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Internet of Things

February 2015
Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs on the IoT

Ross Sabolcik of Silicon Labs

In this PSDcast Ross Sabolcik, VP and GM for Analog, Power, and Sensors at Silicon Labs talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Designs about the buzz and the reality of the Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of the IoT is that it is a convergence of inter-related core technologies creating intelligent connected
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02/27/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Nanotechnology Committee is sponsoring an Industry Session at APEC 2015 titled, “Nanotechnology — State and Federal Activities.” The session will take place on March 18, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m., at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte,
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02/27/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced an analog dual-path battery charger for wearable and portable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The single-cell, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer BC3770 charger is fully programmable, features a small form factor and supports fast charging for portable embedded systems, such as those
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02/27/2015

Microsemi's integrated GNSS Master significantly reduces cost of indoor small cells & eliminates need for outdoor antenna

Integrated GNSS Master

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its Integrated GNSS Master (IGM) solution required for small cell synchronization. The IGM is the company’s first solution that fully integrates a 1588v2 PTP grandmaster with a
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02/27/2015
Express Logic, a leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOSes), announced that it plans to join the ARM mbed ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) product development. ARM mbed OS is an operating environment for IoT devices and is especially well-suited to run in energy constrained applications.
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02/27/2015
Altera announced its collaboration with Mentor Graphics to provide embedded software developers access to best-in-class Vista virtual platforms that support Altera’s entire SoC FPGA portfolio, including its third-generation 14 nm Stratix 10 SoCs with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. These advanced
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02/27/2015
Mouser launches next-gen robotics tech site

Mouser’s technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies

Mouser Electronics announced their new Robotics Technology site at embedded world 2015. Mouser’s technology site provides developers with the resources they need to learn about the latest advances in robotics technologies, and the newest components from Mouser Electronics for building robotics systems. The
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02/27/2015
Lattice Semi's latest reference designs expedite & simplify USB Type-C implementation

The three solutions offered by Lattice address both Cable Detect (CD) and Power Delivery (PD) functions

Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced three new, freely-downloadable reference designs that enable designers working in consumer, industrial and other sectors to quickly implement the cable detect and power delivery functions required to unlock
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02/27/2015
Silicon Labs, a leading provider of microcontroller, wireless connectivity, analog and sensor solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), introduced the next generation of Simplicity Studio, the industry’s first integrated MCU/wireless development environment enabling concurrent MCU and RF design for a wide
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02/27/2015
In this episode of PSDtv HCC Embedded's CEO Dave Hughes explains their fail-safe power managment memory technology for Power Systems Design at embedded world 2015. The demo
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02/25/2015
Freescale Semiconductor introduced an analog dual-path battery charger for wearable and portable Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The single-cell, Li-Ion and Li-Polymer BC3770 charger is fully programmable, features a small form factor and supports fast charging for portable embedded systems, such as those
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02/25/2015
ON Semi demos imaging, connectivity, motor control, and power solutions for IoT at Embedded World 2015

ON Semiconductor will demonstrate new innovative solutions at embedded world 2015

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, will demonstrate new innovative solutions for embedded systems at the Embedded World Conference 2015 from Feb. 24-26 in Nuremberg, Germany.   Imaging ON Semiconductor will demonstrate the new AR0230CS
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02/25/2015
Microchip's latest MCU family provides multiple independent closed-loop power channels

The PIC16(L)F1769 family

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany a new family of 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC16(L)F1769 family. This family is the first PIC MCU to offer up to two independent closed
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02/25/2015
Maxim Integrated Products is demonstrating highly-integrated analog solutions for embedded applications at the Embedded World 2015 Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 24–26, 2015). Organized in three demo areas for Industrial Power, Industrial Interface, and Signal Chain, Maxim’s solutions
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02/25/2015
Andrew Johnson of CUI on Level VI Standards

Andrew Johnson of CUI

In this PSDcast Andrew Johnson of CUI talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the neccessary migration to Level VI power standards and the issues involved. Procuring power supplies has always been a hunt for specs and compliance, and understanding
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02/23/2015
FX Luminaire's Luxor ZDC lighting controller provides zoning, dimming, and color capabilities

