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Sensory's TrulyHandsFree software, which InsideDSP last covered at its v3 introduction in early 2013 , precedes limited-vocabulary speech recognition with voice detection involving a specific key word or phrase. And with latest version 4.0 , Sensory adopts convolutional (i.e. "deep
When engineers set out to design a system (such as a wearable or handheld device) for minimum power consumption, there's a tendency to focus on selecting the most energy efficient processor and on optimizing the software for maximum efficiency. These are important steps, to be sure, but when
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"The economy, stupid" was one of the phrases that strategist James Carville hung on a sign in Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign headquarters – a reminder to focus on what's most important. In a similar vein, the reminder "It's the memory bandwidth,
Back in early 2013, the smartphone market was red hot, as was demand for Amazon's Kindle and other e-book readers. And the tablet market, although comparatively nascent, was in a rapid growth phase, as was interest in alternative computer platforms such as Google's Chrome O/S-based
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Your company’s core expertise lies in developing innovative digital signal processing algorithms, not in porting and optimizing those algorithms to any of the dozens of processors that your customers use. But optimized implementations are often critical to enable customers to utilize your
"General-purpose GPU" (or "GPGPU") refers to the use of graphics processors for a variety of non-graphics tasks, and is a frequently discussed topic here at InsideDSP . GPUs are massively parallel processors, originally designed to only handle vertex and pixel operations.
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Lately, neural network algorithms have been gaining prominence in computer vision and other fields where there's a need to extract insights based on ambiguous data. As I wrote last year , classical computer vision algorithms typically attempt to identify objects by first detecting small
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BDTI is well known for its software-related capabilities: performance- and power consumption-related benchmarking , for example, along with algorithm evaluation and development and optimization work . In such projects, BDTI frequently employs semiconductor manufacturers' evaluation boards
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The semiconductor industry has been on a head-spinning merger binge lately. NXP is acquiring Freescale. Avago is acquiring Broadcom. Intel is acquiring Altera. Much has been written about the motivations for these mergers, and about the implications for investors in the merged firms. But so far,
The SHARC DSP family has long been a design staple of mid-range and high-end audio, industrial and other digital signal-processing intensive applications. With its two new series of products , Analog Devices delivers dual-core SHARC to the market for the first time. And the ADSP-SC58x devices also