Smart Home Living
IoT and wearable application systems, comprising both hardware and software, must be lightweight, power efficient, fast, and scalable. To fulfill these criteria, Realtek’s Ameba integrates a high-performance low-power MCU core (ARM® Cortex-M3), multiple serial ports (I2C, UART, SPI, I2S), high speed interfaces (USB, SDIO) and analog-digital interfaces (A/D and D/A converters).
Rather than a traditional OS (e.g. Linux), Ameba runs a lightweight real time OS that consumes less resources and performs faster. This lightweight and flexible architecture can help developers or third parties to quickly and easily build applications for various IoT functions. Ameba’s reduced total system cost and PCB size, and its high-speed communication ports and analog-digital interfaces, make it a perfect choice for most IoT applications.
Computers/Communications/Consumer (3C) products are increasingly popular, with many people owning smart phones and digital cameras. These devices are capable of taking/playing high-resolution pictures and high-definition videos that bring a lot of fun to people; however, storing the pictures/video and sharing them to friends often takes a long time using legacy Wi-Fi technologies.
To improve storing and sharing speeds, Realtek offers high-throughput 4x4 11ac solutions, including an AP router and USB dongle that bring many new data transmission technologies, e.g., Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO), Low Density Parity Check (LDPC), beamforming, and Space Time Block Codes (STBCs) that can effectively enhance transmission range and throughput.
Realtek has dedicated 4x4 11ac solutions for STB, OTT box, and TV, allowing viewers to comfortably enjoy high-definition and ultra-high-definition networked video without lag. A two-hour Blu-ray HD movie can be completely transmitted in around 90 seconds. These solutions are perfectly suited to Android platforms.
Realtek offers multiple Wi-Fi modules for various customer applications on the Ameba platform. The Ameba developer’s kit (both hardware and software) will also be shown at CES. In addition, we will be showing some of our customers’ IoT products for reference, e.g., high-throughput (11ac) IP cam, smart home appliances, high-performance OTT box, and various interactive toys.
4K UHD Smart Android OTT STB
Realtek’s 4K UHD OTT STB SoC, powered by an integrated high-performance, high-efficiency dual-core ARM® Cortex-A7 and dual-core 3D GPU, delivers a true 4K UHD HEVC multimedia experience on Android OTT STB. The solution also integrates with Realtek Home Cloud to allow a smartphone, tablet, or notebook to easily access, stream, and share media files to a big TV screen anytime and anywhere. Content sharing across media centers and mobile devices is made easier via the user-friendly interface and simple network connection setup.
Intuitive Human-Computer Interface: Ultra-Low Power Voice Control Application
Equipped with Realtek’s voice DSP (Digital Signal Processor), our Voice Control application allows integration of various mainstream voice recognition software to provide users with intuitive vocal interaction. With sufficient built-in memory for key-phrase detection and advanced power management in its hardware architecture, Realtek Voice Control facilitates efficient and convenient voice control in various applications. Low power consumption allows for longer use in battery-powered devices. This solution is suitable for mobile devices such as smartphone, tablet, wearable devices, laptop computers, and even intelligent TV and automotive electronics.
“Realtek’s expertise in wireless technologies, SoC (System on Chip), and dedicated technical support allows us to provide ultra-low-power, highly-integrated, and high-performance products that give our customers access to the full potential of their products. We aim to be the leader in offering easy-to-use modular packages that can accelerate the design flow of our customers in a constantly changing technology environment”, said Realtek Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. “In addition, Realtek’s IoT, 4x4 11ac high throughput Wi-Fi, Android OTT STB, and ultra-low power voice control solutions allow users to take the next step forward into a whole new technology experience”.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, High Fidelity Audio Solutions for Mobile and PC Applications, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Home Center Controllers. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our website: www.realtek.com.
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