As NB-IoT is officially included in the 5G standard and 5G network large-scale commercial use, the future of the Internet of Everything is accelerating, and the IoT industry is gradually forming a fragmented and vertical market distribution. Looking at data collection, edge computing, transmission links In various fields, there is a development trend of “a hundred schools of thought contending”. Although 2019 is called the cold winter of the semiconductor industry, at ELEXCON 2019 not long ago, many domestic and foreign manufacturers expressed their confidence in the recovery of the industry in 2020, and actively launched solutions for many vertical application markets. For example, Fujitsu Electronics, a well-known manufacturer, has launched 6 innovative solutions, focusing on applications in many popular fields, to seize market opportunities with innovative technologies!
The “strange trick” of turning electrical noise into treasure is pioneeringfake verificationScheme without encryption
FRAM memory can be described as Fujitsu’s traditional advantageous project. After 20 years of market testing, Fujitsu FRAM has become the preferred choice for both high performance and reliability in key data storage application scenarios from automotive, industrial to medical fields. However, at ELEXCON 2019, Fujitsu FRAM played a “new role” in its true colors, which is – a pioneering solution for true fake authentication without encryption algorithm (spectrum)!
Figure 1: Fujitsu pioneers a new true-forgery verification scheme
It is well known that each material has its own unique spectral properties. In the process of researching FRAM, Fujitsu found that the physical spectrum characteristics of FRAM are irregular and difficult to imitate. Therefore, it can replace the traditional encryption algorithm and use the working noise signal of FRAM to realize the verification between devices. “When the two devices are connected and communicated, the FRAM operating noise signal spectrum of the host and the slave will be compared and verified, for example, 8 spectrum points are captured, and only when the amplitude and phase of the two are the same at the 8 sampling points, Fang said that the verification passed!” said Feng Yixin, Product Director of Fujitsu Electronic components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., “This is a brand-new verification method pioneered in the industry. Compared with traditional encryption algorithms, it has higher security features. The application scenarios include printers and ink cartridges, PCB and peripheral IP, FA machine tools, medical diagnostic equipment, terminals and special batteries, etc.”
The palm vein recognition solution is innovative, and Fujitsu competes for tens of billions of market space
Although biometric identification methods such as face and fingerprint have been widely used, with the exposure of security risks such as “3D printing mask breaking face recognition” and “orange peel cracking fingerprint identification”, a biometric identification method with a higher security level – palm vein recognition has gradually received wider attention.
According to the forecast of the biometrics market size by the Prospective Industry Research Institute, the global biometrics market size is expected to reach 25 billion US dollars in 2020. Among them, although the market share of fingerprint identification is the highest, it has shown a downward trend. In 2020, the proportion of vein recognition is expected to reach 12%, of which the palm vein has great potential and will gain a market space of 18 billion yuan.
Fujitsu has launched a palm vein identification module for identity authentication, which uses a near-infrared sensor to capture the palm vein distribution map, and helps companies (such as banks) to establish a unique palm vein database for each user; Vein data can achieve the management of biometric functions. “This palm vein recognition module has the advantages of not easy to forge, high recognition rate, fast recognition speed, non-contact, etc. It has extremely high authentication accuracy. Quickly and easily identify personal identity accurately and achieve a better experience. At the same time, the thickness of the module is only 13mm, and the volume is reduced by two-thirds compared with the previous generation product, which provides the possibility for further application in small devices.” The on-site staff introduced . It is reported that some Japanese bank ATMs have adopted Fujitsu’s palm vein recognition solution to realize biometric function. It can be seen that the palm vein recognition solution has unparalleled advantages for the financial industry with high security level requirements.
Figure 2: A new generation of biometric identification methods – palm vein identification
Figure 3: Palm Vein Recognition Features
The secret of super standby, Ambiq MCU targets wearable applications
The market performance of wearable devices in the past two years can be described as booming. According to a Gartner report, the global wearable device spending in 2018 was $32.4 billion, and the spending in 2019 is expected to reach $41 billion, a year-on-year increase of 27%. It is estimated that by 2020, global wearable device spending will reach as high as 52 billion US dollars (about 370 billion yuan). However, current wearable devices still face the problem of battery life. For example, they need to be recharged for a week or two in standby, and the charging time is long, which has also hindered the enthusiasm of a large number of potential consumers to purchase.
