Friday, November 28th, 2014

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Maxim demos target IoT control

October 2014 – Maxim Integrated held an AE and press demo event to show off their new kits for the for the Internet of Things (IoT) product area. These new kits were targeted at wellness and medical electronics as well as standard industrial control. The wellness products had the highlight of the second-generation FIT2 which is the smart shirt with integrated sensors that is used to exercise. They... [Read more]


Micrium bring Spectrum to ARM IoT

 October 2014 – At ARM Techcon in Santa Clara, Micrium was showing their new end-to-end platform for the IoT marketplace called Spectrum. This package is a collection of the embedded software modules protocol stacks, and cloud services to help with applications for Internet of Things (IoT) device development. Unlike most silicon vendor provided tools the Micrium Spectrum solution is silicon... [Read more]


Secure power analysis at ARM Techcon

Differential Power Data Leak- Hardware solution October 2014 - At the ARM conference in Santa Clara, Rambus was showing their new Differential Power Analysis (DPA) product that was developed by their cryptography research division. The DPA space solution is targeted at keeping data private that may be radiated through fluctuations in the power supply to a chip. The EMC certification for a product... [Read more]


AMD shows of dual x86/ARM server

 October 2014 – At ARM Techcon AMD’s network products group was showing their new dual x86/ARM 64bit processor being used in and an advanced SDN application device. They were showing a 10GE switch that was enabled with NFV (network function virtualization). The device featured support for OpenStack in the networking space. The device was also a traditional switch without wireless integration... [Read more]


Women’s Audio Mission

October 10, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—The Women's Audio Mission is a non-profit organization that is working to further the entry of women into the audio field. WAM’s goal is to share the best practices, increase the enrollments of women and girls, and support underserved girls and women with free and low-cost music production training and services. They are also encouraging... [Read more]


Open Control Architecture Alliance

October 11, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—The Open Control Architecture Alliance is releasing a new open source specification to allow greater control interoperability in digital audio systems. Three years in the making, the new standard follows the move of A-V workflows from analog to digital and an IT infrastructure. The other work on IT architectures has been on the... [Read more]


Sound for the Small Screen

October 11, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—A panel considered the issues associated with smaller screens like tables and smart phones. The targets are games and small videos and music on the mobile devices, which require changes in the work. Jerome Rossen from Freshmade Music moderated the panel, with panelists Steve Horowitz from the Code International, Richard Warp from... [Read more]


Choosing the Right Speaker

  October 11, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—Steve Bush from Meyer Sound talked about the tools and techniques to choose the right speaker for an installation. The three basic requirements are to get the right speaker, put the speaker(s) in the right place, and point the speakers in the right direction. The first topic is to understand the various speaker types. An... [Read more]


World of Hohokum: Sound Design to Enhance Narrative

October 11, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—David Collins and Dan Briczynski from Sony Consumer Entertainment America talked abut the sound design and implementation for the game "Hohokum". The game uses graphics like "Yellow Submarine" and general game play like "Snake" The music is a large part of the game and much of it is original music from performers from Ghostly Records.... [Read more]


MPEG-H Audio: Next Generation System for Interactive and Immersive Sound

October 10, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—Fraunhofer IIS and their partners techicolor and Qualcomm have released the latest specification and standard for sound. The standard is gearing up for the more immersive 4k and 8k TVs and cinema productions. The new standard changes sound from a baked-in mix to a 2-D output format like stereo or 5.1 to an object-oriented package... [Read more]