Media & Communication

The generation has taken leap towards high-tech communication standards across various industry sectors.  The unstoppable growth of the Internet and the increasing demand by consumers for personalized digital content has fuelled a digital revolution, with every iteration bringing more choice to the user and expanding the possibilities for services. The first and the most imperative factor concerning digital Media & broadcasting is the stability & quality of the stream.

We at i5 design, develop & validate efficient solutions to the most complex multimedia technology challenges of our clients in a cost-efficient manner

USB/Bluetooth/WIFI

In the current world of Internet of Things Wi-Fi/USB/ Bluetooth- has clearly become the de facto standard for enabling the link between Internet and Things

Bluetooth technology main goal is eliminating the inconvenience associated with wired communication. Implementing such solutions however can be fraught with difficulty given the limited freedom with embedded systems development. Our goal is to support the applications that are described in the Bluetooth specification can be supported by a number of different hardware platforms.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) usage in embedded systems started dealing with the loss of serial and parallel ports on PCs and laptops, the loss of parallel interface printers, and with capitalizing on the low cost and convenience of USB thumb drives and other devices. However, USB is now a defacto leader in wired communication and is an integral part of embedded systems

Wi-Fi connectivity in an embedded system enables a plethora of new applications the system can address. However, since Wi-Fi was created to provide high speed data connectivity for networking market to start with, integration such technology into embedded devices poses many challenges.  Wi-Fi integration into embedded devices started the IOT revolution, designers have to face a number of new considerations that involve hardware and software, as well as system-level aspects such as regulatory certification.

MEDIA AUDIO/TUNER

A tuner is a subsystem that receives radio frequency (RF) transmissions and converts the selected carrier frequency and its associated bandwidth into a fixed frequency that is suitable for further processing. Our expertise in electronic tuners will help achieve your project deadlines 100% of the time.

PROJECTION TECHNOCLOGIES

The IoT connectivity trends is having a disruptive effect on the automotive infotainment systems. To meet the growing demand for in vehicle infotainment OEM’s are focussing to develop innovative technologies with   Leading smartphone Technologies to enable better connectivity solutions, improve vehicle safety, and enhance in-vehicle user-experience

I5 goals is to provide embedded solutions & validation to enable seamless integration of smartphone technologies such as CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and Miracast with smart automotive technologies like ADAS systems, V2X connectivity solution & smart phones.

These technologies provide a way for the smartphones to project an HMI to the head unit, with the head unit being able to control the smartphone applications using touch, knobs and steering wheel controls. Smartphone screen projection is currently available over USB and WiFi connectivity.

  • CarPlay is a technology promoted by Apple to connect the automotive Head Unit displays to the Apple smartphones. CarPlay allows the Apple smartphone to project a screen to the Head Unit display over USB.
  • Android Auto Projection is a phone mirroring protocol from Google that enables the phone screen to be projected on the In-Vehicle Display.
  • MirrorLink® is a concept promoted by Car Connectivity Consortium for integrating smart phones and the Car head Unit. It allows complete control of the smart phones from the Head Unit.
  • MiracastTMis the certification program by WiFi Alliance to certify devices with WiFi Display technology. WiFi Display technology provides point to point connectivity between a source and a sink to transfer multimedia data and control

OTT/FOTA

OTT/OTA (Over the Top) content consumption is everywhere with the advent of smart devices, digital technologies ranging from television to smart phone and the ubiquitous social media, OTT is categorically ruling entertainment industry. OTT content platforms offers a complete personalized service to viewers with choice of content, choice of view time and choice of platform.

Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) At a time when the industry is witnessing disruptive trends it has become mission critical for  OEMs’ to implement efficient software management strategies to ensure secure and robust service for embedded devices . FOTA is a Mobile Software Management (MSM) technology in which the operating firmware of a mobile device is wirelessly upgraded and updated by its manufacturer. This is widely adopted in current times as FOTA enables to device to be current with feature set and security at the same time “free” delivery of new software.

 Our goal is to provide embedded solutions required for stable & secure technology platform which  is the largest differentiator for media players when delivering on-demand content to consumers.

SETTOP BOXES

As television viewing undergoes a huge transformation the set boxes are evolving from just a media hub to the soul of smart media. To match up the demand for digital media that can convert our conventional a TV into a Smart TV the manufacturers and cable operators are aggressively trying to make the setbox scalable.

STB is very complex embedded system; it consists of 30+ hardware blocks and similar number of software drivers. STB has lot of computing power distributed across main processor and various co-processors. In few of top end STBs if we add operating frequencies of all co-processors then it would be in range of 3-4 GHz.

Intensive experience of testing OTT applications on multimedia devices at all levels which includes manual and automated end to end testing across all major set-top boxes, Smart TVs, Windows, Mac OS, and hand-held devices.

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