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A Better Mobile POS

A Better Mobile POS with Empathy and Lattice

Posted 06/20/2017 by Yoshihiro Nakamura, Director of Device Development at Empathy

Portable, battery powered Point of Sale/Service (POS) devices were originally only used by delivery truck drivers. However, today’s fast-paced lifestyle and an ever-increasing focus on customer satisfaction have driven the proliferation of mobile POS devices into the hands of retail workers, restaurant servers, rental car agents, and many others. These new systems allow businesses to checkout customers whenever they are ready, wherever they are. These unique use cases created a new set of...

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A “Snappy” Solution for Video Docking

A “Snappy” Solution for Video Docking

Posted 04/11/2017 by Neil Bullock

Lattice’s SiBEAM Technology Group has developed SiBEAM Snap, a revolutionary wireless connection technology that delivers USB 3.0 (5 Gb/s) data over a short wireless link. It replaces the USB connector and cable. But it can’t deliver video, can it? Oh yes, it can! Let’s explore how video is traditionally delivered today and how audio, video and data can all be delivered over a Snap wireless connection. Video over USB The Universal Serial Bus is truly universal in consumer elec...

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2017 New Year's Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution: Better Data for All

Posted 12/28/2016 by Neil Bullock

There is a long tradition, across many cultures, of making New Year’s resolutions: Babylonians made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. The Romans began each year by making promises to the god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. Each New Year offers the opportunity to try something new, or to make efforts to do something better than before.

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Projecting the Future of Wireless

Projecting the Future of Wireless

Posted 09/27/2016 by Peiju Chiang

Across the consumer electronics landscape, wires have fallen out of fashion. Cellular coverage and Wi-Fi are everywhere. Wireless headphones are not only gaining popularity amongst audio brands, but also smartphone manufacturers. Wireless power has started to penetrate the mainstream as well, with international companies from Samsung to Starbucks offering wireless phone charging stations. Another area where wires are being removed is in audio & video (AV) links. Technology like WirelessHD t...

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When Wireless Technologies and Drones Soar

When Wireless Technologies and Drones Soar

Posted 08/02/2016 by Peiju Chiang

When I walked the show floor at CES 2016, I knew right then and there that drones would become one of the hottest technologies of 2016. I could not go a few steps without seeing one hovering in the air. There were drones as small as the size of your palm and drones that aimed to carry a person in flight. Even the heavy-weights like Intel, Qualcomm, and NVIDIA, had joined the fray.

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60 GHz Infrastructure Approaches the Tipping Point

60 GHz Infrastructure Approaches the Tipping Point

Posted 04/26/2016 by Neil Bullock

Very high capacity, robustness to interference, short range (but just long enough!), license-free: these are the characteristics that make the 60 GHz band ideal for wireless networks in dense urban environments. So why has networking in the 60 GHz band not been widely adopted?

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60 GHz at CES 2016

60 GHz Technology Makes Waves at CES 2016

Posted 02/03/2016 by Jean-Marc Laurent

In the depths of winter, with glitter from New Year celebrations still being cleaned off the streets, nearly 4,000 exhibitors descended upon Las Vegas. Starting your year with CES has become an annual rite of passage for consumer electronics companies, and with more than 20,000 products it looks like CES 2016 was another record setting show.

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Humanity of OPEX Reduction

The Humanity of OPEX Reduction (or how not to fry an egg on a rooftop)

Posted 09/18/2015 by Neil Bullock

Over the summer, we’ve been testing implementations of a variety of outdoor backhaul link technologies, including our own. This testing process involved the set-up of links in a number of locations, including rooftops.

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5 Reasons to Go Connector Free

5 Reasons to Go Connector Free

Posted 06/29/2015 by Bill Huang

In a world ripe with new and ever-advancing technology, our mobile devices have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Maintaining connection and organization in a busy and technologically advanced environment is made exponentially easier through mobile products. However, these handy little devices, while useful, are rather high maintenance.

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60 GHz – Breaking Through the Barriers

Posted 05/28/2015 by David Kuo

Market research estimates that the number of internet-connected devices will reach 25 billion units by 2020. That is three times the global population as estimated by the UN. Between smartphones and connected home appliances streaming 4K video or sending simple temperature settings, the world will be more connected and sooner than everyone of us expects.

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