Figure 4: Smart Wearables with Ambiq MCUs
So, how to improve the battery life of wearable devices? Maybe starting with MCU is a good choice! Zhang Kun, senior product manager of Fujitsu electronic Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., said: “Ambiq MCUs have the characteristics of low operating frequency and low operating current. The operating current of the MCU is further reduced to below 5uA/MHz. With the advantage of low power consumption, it can create a wearable solution that can stand by for several months. At present, Ambiq MCU products have successfully entered the two largest wearable OEM manufacturers in China. In the supply chain, the cumulative shipments have reached hundreds of millions.”
Case evidence, the industry’s highest quality high-performance RFID tags
In addition to the above-mentioned solutions such as data collection and edge computing, the labeling function of RFID as a data record is a hot spot in IoT subdivisions such as logistics tracking and inventory management. In this regard, Fujitsu has launched a new ultra-high frequency silicone RFID washable label, which is said to be the highest quality high-performance RFID label in the industry! High performance is mainly reflected in: it can be applied to high pressure dehydration, high pressure sterilization and other working environments up to 60bar; it conforms to the international standard “ISO/IEC 18000-63 and EPC Gen2” certification; 100% non-magnetic material, so it can be used in the medical field , and has obtained product certification that meets the requirements of MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) equipment, and can be used in MRI environments of 1.5-3.0 Tesla.
Figure 5: The Industry’s Highest Quality RFID Washdown Labels
In other words, this RFID tag can be built into or attached to items such as medical gowns, so as to accurately record the entire process of using, cleaning, and sterilizing the gowns, ensuring the safe recycling of medical supplies. The staff told the author: “Fujitsu RFID washing tag adopts UHF technology, the reading distance is more than 2 meters, and it can read hundreds of tags at a time, which is a low-cost RFID tag. The successful case has been used in Shanghai Disney’s performance costumes. initial application.”
Cockpit virtual instrument integration solution + design tools, one package
At this exhibition, Fujitsu also demonstrated a three-in-one solution based on Socionext’s fourth-generation high-performance in-vehicle SoC “Miranda”, which supports applications such as high-definition full LCD instrumentation, 360° panoramic imaging and ADAS assistance systems. The VPU vision processor specially designed for ADAS is a patented technology. The overall solution has been adopted in some high-end models of Japanese and German automakers.
Figure 6: Integrated software and hardware integrated automotive virtual instrument solution
It is worth mentioning that the unique CGI Studio design tool is also displayed together with the above-mentioned virtual instrument scheme. CGI Studio is an efficient, vehicle-level-validated virtual instrument UI design tool that helps engineers quickly build HMI interfaces. According to reports, CGI Studio has the advantage of being easy to use. Using this platform, UI engineers can build a UI solution in one or two weeks. At the same time, CGI Studio has carried out cross-platform porting and compatibility, whether it is based on hardware platforms such as Socionext, TI, NXP, NVIDIA, or operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and Android, it can be perfectly supported.
Steady increase in shipment potential, Fujitsu relays demonstrate the strength of “high quality”
As a key product for the escort of automotive electrical components, automotive relays have become the most widely used devices other than sensors. With the continuous improvement of the electrification and intelligence level of automobiles, from the low-end fuel vehicles using 30-35 relays in the past, it has gradually shifted to the intelligent high-end vehicles using more than 60 relays, which are widely used in new energy vehicles and fuel vehicles EPS, IBS, Junction Box, Airbag and other equipment, it can be seen that the market potential of relays is still rising.
Figure 7: Fujitsu has a rich relay product line
Fujitsu is a key manufacturer in the relay industry, and its product line includes signal relays, automotive relays, rail vehicle relays, power relays and other rich categories. For example, E1 series relay products are mainly used in new energy vehicle charging piles, OBC and other application markets. Due to its non-polarity, only one relay can be used in actual OBC applications to complete the functions of portable chargers and dischargers. The practice requires two, which is especially suitable for outdoor power supply needs.
More such as the FBR59 series relays for high-end garden tools, in the circuit design powered by dual battery packs, it can withstand a current surge of up to 150 amps, and is the smallest relay in the industry that can withstand 150 amps of current. The author has learned that the nominal service life of this relay is 100,000 times, but in fact this is the value under the impact of a large current of 150 amps; under the conventional current of 70 amps, the service life of the relay is as high as 300,000 times, far far exceeding the nominal value. Behind the nominal value, the high reliability is always maintained, which is the epitome of Fujitsu’s pursuit of high product quality and high quality.