IoT & Smart Cities

October 2022
Smart Metering Platform Available on 32-bit MCU Product Family Equipped with an MPL460 PLC Modem

Smart Metering Platform Available on 32-bit MCU Product Family Equipped with an MPL460 PLC Modem

­The design complexity of smart meters continues to evolve as different communications solutions are integrated into the framework and as regulatory compliance requirements are mandated. To meet the growing demand for a feature-rich yet simple design solution for developing smart meters, Microchip Technology In
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Date:
10/26/2022
Next-Gen Software as a Service Offering Optimizes Product Development with Intelligent Data

Next-Gen Software as a Service Offering Optimizes Product Development with Intelligent Data

­Infineon Technologies AG is bringing digitalization to the edge-from-the-cloud. The company announced the next generation of its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, Infineon’s CIRRENT IoT Network Intelligence (INI) – a cloud SaaS offering that helps IoT developers quickly and cost-effectively ga
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Date:
10/20/2022
Simplifying Development of Dual-Core Applications with Support for Simultaneous Debug

Simplifying Development of Dual-Core Applications with Support for Simultaneous Debug

­As multicore devices become prevalent in the embedded microcontroller space, system designers face increasingly complex challenges in software development. To help accelerate time-to-market and simplify overall design, Infineon Technologies AG  announced the release of ModusToolbox™ 3.0 – an
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Date:
10/06/2022
The Cost of Powering the IoT

Kevin Parmenter, Director, Applications Engineering. TSC, America

A number of years ago when I was the general chair of an APEC conference, we predicted that in the not-too-distant future there would be more “things” on the internet than there were people. At the time, we didn’t have a clear idea of what this really meant – or how accurate this prediction would be. To
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Date:
10/01/2022
Leveraging High-Z Technology to Cut Solution Power and Size

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Figure 1. A signal chain with a traditional muxed SAR ADC

­Muxed SAR ADCs are commonly used in applications where there is a need to constantly monitor multiple critical variables in the system. In optical communications applications, laser biasing could be monitored via optical power measurement, while EEG/ECG signals from electrodes could be monitored in VSM applications. The
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Date:
10/01/2022
Making Garbage Management Operations Smarter

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Figure 1: IoT-enabled sensor technology is set to revolutionise waste management

­Waste collection is an essential service that municipal bodies need to perform on a regular basis. EU figures (published in 2020) show that each citizen resident in one of its member states on average generated 505kg of garbage waste each year. When applied to the entire population, that clearly constitutes a
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Date:
10/01/2022
IT/OT Convergence, Industry 4.0, and the IIoT

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Figure 1. IT solutions collect and analyze information to generate awareness and regulate business processes, while OT solutions collect and analyze information to control physical equipment processes

­Information technology (IT) generates, collects, stores, manipulates, analyzes, and delivers data within and between organizations via computing, networking, and storage technologies. IT is characterized by the ability to be programmed and reprogrammed to meet the needs of various users, applications, and ne
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Date:
10/01/2022
Everything is Smart, Even Rubbish

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

It has been a busy month for me, with lots of meetings, many of which are featured in our weekly TechTalk newsletter. I think it is a great new format, which I’m enjoying producing. We’ve had some really good content over the last month, including an interview with Marco Palma from EPC on the hidden benefits of
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Date:
10/01/2022
Bringing the World Together...in Munich

Jason Lomberg, North American Editor, PSD

­Fall is upon us, and while I’m not particularly enthused about the onslaught of pumpkin spice lattes (and every imaginable pumpkin permutation), I’m thrilled about trade show season. As you read this, we’re about a month away from electronica, the biggest and most important industry event, and my Eu
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Date:
10/01/2022
Driving Wide Bandgap Devices

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­In power electronics, semiconductor transistors with a wide bandgap, such as silicon carbide or gallium nitride, are becoming increasingly popular. Higher switching speeds promise higher efficiency and higher power densities. Two reference designs from Würth Elektronik show how an isolated 6 W auxiliary power suppl
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Date:
10/01/2022
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