Returning to Bluetooth World, we will be demonstrating the latest in ultra-low power custom cores, opening the door to a new wave of Bluetooth innovation through smaller and lower power IoT devices.

Ultra-low power AI

Using our Sapphyre™ design flow for custom cores and accelerators, our machine learning neural network technology can reduce power by 1,000x compared to an off-the-shelf processor, without significant loss of accuracy.

The world’s lowest power Voice Activity Detection (VAD)

‘Ecoutez’ is the architecture for the world's lowest power, flexible IP block for accelerating VAD processing. This interactive demo showcases how speech detection can be delivered at about 100th of the power consumed by modern hearing aids.

To be announced…

We are also launching a platform that will help semiconductor companies and product manufacturers develop new and disruptive Bluetooth technologies. Drop by stand 117 to see it in action.

Jez Stark, our Head of Semiconductor Services, will also be speaking at the event - see full details below.


Classic: dead or alive?

Date: 19th September 2018
Time: 10:50 - 11:15am
Speaker: Jez Stark, Head of Semiconductor Services

With the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) audio standard now in an advanced state, investment is set to accelerate, bringing a wealth of innovative audio products to market. But is it that simple? Will the migration to BLE leave Classic as a faded memory, or will it remain a critical standard for years to come?

In this keynote, Jez Stark presents new analysis on BLE and provides critical success factors on viable migration paths for audio technology. The talk will cover:

  • Classic v BLE 
  • Market drivers for BLE 
  • The transition to BLE Audio
  • Chip design considerations for the future

Jez has over 20 years’ experience in the audio and semiconductor industry. Central to Jez’s role as Head of Semiconductor Services is helping our semiconductor partners expand their competitive advantage through breakthrough technology and custom intellectual property.

Having established his career in engineering roles at Dolby, Panasonic and ARM, Jez spent nearly 10 years at Cambridge Silicon Radio (later acquired by Qualcomm), during which he held a range of technical, product management and commercial leadership roles. Whilst at CSR, Jez wrote patents for Bluetooth Low Energy and worked closely with Bose, Jawbone, Beats, Braven, Logitech and Monster, developing a range of leading products.

Jez holds an MEng honours degree in Digital Communications Engineering from the University of South Wales and is a member of the IET.

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