System and Architecture Design for Sensor Hub SoC Embedded with NB-IoT Connectivity - System and architecture design - System and modules specification definition Modules IP for Sensor Hub SoC Embedded with NB-IoT Connectivity - Modules IP design in circuit schematic, code, netlist and simulation including reconfigurable sensor interface, low power analog to digital converter (ADC), power management unit (PMU), sensor driver and light-emitting diode (LED) driver, embedded digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm for data processing, NB-IoT connectivity and etc. Key specifications are the followings: - Supported sensor types: 1) ambient light sensor; 2) temperature sensor; 3) humidity sensor; - Sensor signal type and sensitivity: voltage: >5uV; current: >1nA; - Sensor signal extraction topology: reconfigurable sensor interface including instrumentation amplifier (IA) and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) - Low power SAR-ADC with 12 bits resolution and 200kHz sampling rate - Embedded DSP with 75MHz clock and 256kbyte SRAM - LED driver output current: 0 - 200mA - NB-IoT connectivity with high integration - Supporting battery voltage from 1.8V - 3.6V for generic portable application. - Control interface: SPI - Process: 55nm CMOS process or more advanced process Engineering Sample for Sensor Hub SoC Embedded with NB-IoT Connectivity Reference Design - Reference design for sensor hub SoC embedded with NB-IoT connectivity
Beijing Pinecone Electronics Co., Ltd. (License Fee) [Sponsor]
CEVA D.S.P. LTD. (Sponsorship) [Sponsor]
Global Smart City market is expected to reach USD 2.57 trillion by 2025, with compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4% during the forecast period according to Grand View Research's market forecast in 2018. Rapidly growing Smart City market calls for huge demand on sensor signal processing and cellular IoT connectivity IC.
In this project, a sensor signal processing system on chip (SoC) platform embedded with Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity will be developed to provide a low cost and small size solution, supporting huge demand of IoT sensing applications in Smart City. Several key technologies will be developed including reconfigurable sensor interface, low power analog to digital converter (ADC) with scalable resolution, power management unit (PMU), sensor driver and light-emitting diode (LED) driver, embedded digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm for data processing, NB-IoT connectivity and etc. The sensor interface, low power ADC, DSP algorithm, NB-IoT connectivity as well as module IPs can be licensed to the industry and help customers to capture the huge IoT market.
This project will greatly help Hong Kong to set up a technology leading role in the field of IoT, and create a competitive edge for local IC design houses, IoT solution vendors, OEM and ODM manufacturers.