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ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit on IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform

Posted by Charbax – April 6, 2015

ARM launches the ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit Ethernet Edition, an extremely easy to use development kit for Internet of Things, to channel data from Internet-connected devices directly into IBM's Bluemix cloud platform. The combination of a secure sensor environment by ARM with cloud-based analytics, mobile and application resources from IBM allows fast prototyping of new smart products and unique value-added services for the IoT market. It is particularly suitable for developers with no specific experience in embedded or web development, as it provides a platform for learning new concepts and creating working prototypes. After the initial out of box experience, the infinite possibilities of cloud applications can be explored through IBM's production grade BlueMix platform, in which deployment and device management is as simple for one device as it is for a million of them. The starter kit hardware can be modified and extended to explore the device design space, and a finalised design can be taken to production using the mbed SDK and HDK.

ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit can be ordered here: https://developer.mbed.org/platforms/IBMEthernetKit/

ThinFilm Printed Electronics NFC Smart Labels for Internet of Things

Posted by Charbax – April 6, 2015

Thinfilm is a Norway-based company focused on expanding the traditional Internet of Things into a much broader Internet of Everything using the benefits of printed electronics. Thinfilm’s NFC Barcode and Smart Label product platforms use 13.56MHz Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to communicate from Thinfilm labels (placed on everyday things, at the item level rather than the box/palette/case level) to NFC capable devices, including smartphones and industrial readers. The 128-bit NFC Barcode is manufactured on Thinfilm’s printed-dopant polysilicon (PDPS) manufacturing platform, which enables high-performance transistors capable of handling wireless communication and NFC frequencies and data rates. The payload consists of a mix of fixed ID ROM bits, which cannot be electrically modified for security purposes, and dynamic bits that can the assigned to sensors. Thinfilm recently announced OpenSense technology, which transmits information about the state of a seal (factory sealed or previously opened) to a smartphone. This is being demonstrated in Barcelona in the form of a Johnnie Walker whisky Smart Bottle, which can communicate a unique identification number and dynamic sensing data to a smartphone. The OpenSense technology can lead to improved consumer engagement and can be used to verify authenticity of the underlying product while the seal is still intact. Next, Thinfilm’s temperature sensing Smart Labels integrate batteries, sensing circuitry, optional visual printed electrochromic displays, and NFC wireless transmission function into a single self-contained smart sensing system. These systems use NFC to tell a smartphone or other compatible device whether a food or pharmaceutical shipment stayed within specified temperature limits or whether it became too hot or too cold during transport. That simple data can help caretakers, retailers, and supply chain partners to make smart decisions by providing a real time indication of the temperature behavior (within limits vs. exceeded limits), and the big data pushed to the cloud with every interaction will help brand owners and others to make smarter business decisions based on trends captured by thousands or even millions of units active at any point in time. Learn more at www.thinfilm.no

You can contact ThinFilm here:
Matthew Bright
Director, Product & Technical Marketing
Thin Film Electronics, Inc.
phone +1 408 503 7311
matthew.bright@thinfilm.no
www.thinfilm.no
Address: 2865 Zanker Rd, San Jose, CA 95134-2101, United States
Twitter: @thinfilmmemory
Facebook: Thinfilm
LinkedIn: Thin Film Electronics

IDTechEx interviews PolyIC at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2015

PolyIC has developed its own printed electronics technology platform, including proprietary printing process, as well as roll to roll quality control methods. Web speed is at least 30m/min. With the recent focus on transparent conductive films (TCFs), the company now offers bare transparent conducting films or complete touch sensor (capacitive). The touch sensor can be single layer or 2 layers of film. The sensor comes with the tail (printed on same substrate), which is an advantage compared to ITO-based sensors where the tail (flexible PCB) has to be added. This interview was taken at the IDTechEx event Printed Electronics USA. For more information see http://www.IDTechEx.com.

