Thanks to the rapid adoption of mobile communication technology, smartphones are now central to our daily lives. At the same time, smartphone manufacturers are constantly seeking innovative ways to differentiate their products in a crowded global marketplace. As a result of this consumer demand and industry innovation, smartphone technology is constantly evolving with new and improved features, such as high-resolution cameras, enhanced touchscreens, and optimized audio. Since consumers are so mu
The PC industry is becoming saturated, so many motherboard companies are looking for new markets and high-quality audio market has become their new target. In the high-quality audio device market, new products gradually spread to consumers and related components and accessories appear.
In our first round of audio quality testing (see previous article), Allion used precision test instruments to measure the sound quality of a high-quality PC motherboard. The primary goal was to compare the audio performance with different capacitor types. We used standard audio test criteria commonly applied to laptops, limited testing to the audible frequency range (20 Hz-20 KHz), and only tested the most common audio sampling rates (44K and 48k). However, the test results for the first round o
The future of automotive technology was on display at the 66th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show from September 17-27, 2015. According to the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), the IAA exhibition unveiled 210 world premier cars this year; which was an increase in unveilings from last year and a response to increasing demand for vehicles in North America and Europe. Most brands focused on energy-efficiency and connectivity innovations. Component suppliers, infrastructure providers, and c
In order to adapt to growing global market demand for mobile and IoT devices, Allion Labs constantly tracks the latest smartwatch trends from a testing and verification standpoint. This article examines these market trends and suggests possible product design improvements based on these insights.
Mobile devices are essential for our daily life, but for most of us, the internal memory storage on these devices is inadequate. Unfortunately, this problem is only getting worse, as activities like photo taking, video recording, and downloading, demand increasingly more memory. As a result, many users expand available memory on their mobile devices by inserting SD cards. According to Strategy Analytics, 75% of smart phones include a microSD slot, which points to the fact that SD cards are now a
Allion Presents USB Type-C Specifications and Technical Seminars — Grasping New Markets and Igniting Sales through Quality Innovation2015 2015-08-28
The new USB Type-C standard provides tremendous business opportunities for cable and connector manufacturers. In order to achieve maximum benefit from these opportunities, and enhance competitiveness, these manufacturers are constantly trying to find ways to speed up product certification.
The 2015 Taiwan Technical Forum, hosted by the Economic Daily News, ended on July 28. This year, the main topic of the forum was the Internet of Things (IoT) and its applications. Smart homes are a hot topic in the IoT field since these applications are closer to our daily lives. IoT device makers have recently expanded their smart home initiatives by creating different IoT devices to capture new business opportunities.
Wi-Fi Passpoint is a key enabling technology that helps satisfy increasing consumer demand for mobile broadband service. This demand is being driven by the increased use of mobile devices, such as laptops, smart phones and tablets. High-bandwidth applications, such as VoIP and video streaming, are putting an added strain on cellular networks, especially in high-density locations, such as airports, shopping malls, conference halls, and coffee shops. As a result, cellphone carriers and mobile devi