2021-06-08 - Brian Dipert

Spare CPUs get new life in PCs for donation

This engineer details the build of two PCs that were donated to provide computer access for a shelter program.

2021-05-31 - Kangbong Seo

Development of CMOS image sensors accelerates to serve a variety of applications

The design of CMOS image sensors is going through an accelerated phase of development to serve a variety of applications.

2021-05-18 - Brian Dipert

Set-top box teardown: Android isn’t just for smartphones

Android isn't just for smartphones and tablets, as this set-top box teardown makes obvious.

2021-05-11 - Brian Dipert

Apple event filled with Arm CPU-based system announcements

Apple's yearly spring product launch event was filled with Arm CPU-based system announcements, as well as plenty of other shiny,…

2021-05-07 - Susan Nordyk

Automotive-grade MEMS microphones enhance in-cabin audio

Automotive-grade SiSonic MEMS microphones from Knowles enhance hands-free calling, voice assistance, and noise cancellation.

2021-04-30 - Susan Nordyk

Gel-infused package protects barometric pressure sensor

A tiny gel-infused package protects Bosch’s BMP384 barometric pressure sensor from the ingress of water, dust, and other contaminants.

2021-04-23 - Brian Dipert

Amazon Echo Dot gets improved sonic performance

What’s behind the improved sonic performance in the third-generation Amazon Echo Dot?

2021-04-14 - Brian Dipert

Digital rights management issues persist

The music industry has largely turned its back on digital rights management, but the TV and movie industries continue to…

2021-04-08 - Sally Ward-Foxton

Will voice become default UI for most consumer electronics?

Voice control and voice interfaces have begun their inexorable infiltration of pretty much all consumer edge device categories.

2021-04-02 - Raj Senguttuvan

Key design considerations for voice command systems

This article provides design considerations for low-power, always-on voice command systems using voice activity detection (VAD).