Trends & Innovations @ British Machine Vision Conference 2017

machine learning Oct 10, 2017 12:03:16 PM



A Sondrel Engineering Consultant and alumni of Imperial College, Samuel Kong, attended this year's British Machine Vision Conference held at his old university. For anyone involved in designing silicon.

The Security of RF Devices - Investigating Products at Home

IoT Sep 19, 2017 1:00:00 PM


Andrew Miles

There is a lot of talk in the media regarding security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It got me wondering about all the RF devices @ 433MHz -  e.g. doorbells and thermostats that populate.

Advanced Video and Signal-based Surveillance - A Conference Report

IEEE Sep 8, 2017 9:10:29 AM

Crescenzo D’Alessandro

Sondrel Hardware Engineering Manager


The Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS) Conference is an IEEE conference now in its 14th year. It aims to gather the advances in.

Sondrel Helps Local School Present an IoT Business Idea at the 'Cultivate' Final

IoT Sep 7, 2017 10:20:05 AM


When a local schooltecher emailed me in June, asking 'Does your company know anything about micro chips?'  the answer was...'well, yes we do'...

Stephanie Horan, who teaches Business Studies at Little Heath.

Guest Blog by Imec: De-risking Technology Choice

Guest Blog Jun 21, 2017 1:54:01 PM

Thank you to Dr Paul Zuber for his contribution to Sondrel's Blog. Paul is a System Architect, and manages imec IC-Links IP and design partner program. 


In our team at imec IC-Link we have developed a.

Machine Vision SoC Design - in 16nm

Verification Apr 19, 2017 11:44:48 AM


This blog looks at a twelve month verification engagement with a client that is already a world leader in machine vision technology. This design will be used in multiple applications involving camera and.

Graphics and Multimedia Processor Design – From Black and White TV sets to Virtual Reality… and beyond

ic design Mar 7, 2017 11:34:45 AM


I was watching an episode of ‘The Crown’ last week on Netflix. One of the conspicuous period ‘punctuation marks’ I noticed was the antiquated, small black and white TV they wheeled out at Buckingham Palace.

Design Case Study: M2M IoT ASIC for Zigbee

Physical Implementation Feb 21, 2017 2:40:56 PM


This blog looks at a case study of a recent engagement with a leading wireless communications supplier, and involved the design of a machine to machine IoT ASIC which will be used over a Zigbee Network. We.

Project Management and the Knowledge Areas – Schedule

Project Management Feb 2, 2017 12:19:14 PM


In my previous blogs, I describe the framework around which you manage a project, the process groups, and we started with the first knowledge area ‘Scope’.  I now continue with the second knowledge area - .

Design & Verification for a Complex FPGA

FPGA Design & Verification Jan 18, 2017 10:25:36 AM


FPGAs offer an alternative to an ASIC, where their re-programmability, often lower engineering costs and fast time to market, can offer benefits.  In this blog we will explore these benefits and the current.

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