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 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 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
Innovative technologies and an expanded Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem have transformed how the world connects, computes and communicates today. Consumer adoption of connected devices has exponentially increased and this can lead to potential issues with electromagnetic interference if the devices being sold do not conform to regulatory guidelines. Imagine a doctor’s handheld device’s signal interferes with the operation of a medical equipment that was being used to monitor a patient in intensive care! Continue reading Emission Compliant IoT Solutions from SMART Wireless
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects devices that exchange data with other devices and systems over the internet. Connecting everything everywhere leads to a continuous stream of enormous data being generated and this data needs to be processed in real-time to make good use of it and drive applications.
IoT brings a massive surge of smart, connected devices and SMART Wireless has been in the forefront to drive this market with its solutions and products that span over multiple generations of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and cater to a diverse set of applications.
The current pandemic situation has necessitated virtual events and e-meetings to replace physical trade shows and exhibitions to showcase our solutions. Must is a B2B Matchmaking platform, and brings virtual infrastructural support to companies by using powerful technologies to enable visitors to e-meet and network with other visitors and Exhibitors’.
Smart Wireless is participating in an exciting Virtual Tradeshow organized by Must! Experience it with this link, and select ‘Access to VE,’ then drag to the right and select the SMART logo. With cool graphics and 3D motion akin to a video game, visitors ‘walk’ through the booth as if at a convention center. Enter from the lobby, and ‘walk’ around to see our product presentations and posters.
There are resources to download such as product collateral, and a ‘chat’ function that visitors can use to message in real-time, as well as a meeting request function to schedule a convenient online conference. Give it a spin and join thousands of others!
Defining the ISP
Snapdragon™ technology in the IoT space is often chosen for applications because of its advanced multimedia capabilities making it stand out over alternatives. When you use Snapdragon, you benefit from the performance efficiency of the CPU, immersive graphics from the GPU, a dedicated DSP and sensor core, integrated connectivity and the advanced imaging capabilities of the ISP. Without fully understanding each part of Snapdragon, you could be potentially missing out on making your application the best it can be! Today we focus on the role of the ISP, and help you choose a camera that perfectly fits your use case. Continue reading Understanding the Potential of Snapdragon™ ISPs and Selecting the Right Camera
Hackers keep devising unique new ways to circumvent traditional anti-virus/anti-malware software but with a secure boot process, it becomes extremely difficult if not impossible to gain malicious entry into a system. The bootloader is the first code that is executed after the board is powered up. The bootloader performs initialization of low-level hardware like clocks, memory, communication etc and is therefore highly coupled with the hardware. A boot process is considered vulnerable when bootloader attacks use the boot process itself to load malicious code masquerading as a legitimate operating system, prior to the loading of the real OS. The secure boot process is a way to prevent such attacks to the system before the bootloader is started and to ensure that the bootloader and kernel code are from trusted sources. Continue reading Qualcomm® Secure boot Prevents malicious software from loading during the system start-up process of Inforce platforms
On Tuesday, Inforce Computing was featured at the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ for Embedded Community event in San Francisco where they announced the availability of the Snapdragon 410E and 600 embedded processors. These processors were specifically designed for IoT and embedded applications. Whether you are a global OEM or a maker working out of your garage, the Internet of Things is the future. We will soon see millions of devices communicating with us and each other in every aspect of our lives. And the best part, Qualcomm has committed to supporting these processors for at least 10 years which is great news to IoT and embedded application developers.