Nordic Semiconductor announces that the first nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) member of its nRF91 Series of cellular IoT modules will be available to all customers via its global distribution network within the next 24 hours. This includes Digi-Key Electronics, Mouser Electronics, and Premier Farnell, and others. The nRF9160 has also received GCF certification—the trusted mobile communications […]
Engineers at Rutronik have conducted a new study on the latest generation of Bluetooth Low Energy through a series of extensive real-world tests. Aimed at determining the communication range, data throughput, and energy consumption of the Bluetooth 5 line, the study analyzes the performance of the wireless standard under various conditions, and gives insights into the […]
Cozmo is a palm-sized robot from San Francisco-based Anki, the same company that makes an intelligent racing robot system called Overdrive that we’ve torn down previously. Cozmo is actually an earlier version of an Anki robot called Vector. Vector has more capabilities in the area of artificial intelligence, thanks to its use of a processor […]
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces the immediate availability of their production-ready Bluetooth 5 software platform for the nRF52832 SoC, The S132 v5.0 and nRF5 SDK v14.0. This solution enables developers making high-performance Bluetooth 5-ready products using the nRF52832 SoC. The platform consists of the S132 v5.0 SoftDevice, a 20-link […]
Robotic race cars make clever use of software and infrared optics to follow lines slyly hidden on the track. Leland Teschler, Executive Editor The Overdrive starter kit we analyzed contains sections of track that can go together in various ways and can even include jumps. An interesting feature of the track is that its sections […]
Chest-mounted electronics do a more accurate job of counting heart beats than do optical sensors on the wrist. That’s one of the conclusions to come out of a close look at this sport watch aimed at runners. Leland Teschler Executive Editor A sport watch from Garmin called the Forerunner 220 is basically a runner’s watch […]
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