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EE|Times On Air at CES 2019

A recap of some of our top interviews that took place during the world’s largest technology show

The electronics industry moves quickly—and if you blink, you might miss something. That’s why we created EE|Times On Air, the show that gives you 30-minute deep dives into the most compelling stories in electronics from the professionals building the innovations of tomorrow. To put it succinctly, it’s radio for engineers that will keep you up-to-date on the tools, technology and trends shaping the industry and driving it forward.

While at CES, the annual convention where top-tier organizations show off their latest and greatest designs and products, we sat down with industry leaders to discuss electronics and where the future of tech will take us. In this article, we’ll hit some of the highlights from the show and give you some sound bites sure to inspire.

Deepu Talla, NVIDIA

NVIDIA is one of the hottest names in technology—and for good reason. The company’s solutions in computing and machine learning are driving an entire new wave of innovation in artificial intelligence, gaming, virtual reality and more. EE|Times On Air host David Finch sat down with Aiden Mitchell, VP and GM of IoT Global Solutions with Arrow Electronics, and Deepu Talla, NVIDIA Vice President and General Manager of Autonomous Machines, to talk about the ways in which NVIDIA technology has advanced over the years—and how the GPU went from a gaming engine to becoming the golden standard for artificial intelligence and machine learning.

“When the company was founded 35 years ago, the fundamental vision was that, at some point, Moore’s Law is going to come to an end and you need a new model of computing,” said Deepu. “And that was called accelerated computing.”

This led to the birth of the GPU, which, for years, has been the driving technology in gaming. But while people think of GPUs for graphics, it’s really so much more. “Five years ago, when this whole deep-learning/AI revolution happened, essentially, GPUs became the de facto standard, if you will. And then in the last three years, we’ve added even more advancements. The GPU people think of a graphics processor, but we think of it like an accelerated computer unit that does graphics, that does compute, that does machine learning, virtual reality and so on.”

Chris Jones, iRobot

iRobot’s robotic vacuums have been making waves for years—but the technology behind iRobot’s flagship innovation has helped steer an entire industry of autonomous solutions. We sat down with Chris Jones, iRobot Chief Technology Officer, to discuss the past, present and future of the company and the ways that iRobot fits into the connected home of the future.

When asked where iRobot is heading as far as the future of home robotics, Jones made it clear that they’re just getting started.

“We’re not letting off—we’re not stopping, investing in innovation to even do better and better and keep up the pace there, but we’re also investing in other categories in and around the home,” said Jones. “Our Braava line of mopping robots is another example of a category of consumer products that we are innovating in the home. For me, as CTO and thinking a little bit more strategically, a really exciting direction for us is not only are they cleaning the home, but they are in a very unique position to be an important part of the smart home, of the connected home.”

Yves-Laurent Kayan, CoinPlus

One of the biggest stories in 2018 was the proliferation of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. While blockchain is not a brand-new idea, the massive boom in Bitcoin brought the concept firmly into the spotlight, leading organizations of all sizes and verticals to explore blockchain in earnest. Digital currency is also a hot-topic item—which is where CoinPlus comes into the picture. We spoke with Yves-Laurent Kayan, CoinPlus CEO, to discuss how CoinPlus is not only changing the way that people use cryptocurrencies but helping humanity.

Kayan explained how Africa is facing a crisis where, despite new medical centers and schools, a large portion of young children are testing out with large deficits in IQ. Global leaders have discovered that one of the root causes of this is spousal abuse—and CoinPlus is finding ways to empower women with their technology to help prevent this abuse from ever taking place.

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This is just a small sample of the some of the amazing interviews that took place during CES. We also sat down with key leaders from Arrow, Microsoft, Analog Devices, CIC-Boston, Rolling Stone, NXP and more.

To view the above interviews, visit our CES video portal. You can view additional episodes of EE|Times On Air here.

Arrow Electronics at CES

This year, Arrow focused on how they can help you create, make and manage your technology

If you’re an electronics enthusiast, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a must-see. This annual convention brings leaders in technology together to showcase their latest innovations and helps decide where the trends for the next year (and beyond) will go. This year, Arrow Electronics was a popular booth  at the show, and visitors to their technology playground in Eureka Park made it a hub of activity and inspiration.

The theme of Arrow’s booth was “create, make and manage” – highlighting Arrow’s unique ability to help people build the innovations of tomorrow through the entire lifecycle of electronics design. With that in mind, check out the video below to see some quick highlights and hear brief interviews with some of the people behind the incredible technology showcased at CES.

CES is a whirlwind, but some of the biggest names in tech took the time to hang out at Arrow’s booth. In fact, one of Arrow’s featured partners is a massive name in rapid prototyping – Italian organization Arduino. Since the introduction of the first Arduino board in 2005, their products have been a mainstay for engineers, makers, and entrepreneurs who are looking for a robust and well-supported development platform for their design. With a goal of supporting innovators from all verticals, Arrow Electronics gave away free Arduinos in its booth. As it turns out, visitors’ thirst for innovation knows no bounds – all in all, Arrow wound up giving away every Arduino MKR development board they had – a total of 10,000 boards. Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi visited the Arrow booth to talk about the role his technology plays in design and where he sees the future of electronics heading.

