Category: Internet of Things

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$49 NXP Hexiwear, IoT and Wearables development platform

Posted by Charbax – October 30, 2016

Hexiwear platform enables IoT edge node and wearable development. Completely open-source and developed by MikroElektronika in partnership with NXP. The Hexiwear hardware includes the low power, high performance Kinetis K6x Microcontroller based on ARM Cortex-M4 core, the Kinetis KW40Z multimode radio SoC, supporting BLE in Hexiwear. The Hardware features included 6 on-board sensors such as Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Accelerometer and Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Temperature, Humidity, light and Pressure sensors. Hexiwear also includes Color OLED Display, Rechargeable battery and External flash memory. Hexiwear is supported with its own application for Android and iOS, so users can connect the device to the cloud straight out of the box, without any additional software development required. Hexiwear uses FreeRTOS, the Kinetis software development kit (SDK) and the Kinetis Design Studio IDE. It's available for $49 at http://www.hexiwear.com/shop/

ARM Cortex-M33, ARM Cortex-M23, ARMv8-M, TrustZone, IoT Technology Suite

Posted by Charbax – October 29, 2016

ARM launches their first ARM Cortex-M processors based on ARMv8-M architecture with ARM TrustZone technology,
IoT subsystem with ARM CoreLink system IP for fastest, lowest-risk path to silicon, Secure SoC designs fortified by TrustZone CryptoCell technology, Complete wireless solution with ARM Cordio radio IP for 802.15.4 and Bluetooth 5, Cloud-based service for secure management of IoT devices via ARM mbed Cloud, Optimized implementation on ARM Artisan IoT POP IP for the TSMC 40ULP process.

ARM Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33 are the first embedded processors based on the ARMv8-M architecture, bringing the proven secure foundation of ARM TrustZone to the most constrained IoT nodes. The majority of the top ten global MCU suppliers have already licensed one or both processors. Lead partners include Analog Devices, Microchip, Nuvoton, NXP, Renesas, Silicon Labs and STMicroelectronics.

The highly versatile Cortex-M33 features configuration options including a coprocessor interface, DSP and floating point computation, with increased performance and efficiency relative to Cortex-M3 and Cortex-M4. The Cortex-M23 takes security to the most constrained devices, building on the standard set by Cortex-M0+ as an ultra-low power microprocessor in a tiny footprint
The new Cortex-M processors are backwards compatible with ARMv6-M and ARMv7-M architectures for direct and fast porting, accelerating product development. TrustZone CryptoCell-312 fortifies the SoC with a rich set of security features protecting the authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of code and data.

Read the full press release here: https://www.arm.com/about/newsroom/arm-accelerates-secure-iot-from-chip-to-cloud.php

ARM mbed Cloud and Security at ARM TechCon 2016

Posted by Charbax – October 28, 2016

ARM mbed announces the ARM mbed Cloud, a new standards- and cloud-based SaaS solution for secure IoT device management. It simplifies connecting, securing, provisioning and updating of devices across complex networks with optimizations built-in for energy-efficiency. Its an 'any device, any cloud' service for OEMs to scale IoT quickly. Bee Hayes-Thakore talks at ARM TechCon 2016 about mbed Cloud, mbed OS5.2, new developer tools, mbed Partnership, mbed Enabled and the new mbed Connect Shenzhen summit coming up on December 5th 2016.

ARM mbed cloud with IBM Watson Internet of Things

Posted by Charbax – October 28, 2016

Doug Anson, ARM IoT Solutions Architect talks about how ARM has worked with IBM to integrate ARM mbed with IBM Watson IoT platform on Bluemix Cloud Platform. The demo uses ARM Cordio Bluetooth sending a Google Physical Web URL to the Chrome Browser in the smartphone, creating an ability for the Chrome browser to interact with Bluetooth, enabling payment for parking meters by Bluetooth from the parking meter. Hooking up with the backend through IBM Watson, integrating with IBM's payment service and blockchain service.

