With the recent changes to workplaces required by the coronavirus pandemic, the need for solutions capable of supporting reduced workforces and socially distant operations has been given an unprecedented level of urgency. Industry has been on a steady march toward automation for decades, incorporating robotics, sensors, and automatic data capture and processing tools to reduce reliance on large workforces and improve quality. We are now on the cusp of a new revolution in automation driven by improvements in computer vision technology and corresponding reductions in cost and complexity of the sensors and computing solutions required to power them. Automation solutions are now more generally capable, cost less, and can be implemented as system level solutions that are integrated seamlessly aside traditional workforces. Continue reading Snapdragon Smart Vision Improves Robotic Material Handling & Tracking
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
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.
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.