Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

May 2016 – One of the challenges of the smart home and the incorporation of IoT into that home, is the mitigation of risk to benefit. In the past, adoption of these technologies, such as alarm systems, motion detectors, high security door locks, were brought to the mainstream in association with insurance subsidies. These subsidies [...]

November 11, 2015, ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, CA—Markus Levy from EEMBC talked about the need for care in reviewing benchmark results. Even though many benchmarks are easy to apply and provide hard numbers, they may not be appropriate for the units being measured. EEMBC has been in the standard benchmark arena for 18 years as [...]

September 2015 – The CTIA Super Mobility conference has a mix of technology, innovation in both communication devices and accessories. The accessories range from enhanced connectivity through fashion. A range of technologies from materials, manufacturing, design and component selection are used in these products. Leading off this space is longtime embedded and system component supplier Multitech. [...]

September 21, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Christina Lara from IBM explained why system-level verification must include full scale testing. Many installations see peaks of activity that can overload systems and small user base equivalent testing will not stress the system enough to bring out these problems. Most systems are built from a [...]

May 2015 – At the connections conference, Intel was discussion their IoT software tools and how to make the software stack for their hardware more usable to the connected home application space. Their products can utilize a number of operating system options – open source linux, Android, windows, and other private RTOS. The windows development [...]

May 2015 – At the connections conference, we met with Nexia to get an overview of their connected home platform. Their system, unlike most in the marketplace, has a DIY aspect, but is primarily targeted at the professional installer channel. The system is built around a gateway and cloud solution that is fairly agnostic to [...]

May 2015 – One of the major sessions at the Connections conference this year was on the topic of wearables and focused on smart watches. The panel for the discussion consisted of speakers from Misfit, Mediatek, Peq, Reemo and Plantronics. In the wearables segment, the highest growth is in health and fitness. Smart watches have [...]

September 18, 2013, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Yogesh Vedpathak from Cleversafe examined the differences between cloud and SAN/NAS, and indicated the requirements for high throughput and resilient indications. A Storage Area Network (SAN) represents dedicated storage within a LAN and provides support for block and iSCSI, which doesn’t rely on TCP. Network Attached Storage [...]

January 8, 2013, Connections Summit, Las Vegas—A panel looked at the nature of smart TV and the possible future of entertainment. Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates moderated the panel. Panelists included Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation & Alliances at LG Electronics, Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director of FiOS TV Product Development at Verizon, [...]

 March 22, 2011 – Orlando, FL – At the International CTIA Wireless event, Smith Micro discussed the updates on their mobile connectivity management tools. This suite of products is designed for both major public wireless service providers (AT&T, Verizon, etc) as well as companies that have privatized wireless networks (UPS, Fedex, utilities, etc). Some of [...]