On The Move

Archive for 2012

 

Mobile solutions at Work

We typically refer to mobile solutions in the context of consumers as these mobile devices are used in our daily life for fun, accessing information, watching movies and similar tasks. We also use these Mobile electronics for work related tasks: phone calls, texting, email, business apps and for accessing / sending information.

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MIPI Interoperability and Conformance: Interview with David Woolf (Part 3)

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MIPI Interoperability and Conformance: Interview with David Woolf (Part 2)

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MIPI DigRF Integration Tutorial in IP Summit

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MIPI Interoperability and Conformance: Interview with David Woolf (Part 1)

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M-PHY for the Masses

It’s probably one of the most important milestones for the MIPI alliance in my humble opinion. Having made inroads into mobile markets with several specifications, camera CSI-2, display DSI, DigRF and D-PHY to name a few, now it’s the turn of the M-PHY. The most scalable, low power physical layer that can serve multiple end-applications (or protocols). Six end-applications to be precise, yes SIX.

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It’s a Mobile World

 

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#1 Camera Application

What application sells most image sensors in the world? As you probably figure out it is not Digital Still Camera or other consumer electronics used to capture photos or videos like a camcorder. Almost every mobile phone comes with a camera (image sensor), same with tablets. Sometimes 2 cameras are standard feature, capturing front and back. Based on latest information from iSuppli mobile handset account for ~ 1.66 billion Image sensor units shipped out of a total of 2.1 billion CMOS image sensors (79%). But there are both CMOS and CCD image sensors. You can find CMOS and CCD image sensors and these are two different technologies for capturing images digitally, both convert light into electric charge and process it into electronic signals.

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Infectious Mobile Trends

We are surrounded by electronics that make ourselves accessible all the time. It can be at work, while driving, at night while watching a movie or having fun with family, or at a social event. The mobile device is used for socializing using several tools including instant messaging, social network, voice call or video call. With cameras used widely in mobile electronics and the availability of broadband wireless communication it’s easy to make video calls from the device. The thing with mobile is that it tends to ‘infect’ other electronics around it… we now have home electronics such as TVs, Gaming and Set-top-boxes that incorporate cameras, wireless connectivity and app’s which allow to make video calls. All of these originated from the PC/laptop and accelerated with mobile usage that got people hooked.

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4G: True or False?

The ITU-R specification for IMT-Advanced, the next step in mobile broadband wireless technology was announced this week. ITU finalized their technical evaluation that included operational aspects and determined that LTE-Advanced and WirelessMAN-Advanced that are the compliant versions of LTE and WiMAX. These protocols are regarded as ‘true’ 4G and according to ITU standards the so-called 4G phones we see in the market today that provide higher speeds are not part of the next generation mobile technology covered under IMT-Advanced.

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