Luxor ZDC LED lighting controller

FX Luminaire announced the release of the Luxor ZDC, a novel LED lighting controller with zoning, dimming, & color capabilities. “The ZDC offers a spectrum of 30,000 color possibilities for those residences and businesses who want the latest LED technology,” said Ryan Williams, FX Luminaire Product Manager. “The
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02/23/2015
STMicro's STM32L4 microcontrollers overcome performance limitations for ultra-low-power apps

The STM32L4 series targets next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications

STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has combined its ultra low-power microcontroller technology with ARM Cortex-M4 know-how to create the STM32L4 series for next-generation energy-conscious consumer, industrial, medical, and metering applications. The
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02/23/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile poke-home connector available

9296 Series low profile, horizontal SMT mount poke home connectors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the lowest profile poke-home connector currently available on the market. Featuring its industry-proven 2mm dual beam, high spring-force, phosphor bronze poke-home contacts in a sleek 3.0mm pitch by 2.5mm high SMT package,
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02/23/2015
The PCIM Asia 2015 international exhibition and conference for power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management will take place from 24 – 26 June in Shanghai. The focus is on power electronic components and systems and the special requirements for applications in China and Asia. The
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02/23/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Research conducted by the element14 Community, an online community of more than 300,000 electronics engineers, has revealed high consumer interest worldwide in the Internet of Things (IoT) and a huge potential value to developing economies. The study, conducted as part of
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02/20/2015
Prime time for printed sensors

Various examples of printed sensors demonstrated at events

When I explain printed electronics, I like to distinguish between the old kind printed electronics and the new ones. A decade ago, people were trying to replace silicon by organic semiconductors - materials that could be directly printed. This idea that you could make transistors in a roll-to-roll fashion just
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02/20/2015
The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) welcomes a new collaborative partner, the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA), based in Chicago, IL. “The Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the Midwest's largest & most diverse membership organization of its kind, is working to accelerate the adoption
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02/20/2015
The Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy. Approximately 700,000 coders, developers, and data scientists
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02/20/2015
Travis Summerlin of TI on the latest changes to the SMBus specification

Travis Summerlin of PMBUS

In this PSDcast Travis Summerlin, PMBus Spec Working Group Chairman and System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) Director (also with Texas Instruments), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about communication protocols and the latest changes and updates to the System Management Bus (SMBus). The SMIF
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02/18/2015
STMicroelectronics, a semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leader in ICs for Power Conversion, and Flextronics, an innovative supply-chain solutions company that delivers design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics services to a wide range of industries
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02/18/2015
Freescale Semiconductor, a leader in advanced systems solutions for the latest virtualised networks, and Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of Alcatel-Lucent, announced they are expanding a long-term partnership in both commercial and research endeavours. As part of the expansion, the companies
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02/18/2015
Vishay's PowerPAK SC-70 20V MOSFET increases power density and Reliability to Portable Electronics

Vishay Siliconix SiA466EDJ 20V n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET

Vishay Intertechnology released a new 20V n-channel TrenchFET power MOSFET in the ultra-compact thermally enhanced PowerPAK SC-70 package. Providing increased power density and reliability for portable electronics, the Vishay Siliconix SiA466EDJ offers the industry's highest package-limited continuous drain
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02/18/2015
AVX claims lowest-profile high CV tantalum capacitor

AVX 206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors

AVX, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has introduced the world's lowest profile high CV tantalum capacitor: the new 47μF 8V 1206-06 D case TACmicrochip. Both thin and flat, the new 1206-06 TACmicrochip Series capacitors measure 3.4mm in length, 1.8mm in width, and feature
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02/17/2015
Analog Devices announced that  Elster has selected ADI’s ADF7241 smart metering solution for use in gas and electricity meters that Elster is designing as part of a nationwide energy efficiency initiative sponsored by the British government. Under the Smart Metering Implementation Programme, more than
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02/17/2015
Ray Almgren of National Instruments on power test trends

Ray Almgren of National Instruments

In this PSDcast Ray Almgren of National Instruments talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the current and developing trends in test and measurement in electronic design. With the challenges facing the engineering community in the areas of the IoT, smart grid, and the smart facility, using the best
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02/17/2015
The Voltera V-One circuit board prototyping machine promises to empower creativity

