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Ensigma Whisper radio processors take on low power connectivity

    

Digital baseband integration has been a growing trend in wireless applications as it offers tangible benefits for system architects looking to reduce cost, form factor and power consumption. Until now, our Ensigma Explorer RPUs (radio processors) have been leading the charge in high performance baseband integration. We’ve seen several strategic design wins in the last […]

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Toshiba TZ5000 processors combine PowerVR, Ensigma for IoT, wearables and streaming devices

     

In a recent blog article, I covered a few announcements from MWC related to chips using MIPS CPUs for IoT and M2M applications, a market that is set to continue growing exponentially in the next decade. Executives at Cisco are predicting that the IoT phenomenon will be worth $19 trillion over a ten year period […]

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Imagination joins with industry leaders to drive open security

     

Every day we hear some new horror story about security, whether it’s consumers impacted by phishing or other intrusions in their own applications and devices, or via enterprise breaches in an increasingly long list of corporations. Security matters While we would hope that consumers and enterprises are paying attention (and doing something about it), some […]

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PCs are not the only devices going wireless in 2015

While browsing on Forbes a few months ago, I came across an article by Moor Insights & Strategy founder and principal analysts Patrick Moorhead who described how recent wireless technologies are creating fully portable mobile devices. (I am an avid reader of Patrick’s articles and recommend you subscribe to his column on Forbes) Since I always […]

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Chipsets for smart glasses and other high end wearables

      

Smart glasses are an example of high-end output wearables; whether they’re used in industrial applications or to augment our everyday life, smart glasses are the poster child for computer vision applications and require significantly more horsepower than a traditional smartwatch. Smart glasses can be used for industrial applications or to augment everyday life activities Designing […]

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SoCs for smartwatches and other mainstream wearables

     

According to a team of Gartner analysts, affordable Android-based smartwatches will retail at $30 by 2015 as interest builds up inside consumer mass markets in China and internationally. This puts smartwatches at the forefront of wearable adoption, since it is a category of devices that consumers are already familiar with and feel comfortable using. A […]

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Wearable SoCs for fitness bands and activity trackers

      

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 […]

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Get that smartphone chip out of my wearable!

      

The interest surrounding wearables has never been higher. IDC says that over 19 million wearable devices will ship by the end of 2014, a threefold increase over last year’s figure. Wearable shipments will grow by 78.4 percent annually, eventually surpassing the 100 million mark for worldwide shipments in 2018 alone. IDC also notes that wearables […]

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Taking on fragmentation in IoT

         

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 […]

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Designing connected processors for consumer IoT

        

MIPS, Ensigma and FlowCloud at the heart of wearables, eHealth, home automation and other connected devices I saw an interesting comment from Rick Merritt (EE Times) on LinkedIn the other day. He was noticing how chips designed specifically for wearables are now starting to appear – and that made me realize the reach of our […]

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