Category: Internet of Things

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SpinDance IoT development service for ARM mbed Ecosystem

Posted by stromium – November 26, 2016

Tom Miller, VP of Marketing for SpinDance, discusses the functions of the company. SpinDance provides turnkey solutions for companies that want to make smart products. Their demo product is one that is intended to be used for disasters/emergencies; it consists of a split ball that can be thrown into a collapsed building, for example, to detect sound and measure temperature, humidity and air pressure.

Movidius, computer vision for IoT, drones, smartphones, IP cameras and more to come

Posted by Charbax – November 23, 2016

Movidius provides machine vision technology, they released Myriad 2, they claim to be the industry’s first always-on vision processor. It delivers high-performance computational imaging and visual awareness in devices where every last drop of battery power counts, performing at under 1.2W of power means Myriad 2 can be deployed into tiny IoT devices such as smart cameras, drones and wearables, featuring a balance between programmable and hard wired elements, giving developers immediate access to its advanced vision processing core, while also allowing them to develop proprietary capabilities through the Myriad development platform. Movidius is being acquired by Intel, you can read more here. Movidius won the Best IoT Technology development award at IDTechEx USA 2016, you can read more here.

Silicon Labs Flex Gecko 32bit wireless SoC

Posted by stromium – November 21, 2016

Silicon Labs, a US-based silicon, software and IoT developer, has demoed here their Flex Gecko 32-bit wireless multi-protocol SoC that runs on ARM's mbed platform. It has support for 2.4GHz frequency band and 6LoWPAN, allowing for transmission over IEEE 802.15.4. It can also support Bluetooth Low Energy specification. The MCU can use ARM Cortex-M3 or M4 for processing. If you have a license for white band or sub Ghz band then it can also be configured to send and receive the data at 600Mhz and 700Mhz. It can work with a power as high as 20 dBm.

EMD IoT Node Technology

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

EMD, shows their extremely small IoT node run from an energy harvesting solar cell, which won the CISCO Big Award. EMD works on vibrational and thermo electric as well as solar energy harvesting cells.

EMD is a privately owned Research and Engineering company founded in 2010. Their experienced staff and associates have a spectrum of skills and knowledge combined with that all-essential pioneering and innovative spirit.

For more information, see http://www.e-m-d.co.uk/home.html and http://www.idtechex.com

Ilika Solid State Battery Technology for the Internet of Things

Posted by Charbax – November 16, 2016

Meeting the demand to power 15billion + sensors in the IoT
Self-charging using photo voltaic, piezo electric or thermo electric energy harvesters
No cabling or maintenance
4 x longer lifespan than conventional lithium ion batteries
40% improvement in energy density (compared with alternative solid state battery technology)
Increased temperature range: up to 100 degrees C plus (30% higher than existing products)
No free lithium - non-flammable

iNet Smart Sonic Toothbrush, Smart Food Scale, Smartwatch, VR and POS with Datamini

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

iNet is one of the leading design houses in Shenzhen, here presenting their latest IoT Smart Devices, their smart connected toothbrush, their smart food scale, smart kitchen scale, for potentially healthier more accurate better tasting cooking, smart doorbell with camera video call, the smart weight scale. iNet also shows their all-in-one VR using the octa-core Allwinner H8vr. iNet also shows their special VR which is powered through the gamepad remote controller. They also show the smart car mirror, also showing bluetooth temperature and pressure monitors for car tires, smartwatches with transparent display. An NXP54101 powered classical smartwatch with bus payment, NFC/smartcard, wireless charge. MIPS ingenic Android Smartwatch. And also a POS system with fingerprint, smart card reader, nfc, and more developed with Datamini on MediaTek and Intel x86.

Mentor Graphics at ARM TechCon 2016 shows Games, Industrial Robots, Medical Devices and Security

Posted by Charbax – November 5, 2016

Ricardo Anguiano of Mentor Graphics describes a memory wall game demo built with the Nucleus RTOS and thirty six NXP FRDM-K64F boards and touchscreens, plus a Boundary Devices BD-SL-i.MX6 game controller which also runs the Nucleus RTOS. Phong Chau of Cepheid discusses their new GeneXpert Omni, a point of care molecular diagnostic system built with Mentor Embedded Linux. Also covered in the video is a Mentor Graphics industrial automation robot demo which runs both the safety-critical functionality and the HMI control running on the same SoC using hardware enforced separation with implications for safety certification feasibility and safety certification cost control. The video ends with a brief computer security discussion, how security doesn't lend itself to soundbites, and how the industry still makes the same security mistakes we were making since the 60s and how security applies to the Internet of Things and to the Automotive market.

ARM Cortex-M33, ARM Cortex-M23, Thomas Ensergueix interview

Posted by Charbax – November 1, 2016

Thomas Ensergueix is the ARM Cortex-M Product Manager, talks about the launch of ARM Cortex-M33 and ARM Cortex-M23, based on the latest ARMv8-M architecture with ARM TrustZone security and digital signal processing. You can read more at https://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-m/cortex-m33-processor.php and https://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-m/cortex-m23-processor.php

Renesas at ARM Techcon 2016

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2016

Renesas Electronics Corporation is a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Tokyo. It has manufacturing, design and sales operations in around 20 countries. It is the world's largest auto semiconductor maker, one of the world's largest makers of semiconductor systems for mobile phones, the world's largest maker of microcontrollers, and the second largest maker of application processors. It also makes LCD drivers, RF ICs, mixed-signal integrated circuits and system on a chip semiconductors.

Spirent Communications IoT Enablement with full product life cycle

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2016

Spirent Communications offers end to end IoT Enablement solution which facilitates full product life cycle, from development to certification testing to global deployment, service assurance. Monitoring and analytics. In the Spirent IoT demonstration at ARM TechCon, Spirent presents two key elements of their offering. First, the IoT Device Framework, which is a software SDK for developers supporting multiple IoT protocols under the same set of common APIs, so developers don’t need to worry about details of the particular protocols. The IoT Device Framework can be used for building both sensors and gateways and offers extended capabilities for security, event aggregation, analytics and more; it also integrates seamlessly with ARM Mbed OS. Second part of the demonstration is showing so called eSIM capabilities. eSIM was recently approved by GSMA as a solution for global deployment of IoT products, allowing subscription and device management across multiple global service providers without the need to change the actual SIM every time the service provider is changed. To demonstrate Spirent IoT Device Framework capabilities, Spirent implements a globally connected parking lot, utilizing IoT device framework on the parking sensors and the gateway, with Gateway connected to the LTE network with eSIM and switched at run time between multiple service providers. The demo utilizes LwM2M, MQTT and Dweet protocols.