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IoT
17th February 2020
Dual-mode cellular module for Industrial IoT

u-blox has announced certification of its dual-mode SARA R410M 83B module for Australia on Telstra’s LTE M and NB-IoT cellular network. The module will suit a broad spectrum of IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, asset and vehicle tracking, security systems and connected health.

IoT
29th January 2020
LTE-M modules secure the IoT from end to end

u-blox has announced certification of its SARA-R410M-73B module for South Korea on SK Telecom’s LTE-M cellular network. The module series will support a broad spectrum of IoT applications such as smart metering, telematics, asset and vehicle tracking, security systems, building automation, as well as smart lighting solutions and connected health.

Wireless
28th January 2020
L-band receiver enables centimetre-level positioning for mass market

u-blox had announced an affordable approach to bringing centimetre-level accuracy to GNSS (global navigation satellite system) receivers. Its new NEO-D9S GNSS correction data receiver module receives GNSS correction data from correction service providers broadcast on the L-band (at 1,525 to 1,559MHz).

Blog
10th January 2020
5G will make industrial automation more challenging and powerful

5G is about to lift industrial automation to new heights. Of course the next generation of cellular communications technology will further fuel the trend of connecting a factory’s operational technology (OT) - its machines, control systems, power infrastructure, local and remote control software - with its information technology (IT) systems - the communication network, the enterprise resource planning system, the cloud, and so on...

5G
2nd January 2020
The promise of 5G is already transforming industries

The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, ubiquitous wireless connectivity, mixed reality, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, the cloud - these and countless other recent developments are changing the way industries operate. The merger of digital and physical systems into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – a vast network of connected devices that generate data that is analysed on the cloud before being somehow acted upon ...

Wearables
18th December 2019
eHealth: One wearable wireless hub to connect them all

With the rise of the medical Internet of Things (IoT), the healthcare sector is getting much more than a facelift. Continuous data‑records collected using body‑worn medical sensors that transmit wirelessly to the cloud give medical professionals a much more complete assessment of their patients’ health. In addition to offering doctors new tools for disease prevention, early diagnostics, and follow‑up, patients benefit from closer moni...

Communications
17th December 2019
Ultra-small high performance Bluetooth 5.0 module

u-blox has announced its latest ultra-small, high performance Bluetooth low energy 5.0 module, the BMD-380. Measuring only 7.5x9.5mm including the ceramic antenna, it features Bluetooth 5.0 specifications, with its long range protocol suitable for implementing communication in harsh radio environments. It also supports IEEE802.15.4 (Thread and Zigbee).

5G
16th December 2019
Start your 5G journey today with 4G LTE

It’ll be years before 5G is fully implemented. You don’t need to wait until then to embrace the benefits of tomorrow’s connected industry. With all the hype surrounding 5G, the next generation of cellular technology, it might sound like a good idea to put off investments into the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) until the standard is fully implemented. 

Communications
3rd December 2019
Compact host-based multiradio module targeting automotive

u-blox has continued to strengthen its product offering for both in-vehicle communication and industrial automation, with the introduction of new multiradio hardware. The JODY-W2 presents automakers with a feature-rich and ultra-compact wireless module.

Communications
2nd December 2019
Bluetooth portfolio to encompass ultra-long range to indoor location

u-blox has further underlined its continued commitment to Bluetooth low energy innovation by expanding the BMD product series that it recently acquired from Rigado. The company has announced the introduction of the BMD-341, the BMD-345, and the BMD-360 Bluetooth modules, offering customers a comprehensive selection of solutions for their specific application criteria.

IoT
2nd December 2019
The fragmentation of the IoT with the TurboX Smart Core platform

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fragmented space. Countless companies are developing smart solutions that bring the benefits of connectivity, data, analytics and increasingly artificial intelligence to every imaginable commercial vertical. The palette of competing, complementary, and often incompatible technologies is daunting. Silos have formed, with each vertical serving itself a specific flavor of the IoT. And as the growth of the IoT contin...

Communications
13th November 2019
Bluetooth low energy module operational up to 105°C

u-blox has announced the u-blox NINA-B4 Bluetooth low energy module series. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s recently announced nRF52833 chip, NINA-B4 enables a number of Bluetooth features including Bluetooth long range, Bluetooth mesh, and Bluetooth direction finding.

IoT
8th November 2019
Centimetre-level GNSS positioning solution for IoT applications

u-blox has announced that Taoglas has developed a centimetre-level GNSS positioning solution. Comprising a high precision L1/L2/E5 GNSS receiver, the u-blox ZED-F9, all the required RF electronics and antennas in a single package, the Taoglas Edge Locate positioning module simplifies the development and deployments of IoT solutions that depend on high precision positioning information.

IoT
8th November 2019
Building a secure IoT

IoT devices and the ecosystems they comprise are constantly exposed to a wide variety of rapidly evolving threats. By partnering with Kudelski, u-blox are doing its part to build a secure, sustainable Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Things (IoT) depends, by definition, on creating an ecosystem of distributed devices that are connected over a communications infrastructure. This infrastructure can be private; often, however, it is the ope...

Design
7th November 2019
The ultra-robust M9 technology platform for automotive telematics

u-blox has announced its new ultra-robust meter-level M9 global positioning technology platform, designed for demanding automotive, telematics, and UAV applications. Thanks to its high performance GNSS chip, UBX-M9140, the M9 technology platform and the NEO-M9N, the first module based on the platform, can receive signals from up to four GNSS constellations (GPS, Glonass, Beidou, and Galileo) concurrently.

Analysis
21st October 2019
Enable the digital transformation of the healthcare system

The healthcare sector is facing a great change. And he comes at the right time. At $ 7.7 trillion in 2017, global healthcare costs are staggering. And an end is not yet in sight. In many developed countries, hospitals and other health care facilities are at full capacity. Outdated and inefficient processes in disease diagnosis, patient monitoring, treatment and follow-up, and the ineffective communication of patient data ...

Events News
14th October 2019
Solution enables high-quality vehicle networking at ELIV

Molex, a Tier 1 system integrator and supplier of high-speed networking and automotive solutions that enable innovative architecture design and development for the intelligent vehicles of the future, will showcase its Modular Automotive Connectivity (MAX) solution in booth 151 at ELIV 2019 October 16th to 17th in Bonn, Germany.

IoT
7th October 2019
Partnership to offer IoT security design and evaluation services

u-blox is partnering with the Kudelski Group to help clients protect Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the ecosystems that they enable. The IoT Security Lab is a consulting service offered by u-blox in partnership with the Kudelski Group, which has more than 30 years’ experience of protecting business assets in high-value ecosystems.

Wireless
7th October 2019
Which tech will form the networked buildings of tomorrow?

As the pace of innovation continues, future smart buildings will be able to leverage a range of technologies, from established standard technologies to new and futuristic developments. So far, no single technology has established itself as the standard for intelligent buildings. For example, even relatively small implementations with only dozens of sensors often use several different communication protocols. And as the size of the ...

Artificial Intelligence
26th September 2019
Autonomous cars and overcoming the inadequacies of road mapping

Functional safety standards for self‑driving cars require redundancy in case any of the sensors - LiDAR, radar, cameras, etc. - fails. While sensors such as radar and LiDAR may provide redundancy for object detection, when it comes to cameras only a highly accurate map can serve as the source of redundancy, helping the autonomous vehicle make the right decisions by comparing their visual glimpses of the world with a map stored in memory.

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