Modern travelers have become accustomed to the availability of seat-back entertainment on domestic and international flights. What once was a rare luxury has now become standard, and like other media and entertainment devices, has become subject to ever-increasing expectations of performance. Continue reading Snapdragon Takes Flight! Mobile Chipsets Power In-Flight Media
Consumer devices are getting more advanced by the day and contain complex software. Device manufacturers need to fix bugs, improve performance and provide new features based on market trends on devices that are already in the field. Device security and data protection are vital aspects too and it is essential to have the latest security updates as and when available, to prevent unauthorized access.
SMART Wireless recently added a new range of NanoSoMs in compact LGA packages to their product portfolio including the Inforce 6503, powered by the Snapdragon™ 660 Octacore processor. LGAs are land grid array packages with terminal pads on the bottom surface.
Virtual Reality devices have for several years now been in the spotlight in the consumer market, focusing on gaming and entertainment use cases. Much effort has been made to increase the perceived video resolution and reduce sensor latency in order to create a desirable experience with less risk of motion sickness. In parallel, Augmented Reality has been pressing forward in an attempt to improve lifestyle and business interactions.
Technology has changed so rapidly in the past decade and we are seeing new applications for mobile computing in various fields. With vast progress being made in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) algorithms, applications that previously involved manual labor are now being automated. These technologies are now constantly being used to solve some of the most common problems in our day to day lives.
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In this issue of our Newsletter, we share details on an exciting turnkey media streaming product that we will soon launch and a new line of LGA SoMs that we have just announced.
We also share details through a case study, of a diagnostic solution that is driven by one of our products. We conclude with a technical article that will enable product creators to execute their neural network algorithms on our platforms running Linux OS! We hope you enjoy reading our content as much as we love creating it. Continue reading SMART Wireless Computing | Newsletter – May 2020
As the price for processing power in embedded devices has dropped, the market has adapted to take advantage of a new tier of performance, features, and novel capabilities that have become both affordable and available. With the advent of low-cost embedded chipsets like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series, capable of cinema-quality 4K graphics, 802.11ac MU-MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity, and built-in support for cloud connectivity, there has been a marked increase in the features and capabilities included in devices like digital signage displays and wireless presentation devices that have not previously provided advanced cloud connectivity.
We at SMART Wireless are very proud of our customers. In a very short time, the ever-evolving coronavirus pandemic has impacted how companies manage their business and protect their employees. As we go through this unprecedented time, we have refined and accelerated our business continuity plans by taking proactive and focused measures that are allowing us to deliver the products and services that our customers need – at a time when they need them the most!
There is tremendous development in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) market due to the wide variety of applications they can serve. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, also known as drones, can be found in surveillance applications for farming and agriculture, mapping and surveying, military and dozens other commercial uses. Highly suitable for dangerous and harmful environments while also very capable, there seems to be no end to the new uses for UAVs. Continue reading Uncover unique Possibilities with the Inforce 6503 LGA Packaged SoM in rugged, SWaP-constrained environments
On-device Artificial Intelligence (AI) is designed for the device to perceive, learn and adapt to user behavior and environments. Vast improvements in recent times in the computing capabilities and hardware accelerators like GPUs and DSPs have fueled the ubiquitous use of AI. Continue reading Enabling execution of Neural Networks on SMART Wireless Platforms running Android or Linux OS