Expanding the Wild Blue Yonder

Photo credit: Brad Clement / Spindrift Films Last month, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced yet another new Bluetooth® spec, called Bluetooth 5. This new release, out at the end of this year or early next, quadruples the range and doubles the speed of the previous spec. When they hit the market, Bluetooth 5-enabled…

Keeping It All in Sync: Part Two

Earlier this week, I wrote about the importance of synching audio and video, something that we use in many applications. We’ve already discussed why it’s necessary, and today I want to talk about the different ways to do it, some easier than others. Adjust the Video The most common and easiest way to correct for these…

Keeping It All in Sync: Part One

These days, we employ audio and video applications in everything from IoT to embedded products, and one challenge that comes up time and time again is synchronization. Synchronization between audio and video streams is the most common case, but some applications require synchronization between multiple A/V streams, the latter being much more complicated. For the…

It’s That Time Again

It’s an early morning for many of us after “springing forward” and losing an hour of sleep over the weekend. While the time change might have a jarring impact on our alertness, our computers are probably humming along without ever noticing the switch. Or did they? It depends on which time system you’re using, since…