ARM shows their open source hardware and software Smartwatch reference design with 2 months battery life runs mbed OS on a Silicon Labs EFM32 Giant Gecko ARM Cortex-M3 SoC and memory LCD, it also have an ARM Cortex-M0 for Bluetooth and an ARM Cortex-M4 for the fingerprint sensor. GPS, NFC, 9-axis sensor (accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer), ambient light sensor, capacitive sliders for UI scrolling, buttons and more are on the flexible PCB. The power consumption is around 70microAmps with the animation running on the memory LCD, the battery life should be about 2 month on a compact and light 160mAh battery. ARM is building open source experimental smart wearables to explore the potential of ARM in wearables and IoT, to encourage device makers to use all the latest ARM technologies in combination with innovative display technologies and sensors to to create better concepts, to better use technologies to try to contribute to and improve the internet of things and the wearables market. Some goals for better Wearables can be to last months on a battery, to connect and interact with all devices seamlessly, to enable new forms of trusted interactions and ultimately aim to fade in to the background. These advances are to be integrated into ARM's open source mbed OS, there might be subsets of mbed OS, less is needed on the Bluetooth chip for example than on the microcontroller of the Smartwatch or other IoT device.
Developing this mbed OS Smartwatch reference design gives ARM the opportunity to get first-hand experience of the realities of building complete and complex physical products - the mechanical design, electronics, software and taking it all through the production process. ARM has taken a complete design from concept through to manufacturing a few hundred working units thus far, and learned a huge amount. This may inspire and encourage device makers to advance and innovate faster to make the Smartwatch market a success.
IBM Internet of Things Foundation is a fully managed, cloud-hosted service that makes it simple to derive value from Internet of Things (IoT) devices, be it a sensor, a gateway or something else. Using IBM's recipes, it can get connected and start sending data securely up to the cloud using the open, lightweight MQTT messaging protocol. From there, setup and managing the IoT devices using online dashboard or IBM's secure APIs, so that IoT apps can access live and historical data fast. Users can easily start creating applications using device data, within IBM Bluemix platform, another cloud or own servers.
In this video, the dashboard displays an example of some of the analytics which can be calculated using IBM IoT Foundation, such as the impact analysis from the live hits on the hard hat which are then displayed on Bluemix, IBMs cloud infrastructure. This platform allows a "one-stop-shop" for a device developer to get started and make use of the sensor data and connected devices, immediately.
Eric Klein, Partner at Lemnos Labs, a San Francisco based Hardware Incubator, is looking for IoT and Wearables entrepreneurs making new IoT and Wearables designed to change behaviors, to affect change, which he says is the key to unlocking the Internet of Things and really useful Wearables, he encourages startups to have clinical psychologists on staff, like coaches with science degrees, to design devices that can help people grow and get stronger.
MediaTek MT2502 based LinkIt $59 ONE development board demos, including a Weather Station IoT demo which acquires temerature, humidity and pressure data from sensors and then visualizes the data on the MediaTek Cloud Sandbox. A Bike Tracker demo utilizes GNSS features to acquire the position of a bike in real time. The data is then uploaded to the EON real-time dashboard over a GPRS connection using the PubNub LinkIt ONE library support. The EON real-time dashboard provides a visualization of the data on a map.
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Milosch Meriac, ARM IoT Security Engineer, talks about the strategy ARM is working on to make Internet of Things secure. ARM is convinced that many IoT security problems can be solved with standardised building blocks. ARM is developing the uVisor, a self-contained software hypervisor that creates independent secure domains on ARM Cortex-M3 and M4 microcontrollers (M0+ will follow). Its function is to increase resilience against malware and to protect secrets from leaking even among different modules of the same application. The uVisor is one of these basic building blocks – complementary to other important blocks like robust communication stacks, safe firmware updates and secure crypto libraries. The design philosophy of uVisor is to provide hardware-enforced compartments (sandboxes) for individual code blocks by limiting access to memories and peripherals using the existing hardware security features of the Cortex-M microcontrollers. Breaking the established flat security model of microcontrollers into compartmentalised building blocks results in high security levels, as the reach of flaws or external attacks can be limited to less sensitive function blocks. A basic example of uVisor is preventing unauthorised access to flash memory from faulty or compromised code. This not only prevents malware from getting resident on the device, but also enables protection of device secrets like cryptographic keys. Services built on top of ARM's security layer can safely depend on an unclonable trusted identity, secure access to internet services and benefit from encryption key protection.
