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2016-05-06 Will drones fill Intel's smartphone market void?
Coming on the heels of its recent announcement of massive layoffs and cancelling of mobile SoC platforms, Intel turns a new leaf with drones.
2014-12-04 Securing industrial sites from trespassing drones
Recent news of flying unidentified units over populated and state-owned areas have given birth to projects such as drone catchers to control the incidence of intrusions.
2016-06-06 Mobile SLAM for drones boast 1kHz update frequencies
Terabee, a French remote and proximity sensing solutions company boasts of its new stand-alone device with update frequencies up to 1kHz for fast moving robots and drones.
2015-03-12 Is it time to use drones in distribution centres?
A distribution centre is a perfect place for drone flight. Not only is it fully roofed, so no weather disruptions, but also offers a much more controlled and isolated environment.
2015-03-12 Inventory count made easier by drones
Although drone delivery in distribution centres poses a few technological hurdles before it can be implemented, this idea also presents advantages in inventory management with the aid of RFID tags.
2015-03-31 Flying drones, big data fight poaching
SAN Parks (South African National Parks) announced that these unmanned aerial vehicle solutions would now be an integral part of their strategy to combat rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.
2015-10-27 Can Sony's drones improve supply chain practices?
Sony announced that a working drone prototype developed by Aerosense is ready for commercial use. Sony expects the craft will generate sales for commercial applications of over $80 million by 2020.
2016-04-25 AI joins thermal imaging for drones, autonomous cars
Once a thermal imaging core is combined with a visual intelligence processor core like that of Movidius' Myriad 2, thermal imaging cameras can not only get smarter. They can also double as embedded cameras that capture images using visible light.
2015-10-30 Google to test balloon-powered Internet in Indonesia
Starting next year, Google will test Project Loon in Indonesia, aiming to provide high-speed LTE Internet connection to 100 million residents of the southeast Asian archipelago.
2016-01-08 ToF ranging sensor promises to enhance mobile cameras
The VL53L0 from ST can range faster, over longer distances, and more accurately, considerably improving smartphone- and tablet-camera performance, targeting drones, wearables and IoT devices.
2015-10-28 Sony JV underscores bullish outlook for drone market
While it is still too early to say what lasting impact drones will have on the supply chain, Sony expects its craft will generate sales for commercial applications of over $80 million by 2020.
2013-10-10 MEMS industry players eye smaller analytic instruments
Honeywell's recently unveiled a penny sized MEMS vacuum pump designed to enable military micro drones to detect chemical and biological agents.
2015-09-02 Intel invests $60M in Chinese drone maker
Drones have gone from being viewed as pricey hobbyist toys to an enticing technology with serious commercial applications including agriculture, construction, product delivery and others.
2010-10-27 Xeon gets embedded for flight
Mercury's Xeon embedded computer houses two quad-core Jasper Forest Xeon processors in an OpenVPX module for use in high-end radar, multi-sensor electro-optical/IR and other embedded applications.
2015-12-22 WRC-15 spectrum decisions reach consensus
There was lively interest in and a surprisingly high level of agreement in deliberations around the fate of the 700MHz and sub-700MHz bands during the recent WRC-15.
2014-09-26 Vision in wearables: Broader applications, functions
Vision processing can now take place right on your wrist or your face at price points that enable adoption by the masses. This article tackles a key factor in this burgeoning technology success story.
2015-06-19 Uncovering the economic and social impact of Moore's Law
Gordon Moore's prediction for the pace of semiconductor technology advances has set the stage for global technology innovation for 50 years, and has changed the world as we know it.
2014-10-14 Ultrafast charging batteries: 70% full in 2 minutes
The battery replaces the traditional graphite used for the anode with a new gel made from titanium oxide. Found in soil, titanium oxide is commonly used as a food additive or in sunscreen lotions to absorb ultraviolet rays.
2015-04-23 Trickle-down tech: It's not just the Pi
.The Raspberry Pi may be the most visible example of trickle-down technology, but there are over 100 board vendors embracing semiconductor innovation and bringing it to the wider world of embedded boards for diverse, long-life, and ruggedised applications.
2016-02-10 Tricked-up drone aids firefighters
South Korea's research institute KAIST has built a drone that can navigate narrow spaces by flipping vertically to hug walls and can withstand fire up to 1,000C.
2016-01-26 TDK teams up with Qualcomm to form $3B RF joint venture
RF360 Holdings will acquire the filter and module design and manufacturing assets, plus related patents, owned by TDK, with certain assets being acquired directly by Qualcomm affiliates.
2015-10-12 Singapore tests drone for mail delivery
The battery-operated drone, which is designed for use in dense urban landscapes, can carry a payload of up to half a kilogramme, fly at a height of up to 45m and travel a distance of 2.3km.
2014-04-28 Sensors cross the megapixel threshold
The CMOS image sensor race in applications ranging from automotive to sports analytics and food inspections moves beyond the megapixel battle and is defined by a more complex criteria including frame rates, sensitivity, integration time, and light sources.
2015-08-13 Rising industry demand boosts motion sensors market
MarketsandMarkets predicted that the global motion sensors market will approach $6.45 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 12.93 per cent from 2015 to 2020.
2015-11-04 Qualcomm outlines 5G roadmap for cellular, IoT
Qualcomm is proposing interfaces mostly based on existing OFDM, but adding support for multi-user massive MIMO for higher spectrum bands and a non-orthogonal technique for lower bands and IoT uses.
2008-10-22 Putting Big Brother on auto-pilot
Technology has put powerful new tools in the hands of those who promote security through surveillance, but it has also amplified a longstanding problem for the watchers, namely that the amount of incoming data.
2014-08-18 Parrot drone gets GPS teardown
The Drone uses the combination of Bosch BMA150 Accelerometer and BMP180 Barometric Pressure Sensor, Invensense IMU-3000 Gyro & Motion Processor, and Microchip PIC24HJ Microcontroller.
2015-01-06 Mobile devices push market for combo sensors
Research and Markets estimated the combo sensor market at $420 million in 2013, $585 million in 2014, growing to $1.4 billion in 2019.
2015-06-29 Miniature single-chip module targets IoT apps
The i.MX 6Dual SCM from Freescale enables hundreds of components such as processors, memory, power management and RF parts to be integrated in a single platform for the Internet of Things.
2015-10-09 Micromirror tech expands to industrial use cases
The DLP9000X chipset from TI offers developers more than five times the streaming speed of previous chipsets, with four million micromirrors supporting print resolution less than 1?m.
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