The booth also featured demos from industry-leading technology manufacturers. Analog Devices (ADI) featured sensor and data demos to illustrate the power of a sensor that is featured on their MKR (Arduino’s IoT family) compatible AnalogMAX development board. ADI hosted a demo intended to show off the extremely accurate Time of Flight Development Platform that utilizes the Analog Devices’ ADDI9035 ToF Signal Processor.

The “Smart Lighting with Silicon Labs” demo featured Silicon Lab’s new Blue Gecko Xpress module, which is a Bluetooth mesh-capable module that can operate centrally or peripherally and requires zero firmware development. The product is intended for smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth 5 and cable replacement applications. Arrow designed an Arduino UNO & MKR compatible shield to showcase the module in a common development ecosystem.

Finally, Arrow’s “AI-based Visual Retail Analytics” demo showcased the company’s unique ability to adapt hardware, software, AI and the Cloud to virtually any application.

Arrow also invited some of its most popular customers to show off their cutting-edge technologies and solutions at its booth in Eureka Park. Ultrahaptics was one such customer. The company has created a new type of haptic feedback, which can give a feeling of touching an object without any direct physical contact. Arrow’s Ultrahaptics demos turned out to be one of the most popular attractions in Eureka Park – even Wired had their tour participants take it for a spin.

Bare Conductive was another customer that caught the eye of many visitors in Eureka Park. The company is known for their incredible line of conductive paints and materials, giving users an entirely new way to interact with the world around them. With Bare Conductive paint, any surface can instantly become a conductive switch for an electronic device.

Opkix, the company behind the tiny wearable wireless camera that is changing the game for augmented reality and personal videography, was stationed at Arrow’s booth too, discussing the ways in which Arrow has helped guide their innovation forward and enabled them to create their small, yet powerful products.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Arrow’s booth featured the company Unlimited Tomorrow, which is using low-cost 3D scanning technology to change the way amputees can access and afford prosthetic devices, as well as tech-giant Honeywell, which discussed some of the ways Arrow and Honeywell are coming together to enable some of the incredible innovations of the future.

If you missed CES, we hope we helped give you a feel for what an incredible showcase of technology it truly is – and we hope to see you next year.

EE|Times On Air and Rolling Stone Exclusive: How technology is changing the way we experience music

EE|Times On Air host David Finch speaks with Jesse Will, Contributing Editor to Rolling Stone, about exciting new advancements in audio technology and more

The steady pace of technology advancements that we have seen in recent years has led to some truly amazing improvements across multiple industries. One area in particular, audio technology, has seen so much change that the modern-day audio experience, if you will, is vastly different from what was available just a decade ago.

Indeed, breakthrough technologies in the recording studio, musical equipment and listening devices has changed how we listen to music in the most profound ways. Innovation in audio engineering has made the unimaginable our new reality, and the unachievable the industry’s new standard.

EE|Times On Air host Dave Finch recently explored some exciting new advancements within this field with Jesse Will, contributing editor to Rolling Stone. In the first part of the interview, seen below, Dave and Jesse discuss advancements being made in the car cabin, including noise cancellation capabilities, improved speaker options and more. In the second part, the two review improvements being made to the live music world, including sound beams, audio reinforcement and more.

Dave Finch | Jess Will: Interview, Part 1

Dave Finch | Jess Will: Interview, Part 2

For those unfamiliar, EETimes On Air is a 30-minute, downloadable radio show hosted by Dave Finch, a semiconductor engineer with twenty years’ experience in electronic design and market development for consumer, industrial, and healthcare applications. The goal of EETimes On Air is to provide deep dives on the most compelling stories in electronics, complete with insight from subject matter experts across the industry.

If you’d like to listen to more episodes, download EETimes On Air podcasts on EETimes or through your preferred podcast provider.

To see additional live recording sessions, check out the other EETimes On Air recordings that took place at CES 2019.

On the floor with Arrow at CES 2019

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is taking place right now in Las Vegas, Nevada and Arrow once again is in the heart of Eureka Park.

 

Those visiting Arrow’s booth at CES 2019 have exclusive access to Arrow and partner experts and resources to help them create, make and manage their technology. What’s more, AI- and IoT-enabled demos are being featured from partners like NVIDIA, Analog Devices and Silicon Labs.

Arrow is also hosting a wide array of leaders from various startups and enterprises, to allow visitors the chance to get their advice and insights on bringing a product to market, or just to check out their state-of-the-art technology.

Here’s a highlight clip of all the action taking place at the booth so far at CES 2019:

Among the companies, both big and small, exhibiting at the Arrow booth:

Opkix

Opkix will demonstrate their ONE camera, camera accessories and Opkix Studio mobile application for content creators. The Opikix products and applications help users capture videos and post to social media in a simple and exciting way.