https://github.com/ARMmbed/uvisor (uVisor documentation and sources)
https://github.com/ARMmbed/uvisor-lib/blob/master/DOCUMENTATION.md (API docs)
https://github.com/ARMmbed/uvisor-lib (integration in ARMmbed)
Slideshow Milosch Meriac presented at ARM TechCon: Resilient IoT Security The end of flat security models
ARM CTO Mike Muller announces ARM Cortex-A35 to power the future of Low to Mid-range Smartphones and is also good for Wearables and Embedded, 20% higher performance and 10% lower power consumption compared to ARM Cortex-A7. ARMv8-M which is the next generation architecture for ARM Cortex-M microcontroller devices shipping into Billions of devices per year. Mike Muller talks about ARM's big work on security for IoT and to connect IoT with the Cloud, ARM launches the mbed connector service and shows mbed OS 3.0.
Bluetimes shows their fast charging power bank with their own BQC technology and Qualcomm 2.0 quick charge technology. The Bluetimes BQC technolohy supports full-charging 4000mAh battery in 15 minutes, it takes 3 hour to full-charging 4000mAh battery by normal 5V/2A power supply. iThink Smart WiFi Camera with 720P 135degree camera in , support live video streaming from smartphone, 2-way video conference call, local video recording to Micro SD card, automatic alarm if there is people movement. Infrared night version is also supported for iThink HandView2.
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Anposi shows their latest smart doorbell, easy-to-install, Compatible with any existing doorbell wire, with built-in 720P camera stream, WiFi and Ethernet port, Supports answer and locking/unlocking the door via phone or tablet through app. It also supports 720P H.264 video recording and storage via cloud. This system could be useful for Airbnb hosts, when Airbnb guests arrive to the apartment, The Anposi smart doorbell can connect the hosts phone directly to unlock remotely.
INNOPIA shows their own Magic Home devices include a MagicCast HDMI stick, a smart plug and a smart LED light bulb. The MagicCast dongle is based on ARM Cortex A5 Telechips SOC, Compared with other Miracast dongle or Chromecast dongle, The INNOPIA MagicCast HDMI stick support DLNA, Miracast, Airplay, Phone and PC Mirroring, it also support Cloud access and storage. The Smart plug and light bulb can easily be controlled by the MagicCast HDMI stick or APP via Mobile phone.
Archos unveils their plan to cover the world with cheap bandwidth for the Internet of Things using PicoWAN, Archos's new ultra-low-cost long range IoT bandwidth adapter. People will get them for free by June 2016, to install in their own homes, and each PicoWAN has up to kilometers of range bandwidth for IoT devices into every neighborhood, worldwide. Archos estimates that 200 thousand of these units can cover the whole of Europe with connectivity for IoT.
- Is it on unlicensed 700mhz TV white spaces?
- Is there not enough bandwidth to also support a worldwide free broadband network for Smartphones and Tablets too?
- This is the future! I video-blogged FON wifi enthusiastically in last 10 years and their lack of range has been disappointing. As FON, anyone sharing bandwidth from their home should not only share 50% in revenue but also they should roam the world for free.
I possibly think it would be better for Archos PicoWAN to somehow provide free connectivity for everyone, free connectivity for every IoT device around the world, yet each device should be registered so they cannot use up all available bandwidth, some kind of throttling maybe is required within PicoWAN. Unlocking extra bandwidth should be possible for devices that need more bandwidth, but only if the bandwidth is available.