Security for ARM IoT devices, Milosch Meriac (ARM) and Dr. Rolf Lindemann (Nok Nok Labs)

Posted by Charbax – October 26, 2016

Interview with Milosch Meriac, ARM IoT Security Engineer and Dr. Rolf Lindemann, Nok Nok Labs Senior Director for Products, about how ARM and its partners such as Nok Nok Labs are providing secuity solutions for the Internet of Things market, after the DDOS attack running on IP Cameras and their DVRs of last week that shut down a large part of the US internet. They suggest to implement Password-less Authentication, secure and automatic firmware updates, virtualization and more.

Latest Allwinner products, Laptops, 2-in-1, VR, Tablets, IoT, Robots, Drones, Car DVRs

Posted by Charbax – October 26, 2016

Tour of the Allwinner showroom at China Sourcing Fair 2016, with Damien from the Allwinner Business Development group (industry insiders can contact him at Damien@allwinnertech.com), showing the latest products powered by Allwinner on the market, such as the Phoenix OS based Laptop, Double OS (dual UI of Android) for 2-in-1 market developed in partnership with the Phoenix OS team, the latest Android Marshmallow tablets, including the Aikun Morphus X300 powered by Allwinner. Here also are presented the latest Allwinner powered all-in-one VR devices starting with Allwinner A33 and support for A83T and A64 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53. Allwinner also shows some Smart Home IoT type products powered by Allwinner such as smart vacuum cleaner, smart home robot and smart wifi speaker (Amazon Alexa or Google Home possibly possible), talking about next year's successor of the Allwinner A33 for the tablet market, which they might do on a lower nanometer to lower power consumption and optimize the low-cost Tablet market further. Allwinner shows some of their Phablets released in partnership with qualcomm, where Allwinner is helping to get shipped Qualcomm based LTE tablets on Snapdragon 200 and 400 series working with the design houses and factories in Shenzhen to get them done more. Allwinner has a big position in the auto market with after market smart Android powered smart mirrors, smart car dashboard and Smart car-dvr products which are quite popular in China, adding object recognition, car parking support, lane departure and car distance alerts and more. Allwinner is also in Drones with their camera chip, in E Ink Android based e-readers, smart speakers (with multi-room sync), and web-TV Karaoke tablets popular in the Chinese market.

Beyond Technology SOS Wristbands, Home Security and Bluetooth Speakers

Posted by juliusaugustus – October 18, 2016

Beyond Technology shows their SOS alarm through SIM card for security. The security systems can work when you fall down or are injured and connect to either GSM or home phone networks.
Vastway makes bluetooth as well USB/pc speaker systems designed to look like Pandas or other animals which features treble and bass controls.

Bluetooth SIG’s partner products

Posted by stromium – October 4, 2016

Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) have their own booth where they display products of their partner companies. Here we see the Meccano, a DIY kit robot controlled via Bluetooth off a device, BT beacons that are small in size with a battery life of a year (with a refresh every 3 seconds), and Texas Instruments’ 52 series board that allows one to run two protocols at once, amongst other things.

BenQ Smart Window, transparent, opaque, translucent..

Posted by stromium – September 25, 2016

BenQ demonstrates their smart window concept that allows a transparent pane to turn opaque on passing a current through it. The display room shown here also demonstrates their H.A.D.E.S. system, a network of devices that allows one to control window opacity, ceiling light intensity (lit by LEDs), and a privacy window that blocks light from outside but allows users from inside to see out. Power consumption for the prototype is 10mW/m^2.

$15 Pine64 Development Board on 64bit Allwinner A64 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53

Posted by Charbax – September 14, 2016

Pine64 is one of the most successful 64bit ARM development boards yet, raising $1.7 Million on Kickstarter, shipping to 36,781 backers, it's released as a $15 development board, featuring the 64bit Allwinner A64 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 with ARM Mali400 MP2 GPU. Allwinner announces their partnership with Microsoft to get Windows 10 Azure IoT to run on this development board. It can also run several Linux, Android and more.