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Welcome to the foremost industry blog covering current issues in Digital Video and Audio, Embedded Devices and Mobile and Set Top Apps. You'll also find specific information on a wide range of other issues including hardware and software/firmware design; and video, mobile application and signal processing technologies. We cover a wide range of industries including security, cable/satellite, enterprise video, oil and gas, law enforcement, smartphone, defense and communications, among others.
In order to explain the history of how people consume entertainment video, we worked up the following infographic (click for the complete image): It’s also available as a PDF. Hope you enjoy it.
I’ve been working on a fun problem lately that involves estimating a scalar parameter from a set of repeated observations. It turns out that in certain circumstances, the presence of noise in the system can actually make the estimate more […]
I’ve got a new blog post up at EE Times, talking about how to build video devices for the Internet of Things: Video cameras are uniquely compelling sensors because vision is our dominant sense. Video is invaluable for applications such […]
Two friends—both evangelical acolytes of the Church of Apple—have been talking this week about the news that ApplePay and Google Wallet have been turned off by retailers who are backing a not-yet-released payment alternative called CurrentC. (And really, how dare […]
I’m sipping coffee while listening to my sweet new U2 album, and I’m pondering the future of openness with the Apple Watch. I haven’t seen any commentary about the fact that at launch it will only work with a recent […]
Software developers love writing new code. There’s something thrilling and exciting about designing creative, efficient solutions to new problems. Given the chance, many would rather write something new than reuse existing code, but despite what developers want, rewriting an entire […]
I’ve got a new blog post up on the Altera system design blog. It’s about designing secure IoT devices: Many Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices are real-world objects like appliances and thermostats, and therefore network security should be a paramount concern for […]
Cardinal Peak is currently developing an embedded product for a customer whose business is innovative lighting products. We have chosen to base the embedded system on Linux, because it includes a wealth of infrastructure, it is open source and royalty […]
I was interviewed by Xconomy today in a piece entitled ‘Could Fallout from Aereo Ruling Have “Chilling Effect On Startups”? ’ Here’s a little more analysis than what was covered in the Xconomy article. The question of how the decision […]
Recently we tweeted an interesting article on big data, from the Financial Times. The author’s key point is that sampling bias and sampling error are possible even with large data sets. As illustration, the author discusses a classic case where […]
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