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2021: Year of the Cold Chain

With COVID-19 vaccine production complete and distributors urgently looking for ways to transport it safely, all eyes are on the effectiveness of the cold chain. Early vaccine candidates require ultra-low temperatures, as much as -70 degrees Celsius©, or -94 degrees Fahrenheit. This is influenced by a lack of data ...

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The Next Breakthrough in Indoor Wireless: Distributed Massive MIMO

Importance of In-Building Wireless in the 5G Era

5G is entering the mass market in late-2020 and early adopters, as well as large-scale deployments, are illustrating best practices for the rest of the world. An important conclusion from many advanced Asian markets, including South Korea and China, is that outdoor 5G deployments need to take ...

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Getting Smart Today for Smarter Connectivity Tomorrow

As we unfold what smarter connectivity looks like in the future, consider the following stats:

  • At the end of 2020, 6.6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected and active worldwide
  • 840 million of them will use cellular networks, which is just under 8% of the total
  • At the end of 2014 ...

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New 5G Smartphone Teardowns Confirm Benefits of Radio System Integration

As the smartphone market continues its speedy transition to 5G, it becomes increasingly obvious that the design of Radio Frequency (RF) systems and the choice of appropriate RF Front End (RFFE) components will become key for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to differentiate their products.

ABI Research, using the teardown expertise of System Plus Consulting, unpacked ...

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AI and Machine Learning for the IoT

Growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) Advanced Analytics Market is accelerating, due in no small part to the emergence of enterprise data as a major factor. Out-of-the-box and off-the-shelf machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are making it easier to process and transform data. In addition, vendors are now easing access to ...

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As vehicles become smarter and more autonomous, another technological advancement will ignite this trend over the next decade: all-digital display-based dashboards will soon universally replace analog clusters, making the entire cockpit digital and incorporated into a single Engine Control Unit (ECU). Between now and 2030, 461 million vehicles with head-unit and digital dashboard displays and ...

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Wearable payments are finally coming into their own, despite having been around for more than a decade. Traditionally viewed as a fashion accessory, they are now enjoying more mainstream adoption as a contactless, convenient, and frictionless method of payment.

Contactless and Near-Field Communication-enabled mobile payments have become an overarching trend within the payments market, driven ...

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As the telecommunication industry starts deployments of 5G, players in the ecosystem are exploring how to implement new products and services to take advantage of the capacity and reliability that 5G networks offer. As one vertical that can take advantage of 5G networks, the media & entertainment industry has experienced recent fundamental changes, with the ...

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Digital Mapping Technology in Asia-Pacific

The collection of data in digital mapping is done through several methods, among them: participatory mapping, image interpretation, and utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. These large amounts of data require a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) platform to aggregate, display, visualize, and analyze. The APIs and SDKs (Software Development Kit) of these platforms provide developers ...

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Undoubtedly the industry most dramatically affected by COVID-19, healthcare systems across the globe are under tremendous pressure and the pandemic highlights an urgent need to advance toward smart healthcare systems. At the same time, COVID-19 has also presented the perfect application scenario for the deployment of 5G networks in hospitals, doctors’ practices, and social care ...

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