Chip supplier Silicon Laboratories Inc. in Austin, Tex. says it is providing zigbee technology for the award-winning Element connected light bulb from Sengled Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. Silicon Labs wireless SoCs and zigbee stacks let Element bulbs connect to multi-node mesh networks deployed in smart homes. Using iOS and Android apps or popular smart home ecosystems, […]
Newark element14 is now shipping three new products in the successful open source BeagleBone range. The ever popular BeagleBone Black and element 14 BeagleBone Black Industrial are now joined by BeagleBone Black Wireless, the element14 Wireless Connectivity Cape and the element14 4.3” Display Cape. The BeagleBone® Black Wireless now has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities built […]
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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced two new System-on-chips (SoCs), the QCA4020 and QCA4024. Qualcomm Technologies is the first to announce a tri-mode SoC QCA4020, integrating Bluetooth® Low Energy 5, Dual-band Wi-Fi®, and 802.15.4-based technologies, including ZigBee® and Thread, while QCA4024 integrates Bluetooth Low Energy 5 and 802.15.4. Both QCA4020 and QCA4024 […]
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U-blox today announced the launch of its new UBX-M8230-CT global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver chip, offering a unique balance of performance and ultra-low power use. The innovative Super-Efficient (Super-E) mode cuts the power consumption by two-thirds to a mere 20 mW at one position update every second with hardly any loss in accuracy. It delivers continued superb […]
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Two new ready-to-use prototype boards available from STMicroelectronics slash the cost for developers to start evaluatingLoRaWAN™ and other Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies including 6LoWPAN. The boards are based on the smallest and lowest-power LoRaWAN modules that exist on the market today, with a footprint not larger than 13x12mm and power consumption in the […]
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The number of FPGA manufacturers is relatively small so — like suppliers in any number of electronic components and systems markets — increased competition has lead to an even more increasing need to develop products with differentiating features. Now add in the IoT-inspired move from homogeneous to heterogeneous computing where we see intelligence being pushed to the […]
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Intersil Corporation today announced the industry’s smallest isolated RS-485 differential bus transceiver designed to provide 4Mbps bidirectional data transmission for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks. The high-speed ISL32704E delivers industry-leading electromagnetic interference (EMI) and common-mode transient immunity (CMTI) in a small 4mm x 5mm QSOP package that is 70% smaller than competitive devices. It also […]
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At CES 2017, Paul Gerhardt, Cofounder of Lockitron demonstrates how the voice recognition capabilities of Alexa’s microphone (pressure sensor) and software can be used to remotely lock (or unlock) his company’s Bolt smart lock. Cloud to cloud integration allows the user to trigger Alexa remotely.
Silicon Labs, a leading supplier of silicon, software and solutions for a more connected world, announces the acquisition of Zentri , an innovator in low-power, cloud-connected Wi-Fi technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT). Zentri helps customers worldwide securely connect and manage their products across a wide range of industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Zentri’s unique combination […]
CEL is introducing a variety of new RF switches that have been designed as easy drop in replacements for a wide range of existing RF products as well as for new designs. Target markets include test and measurement systems as well as Wi-Fi, ZigBee and Bluetooth routers, sensors, appliances, and other radio-equipped products. RF (Radio […]
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