The new fitness wearable WHOOP 4.0 leverages a next-generation battery anode technology, which has the potential to raise the bar in the very competitive fitness and health monitoring market where major players such as FitBit, Xiaomi, and Apple lead.
Chiplet-based designs promise reduced development costs and faster time to market, but they’ve been exclusive to large chip vendors. Now, the industry is building an ecosystem intended to enable designs combining third-party chiplets that employ different process nodes. At the same time, RISC-V is enabling greater CPU innovation through its open-source model. These trends create an opportunity for a RISC-V chiplet vendor. Ventana Micro Systems sponsored the creation of this white paper, but the opinions and analysis are those of the author.
Thanks to the development of Bluetooth audio technology, wireless streaming has largely replaced physical media, and smartphone users no longer need to struggle with tangled earphone wires. But to accommodate Bluetooth’s limited bandwidth, the industry adopted a variety of lossy compression techniques that sacrifice audio fidelity. This white paper describes the benefits of the aptX Lossless codec, which enables wireless Bluetooth earbuds and speakers to stream audio that’s bit accurate to the original CD recording. The Linley Group prepared this paper, which Qualcomm sponsored, but the opinions and analysis are those of the author.
At the beginning of September we were pondering the rumors about a Samsung 5G modem that was predicted to show up on the US shores in the form of the 5G implementation solution for the yet to be released Google Pixel 6.
CMOS image sensors (CIS) have continued to evolve in response to performance requirements of current applications of Smartphone Imaging, Security Surveillance, Biometrics, Automotive and Depth Sensing and Ranging.