BareConductive

BareConductive will demonstrate how their hardware, software and electric paint can combine to create an intelligent coating. They will show how a printed piece of paper with a small piece of attached hardware can detect the presence and movement of a human, inset or fluid up to one meter away.

Unlimited Tomorrow

Unlimited Tomorrow will demonstrate their 3D printed, ultralight, AI enhanced, high tech prosthetic arm. They have built an intuitive and scalable model for custom prosthetic devices that leverages 3D scanning, 3D printing and machine learning to achieve a better fit at a significant cost reduction.

Waggit

Waggit will demonstrate the Waggit mobile application. The Waggit mobile app combines with the Waggit collar to showing real time info/data for the customer’s dog.

Anyware

Anyware will demonstrate and discuss their existing and new Smart Living Services and how they link with Smart Adaptors and electrical home appliances. The Smart Living Services are based on the Anyware IoT product – the Anyware Smart Adaptor™.

DS Services Cotts Pureflo

The DS Services Cotts Pureflo demo is a POU (Point of Use) Water filtration cooler with IoT technology incorporated. Pureflo will demonstrate how their filtration cooler and digital dashboard interact to intelligently approach service requirements and issues before they become an inconvenience for customers. 

Skylights

Skylights will be demonstrating the Allovue standalone Cinematic VR headset. Additionally, their demonstration will generate leads for a B2C Indiegogo campaign in February.

Honeywell

Honeywell will demonstrate a speech recognition product for industrial customers that uses Honeywell’s latest hardware and software platform. This demonstration will highlight the Honeywell industrial product that uses the latest processing and wireless technologies available to recognize speech in a noisy environment

Modobag

The Modobag demonstration will highlight the functionality of their Smart Luggage System. The Modobag is the first carry on suitcase one can ride.

Visit the booth

It’s all happening at CES 2019, only at the Arrow booth in the heart of Eureka Park. Get there now!

If you’re not at CES 2019, head to arrow.com to learn more about everything the company is doing at the world’s largest consumer technologies showcase.

Create | Make | Manage: With Arrow at CES 2019

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to take place January 8-11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arrow will once again have its booth set up at the world’s largest stage for technology innovation — right in the heart of Eureka Park.

At the booth, visitors will have access to Arrow and partner experts and resources to help them create, make and manage their technology.

Arrow engineers will be showcasing AI and IoT enabled demos from partners such as NVIDIA, Analog Devices and Silicon Labs. Visitors can chat with engineers to get help on their design challenges.

Ready to scale your production? Manufacturing and supply chain experts will also be on-site to answer today’s biggest questions, including rapid prototyping, blockchain, edge computing, IT asset disposition and more. IoT and cloud connectivity experts will also be available to help explain how the company can help manage their product once it’s in market.

Finally, it is worth noting that Arrow’s global support organization and worldwide engineering services group will be available at the booth to help answer questions as it relates to completing productization, so as to allow today’s entrepreneurs the ability to spend greater focus on growing the business.

Opportunities abound at the Arrow booth

As with previous shows, Arrow will continue its tradition of encouraging innovation by giving away FREE Arduinos to booth visitors. While you’re there, meet leaders from startups and enterprises to get their advice and insights on bringing their product to market, or just check out their state-of-the-art technology.

Among those in attendance:

  • Unlimited Tomorrow: Unlimited Tomorrow will demonstrate their 3D printed, ultralight, AI enhanced, high tech prosthetic arm. They have built an intuitive and scalable model for custom prosthetic devices that leverages 3D scanning, 3D printing and machine learning to achieve a better fit at a significant cost reduction.
  • Waggit: Waggit will demonstrate the Waggit mobile application. The Waggit mobile app combines with the Waggit collar to showing real time info/data for the customer’s dog.
  • Bare Conductive: BareConductive will demonstrate how their hardware, software and electric paint can combine to create an intelligent coating. They will show how a printed piece of paper with a small piece of attached hardware can detect the presence and movement of a human, inset or fluid up to one meter away.
  • Modobag: The Modobag demonstration will highlight the functionality of their Smart Luggage System. The Modobag is the first carry on suitcase one can ride.
  • Anyware: Anyware will demonstrate and discuss their existing and new Smart Living Services and how they link with Smart Adaptors and electrical home appliances. The Smart Living Services are based on the Anyware IoT product – the Anyware Smart Adaptor™.

And finally, Arrow will offer on-site engineering and IoT specialists who can speak with visitors about their greatest technology challenge, idea or problem to gather advice and learn what’s needed in order to enter the Arrow Certification program.

It’s all happening at CES 2019, only at the Arrow booth in the heart of Eureka Park.

If you’re not going to CES 2019, then head to arrow.com to learn more about everything the company is doing at the world’s largest consumer technologies showcase.

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