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06 - Creator Ci40 IoT kit - FlowCloud detailed

A new architecture for consumer IoT applications

      

If you’ve been following the wireless industry for some time (like yours truly), you might have noticed that a lot of the marketing effort behind launching a new connectivity standard is spent on the speeds and feeds – basically explaining how fast it will go. Certainly, that has a place and I think it’s a […]

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Implementing Cat-0 and Cat-1 LTE for the Ensigma Explorer radio processors

    

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 […]

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ELVEES goes full purple: MIPS, PowerVR and Ensigma united in one vision chip

       

UPDATE: ELVEES’ new ELISE SoC targeting ADAS, smart devices, IoT, augmented reality and other computer vision applications has been announced in a press release earlier this week. You can read more about the partnership between Imagination and ELVEES on our website. If you follow this blog closely (and I hope you do), you may have […]

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Heterogeneous and cognitive connectivity in the 5G era

     

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 […]

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Ensigma Whisper RPUs and IoT applications

    

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 […]

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Ensigma Series5 radio processors for high performance connectivity

    

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 […]

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03 - Creator Ci40 dev board - full specs

Creator Ci40 dev kit puts the IoT in a box for £80

        

Recent research from Gartner suggests that by 2020 the Internet of Things market will grow to include billions of connected devices from smart sensors and gateways to data centers and other computing platforms. To accelerate IoT development, Imagination is today introducing Creator Ci40, the most complete development kit for the Internet of Things. The package […]

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Power management for IoT devices

     

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 […]

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Optimizing Wi-Fi power consumption for IoT

    

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 […]

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Processing performance requirements for IoT devices

      

In this article I’d like to explore some architectural considerations for the CPU and wireless connectivity performance requirements for IoT devices. This post is relevant for system designers looking to scope out the initial specifications of a next-generation IoT device while taking into account features and scalability. CPU processing performance requirements Architectural considerations for the […]

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