The telecommunications industry is now entering an exciting phase of development many refer to as the Internet of Everything (IoE), including Internet of Humans (IoH), Internet of Digital (IoD), and Internet of Sensors (IoS). The objective here is to bring more “smartness” to the way humans and machines communicate. In order for this vision to materialize, enabling technologies must be harmonized under a common paradigm so they can enable seamless experiences across various verticals. There are five key technologies upon which the IoE world is built, namely sensor networks, connectivity, processing, software platforms, actuation technologies, and big data and machine learning. Based on these building blocks, the Semiconductors sector looks at the strategic technology deployment across various verticals with unparalled technology granularity covering all WLAN and WWAN technologies and technology combinations, processing platforms including CPUs, MCUs, MPUs, DSPs, ISPs, heterogeneous computing, high performance computing, key sensor technologies, and sensor fusions targeting various use cases from motion sensing, environment sensing, optical, and image sensing, to acoustic sensing and biometric sensing.
Do consumers have to make a choice between Wi-Fi and household devices, such as baby monitors? Ofcom, a UK regulatory group, focuses its enforcement efforts in three areas: broadcasting, telecom, and protecting the airwaves. It has done some fine work in protecting its citizens. Recently it decided to look into possible interference issues with Wi-Fi and commissioned Mass Consultants to conduct surveys and tests and write a report on the matter. The report has now been published and some UK publications have sensationalized the results. One PC-oriented magazine suggested that baby monitors and wireless TV signals might kill off Wi-Fi in urban areas. Having to choose between keeping a baby safe and accessing the Internet wirelessly might make exciting reading, but a National Enquirer approach could do serious damage to a Wi-Fi industry that faces the same recessionary pressures as do other industries. What does a look at the report itself reveal?`