Internet of Things

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CIMCON Granted Wi-SUN Certification
CIMCON has been granted Wi-Sun Certification for its smart lighting controllers. Wi-SUN certification validates CIMCON's interoperability with standard based field area networks and head-end equipment used to deliver a secure Internet of Things (IoT) for smart city applications. With this certification, CIMCON's
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11/19/2019
Smart Meter using Adesto Technologies Begins Pilot Program
Adesto Technologies Corporation announced that its Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) and Power Line Communications chips are designed into a new G3-PLC smart meter that is now in pilot production targeting utility providers in Tunisia, Egypt, and other countries. The new meter is available from SIAME(La Société Industrielle
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11/12/2019
Microcontroller Ecosystem w/ Ready to Use Partner Solutions
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the first 10 ready to use partner solutions that support the Renesas Advanced (RA) microcontroller (MCU) Family of 32-bit Arm Cortex-M MCUs. RA MCUs deliver optimized performance and ease of use with the Flexible Software Package (FSP) and partner building
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11/12/2019

No More Traffic Blues for Information Transfer

Researchers from the Tokyo University of Science and Keio University propose that a certain machine learning algorithm can help resource-constrained devices on a wireless network select optimal channels for information transmission; this could potentially decongest massive IoT networks.

The wireless Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of devices in which each device can directly send information to another over wireless channels of communication, without human intervention. With the number of IoT devices increasing every day, the amount of information on the wireless channels is also increasing.
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Date:
11/07/2019
PSDcast â€
The move to autonomous vehicles has given a number of technologies the chance to shine, including as it turns out, old standbys like RADAR. On today’s show, we’ve got Zach Karas, an automotive engineer at Analog Devices. Be sure to catch us on iTunes here:
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11/07/2019
Connecting Everything with Everything
Few sectors benefit more from the IoT than transportation. But in truth, the IoT will affect nearly everything we do – hence the IoT’s nom de plume, the Internet of Everything. And not surprisingly, this month’s contributors approach the IoT from very different perspectives. If
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11/01/2019
IoT Unleashes the Power of Wearables
The IoT and wearables are interesting separately, but really shine when combined. Wearables is only one of the new areas that the IoT has opened up, but it could become one of the most important in the future. We’ve had some smartish-type watches and a few other gimmicky wearables before the IoT was quite
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11/01/2019
Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things

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Figure 1: Augmented Reality (AR) glasses displaying airline flight information

For those of us who wear glasses for vision correction, we are used to seeing the world through lenses.  However, new technologies will allow a virtual world to be laid on top of the real world that we normally see. In other words, the lenses will become displays that allow us to see the “real” world
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11/01/2019
Manufacturers Protect Appliance Products from Cyberattacks

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Figure 1. Unless protected by the appropriate cyber security technologies, appliances – including refrigerators – can host and spread a wide range of malware and computer viruses

Cyberattacks are on the rise worldwide. Most of the attacks that generate big press coverage are very dramatic and well-documented. We have all read about malware attacks, Denial of Service attacks, which shut down factories, governments and large international businesses - and even portions of the Internet
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11/01/2019
Power Requirements of Biosensor-Based Wearables

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Figure 1: Examples of wearable designs that can provide enhanced battery life via low-powered design.

The medical field has introduced an increasing number of portable and wireless medical devices for in-home patient care as it witnesses broader adoption of tele-medicine. With the advent of increasingly miniaturized and powerful electronics, we foresee the adoption of adapted wireless wristband wearables for
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11/01/2019
Mobile Diagnostic Technology Delivers Hypertension Screening

Figure 1: A Medical Diagnostic Technology-equipped smartphone
Source: Leman Micro Devices SA

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With consumer wearables such as FitBits and the Apple Watch established in the market and consumers who have bought these devices now accustomed to seeing their own personalised health data such as heart rate displayed on their wrists (although not to standards of accuracy required by the medical profession),
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11/01/2019
Are Data & Metrics Good for IoT and Wearables?
There are now more things online than people.  How much water does an individual appliance or shower use? Why was the water bill so high? Home water usage used to be just whatever the water company main meter says it is.  I just saw a promotion for a smart IoT enabled point of use real-time water meter. 
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Date:
11/01/2019
Defining the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is really more of a concept than a tangible device – the IoT comprises billions of palpable objects, but no one will “switch it on” in the same way the ARPANET officially began in October of 1969. Of course, no one has to flip a switch because the IoT is already here
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Date:
11/01/2019