Radar on a chip and an expanded array of sensors will enhance our automotive lives, but the piece de resistance has got to be DSP analytics, which could prevent thousands of drunk-driving fatalities a year.
Assemble a package of silicon technology that combines low power, energy scavenging, wireless communications and MEMS innovations, and you may then be able to forestall bursting dams and crumbling bridges.
You don’t activate one or two of your senses at a time, of course, which is why you can be enjoying the taste of your coffee when you suddenly smell the burning toast. That’s the sort of well-rounded sensory capability that chips are now getting.
Today’s latest digital signal processor chips could become a key component in producing safer cities and more secure airports – as well as security systems that are intelligent enough to discern when something’s amiss but not intrusive upon privacy.
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