Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

New Arrival: Samsung WindFree Multi-Split Air Conditioners

Monday, April 8th, 2024

The latest additions to Samsung’s Bespoke AI appliances supported by AI innovation promises smarter experiences to elevate homeowners’ lifestyles.

Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the launch of its latest WindFree Air Conditioner series, expanding Samsung’s range of home appliances for smarter homes, designed to elevate homeowners’ lifestyles with its Comfort Cooling, Energy-Saving, and Connected Living features.

Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced the launch of its latest WindFree Air Conditioner series, expanding Samsung’s range of home appliances for smarter homes, designed to elevate homeowners’ lifestyles with its Comfort Cooling, Energy-Saving, and Connected Living features.

The new WindFree Air Conditioners will be available in May 2024.

Configurations and prices for Samsung WindFree air conditioners.

Configurations and prices for Samsung WindFree air conditioners.

To allow homeowners to manage their homes in a smarter way, Samsung is also launching a lineup of new Bespoke AI appliances with enhanced connectivity and AI capabilities.

Prices and availability of Samsung’s new Bespoke AI appliances.

Prices and availability of Samsung’s new Bespoke AI appliances.

More details below from the press release.

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Tech Focus – 10 Predictions on How AI will Shape Technology in 2024

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Ee Huei Sin shares ten predictions from Keysight Technologies on how AI’s influence will strengthen and impact technologies across industries in 2024.

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) ready to direct physical-world activities in 2024?

Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) ready to direct physical-world activities in 2024?

With the introduction of ChatGPT, Dall-e, and many other tools to the public, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a hotly debated topic that will continue to dominate headlines throughout the decade.

Engineers are integrating AI into technologies and reaping the benefits to enhance operations, extract and leverage intelligence, and drive organisation-wide benefits across industries.

Here’s ten predictions from Keysight, on how AI’s influence will strengthen and impact technologies across industries in 2024.

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Tech Focus – How Non-Terrestrial Networks Boost 5G Mobile

Friday, January 26th, 2024

5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) are on the verge of dramatically improving global connectivity. Dylan MGrath from Keysight Technologies shares his enthusiasm for 5G NTNs and their powerful use-cases for broadband and IoT applications.

How do non-terrestrial networks boost mobile networks?

How do non-terrestrial networks boost mobile networks?

Patchy coverage, dropped calls, voice distortions, and inconsistent data speeds are some common problems with current 4G and 5G networks.

Some of these issues are due to the inherent problems of terrestrial networks.

About the Author: Dylan McGrath is the industry solutions manager for 5G at Keysight Technologies. Prior to joining Keysight, Dylan spent more than 20 years in technology journalism and marketing. He spent more than 10 years as an editor at EE Times, including several years as editor-in-chief of the 50-year-old electronics industry trade publication. His career has also included stints at Electronic News, IHS Markit, and the Hoffman Agency.

About the Author: Dylan McGrath is the industry solutions manager for 5G at Keysight Technologies. Prior to joining Keysight, Dylan spent more than 20 years in technology journalism and marketing. He spent more than 10 years as an editor at EE Times, including several years as editor-in-chief of the 50-year-old electronics industry trade publication. His career has also included stints at Electronic News, IHS Markit, and the Hoffman Agency.

Non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) can not only alleviate these problems but also potentially expand 5G coverage to the entire planet.

While NTN technologies use satellite systems or airborne platforms to provide telecommunication services in remote areas that are impractical for traditional terrestrial networks, a drawback of current NTNs is that they’re incompatible with traditional terrestrial networks.

For example, SpaceX’s Starlink is an NTN that provides internet access to millions of users around the world through its satellite constellation.

But even if users have smartphones and tablets equipped with perfectly capable radio transceivers, they still need an additional gateway device for Starlink internet access.

Fortunately, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the organisation that creates mobile communication standards, is addressing this incompatibility by bringing the NTN ecosystem under the umbrella of the 5G standards.

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CES 2024: AMD Introduces New Automotive AI Processor Chips

Saturday, January 6th, 2024

CES 2024: AMD is introducing two new devices – the Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoC and Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series processor – for next-generation automotive systems.

Working alongside a growing automotive partner ecosystem, AMD will demonstrate at CES 2024 the broad range of capabilities and applications for these new devices in automotive solutions available today and in the future.

Working alongside a growing automotive partner ecosystem, AMD will demonstrate at CES 2024 the broad range of capabilities and applications for these new devices in automotive solutions available today and in the future.

The Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoC and Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series processor are designed to serve key automotive focus segments including infotainment, advanced driver safety and autonomous driving.

“Our expanding and highly diversified AMD automotive portfolio presents a significant opportunity to serve this high-growth market while also underscoring the tremendous synergy of our combined automotive teams since the acquisition of Xilinx almost two years ago. As we look ahead to 2024’s Consumer Electronics Show, we are excited to showcase our achievements working in collaboration with our ecosystem partners that will advance the future of the automotive industry,” said Salil Raje, senior vice president and general manager, Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group, AMD.

Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoCs add an advanced AI Engine, enabling the devices to be further optimised for numerous next-generation advanced automotive systems and applications including: forward cameras, in-cabin monitoring, LiDAR, 4D radar, surround-view, automated parking and autonomous driving.

Versal AI Edge XA adaptive SoCs are also the first AMD 7nm device to be auto-qualified, bringing hardened IP and added security to automotive applications where safety is paramount.

Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series processors power the next-generation automotive digital cockpit, from the infotainment console to the digital cluster and passenger displays.

The expansion of the AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000A Series brings the first x86 auto-qualified processor family to offer the same PC-like experience consumers have come to expect from home entertainment which they can now enjoy in-vehicle, on the go.

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Tech Focus – All about automotive lidar

Friday, December 22nd, 2023

From its use in metrology and topography, lidar (light detection and ranging) technology has come a long way to quickly become one of the key technologies in autonomous vehicle (AV) advancements. Chaimaa Aarab from Keysight Technologies gives you the lowdown on lidar for AVs.

As automakers progress with real-world testing, it's clear that next-generation sensors offer intriguing features but differ from the silver bullet many thought they'd be at first.

As automakers progress with real-world testing, it’s clear that next-generation sensors offer intriguing features but differ from the silver bullet many thought they’d be at first.

Without driver/human inputs, AVs require sensors and computers to work together to read the road and surrounding environment.

Most advanced driver aids in the world today use a combination of radar (microwave) and sonar (sound) to warn about unseen threats and help stop a vehicle before a collision occurs.

About the Author: Chaimaa Aarab is a market initiative manager at Keysight Technologies

About the Author: Chaimaa Aarab is a market initiative manager at Keysight Technologies.

Lidar can perform similar functions, developing an image of the environment around it while still representing the best option for AVs to see the light.

Lidar technology in automotive

The automotive industry is undergoing an existential transformation with autonomous driving (AV) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

To achieve a fully autonomous driving experience, sensor fusion is positioning itself as the key enabler in the automotive industry.

While sensor fusion focuses on software algorithms combining the data collected from cameras, radar, and lidar to obtain meaningful decision-making information, data quality is paramount.

While there’s still a long way to go in mimicking the human senses and brain for level 5 driving automation, sensor fusion is a further step in that direction.

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Tech Focus – Elevating the In-Car Experience: The Power of Automotive HMI Testing

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

The automotive world is evolving rapidly, and the power of hardware is being superseded by the power of software. This means the old ways of doing things are rapidly becoming obsolete, especially in the testing space. Nick Hudson from Keysight Technologies shares how you can embrace the change and be at the forefront of the new world.

As the widespread rollout of fully autonomous vehicles comes ever closer, the accepted in-car setup is going to change beyond all recognition.

As the widespread rollout of fully autonomous vehicles comes ever closer, the accepted in-car setup is going to change beyond all recognition.

Just a few short years ago, the automotive human machine interface (HMI) was limited to dashboard instrument clusters, steering wheel controls, and centre stack controls.

Today, a vehicle is likely to have all that, plus voice recognition systems, digital interfaces, an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system that connects to your phone, and even head-up displays (HUDs).

And the evolution of automotive HMIs isn’t slowing down any time soon.

When the vehicle is in control, having all controls centred around the steering wheel and the driver’s 30-degree viewing angle is no longer necessary.

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Promotion: Roborock 11.11 Campaign and Flash Sale

Friday, November 10th, 2023

Roborock is offering discounts for its cleaning appliances from 11-13 November, with a flash sale from 12 midnight to 2am on 11 November with even bigger discounts and free gifts.

Roborock’s 11.11 campaign will be from 11-13 November 2023, with a Flash Sale from 12-2am on 11 November.

Roborock’s 11.11 campaign will be from 11-13 November 2023, with a Flash Sale from 12-2am on 11 November.

Roborock’s 11.11 campaign online will be available on its official stores on Shopee and Lazada.

Check out below what they have to offer.

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New Arrival: Roborock Q5 Pro Cleaning Robot and Dyad Air Handheld Vacuum

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

The new Q5 Pro (S$459.90) robot vacuum mop and Dyad Air (S$499.90) wet dry vacuum cleaner from Roborock are coming to Singapore on 25 October 2023.

The Q5 Pro cleaning robot (right) and Dyad Air hand-operated vacuum mop (left) are the latest cleaning devices from Roborock to be released in Singapore.

The Q5 Pro cleaning robot (right) and Dyad Air wet dry vacuum mop (left) are the latest cleaning devices from Roborock to be released in Singapore. Pictures not to scale.

The Roborock Q5 Pro Series features a DuoRoller Brush system to minimise hair tangles and to increase hair removal from carpets by 20%.

With a suction power of 5,500Pa, the Q5 Pro Series has a LiDAR-based navigation system.

The higher-end Q5 Pro+ comes with RockDock Plus auto-emptying dock with E-12 Rated dust bags, storing up to seven weeks of dust without manual emptying.

The Roborock Dyad Air is able to vacuum and mop simultaneously with a suction power of 17,000Pa.

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