The performance of IoT devices should involve in three factors: product capability, network connectivity and user environment/ behavior. Vendors thus need a new methodology to verify products before launching to the market. This article will discuss a new methodology of IoT device validation “Heat Map Analysis”, which is used to perceive real-world factors and further discover and resolve common wireless connectivity issues.
With the dazzling appearance of ever more sophisticated, cheaper and cool smart phones many providers are faced with the unprecedented challenge of churning up ever more sophisticated devices, to satisfy the unquenchable thirst of our gadget addicted society.
Seeing that the previous two rounds of audio quality testing failed to find any significant differences in performance based on capacitor type, Allion decided to investigate additional testing strategies. After some research, we found that some audio magazines mention a ‘whisper’ or ‘breathing’ sound, which inspired this third round of testing.
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
When a gaming laptop is running modern games this puts a heavy load on the CPU, resulting in more heat output which can degrade or damage internal components. Manufacturers have various options to mitigate this problem, including the installation of high capacity heat sinks and fans. It takes expert knowledge to determine the optimal solution, since high performance heat sinks and fans are expensive, while simply adding more fans can cause more noise, which degrades the gaming experience.
As a leading global engineering validation and consulting company, Allion has already cultivated and built strong capabilities in the field of wireless device validation and testing. With the increasing penetration of the IEEE 802.11ac wireless standard across a wide range of electronic devices, increasing the overall availability and quality of compatible wireless access points (APs) is attracting more market attention.
Usability Test Report for Mobile Applications Part II: When the Perfect Combination of Smart Phone & Music Application2012 2012-09-24
With the growing popularity of Smartphone market, the development of mobile technology has gradually been changing the interpersonal communication, from the past telephoning or SMS towards a more personalized, instant and interactive user scenario. Both the traditional PC application and innovative mobile one launch the mobile versions to the big market to fulfill various user requirements. However, different from the traditional PC interface or the larger size of tablets, many mobile applicatio
According to the well-known research institutions, Flurry, which compared its mobile data to stats from comScore and Alexa, found that consumers spent 81 minutes per day using mobile applications, compared to 74 minutes of web surfing. Flurry found consumers spend 9% more time, on average, using mobile applications than the web; that is, the shift comes as combined tablet and smart phone shipments eclipsed those of desktops and notebooks for the first time.