, … Continued

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A recently published article by Alan Aronoff provided an excellent introduction into the world of IoT. If you are interested in designing chips for IoT, make sure you keep following our blog because we plan to touch upon two important topics in the upcoming months: Power requirements and power management Processing and connectivity requirements Inside the industry leading Ensigma Whisper … Continued

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