Tag: 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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With the dust firmly settled on this year’s CES we thought we’d take a look back at the show to see what stood out in terms of overall trends, with AI, security, connected cars, VR, AR and drones all making their mark. Listen up Did this year’s show have the X-Factor? Well, to be honest it was probably more ‘The … 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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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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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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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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But that’s only part of the story We were delighted that at this year’s TSMC OIP event on September 17th in Santa Clara, Imagination received the prestigious 2015 Graphics Partner of the Year award. The award recognizes the work done by Imagination and TSMC in benchmarking performance and design flows to enable our mutual customers to get the best possible … Continued

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Hello everyone! Welcome to my first blog with Imagination. Going forward I’ll be contributing here by providing snapshots of Imagination’s participation at events around the world, as well as some of the latest developments from the company. Let me start with some really cool news. At the recently concluded Open Innovation Platform® Ecosystem Forum held in Santa Clara, California, Imagination … Continued

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Our EVP of Marketing Tony King-Smith wrote earlier this month about the 2015 Imagination Summit USA taking place in Santa Clara, California. I was among the lucky ones to attend the event; in this article, I will report what I saw and heard from the keynote speakers. Imagination and the rise of IP platforms The first presentation came from Imagination … Continued

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