Consumer Electronics Show (CES) News Roundup

CES logoThe Consumer Electronics Show (CES) runs from Tuesday 7 January – Friday 10 January in Las Vegas, showcasing the latest developments and trends in the world of consumer electronics.

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9 January 2014

CES: NFC eases set-up in wireless home lighting control
NXP and wireless light-switch firm EnOcean have demonstrated the use of near-field communication (NFC) to simplify the addition of control nodes to lighting.

Picture of the Day: CES – Sony in-car smartphone cradle receiver
15jan14EnOcean 425Here’s an interesting one. Sony, at CES, has unveiled what it claims is the first smartphone cradle receiver to allow multiple brands of smartphones to serve as in-car dashboard touch screens.

8 January 2014

CES: DSP runs HD video at multiple display resolutions
Analog Devices introduced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas an ultra-high-definition (UHD) video signal processor that is able to upscale and downscale between SD (480i), ED (480p), HD (720p, 1080i and 1080p), and UHD (2160p) video formats.

Picture of the Day: CES – Garmin VivoFit
Fighting for space on your wrist with the likes of the Nike FuelBand is Garmin’s new vivofit.

7 January 2014

CES: Cosworth telemetry goes social for Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet has developed a performance data recorder (PDR) in partnership with Cosworth, which it says will apply professional motor racing technology with social media to the road sports car.

CES: Microchip moves into sensor fusion
Microchip has announced a chip that merges data from multiple sensors for Windows 8.1 computers and tablets.

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CES: Google drives Android into cars with Open Automotive Alliance
Car infotainment is likely to figure large at CES 2014 and Google has taken advantage of the show to announce its Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). It is looking to make Android the foundation for a common automotive platform.

CES: CSR models responsive Bluetooth jewellery
Bluetooth specialists CSR are betting big on wearable technology, and they are using CES to model their new smart jewellery. The pendant provides ambient info, in terms of colour, for example about your phone’s status, in terms of who has called.

CES: Intel CEO makes conflict-free minerals challange to the industry
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich in his keynote for the CES 2014, said that the issue of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was “casting a shadow” over the consuner electronics market.

CES: Intel wants to put technology into fashion houses
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich reveals the chip maker’s plans for wearable devices at CES 2014, the International Consumer Electronics Show opens in Las Vegas.

CES: Google dives Android into cars with Open Automotive Alliance
Car infotainment is likely to figure large at CES 2014 and Google has taken advantage of the show to announce its Open Automotive Alliance (OAA). It is looking to make Android the foundation for a common automotive platform.

CES: Sigma Designs HEVC chip takes ARM into the home
Sigma Designs, the home multimedia chip developer, is to launch its high efficiency video coding (HEVC) capable SMP8750 family at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.

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CES: Gecko ARM MCU in smart watch
Magellan has chosen Silicon Labs’ EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontroller for its Echo smart watch, which communicates over Bluetooth Smart to control, be controlled by, and display data from, smartphones.

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CES: Wolfson audio goes wearable
Wolfson Microelectronics is working with audio processing company ComHear to develop chips for the wearable consumer audio applications.

CES: CSR VibeHub makes itself at home for audio
CSR’s VibeHub promises easier support for audio home networking, accommodating a range of inputs or music sources and allowing users to listen to different content in different rooms.

CES: Paick shows tiny iPhone power booster
Paick Noble with pop-up smallPaick has introduced a very thin half-inch portable 6000mAh power bank for iPhone 5, 5C, 5S, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Android smartphones.

CES: MediaTek mobile apps processor has 12 ARM cores
CES takes place in Las Vegas next month (7-10 January) and in the run up to the consumer electronics event MediaTek is showing its first true octa-core mobile system on a chip (SOC) which integrates an eight-core application processor.

CES: XMOS wins audio award, through Sony
The Consumer Electronics Association has announced its ‘Best of innovations design and engineering award’ honorees for January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

CES: Cambridge firm shows printable Bluetooth keyboard at CES
Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Cambridge-based startup, Novalia has developed a low-cost, patented manufacturing technology using standard print processes combined with capacitive touch technology and an embedded Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC).

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