LTE Routers: Throughput Conversion Performance Review

Allion Labs / Romonz Kao

Mobile communication technologies have been flourishing incredibly in recent years, and 4G LTE has become one of the most compelling innovations. These innovations also give rise to products that support mobile network applications, such as portable routers and LTE routers. LTE routers enable users to share mobile connectivity over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. When LTE routers transmit mobile data via different interfaces, defects in product design or compatibility issues between chipsets and hardware devices might degrade throughput performance.

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Fixture Design – the Key Factor to Getting your Cable & Connector Certified

Allion Labs / Paul Chou

With the rapid development of technology, there is a growing demand for high-speed audio and video data transmission. The connectors and cables used by our daily public are gradually upgrading. For example, the specification of HDMI has evolved from HDMI 2.0 to HDMI 2.1, and the transmission rate is enhanced from 6.0 Gbps to 8.1Gbps. Moreover, the speed of USB 3.2 Gen 2 also reached 10 Gbps, and it is expected that USB4 will reach 20 Gbps as well, which is the same as Thunderbolt3.

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Four Visual Recognition Applications and Testing Solutions

Allion Labs / Kali Chen

In recent years, image detection technology has been extensively researched and developed by academic institutions to bring the quality of smart cameras to the next level. Smart cameras have become the must-have smart gadgets for home with multifaceted advantages, such as motion detection for home surveillance system. The intelligent video analysis system in smart cameras uses computer vision, machine learning and deep learning technologies to automatically interpret the key information behind images in the same way that human vision does. This visual recognition technology has been widely employed to face recognition, human motion capture, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), and optical character recognition (OCR). In addition, smart cameras will be connected to the cloud-based platform which has implemented visual recognition technologies. It enables data to be stored cyclically in the cloud, which allows camera vendors to cut cost in host or storage equipment investment.

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Key factors in Laboratory Automation

Allion Labs/ Shawn Li

Automation is currently the goal of implementation in all areas. Allion is working to transform the testing of each Logo into automation, include instrument automation, data analyzing and capturing data into a formal report. Allion completes all the test data through the instrument automation and then integrates the collected data into a complete report. Via combining these two technologies to complete the automation, it could save labor costs, improve work efficiency and reduce the error rate of human operation.

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Chromebook AVL QA: Introduction

Allion Labs / Joseph Lin

Chromebook Introduction

Chrome OS is a Linux-based operating system designed by Google and uses Google Chrome browser as its primary user interface. Therefore, Chrome OS mainly supports web applications, and it has been compatible with Android applications (downloadable through Google Play Store) and Linux applications since 2016.

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The Real Threat of Virtual World – A Probe into Vulnerability Detection Tools

Allion Labs/ Jackson Chen

Vulnerability Detection Foundation of Systems Assurance

In the APP development process, information assets and risk management are quite important, but in fact, many companies have no testers or have non-professional testers. To save money, most companies are only focusing on the development of APP instead of testing the potential risks, which might lead to crash down after the APP goes online. The current common platform is Kali Linux, which includes several types of tools for users to use, but we are not limited to this platform, we can still use other tools to make the test more complete.

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Who knows my heart? Opportunity and extension testing of ECG/PPG wearable devices

Allion Labs/ Otto Wei

Chronic cardiovascular diseases can be detected by using hospital electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) measuring instrument. However, some typical symptoms of acute heart disease, such as premature ventricular contractions PVCs, are hard to be detected early. PVCs is generally accompanied with hypertension, and frequent PVCs could cause sudden death. 

But now, patients can use a wearable device to detect heart signals and receive warnings in advance. Although ECG’s pathological features are more precise when using electric signals, using optical ways such as photoplethysmography (PPG) to measure cardiac rate is relatively simple.

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Challenges of smart speakers in real-life applications

Jason Wu / Allion Labs

With the rapid development of voice assistant in recent years, sales of smart speakers are growing explosively every year, not only in Europe and America, but also in Asia. Typically, in order to achieve a consistent user experience, every smart speaker will be validated by the performance of the voice assistant before being launched to market. However, there are still incorrect recognition issues when users are using them. What factors are causing these issues? In this article, we are going to explore these issues from different ways.

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A New Horizon for HDMI 2.1 – 8K

Allion Labs / Tina Yu

8K TV has been a trending topic ever since Japan announced 8K broadcast plans for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. At CES 2020, TV manufacturers such as SONY, Sharp, LG, Samsung, and TCL all showed off their own 8K models. According to IHS Markit report, 8K TV shipments were less than 20,000 units in 2018, but the shipments would reach 430,000 units in 2019. By 2020, it is estimated to approach 2 million units. The statistics show that 8K TV can be one of the most profitable businesses in the foreseeable future.

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