Internet of Things

August 2014
Advanced drivers from FTDI Chip enable more efficient systems

FTDI Chip has updated its expansive USB driver portfolio

FTDI Chip has updated its expansive USB driver portfolio in order to include a selective suspend feature. The revised drivers have just passed Microsoft certification and are available to download free of charge from the FTDI Chip website. With the launch of lower-powered versions of X-Chip series
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08/21/2014
Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid-state lighting, and Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, announced it has agreed to a joint collaboration with Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT), the developer of WattUp™, a novel wire-free charging technology for electronic
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08/19/2014
In the battle for the connected home, stakeholders are lining up

Google-owned Nest Labs envisions a ‘conscious home'

The “smart home” has been a dream for decades but too expensive for the average household. Not anymore. Now that the costs for creating a connected home are dropping, device makers, utilities, telecoms and other companies are gearing up for what’s being called the battle beyond the living room. The latest
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08/19/2014

Newark element14 announces the launch of the Texas Instruments CC3200 Launchpad and CC3100 BoosterPack, a development platform and Wi-Fi device, created for faster and easier implementation of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). The CC3200 LaunchPad kit is the industry’s first single-chip programmable
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08/12/2014
As discussed by Cymbet, a developer of solid state energy storage solution, in a white paper published in 2008, the number of smart devices connected to the internet exceeded the number of people on the earth. By 2020 it is estimated that this number could reach over 50 billion, although one needs to bear in
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08/08/2014
No-power Wi-Fi connectivity could fuel Internet of Things reality

Wi-Fi backscatter uses radio frequency signals as a power source and reuses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure

Imagine a world in which your wristwatch or other wearable device communicates directly with your online profiles, storing information about your daily activities where you can best access it—all without requiring batteries. Or, battery-free sensors embedded around your home could track minute-by-minute temperature
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08/07/2014
NI's CompactRIO software-designed controller simplifies control systems

CompactRIO performance controller

National Instruments, a provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve engineering challenges, announced the CompactRIO performance controller, a software-designed controller that integrates the latest embedded technologies from Intel and Xilinx to deliver unparalleled performance and flexibility,
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08/06/2014
Econais, a leading wireless Wi-Fi module solution provider for the Internet of Things, announced that their ProbMe secure configuration software feature is available and shipping with Econais Wi-Fi Modules, Development Kits and Reference Designs. ProbMe solves one of the biggest challenges for consumer and commercial
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08/05/2014