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This post is by Ievgen Korotkyi, associate professor at the department of Design of Electronic Digital Equipment (DEDEC), Faculty of Electronics at the Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute, Kiev, Ukraine. Ievgen is an IoT developer/consultant at IT company Infopulse. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is the founder and coordinator of the “Lampa” Open Hardware Laboratory, part of the … Continued

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No one can have failed to notice that the rate of technological change in the automotive world is accelerating fast. While technology has for some years now increased car safety in the form of ABS, traction control and airbags, it’s only relatively recently that more advanced technology has started to be introduced and, in some cases, become standard. These systems … Continued

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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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You may already have seen that Imagination has announced that its PowerVR GPUs are the first to achieve conformance with the OpenVX 1.1 specification from the Khronos™ Group. OpenVX is an open, royalty-free standard API for cross-platform acceleration of computer vision applications. By being ahead of the game, we at Imagination are demonstrating our commitment to ensuring that our hardware … Continued

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You may remember our news from last year about the partnership between Celeno, Imagination and Quanta to provide the first WebRTC-enabled, VP8 and H.264 camera solution. What you may not know is that our MIPS CPUs are used in a range of dashcam cameras and 360-degree cameras, where every direction is filmed at once. A recent example is the Ingenic T10 processor. … Continued

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At the recent NMI Awards, held at the Thursday, 17 November 2016 at the Hilton Bankside Hotel, London, Imagination’s Keno Mario-Ghae, came away as the proud recipient of the ‘Young Engineer of the Year’ award. The National Microelectronics Institute is a body that looks to connect people across the UK and Ireland’s electronics industry to strengthen and build up the eco-system … Continued

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98 seconds. Just 98 seconds. That’s all the time it took recently for an internet-connected security webcam to be attacked by malware once it was plugged in. This is a clear illustration that anything that connected to the internet is almost certain to face a malware attack sooner rather than later. Such is the nature of the internet of things. … Continued

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There’s no doubt that big changes are coming down the road in the automotive world. The main thrust of these changes is undoubtedly the steady move to self-driving cars. While Tesla is perhaps the biggest name in town at the moment, the established players, such as the VW group, BMW, Volvo, are not standing still and have been accelerating their … Continued

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The smart home is a challenge. While the industry has been talking about it since the turn of the century, for the majority it’s still not a reality. A key issue is the plethora of proprietary solutions, all competing for physical real estate in the home. One possibility is evolving the home gateway into a central platform that aggregates a … Continued

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While IoT is continually hyped there is still much uncertainty around it for many companies. Either way, businesses, big and small are eager to grab a piece of this growing market. What will the applications look like and to what degree will they be accepted, whether in the home or within industry? That’s why it’s vital that there are good, … Continued

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If you’re tired of all the noise around the U.S. election the initials CNN are probably not what you want to be seeing right now. However, in our upcoming webinar CNNs are exactly what we’ll be talking about. However, in this case, by CNN we are referring to convolutional neural networks, which are set to be a key tool in enabling … Continued

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