Tag: Bluetooth


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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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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Since their release, the Ensigma Series4 family of Radio Processing Units (RPUs) has been the powerhouse for high-performance connectivity standards such as 802.11ac 2×2 and 802.11n 4×4 as well as many TV and radio broadcast standards supported by Imagination. Multiple customers have licensed these RPUs to integrate more (or all) high-performance connectivity on-chip; examples include S2-Tek, Toshiba, Elvees, Rockchip, and … Continued

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Fitness bands and activity trackers are helping millions of consumers monitor their exercise habits and improve their  overall health. IHS Technology is projecting that fitness trackers will be worth $2.2 billion in 2014, up 22% over last year’s $1.9 billion. Designing embedded processors for fitness bands If you are targeting such a device, an M-class MIPS CPU and a low-power … 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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This year’s Embedded Technology conference in Japan is ground zero for a new revolution in mobile and embedded connectivity. The conference marks the launch of a range of Imagination’s Ensigma radio communications processors (RPUs) for smartphones, tablets, wearables, IoT and other connected products. The configurable baseband IP cores we are announcing include: Ensigma C4511, which supports 802.11n 1×1, Bluetooth, and … Continued

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Those in the technology industry know that September is a busy month for shows and events; this year, both IFA and IBC 2013 have grabbed the news headlines. Between them both shows have provided a superb opportunity for companies to demonstrate their latest products and technological developments. For those who haven’t come across these shows, IFA is a public event … Continued

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A few months ago, we announced that our Ensigma Series3 Radio Processing Units had achieved Wi-Fi Direct certification, making them an ideal all-round connectivity solution for 802.11 a/b/g/n with MIMO smart antenna technology and Bluetooth v3.0 compatible solutions. The Embedded Technology conference and exhibition in Yokohama, Japan was the ground for the release of Imagination’s new family of RPUs, Ensigma … Continued

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Following our launch of Enisgma UCCP330  and the recent announcement of a license agreement with Qualcomm for certain IP from our Ensigma broadcast, communications and connectivity family, it’s now becoming clear that the importance of Radio Processing Units (RPUs) in the context of SoC evolution is growing rapidly as the concept RF integration is bound to become the next disruptive … Continued

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Since we’ve been busy preparing our 2012 annual report, we thought we’d share two brand new infographics we’ve created. The first one – ‘A complete guide to tablet features’ – looks at one of the most iconic consumer electronics products to have come out in the last five years and analyzes the main features one expects to find in such … Continued

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