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Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Automotive, Networks, Semiconductor, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Telecom, Wireless |

M2M Devices: Cellular Modem Optimizations

M2M Devices: Cellular Modem Optimizations

M2M devices are devices which communicate with other devices or servers, without the need for human interaction. These kinds of devices are used in many application areas such as industrial automation, smart cities, health, etc. These devices are to be networked within a premise (intranet) or over the internet. Within intranet, these devices can communicate over short range connectivity technologies such as WiFi, Zigbee, and Bluetooth. These devices have to connect with the internet using WiFi or cellular. WiFi may not always be an option because of lack of access points at all places, especially outdoor premises. In cases where Wi-Fi is not suitable, cellular effectively provides the last-mile connectivity. Traditional cellular connectivity has been used in high-end devices like smartphones, tablets, laptops and netbooks. For this, cellular modems have evolved mainly to handle many scenarios such as seamless mobility and high data rates. Since M2M devices need to be low footprint and less power consumption, there is a need for customizing cellular modems. Here are a few insights to possible...

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Semiconductor, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Telecom, Wireless |

M2M – The Next Generation

M2M – The Next Generation

While mobile phones allow people to communicate with other people and/or computer systems while on the move, machine to machine (M2M) technology lets machines transfer information between one another using the same underlying mobile networks. This blog will have series of posts covering aspects of M2M in terms of M2M and the need for M2M now Global M2M Market opportunity M2M value chain and M2M business models M2M Enablers Representative Use Cases In this post, aspects of what M2M is, the need for M2M now and its market opportunity will be covered. M2M more broadly refers to the concept, which is best brought to life by the following paraphrased Wikipedia description. The M2M concept comprises a device (such as a sensor or meter) to capture an event (such as temperature, inventory level, etc.) that is relayed through a network (wireless, wired or hybrid) to an application (software program) that translates the captured event into meaningful information (for example, items need to be restocked) that causes relevant action to be...

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Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Semiconductor, Smart Device and Wearables, Wireless |

Next Phase of Mobile Computing – Making everything Smart

Next Phase of Mobile Computing – Making everything Smart

Do you think your smartphone is a ‘smart’ one? Yet not. The technology that powers the device is yet to catch up well everywhere and the world around us to transform radically. The first phase of mobile computing was all about turning our cellphones into powerful pocket PC’s. This posed unique challenges because of the size and data connectivity. Over the last decade, cellphone witnessed convergence of technologies with significant proliferation of data and voice. Once the size seemed to be squeezing and then started to become bulky with large screen displays. Within this process tablets were born. Multiple segments of devices were created. The local connectivity technologies converged, and coherently evolved to become robust. The cellular technologies bettered by specifications and eventually on the data rates. The semiconductor industry had undergone convergence & consolidation to produce stable, integrated, powerful, fast and efficient hardware platforms. The web services to connect to the internet were redefined and internet on the device became more prevalent with quick access to any data....

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