The Voltera V-One

Developers and makers that enjoy building electronic circuits and boards may be interested in a new circuit board prototyping machine called the Voltera V-One. The Voltera V-One has been specifically designed to help make circuit board prototyping even easier and allows users to go from concept to
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02/16/2015
Adding fuel to the combustible energy that is Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week the most forward trending brands in fashion and technology converged on February 12 in fashionxtech. This unique two-tiered experience featured NYFW’s first ever Mobile Lounge as well as an extraordinary closing party with VIP
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02/16/2015
Mouser Electronics, a leading authorized distributor with the latest semiconductors and electronic components, announced that for the third year in a row the company is proud to sponsor Texas Instruments’ Innovation Challenge European Design Contest, which is designed to encourage engineering students to submit
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02/16/2015
Lattice Semiconductor, a leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, announced that it will be unveiling new programmable industrial automation solutions focused on vision, video and display and real-world industrial bridging and interface solutions. Embedded World runs February
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02/16/2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been the topic conferences, articles, and blogs. Much of this has focused on the standards for communication and security of the information and devices. Just as important is powering the myriad of devices that comprise the IoT. It is worthwhile to first describe what makes up
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02/14/2015
In today’s increasingly hyperconnected world, it is essential that all new designs minimize power consumption and are protected from being cloned, reverse engineered, or tampered with in order to protect embedded intellectual property, system data, and the system itself.  FPGAs play a key role in meeting
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02/14/2015
Smart Grid technologies, including tools such as smart meters, intelligent network management, and performance monitoring are helping utility companies better track grid operations, keeping those operations visible at all times so that they can assess the status of individual endpoints and take efficient countermeasures
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02/14/2015
The easily discerned lines separating cyberspace and the “real world” are disappearing. With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects are increasingly integrated in information systems and individuals are interacting with vast distributed networks dozens of times a day. Clearly, the IoT
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02/14/2015
Is Germany into IoT?

Thomas Hahnel, Lucy Turpin Communications

Although we Germans are the current soccer world champions, our IoT adoption rating is less than world class. Even Telekom CEO, Timothy Höttges, declared in October 2014: "We’ve lost the first half time of digitalization." In football, losing the first half is not tragic. But you have to
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02/13/2015
Electric Imp connectivity platform reduces NYC building energy usage up to 15%
According to the New York City government, buildings within its five boroughs are the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. New York-based clean energy company Bonded Energy Solutions concluded that the biggest compliance challenge that building managers faced involved how much energy their properties
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02/13/2015
The IoT: revenge of Thin Client?

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

Once in a while we see echoes of things past in new technology development, in this case, the Internet of Things (IoT) has shifted an old methodology to its zenith of maturity. In both hardware and softweare, managing the IoT requires us to think of devices as clients again, an echo of things past from the beginnings
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02/12/2015
Moxa's redundancy solution helps electrical substations deliver high reliability and data integrity

PT-G503-PHR-PTP RedBox

Maintaining data integrity and the highest system availability are mission-critical objectives for electrical substations. Because their automation systems require zero recovery time redundancy to achieve uninterrupted power supply to end-users, RedBoxes (redundancy boxes) are installed so that network data
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02/11/2015
At this year's CeBIT, CODE_n15 will focus entirely on the Internet of Things. Four enormous industrial robots will form the central anchor point. Internet users around the world will be able to access the machines via the www.robochop.com website, where a 3D web app will
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02/05/2015
Shahin Sadeghi of Microsemi on powerline communications in the IoT

Shahin Sadeghi of Microsemi

In this PSDcast Shahin Sadeghi of Microsemi talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues involved in device communications within the Internet of Things (IoT). With the plethora of devices demanding bandwidth in a business, home, or community, the ability to use other communications infrastructures
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02/04/2015
BlackBerry, a leader in mobile communications, launched its comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) platform, initially targeting the automotive and asset tracking industries. The BlackBerry IoT Platform will leverage the company’s extensive technology portfolio, extending its best-in-class security and reliability
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02/04/2015
Dave Friedman of Ayla Networks on the IoT

Dave Friedman of Ayla Networks

In this PSDcast Ayla Networks CEO Dave Friedman talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the explosion in the Internet of Things (IoT) and the demands on the infrastructures required to drive them. Ayla Networks is powering IoT for a bunch of consumer products like Owlet’s Smart Sock (wearable baby
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02/02/2015

 



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