Category: Internet of Things

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ARM CMO Ian Drew Keynote at Computex 2015

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2015

Ian Drew (ARM CMO EVP Marketing and Business Development) talks about the IoT opportunity, he talks about innovation, scalability, power efficiency, how a user friendly user interface and the development of killer apps are key for the success of companies building solutions for IoT that will cover the whole world.

Posted by the official ARM YouTube channel

Rockchip RKi6000 Wi-Fi for IoT, Lowest power in the world

Posted by Charbax – June 4, 2015

Rockchip RKi6000 is claimed to be the lowest power Wi-Fi in the world, similar to that of Bluetooth 4.0 LE, it is designed for IoT applications, for Smart Homes, for smart lights, doors, kitchens, wearables, consumer electronics, home appliances, home safety, automation systems, automobiles and medical equipment, etc. Rockchip says that it can run for 35 years on AAA Batteries (when set to only ping data only once every several minutes) The RKi6000 uses Rockchip's new ultra-low power Wi-Fi and memory technology to reduce power consumption of IoT (Internet of Things) smart devices by 85%, with power consumption equal to that of Bluetooth 4.0 LE (Low Energy), with receiving power consumption around 20mAh during use, 85% lower than standard Wi-Fi from competitors claims Rockchip. When compared with the Bluetooth/ZIGBEE standard, Rockchip says that Wi-Fi is more convenient to use for IoT.

ARM Cordio Radio IP and ARM Subsystem for IoT

Posted by Charbax – June 2, 2015

At Computex 2015, ARM launches their new ARM Cordio Radio IP ultra low power Bluetooth LE 4.2. It has an analog RF component, a digital baseband modem component and mbed IoT subsystem running on an ARM Cortex-M3, based around the mbed OS and mbed device server allowing to build a solution around IoT devices and to connect them to the web. The ARM mbed OS runs on ARM Cortex-M devices. ARM is partnering with TSMC using their 55ULP process to dramatically lower the power consumption getting a 40% reduction in dynamic power consumption and a 25% reduction in the leakage.

You can read more about ARM Cordio and ARM's new IoT subsystem here: http://www.arm.com/about/newsroom/arm-de-risks-design-cycle-for-iot-chips.php

TI LaunchPad Evaluation Kits to get started with TI microcontrollers

Posted by Charbax – May 26, 2015

Texas Instruments shows their low cost microcontroler developer platform. On the board can be a debugger, the target MCU and the specialized headers that are the same for each of the different TI Launchpad boards, some have Ethernet, other have WiFi. Using ARM Cortex-M4 and other cores, Texas Instruments also is demonstrating a complete IoT system with IBM, one of our Cloud Partnersfeaturing a variety of low power SensorTags each providing multiple sensors and using different radio technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy, 6Lowpan, Zigbee all using the new SimpleLink ultra-low power multi-standard CC2650 wireless microcontroller as well as Wi-fi using the CC3200. These are connected via BeagleBone based gateways which communicate with the cloud server for processing using MQTT.

Enfucell Printed Battery Powering Golf Sensor, Temperature Sensors and More

Posted by Charbax – May 11, 2015

Enfucell is a customized battery supplier to the printed electronics industry. The company has developed SoftBattery®, a thin, flexible and eco-friendly printed power source and at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin it showcased a range of products based on this battery. It includes a powered wireless golf sensor patch which was developed in a joint project with Qualcomm. The patch is attached to a golf club head for measuring acceleration and angular velocity. The acquired data is transferred via low energy Bluetooth (BLE) to an application on a mobile device. Enfucell battery powers the BLE data transmission without additional capacitor demonstrating the highest peak power capability in the industry. Battery is also fully integrated to the system.

The disposable patch is helping golf players to improve their swing. This is the first time that a player can actually get feedback from the club head. A fully integrated printed battery enables thin and light construction which does not interfere with the normal stroke. Thanks to the BLE communication, data can be analyzed on site on the driving range during a training session. The data is collected to and processed on an Android tablet.

A similar patch can be tailored for other racquet sports, shooting, bowling, etc. Enfucell is looking for partners for commercializing the product. The new product platform completes Enfucell application range with previously introduced temperature logger (collaboration with NXP) and iontophoresis patch (collaboration with The Ionto Team, Spain). Also these products have fully integrated Enfucell battery technology. All of these are shown in the video. To learn more see http://www.PrintedElectronicsWorld.com

IoT powered by Touch and Printed Electronics presented by Ericsson for Machine to Nature

Posted by Charbax – May 7, 2015

Jan Hederen of Ericsson presents the clickable world, how everything – including nature, can be part of our connected world and how a simple touch allows you to communicate with anything. Today, we are on the brink of an extraordinary revolution where everything that benefits from a connection will have one. This Networked Society is in real time will place many new requirements on us while opening up opportunities beyond our imagination. Those who have the ability to rethink, reinvent and innovate will be winners in this new value-creating ecosystem. In the presentation "The power of touch - Exploring the real world web" Jan Hederen at Ericsson presented at the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe discussing and demonstrating their initial findings in creating a clickable world, exploring the opportunities with partners to use printed electronics to realize this new connected world. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com

LY, new brand launch, aims to be Top-20 Smartphone brand within 2-3 years

Posted by Charbax – April 29, 2015

LY is a new brand for Smartphones and IoT/Wearables devices to be distributed around the world. LY wants to distribute through small to medium sized distributors around the world, supporting small orders, partnering with small businesses, LY aims to become a top-20 Smartphone brand within the next 2-3 years capturing a share of the still rapidly growing smartphones market, where most of the remaining 5 Billion people who currently are still disconnected, will be able to get smartphones within the next 5 years around the world. In this video you can meet the new team behind the brand, you can get a feeling from them for how it is for them to launch a new brand in the Smartphones market. I will be publishing more LY videos on my channel in the coming weeks as more details about their devices and distribution strategy will be unveiled.

If you're a distributor and small business, if you want to learn more, you can contact LY here:
Frank CEO
frank@ly-mobi.com
Mobile: +86 18680338561
Wendy Sales
wendy@ly-mobi.com

$28 Rudu Smartwatch, Smart baby diaper detector and RF Internet of Things

Posted by Charbax – April 20, 2015

Rudu is a Smartwatch, Wearables and Internet of Things design house and factory in Shenzhen China. In this video Rudu shows some of their latest products and the prices for distributors to buy bulk.

You can contact Rudu here (thanks for letting them know you watched the video if you contact them):
Doris, Sales Manager
dorus.wu@rudu-int.com
Mobile: +86 13590413644
Lam, General Manager
Lam@rudu-int.com
Mobile: +86 13714315678
http://www.rudu-int.com

Rockchip RKNanoD ARM Cortex-M3 for IoT and high quality audio

Posted by Charbax – April 19, 2015

Rockchip releases their latest Internet of Things dual ARM Cortex-M3 design, where there is one core clocked at 150Mhz powering the embedded operating system and the other core clocked at 300Mhz to run any calculation functions with more performance. Thus balancing power consumption between the two configured ARM Cortex-M3 cores. It can be used for high-end audio devices with 24bit/192Khz lossless audio decoding.

Infratab interview at IDTechEx Internet of Things Applications Conference

Posted by Charbax – April 8, 2015

Infratab is developing RFID based temperature indicators. Learn more in this interview made at the IDTechEx event on IoT.

Printed Electronics Europe takes place in Berlin April 28-29th 2015