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

DOWA interview with IDTechEx at Printed Electronics USA

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2015

IDTechEx interview DOWA at Printed Electronics USA. Learn more at http://www.PrintedElectronicsWorld.com

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

Optomec and 3D Printing Electronics: Interview with IDTechEx

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2015

Optomec provides two technology offerings. The LENS system, a blown powder laser-based 3D printer for metals which the company manufactures under license from the Sandia National Laboratory. The second is an Aerosol Jet system which provides for conformal, direct-write, non-contact deposition of materials for printed electronics, which the company developed in-house. It can utilize a wide range of materials, with less constraints compared to inkjet. It has been successfully demonstrated and used in metallization of solar cells. This interview with IDTechEx was taken at Printed Electronics USA, hosted by IDTechEx.

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

Printed Flexible Temperature Sensors from PST Sensors, interview with IDTechEx

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2015

PST Sensors (pty) Ltd is a spin-out of the University of Cape Town NanoSciences Innovation Centre. It is positioned as a technology solutions provider, and works with its partners and customers to produce integrated temperature sensing and printed electronics products. Both its printed silicon technology and temperature sensing technology have received industry awards. PST Sensors has R&D facilities in Cape Town and offices in Cape Town and London.

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

Wearable Sports Technology from Decathlon

Posted by Charbax – April 3, 2015

Antoine Ravise of sports brand Decathlon talks to IDTechEx at the Wearable Technology LIVE! event about some of their innovations involving wearable technology, such as monitoring player performance during tennis. A sports top is also shown which monitors the heart rate of the player.

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

Lowest Power WiFi in the World: Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi for IoT with ARM Cortex-M0+ with up to 10 years of battery life

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2015

The Atmel | SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module brings the world's lowest power Wi-Fi module with their ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and the Atmel WINC1500 low-power Wi-Fi 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11 b/g/n SoC (System on Chip) optimized for the IoT market. It provides integrated software solution with application and security protocols such as TLS, integrated network services (TCP/IP stack) which are available through Atmel’s Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP). The Atmel SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module can run Wi-Fi for IoT applications for upwards more than 10 years on AAA batteries when pulling IoT data at a 30 minute interval speed.

Lowest Power Bluetooth in the World: Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth for IoT on ARM Cortex-M0 with up to 9 years of battery life

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2015

The Atmel BTLC1000 Bluetooth Smart SoC can run at sub-1µA in standby mode in a 2.1mmX2.1mm Wafer Level Chipscale Package (WLCSP), while delivering the industry’s best dynamic power consumption with a potential battery life of up to 9 years on a coin cell battery. Atmel designed BTLC1000 specifically for the rapidly growing IoT and for wearables market, including portable medical, activity trackers, human Interface devices, gaming controllers, beacons and much more.

Expanding upon the Atmel SmartConnect wireless portfolio, the BTLC1000 is a Bluetooth Smart link controller integrated circuit that connects as a companion to any Atmel AVR or Atmel | SMART MCU through a UART or SPI API requiring minimal resource on the host side. The standalone Atmel | SMART SAMB11 Bluetooth Smart Flash MCU leverages the embedded ARM Cortex-M0 core combined with the integrated analog and communication peripherals to implement application-specific functionalities and is available as a system-in-package or a certified module. Both devices are fully integrated with a self-contained Bluetooth Smart controller and stack enabling wireless connectivity for a variety of applications to be quickly implemented without the wireless expertise typically required.

Free Electrons Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys Karim Yaghmour at Atmel booth at Embedded World 2015

Posted by Charbax – March 26, 2015

In this interview, Free Electrons CTO Thomas Petazzoni and Opersys founder Karim Yaghmour exchange some thoughts about embedded Linux vs. Android, and then Thomas moves on to describe in more details the activities of the embedded Linux services company Free Electrons. Both Free Electrons and Opersys are unique amongst others things by the fact that they provide all their training materials freely on the web! Thomas also discusses the numerous Linux kernel contributions made by Free Electrons, which is ranked the 7th contributing company for the next Linux kernel release, in number of patches, an impressive result for a 9 persons business: Free Electrons has developed a core expertise in pushing the support for ARM processors to the upstream Linux kernel. More specifically, the work done by Free Electrons engineers on Atmel ARM platforms is presented, since Free Electrons was demonstrating an Atmel SAMA5D3 platform with a brand new DRM/KMS graphics driver that has been developped by Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon and recently merged in Linux 4.0.