Internet of Things

June 2014
GreenPeak Technologies, an industry-leading Smart Home low-power radio communication semi-conductor company, has created a white paper that details how Small Data, the tiny bits of information collected from billions of small sentrollers (sensors, controllers and actuators) in homes, offices, factories, cars,
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06/30/2014
element14, along with partners EnOcean, Tektronix, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Eclipse Foundation, has announced the launch of the “Forget Me Not” design challenge, an international design competition to encourage participating engineers to develop pioneering applications in the field of home monitoring
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06/24/2014
Paper Battery Company, developer of an innovative energy storage and enhancement technology for consumer electronics and other applications, announced the closing of a $3.0M Series A private investment round. The funds will be used to commercialize its first products that promise to significantly improve battery
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06/16/2014

Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. Having thoroughly researched the topic, IDTechEx has mapped the IoT ecosystem as shown in the diagram below, where IoT centers on things collaborating with
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06/16/2014
 STMicroelectronics empowers wireless modules from SenseAnywhere

The SenseAnywhere AiroSensor and AssetSensor active-RFID modules combine advanced RF transceiver technology with a low-power processor, low-voltage EEPROM, and miniature temperature, humidity, and ultra-efficient motion sensors

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced that SenseAnywhere, a leader in tags and modules for wireless sensing and location, has qualified the world’s first wireless devices incorporating ST’s new single-chip balun,
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06/16/2014
In this episode of PSDtv Peter Rogerson of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the pressures on the power industry and the shift from energy efficiency
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06/05/2014
SiTime clocks wearables, IoT apps with 32 kHz MEMS

SiT1552 MEMS TCXO

SiTime, an analog semiconductor company, introduced the smallest, lowest power 32 kHz TCXO (temperature compensated oscillator). With its tiny footprint and ultra-low power consumption, the SiT1552 MEMS TCXO enables a paradigm shift in the size and battery life of wearable electronics and Internet of Things
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06/05/2014
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and Tsinghua University (THU), renowned for talent cultivation and scientific research, officially announced the establishment of Tsinghua-STM32 Embedded Association. The association aims to provide
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06/03/2014
Freescale Semiconductor has initiated customer sampling for its QorIQ LS1 family of dual-core SoCs. This innovative family of pin-compatible communications processors is the first available in the QorIQ LS series based on Layerscape architecture from Freescale. Leveraging more than 20 years of networking expertise,
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06/03/2014
ARM announced the establishment of a new CPU Design Center in the Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. This is ARM’s first CPU Design Center in Asia, and it will focus on the design, verification and delivery of the ARM® Cortex®-M processor series targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and
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06/02/2014