Time flies as we head into July and continue to innovate in order to provide top quality products and services to our customers.
In this issue of our Newsletter, we share details on how our hardware can power in-flight media with support for the latest encryption and networking standards. Different use-cases necessitate different types of electrical interfaces for the connected displays and we share insights on how to enable any display panel on our Snapdragon powered platforms. We also share details on configuring your audio requirements on our hardware easily through ALSA and related tools. We conclude with a technical article on the Snapdragon camera data path and related use-cases! Continue reading SMART Wireless Computing | Newsletter – July 2020→
SMART Wireless Computing will be showcasing their product solutions in the IoT space at the MUST Virtual Exhibition 2020 which is to be held online from July 7th to 9th of 2020. IoT brings a massive surge of smart, connected devices that will enable new services and efficiencies across industries. With extensive design and manufacturing experience, SMART Wireless is uniquely positioned to drive the intelligently connected future with its solutions and products that span over multiple generations of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors allow spectacular, true-to-life photos and vibrant videos to be captured through their advanced camera technologies, including the Spectra™ Image Signal Processor. The integrated signal processing technology allows capture of high resolution content from a distance without sacrificing visual quality and unwanted vibrations. The camera technology in Snapdragon platforms can scan for visual noise, allowing for bright and colorful photos regardless of lighting conditions by enhancing and sharpening images where it’s needed most. With high dynamic range (HDR) for a more vibrant color range and noise reduction for sharper and cleaner images, you can capture colors that appear as true to life as possible. Continue reading MIPI-CSI Camera Solutions on our Qualcomm Snapdragon Platforms→
Audio bring up, routing and testing can be a demanding task without the right tools for the job. The ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) project offers an excellent tool through a suite of hardware drivers, libraries and utilities which provide audio and MIDI functionality for the Linux operating system. ALSA is a software framework and part of the Linux kernel that provides an application programming interface (API) for sound card device drivers. It allows for automatic configuration of sound-card hardware and easy handling of multiple sound devices in a system. Continue reading Audio Routing and Configuration on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Platforms using ALSA→
Snapdragon™ processors are designed to ensure that the content rendered on connected displays looks great even under tough lighting conditions. The underlying Qualcomm® Technologies make great displays look even better! Snapdragon processors natively support popular graphical displays like MIPI-DSI and HDMI. HDMI displays that output any of the standard resolutions typically work out of the box on Snapdragon based platforms but displays of other electrical interfaces require programming to be done. Different use-cases necessitate different types of electrical interfaces for the connected displays and these signals may not be natively supported.
The start of summer brings fresh optimism as we adjust our lives to coexist with the pandemic.
In this issue of our Newsletter, we talk about use-cases and provide details on incorporating our new LGA SoM based on Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 660 in to your product design. We also share details on realizing useful solutions in the retail and augmented reality space, through our platforms’ AI and Compute Vision capabilities. We conclude with a technical article that will enable product creators to perform over-the-air software updates! Continue reading SMART Wireless Computing | Newsletter – June 2020→
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.