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SoundWire, where are you?

SoundWire, where are you?

MIPI SoundWire® was introduced in 2014 as a means to provide a “comprehensive, unified interface for small audio peripherals”. The MIPI SoundWire specification was ratified in February 2015. In my regular conversations with clients on different topics there often... read more

Automotive Voice Companion

The Applicability of Automotive Voice UI While not yet mainstream, voice UI has grown more nuanced as it evolves in real (and practical) use case applications.  Automotive voice recognition has been around for over ten years and has experienced sizable improvements in... read more
5G RF for Dummies®️ Courtesy of Qorvo

5G RF for Dummies®️ Courtesy of Qorvo

5G is the next big thing for mobile broadband, and perhaps the greatest threat comes from improvements that make 4G LTE “good enough” for many of the 5G use cases.  When asked about their strategic roadmap, a mobile operator once said, “We just use whatever is next on... read more
Why 802.11ax Will Maintain Wi-Fi’s Relevance – Part 2

Why 802.11ax Will Maintain Wi-Fi’s Relevance – Part 2

Wi-Fi keeps evolving and maintaining its relevance in the market even as demands increase. SAR Insight wrote about how 802.11ax is maintaining Wi-Fi’s relevance here in Part 1. This Brainwave continues the discussion as it relates to IoT. Most people think of high... read more
5G RoboCars: Imagination and Knowledge

5G RoboCars: Imagination and Knowledge

5G technology is set to define cellular networks for the next decade, or through 2030 at least.  The definition of the 5G standard is intended to future-proof the technology, hopefully without over-engineering.  Even though 4G is the most successful and rapidly... read more
“Voicing” A Search For Content

“Voicing” A Search For Content

I’m not sure about you, but one thing is certain. I hate to type words with my remote control on my television, taking what seems like hours searching for letters to spell the word “It.” Thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence, voice functionality is... read more
Why 802.11ax Will Maintain Wi-Fi’s Relevance – Part 1

Why 802.11ax Will Maintain Wi-Fi’s Relevance – Part 1

Wi-Fi has managed to not only maintain relevant, but continuously expand to new areas over the last two decades. This is due to new protocols and enhancements that have increased its performance, resilience, and latency as well as its expansion into new spectrum... read more
The Validity of Voice

The Validity of Voice

As the market develops, improving the accuracy rate will be critical to voice controlled smart device success Does voice measure what it intends to, and is the technology reliable enough to sustain consumer confidence? These are important questions critical to the... read more
Wi-Fi Mesh Networking Will Change Over Time

Wi-Fi Mesh Networking Will Change Over Time

Mesh networking is becoming a critical part of quality Wi-Fi routers for consumers. Since I have been covering the Wi-Fi market for 14 years (since 2003) and have used it for 18 years (since 1999), there are many things I remember from the past that have only taken... read more

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