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Intelligent innovation ignites the creativity of IOT

according to mcmus consulting, it is the general trend of today's market to add more sensor functions at a lower cost in intelligence, which brings opportunities for large and small companies to develop innovative IOT edge products. According to yole's report on the current situation of MEMS industry - 2018 edition, there will be a large number of new sensors on the intelligent end: inertial sensors, 3D optical sensors, infrared (IR) sensors, environmental sensors, fingerprint recognition sensors, spectral sensors and optical MEMS (such as autofocus and/or micro projection conference on-site photos). When 5g really comes, the demand for radio frequency (RF) filters will further increase, and the fastest growth in the MEMS field will be RF MEMS (BAW filters). The MEMS market size will achieve a growth rate of 17.5%, and the shipment volume will achieve a growth rate of 26.7%. In this context, many design teams are developing advanced products based on sensors

for example, the advanced UAV technology developed by teams formed by small companies or DIY experimenters can make full use of cheap intelligent sensors to establish flight control, autopilot, navigation and imaging systems

nowadays, amateurs can also create cheap drones comparable to military drones. Of course, in addition to not carrying weapons! Every day, new start-ups are established, such as chirp microsystems Inc., which provide customers with low-power ultrasonic gesture recognition technology for mobile and wearable devices. Small teams in large companies are also developing innovative technologies. For example, Google's IC designer team has developed a contact lens, which includes a sensor to measure blood glucose levels, which can be used to improve the treatment of diabetes

a new generation of designers have emerged. They use the progress of sensing technology to build intelligent systems at the edge of IOT. These systems can work in any space, including your body, residence, private car or bus to work, as well as the city, factory, office building or farm where you work. The energy you consume and the means of transportation you travel, whether in the air, on the ground or at sea, have corresponding IOT edge solutions under development. At the same time, space probes, telescopes and satellites are also exploring the deepest part of the universe. It is not difficult to imagine that a new generation of designers can not only use the rapidly developing sensing technology, but also use cheap computers and networking systems to develop and deploy IOT devices to serve large-scale emerging markets in high-tech, consumer and manufacturing fields

although there are many cases related to big data, analysis technology and deep learning in the media, and the hot discussion about cloud technology has never stopped, without these IOT edge devices in the real world, and without them to collect and process data in the new edge computing field, everything would be impossible. It is estimated that there is a certain gap between domestic and foreign levels, and soon% of IOT data will be obtained, analyzed and executed through edge devices. The widely dispersed edge devices of IOT and the efforts of thousands of small innovative design teams have greatly promoted the rapid development of IOT

who is the new generation of designers? They form a small team and cooperate in various ways. They need to use design tools that are reasonable in cost, convenient and fast, and can quickly produce results. Their goal is to spend as little money as possible to deliver devices that can operate effectively to stakeholders

many of them work in companies that cannot buy traditional design tools that cost millions of dollars, and have no time or willingness to bear the expenses of the central CAD department. Some of them work in small companies with very limited resources, or in a new start-up company. These teams all have one thing in common: they must be able to develop proof of concept for system verification in order to take advantage of this huge business opportunity. Although the potential is huge, marginal areas are very cost sensitive and need to carry out proof of concept at a very low cost. The design team needs to use an affordable integrated tool process to quickly implement the solution, so that it can quickly develop all the components required by smart sensors: sensor elements, analog circuit interfaces, analog-to-digital conversion logic devices, digital logic devices, software, and printed circuit boards (PCBs) with unique shapes. The cost is comprehensively lower than that of traditional IC and system design

however, low cost does not mean simplicity. The edge sensor is becoming more and more complex, and the system itself can perform self-test and self calibration, and flexibly adapt to the changes of the environment. These systems can control processes, manage other intelligent sensors, and of course, send data to the cloud

the design team uses the supplier's IP, adopts low-cost embedded software development tools and real-time operating system, and realizes small batch wafer production through the multi project wafer scheme provided by the wafer foundry

iot edge is a fertile ground for creativity. Although these teams may be small, this sensor driven design environment is very complex. In order to push intelligent and high-value devices to the edge of IOT, small teams need extensive knowledge. The work involves digital, analog, RF, MEMS and networking fields. In addition to all complex electronic design problems, they also need to analyze multiple physical fields according to different device operating environments, considering factors such as temperature, vibration and pressure. Power consumption and intelligent power management are key standards because power is extremely limited in many edge applications. This complex development environment is driving sensor and IC suppliers, design automation solution providers, IP developers and manufacturing companies to continue to launch exciting innovative initiatives

in order to meet the needs of a new generation of designers, an innovative ecosystem is emerging, committed to helping develop new products and use various models PolyOne to acquire two companies with us $85.5 million.nbsp; To build an advanced composite platform, these models are no longer limited to millions of dollars, customized ASIC projects, large design teams or traditional IC companies

automation design suppliers are providing new hardware, embedded software, simulation and PC, hoping to bring you help B tool solutions. IP providers are creating new ways for designers to obtain the initial right to use IP free of charge or at a lower cost. Wafer foundries are establishing small batch manufacturing solutions and updating outdated process nodes to support cutting-edge IOT designs. Many companies are developing new methods of packaging IC and electronic products

the emerging IOT designers are developing products and various devices that can quickly improve your quality of life and the earth's environment according to the needs you are not even aware of, and set off another wave of new waves in the market

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