Video has been considered one of the most computationally intensive applications in mobile and consumer devices and as display resolutions grow, the computational needs for video processing are becoming even more challenging. The latest video coding technologies like HEVC (H.265) and VP9 need much more processing power than their legacy counterparts H.264 and VP8 respectively. With current silicon technology it may not be possible to increase the CPU clock beyond a certain extent due to thermal issues. However, heterogeneous System on Chips (SoCs) with multiple processing units have been launched in the market recently by chip makers which can deliver the desired compute performance to fulfill the increasing demand of video algorithms. Samsung® Exynos™, NVIDIA® Tegra® and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ chipset series are, to name just a few, powered by ARMv7 architecture and incorporate multiple CPU cores (running as high as 2.5GHz) along with GPU Compute capability. No doubt, these platforms provide greater computational power to video software makers, but at the same time programmers need to design and architect their software in a parallel way to extract the maximum performance out of multi-core based systems.

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In tech, there are two ways to become “the next big thing.” The first is the invention that automatically changes everything and instantly becomes ubiquitous - think the first iPhone in 2007. The second is for a type of technology to grow slowly, almost unnoticed, until it reaches a certain point where you realize it is everywhere. That’s what happened with wearable tech. Wearable devices have been around a long time, but the Internet of Things has made their usability even more versatile, and now every company with a credible technology department is trying their hand at this field. How can you increase the likelihood that your unique end-product will surface to the top?

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “Engineering the future of IoT”. In this webinar, our experts discussed on the evolution of IoT and the various engineering challenges with respect to developing and integrating IoT applications.

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “WiFi Calling - Enabling a Seamless Customer Experience”. In this webinar our experts discussed the various advantages and benefits of WiFi calling and how it can be implemented to provide a seamless customer experience.

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Mobile technology is transforming how we live, work and play – and every year, Mobile World Congress is the best showcase for “what’s next.” Earlier this week, we shared news about Aricent’s expanded IoT Engineering Services portfolio, and provided an overview of Aricent’s Enhanced LTE innovations. Today we want to share an overview of other new technologies and services that we’re demonstrating at #MWC15:

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LTE network improvements were hotly predicted for 2015. It’s only March and well on the way to becoming reality – with more to come from Mobile World Congress.  As just one example, we’re proud to showcase new LTE “network in a box” capabilities here this week in Barcelona. Our proof of concept demonstrates how enhanced LTE will improve enterprise connectivity, enhance rural services, and potentially save lives with tactical communication capabilities in disaster zones.

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