Huawei is planning a new project codenamed “Da Vinci” (Project Da Vinci), also known as some Huawei executives calling it “D Plan”. This will result to completely get rid of the dependence on the US chip and a startup to the company’s own AI chips for future products.
The “D Plan” includes the development of a new Huawei AI chip for the data center, which can support applications such as voice and image recognition in the cloud. This is the first level for Huawei to enter the highly competitive artificial intelligence market.
At present, Huawei executives have publicly expressed their interest in artificial intelligence, and AI functions have also been added to Huawei smartphones and other products. If the “D plan” is the first level for Huawei to fully embrace AI, then Huawei has conducted small experiments on the mobile side.
The “Da Vinci Project” related work includes the development of a new Huawei AI chip for the data center, enabling it to support technologies such as voice and image recognition based on Huawei Cloud. This is the first time Huawei has ventured into this highly competitive market. As Huawei’s products and services are widely used by wireless operators around the world, this program may have a significant impact.
The development of the AI chip is a key component of the Da Vinci Project. A person familiar with the matter said that the HiSilicon engineers at Huawei’s semiconductor division were responsible for designing and developing the Chinese company’s own AI chips for servers running in the data center. He also said that although Huawei servers are still using NVIDIA chips to add AI functionality, it hopes to gradually reduce its reliance on US companies.
It is reported that in the most recent quarter, China is the second largest market for Nvidia, accounting for 23.5% of its total revenue. Creating a new chip product that replaces Nvidia will be a tough battle. NVIDIA has almost a monopoly on the chip market that powers the computationally intensive process of deep learning algorithms. Many companies rely heavily on NVIDIA chips for AI R&D and landing.
“NVIDIA dominates not only because of its chips but also because it dominates the software framework and tools.” Wu Shuang, an artificial intelligence researcher at Etu Technology, said: “NVIDIA’s market position is now quite good.” he added.
However, Huawei has a large R&D resource and maintains a good track record in developing new businesses. The company has surpassed many of the global telecommunications equipment and smartphone competitors, initially offering cheaper alternatives and later strengthening technology in the value chain.
Among Huawei’s 180,000 employees, more than 80,000 people participated in research and development. Huawei has research centers in China, US, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Russia, and India. Last year, Huawei spent more than $13 billion on research and development.
UFSC fusion fast charging protocol led by Huawei is coming
Huawei and some other popular brands in China (Oppo, vivo, and Xiaomi) have associated to bring the UFSC fusion fast charging protocol. Ultimately, this protocol will be a great help in providing fast charging compatibility among various tech giants.
The well-known Weibo tipster @DigitalChatStation has informed that the UFSC fusion fast charging protocol led by Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and vivo is about to land. The protocol will improve the fast charging integration between different smartphone manufacturers and will make their charging solutions universal.
Huawei has been running in the race for technologies for a long time and understands the basic demands of users in this field. Among several essential features of a device, the users mainly look for the battery power and charging efficiency.
So far, the Chinese manufacturer has built the Super Turbocharging mechanisms that cure battery life anxiety with 100W of fast charging. However, every brand has its fast charging technology which often doesn’t work on a universal level.
Thus, to change this independent manner, all four companies decided to bring on the Universal Fast Charging Specification (UFSC) to the surface. The main supporter of this agreement is the Telecom Terminal Industry Association.
How UFSC fusion will prove a benefit?
Eventually, this technique will support effective fast charging and unites the adapters and terminals from various brands and manufacturers. At present, the general maximum power of this protocol is 40W which is just incomparable with the private Turbocharging (100W).
But, the second stage of this technology exhibits 65W. Hence, the availability of general power will gradually increase with time to a higher level. Alternatively, this initiative will solve the problem of incompatibility of inter-matching fast charging. Moreover, it will create a fast, safe, and adaptable charging scenario for users.
The tipster further shares another piece of news in this matter. Consequently, the integration of fast charging technology has been successfully implemented. Some of the major devices have begun imposing the new technology and soon the list will give space to more models.
Huawei and China Mobile brings new 5G call feature
Recently, the China Mobile Jiangsu group has associated with Huawei and introduced the new and first ever 5G call feature. The latest information states that this feature will ultimately prove a thoughtful implementation for facetime purposes.
We are living in the technology era where everything is stepping towards an advanced version. Whether we talk about smart gadgets or the latest services. Every company is trying to develop such traits in their products that can benefit the user to the utmost level.
In the series of display and communication services, facetime plays a very crucial role. It connects you with your loved ones in no time and makes every little moment very special. To enhance this outstanding function in a better way, Huawei and China Mobile (Jiangsu Group) have released the iconic 5G call feature.
What is this new 5G calling feature and how does it work?
According to the reports, the cooperations have imposed three significant functions to the 5G new calling scenario. These three functions are as follows:
- Lighting up the screen
- Barrier-Free Communication
- Interesting Call
Among all three functions, lighting up the screen is the most highlighted and unique feature. You would have noticed that while connecting a video call, the screen stops abruptly. This often ends up showing some of your disgusting expressions to the other person.
However, with the lighting up the screen function, you can choose the way how your screen should look. For instance, you can present a personalized avatar, audio, video, and any other picture instead of showing the real-time scenario on camera.
On the flip side, the second function allows you to make a voice call without any barriers. It also lets you synchronize your calls with facetime action simultaneously. Further, it enhances the interaction connection and enriches the video quality.
Besides, the new 5G call feature will let you efficiently use the visual menu, remote troubleshooting, customer authorization, voice control, one-click direct access, and quick processing even when you are on a call. Ultimately, this feature will bring a new way to deal with calls and connect to your friends and colleagues.
Although, there is no information regarding when we would be able to use this feature. Regardless, if this is the upcoming future of the communication field then users will definitely enjoy it.
After Apple, Samsung wants to follow Huawei for Satellite Communication feature
Huawei and its satellite communication feature are tremendously trending around the world. Apple has also used this feature in iPhone 14 series. And it looks like, it’s time for Samsung to copy Huawei regarding satellite communication features.
Huawei technologies have always been a surprise to the world. Whether it is a new imaging system or design-oriented features, the company has served users with some awesome and eye-catching gadgets and attributes.
If we talk about the recent edition, the Chinese manufacturer has initiated a satellite communication feature with Mate 50 series. Following the lead, Apple also jumped on the ground and brought the respective part in its latest release (iPhone 14).
Ultimately, the two giant tech makers made the satellite subject quite popular in the market. And as a famous tech player, Samsung doesn’t want to remain behind in this race and is also planning to follow the same satellite communication path as Huawei.
Samsung – A new member in satellite connectivity!
According to the newest information, the Korean company might introduce satellite connectivity functions to its high-profile Galaxy smartphones. Though Samsung is just planning for the moment, we can’t say how much time it will take to bring the feature to the surface.
On the other hand, the information also suggests that Samsung could turn its face to another satellite connectivity provider rather than Globalstar. Since Apple has already shaken its hands with Globalstar for receiving 85% of its current and future network capacity. Hence, it doesn’t seem like there is any space left for Samsung.
Yet, other satellite connectivity providers could help Samsung in this aspect. As per the reports, the company can take help from Starlink services to implement the satellite features on its handset products. But confirmation from the company side still awaits.
Speaking of the satellite communication feature, Apple has such techniques that can send a short SOS message in just 15 seconds. However, the condition is that the function is only applicable under a clear sky. Otherwise, it can take more than minutes. Overall, we can say that Huawei scored much better in this subject than others.
(source – Phonearena)