Highlights

Optimizing pre-silicon software development

In today’s fast-moving technology era, the most common approach for handling the needs of the market is a system-on-chip (SoC). An SoC is basically a...

Optimizing automotive dashboards for efficient rendering

Digital displays have seemingly taken over the world, first appearing in the 1980s. Today drivers expect to get into a new vehicle and find a...

Understanding NIST Framework security controls

International standard organizations and governments rolled out the requirements for businesses to tackle raising issues of cybersecurity, it’s wise to choose those standards/frameworks rather than...

How extensive signal processing chains make voice assistants ‘just work’

Smart speakers and voice-controlled devices are becoming increasingly popular, with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s assistant getting better and better at understanding...

Designing with Bluetooth Mesh: Chip or module?

To this point, this article series has covered an overview of Bluetooth mesh and how to select a device for an application. In this final...

Design

Understanding NIST Framework security controls

Bluetooth 5.2 SoC enhances security, battery life in IoT devices

Silicon Labs announced a new system-on-chip (SoC) EFR32BG22 (BG22) that offers hardware and software stack combinations designed to meet market demand for battery-powered high-volume IoT...

Automating the IoT incident response process

Today’s security analysts are overwhelmed. Their tools need to process a deluge of security events that often trigger massive amounts of false positive readings. At...

Group works for transparency in trusted silicon

Security is increasingly essential as device connectivity rises because the larger attack surfaces make it easier for systems to be hacked. The most foundational level...

Development

Low-cost dev kits speed LoRaWAN development

IoT device security: A path to standardization

Setting up an IoT device is a crucial step. If we take the case of a consumer product, this process is expected to be done...

Toolkit supports automotive-quality AI

NXP Semiconductors rolled out a new deep learning toolkit called eIQ Auto. NXP is seeking to set itself apart from competitors by making its tools...

Development platform to offer open unified environment

SAN JOSE — When it comes to programming FPGAs, most people think you need to be a chip designer or a step up from being...

Hardware

Optimizing pre-silicon software development

Optimizing automotive dashboards for efficient rendering

Digital displays have seemingly taken over the world, first appearing in the 1980s. Today drivers expect to get into a new vehicle and find a...

AI chip goes online through cloud service

Groq’s tensor streaming processor (TSP) silicon is now available to accelerate customers’ AI workloads in the cloud. Cloud service provider Nimbix now offers machine learning...

Measurement tool aids power optimization of embedded systems

Sundance Multiprocessor Technology launched Lynsyn Lite, a low-cost power measurement tool for the development of embedded and customized low-energy computing (CLEC) systems that require a...

Software

Interfacing with modern sensors: Polled ADC drivers

Software-driven power analysis

Power tends to cost; high power costs highly. This rather forced adaptation of Lord Acton’s famous quote captures two important aspects of semiconductor design and...

Using the Nucleus SE real-time operating system

View the RTOS Revealed series So far in this series of articles we have looked in detail at all the facilities that Nucleus SE has...

How low (power) can you go?

In my last post, “Arm Cortex-M low-power mode fundamentals”, we explored the fundamentals of low power modes that can be found on every Arm Cortex-M...

Industry

Optimizing automotive dashboards for efficient rendering

60-GHz radar-on-chip supports automotive industry requirements

Vayyar Imaging unveiled the industry’s first 60-GHz automotive-grade MIMO radar-on-chip (ROC) at CES 2020. Extending the company's automotive offerings, this solution is a low-cost version...

Automotive four-output power IC helps shrink multi-display design size

Designers of automotive electronic systems can now increase the number of displays per vehicle while reducing design complexity by using the MAX16923 4-output display power...

Assessing lithium-ion battery life for implantable medical devices

Battery life is a vital factor in many of today’s applications. For implantable medical devices, patients need to have confidence that the battery will give...

Trends

AI chip goes online through cloud service

How extensive signal processing chains make voice assistants ‘just work’

Smart speakers and voice-controlled devices are becoming increasingly popular, with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s assistant getting better and better at understanding...

Small AI module builds on Google Edge TPU

Murata Electronics Americas, in partnership with Google, is claiming the industry’s smallest artificial intelligence (AI) module that also speeds up the algorithmic calculations required to...

Multicore processor integrates neural processing unit

NXP Semiconductors N.V. expands its EdgeVerse portfolio with the launch of its i.MX 8M Plus application processor. This is the first device in the i.MX...