SMART Wireless’s newest product is a production ready compact module based on the Qualcomm® QCS610™ Octa-core processor. The Inforce 6403™ Nano System On Module(SoM) comes in a LGA Package and is designed exclusively to drive rugged smart camera use-cases by enabling Ultra HD resolution video capture smoothly. Just plug-and-play and experience this SoM’s premium capabilities through the development kit that comes pre-loaded with a fully functional Linux Board Support Package!Continue reading A Compact LGA Module with UltraHD Capture for Smart Camera Usecases
Qualcomm’s Hexagon DSP is designed to accelerate certain workloads at performance efficiencies well above anything a modern CPU can offer. Video processing or computer vision tasks can be done on the CPU too but with a DSP available for these tasks, the CPU can be freed up for other tasks to increase your system performance. The Hexagon DSP on Qualcomm’s IoT chipset product line is a cluster of an application DSP and sensor DSP. The aDSP or the Application DSP, allows the device to process simple sets of data on low power, without having to wake up the Application processor. The aDSP can run custom applications to perform simple tasks, like hotword detection for voice recognition and low power music playback. The sensor DSP is a separate DSP and aptly named “low power island” which is designed to improve the battery life of always-on use cases, including step or activity counters or sensor-assisted positioning (using your platforms’ sensors to provide more accurate location when you don’t have a strong GPS signal).Continue reading IoT usecases enabled by Qualcomm®’s Hexagon® DSP SDK
Digital signage as a communication tool has made it possible to broadcast multimedia content in real-time over long distances to remote display devices. It smartens up the old concept of static content with added interactivity and connectivity. The content can range from simple text and still images, to ultra-high definition videos with or without audio. Digital signage offers a lot of advantages like secured content, contextual content updates, an integrated set of communication channels and dynamic features enabled by artificial intelligence (AI). Continue reading Qualcomm IoT Chipset based Networked Content Distribution Solutions
The month of November brings in an anticipation of new things and we at SMART Wireless, remain committed to provide our customers with high quality cost-effective products that are delivered on time.
In this issue of our Newsletter, we share insights on creating a scalable and dependable IoT device management solution that can provide lifecycle management services for deployed devices. Our next article illustrates how our platforms can be the main computing device on a robot through the RoS framework. We conclude with a technical article on incorporating circuit protection design techniques in our products to provide extremely reliable IoT solutions! Continue reading SMART Wireless Computing | Newsletter – November 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects a lot of dissimilar devices that collaborate together with the intent of gathering and sharing data. Threats to this ecosystem, such as risks of system failure from various overcurrent, overtemperature, electrostatic (ESD) and electromagnetic pulse (EMP) apart from environmental conditions are very likely and mitigation methods are thus absolutely necessary to ensure a high level of reliability that is expected from the IoT infrastructure. Product designers worry about device functionality and performance primarily but as more devices get included into the IoT infrastructure, it is essential to include circuit protection techniques in to the product design cycle. Continue reading Creating Reliable IoT Products Through Circuit Protection Design Techniques
The Robot Operating System (ROS) is an open source collection of software frameworks and provides capabilities that you would expect from an operating system, like hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly-used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management. ROS is a collection of tools, libraries, and conventions that aim to simplify the task of creating complex and robust robot behavior across a wide variety of robotic platforms by encouraging collaborative robotics software development. For example, one laboratory might have experts in mapping indoor environments, and could contribute a world-class system for producing maps. Another group might have experts at using maps to navigate, and yet another group might have discovered a computer vision approach that works well for recognizing small objects in clutter. ROS was designed specifically for groups like these to collaborate and build upon each other’s work. Continue reading Enabling ROS on our Qualcomm Snapdragon based Products
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand its reach extensively, as more and more devices get connected to collaborate together with the intent of gathering and sharing data. This ecosystem consists of diverse devices, different networks, varied protocols, connections, clouds and databases. Devices range from sensors and single purpose modules, to powerful gateways that route communications for groups of devices. The use cases and requirements for IoT operators too vary significantly across industries. Installed devices will need software updates and bug fixes and a few may need to be repaired or replaced owing to hardware failures. For applications reliant on this ecosystem to deliver transformative business value, a scalable and dependable IoT device management solution is necessary that ensures that all devices are current, always accessible and secure. Device management refers to all of the tools, capabilities and processes necessary to support IoT solutions effectively at scale. Continue reading IoT Device Management on SMART Wireless Products
Google’s latest version of Android was released in September of 2019. Android 10 was a big improvement over the previous version and Google also moved away from the tradition of using alphabetical nomenclature based on desserts with this update. Let us look at some of the advantages of using Android 10 over the previous versions of Android like Pie and Oreo.
Enabling Google Mobile Services on our Android Devices
The Android project (AOSP) is an open source operating system development project supported by Google. Google oversees this project’s general direction and the bulk of development. This project contains everything necessary to build Android but misses a few things necessary for creating a market ready hardware device and these include peripheral device drivers or processor architecture related optimizations. The Code Aurora Foundation (CAF) maintained by Qualcomm, serves their SoC driven ecosystem by hosting optimized, tested Android open source code needed to provide upstream enablement.Continue reading Enabling Google Mobile Services on our Android Devices