I have just returned from Las Vegas, all inspired and excited, where the industry gathered once again to discover the breakthroughs the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is known for and what they could mean for the future.
For NXP, CES is an important show to understand where the industry is headed and to showcase how our cutting-edge technologies make the connected world better, safer, and more secure. Read on to learn my five takeaways from the show.
The NXP booth at CES 2023
Standardization and Interoperability Matter for Smart Homes
Homes have been fertile ground for all kinds of innovations in recent years; from voice operated devices, tighter control over energy usage and new types of entertainment systems that all need to seamlessly connect: the major challenge is secure interoperability. Consumers want to get their devices up and running quickly and easily. With this, the increased popularity of Matter is not a coincidence. Matter enables smart home devices to coexist and cooperate in the same network. This makes it a game-changer. Standardizing on a common language, the interoperability and privacy protection it brings are crucial for the optimization of the smart home and user adoption.
Discussions around Matter took center stage at CES 2023 Attendees learnt more about what Matter entails and some of its latest advancements.
Electric, Sensing and Software-Defined: The Future of Mobility Is Not Far Off
It’s all coming together for cleaner and safer driving. Modern vehicles have switched to electric and in doing so have gained other sophisticated features. High-performance radars like NXP’s advanced automotive radar one-chip family, the SAF85xx, combines a highly integrated RF front-end and a multi-core radar processor. These radar features enable next generation sensing requirements that include corner radar and elevation sensing.
Learn more about NXP's SAF85xx,
28nm radar one-chip for safety-critical ADAS applications.
Added to this, digital twin technology uses real-time data to monitor and improve vehicles. Maintenance is simpler with over-the-air updates, improved security and the regular upgrade of key features. Speaking of the key features of software-defined vehicles, at CES 2023 we showcased our Quantum one-chip audio and radio device. The device is a 28nm fully integrated audio and radio solution. It matches the need for evolving vehicle architectures and its processing capability is suitable for various digital and audio standards.
Wearing More, Using Less Energy
Our devices follow us almost everywhere, so ensuring that they are sufficiently charged is vital for a seamless experience. This is where ultra-low energy consumption comes into play for wearables. These ultra-low power wearables not only hold their charge, but offer rich graphics, intuitive user interfaces and health sensing.
CES 2023 spotlighted how our i.MX RT595 crossover MCU EVK enhances battery life and and user experience in these smart wearables.
For Optimal Well-Being, Smart Tech Are Here to Help
Another theme at CES this year was how smart and more intelligent devices can greatly improve consumer well-being. From diagnostics to monitoring, these devices offer secure and realtime remote healthcare solutions. For example, portable medical devices for smart glucose monitoring with trackable results via smartphones. On a dedicated journey in our Virtual Technology Showroom, you will learn more about how smart technologies can make healthy living more attainable.
Hybrid Events Are Not Leaving Anytime Soon
CES 2023 reflected the integration of an in-person experience with a virtual one. This approach provides continued interaction with our customers even once the event is over. At CES this year, we offered an exceptional experience to allow our visitors to delve deep into product information and their application in the NXP Virtual Technology Showroom. With the platform’s always-on availability, visitors and those who could not attend can access any demo whenever they want.
CES again proved its ability to take us on a whirlwind of innovation. It showed how cutting-edge technologies are making our world smarter and more secure. Join our CTO Lars Reger in a recorded walkthrough of CES 2023 .