Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing

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Pervasive computing — IoT, edge, cloud, data center, and backCadence announced it has found a cost-conscience way to scale capacity for 3D electromagnetic (EM) simulations using a hybrid cloud consisting of local computing resources and cloud services from Amazon Web Service (AWS). Data stays safe on the local resources, and, if more computing resources are needed, encrypted simulation-specific data goes to the cloud. The 3D finite element method (FEM) simulation is part of Cadence’s Clarity 3D Solver 3D, which under this new method will automatically set up and run the simulation in a private, secure AWS chamber. The user defines the number of compute cores to be accessed and when. The data in the AWS chamber is deleted after the compute work has been returned to the on-prem computers. “We utilize Clarity 3D Solver with on-premises...

7 New Gadgets to Have on Your Radar This Week

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It's Friday, thankfully, and this past week was another busy one in the world of tech. Google I/O happened, meaning we learned a lot about the software updates coming to some of our favorite services, like Chrome, Google Photos and Google Maps. You can finally buy all of Apple's newest gadgets — including the M1 iMac, M1 iPad Pro and brand-new Apple TV 4K (or even just the new Siri Remote) — starting today. There were also a bunch of cool new gadgets that were announced, which we've rounded up below. Syng Cell Alpha Courtesy The Cell Alpha is a high-end spaceship-looking wireless speaker that's been designed by an ex-Apple engineer who worked on the HomePod (as well as a vast number of other Apple products). According to the company, it's the world’s first “Triphonic”...

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing

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Pervasive computing — IoT, edge, cloud, data center, and backCombining AI with IoT not only gives another acronym AIoT, or Artificial Intelligence of Things, but it puts AI systems on the edge. Infineon Technologies has released its ModusToolbox Machine Learning to make it possible to run deep learning-based workloads on Infineon’s PSoC microcontrollers. The toolbox has middleware, software libraries, and special tools for designers to deploy machine learning models efficiently. Developers can use the deep learning framework they prefer, and a feature helps designers fit or optimize the machine learning in a resource-constrained embedded system. Subject to regulatory approval, STMicroelectronics is acquiring Cartesiam, an edge AI software firm based in Toulon, France, founded in 2016. Cartesiam, the maker of NanoEdge AI Studio, develops tools...

7 New Gadgets to Have on Your Radar This Week

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This week in the world of tech and gadgets, Apple invested big in the company that makes the protective glass on its iPhones; the first leaks of Sony's upcoming wireless earbuds, the WF-1000XM4, appeared; Xbox announced a convenient way for consumers to register to purchase its next-gen consoles; and a company called Facer announced a neat way to get customized faces for your Apple Watch. Of course, a bunch of new gadgets were announced, too. We've rounded them up below. Bluesound Node and Powernode (3rd-gen) Bluesound Bluesound announced new and refreshed versions of its Node and Powernode digital music streamers. They don't look drastically different, but Bluesound decked each new model with a more powerful processor and an improved DAC that supports high-resolution audio (up to...

5 New Gadgets to Have on Your Radar This Week

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A lot happened this week in the tech world. Star Wars Day came and went. Bill and Melinda Gates announced that they are separating. And there were a bunch of rumors about the upcoming Apple Watch, as well as rumors of a folding iPhone. But there were a few cool gadgets that were released, too. BenQ TK700STi 4K Projector BenQ The BenQ TK700STi is a new 4K HDR projector that's a great fit for gamers who own latest-generation consoles, like the Xbox Series X or PS5. It can produce a native 4K picture — so there's no need for upscaling, which is what most so-called 4K projectors do — so that games designed for those next-gen consoles can be shown off in all their HDR glory. The catch is that the TK700STi supports HDMI 2.0 rather than HDMI 2.1, meaning that it can only produce a 4K...

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing

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Pervasive computing — IoT, edge, cloud, data center, and backFoxconn (also known as Hon Hai Technology Group) is forming a joint venture (JV) with Yageo Group, a component production and process management company for EVs and other high-end electronics, to focus on the development of semiconductors under $2 USD, which they call “small ICs.” Through the JV, a new company called XSemi will develop semiconductors to provide a stable supply to both companies and other customers. According to a press release. “Hon Hai has built capabilities within semiconductor equipment, design services, IC design in 5G, AI, CIS (CMOS Image Sensors), and display driver, foundry fabs, and advanced packaging.” Yageo brings component production and sales. “Yageo aims to create a one-stop shop for its customers,” said Yageo chairman Pierre Chen in the press...

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing

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Pervasive computing — IoT, edge, cloud, data center, and backArm shared new features and some design wins for its Neoverse V1 and N2 platforms, which it introduced in September 2020. Neoverse V1 is optimized for high-performance computing. Arm has licensing wins from India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for its exascale HPC project; and European exascale computing company Sipearl’s supercomputing CPU; among others. Marvell is using Neoverse N2 cores n its  next generation of OCTEON DPUs. Arm also unveiled its  CMN-700 fabric for V1 and N2. Cadence now has 5nm and 7nm RTL-to-GDS digital full flow Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs) ready for Arm’s Neoverse V1 and Neoverse N2 platforms, which target hyperscale computing and 5G communications SoC development. The RAKs are suitable for advanced-node designs, including...

8 New Gadgets to Have on Your Radar This Week

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Most of this week's gadget news centered around Apple rolling out its latest iPhone software update and Spotify increasing the price of its family plan. But there were a lot of new gadget announcements this week, too. From Simplehuman's first-ever UV smartphone sanitizer to Samsung's newest Galaxy Books, Bang & Olufsen's fancy wireless speakers to some new MagSafe chargers, we've rounded up the best new gadgets announced this week. Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 28 Bang & Olufsen Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 28 is a pair of luxury floorstanding speakers that promise excellent sound and copious connectivity options. Each speaker has three 3” full range drivers, a 1” tweeter on the front, and a down-firing subwoofer, and they're packed with technologies that allow you to calibrate the...

Week In Review: Auto, Security, Pervasive Computing

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Automotive & transportationChip shortages continue to affect automotive production lines and the bottom line of automotive OEMs. Jaguar Land Rover and Daimler this week said they will reduce production because chip supply issues. Other car companies have or are planning to temporarily shut down production lines. Renault, GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler (now Stellantis), Volkswagen, Nissan, and Honda have all reported some shutdowns or slowdowns. The shortages are also now affecting the medium and heavy commercial vehicle (MHCV) sector, reports I.H.S. Markit in a blog. SEMI and the think tank Center for Automotive Research (CAR) plan to work together on the automotive supply chain issues. The two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this week. Through the MOU, the organizations want to connect microelectronics manufacturing and...

Quantum Week 2021 Unveils the Latest in Quantum Computing and Engineering

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"IEEE is now at the center of a global conversation to understand the power and promise of quantum computing."  — Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Lab IEEE Quantum Week is recognized as a leading venue for presenting high-quality original research, ground-breaking innovations, and insights in quantum computing and engineering. Through participation from the international quantum community, QCE21 offers an extensive conference program with world-class keynote speakers, technical paper presentations, innovative posters, exciting exhibits, technical briefings, workforce-building tutorials, community-building workshops, stimulating panels, and Birds-of-Feather sessions. Stay informed of all QCE21 updates - sign up for QCE21 conference alerts.Participation opportunities are available for a limited time. Authors are invited to submit...