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Arm’s Security Manifesto helps but developers need to act now

Arm’s Security Manifesto helps but developers need to act now
The Security Manifesto and accompanying Digital Social Contract are an industry‑wide call to action from Arm’s CEO at the recent Arm TechCon, but developers have to act now, using available tools and pushing back to get security right. Arm’s CEO Simon Segars implanted security at the forefront of everyone’s mind at the recent Arm TechCon event in Santa Clara, California.
18th December 2017

Advancing accuracy over 20 years

Advancing accuracy over 20 years
The Galileo global navigation satellite system is raining down its signals across the globe, two decades since it was first conceived. One of the few European‑based manufacturers of GNSS receiver chips, u-blox, also twenty years old this year, has been closely keeping pace with Galileo’s development through their joint history.
15th December 2017

Extending battery life and value for wearable GPS trackers

Extending battery life and value for wearable GPS trackers
When you hear the word GPS tracker, what do you think? A small, wearable device used to track people, pets and animals, which have made life easier for parents, pet owners, wildlife researchers, farmers, and businesses alike. By providing real‑time positioning information, parents can keep an eye on their kids from afar, farmers can easily keep track of their livestock, and businesses can monitor lone workers in the field.
5th December 2017


Arm Mbed series stars the u blox ODIN W2 module

Arm Mbed series stars the u blox ODIN W2 module
It takes a lot to make IoT applications run smoothly and securely. A lot goes into this process, from designing the hardware to ensuring robust connectivity, security, privacy, and data collection, the success of a prototype or of an end product hinges on cleanly clearing all of these hurdles. Sound daunting? It can be.
27th November 2017

Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable

Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable
The word ‘smart’ now is everywhere and relates to everything. Take the trusted watch for example. From the Apple Watch, to the Samsung Gear and Huawei 2, more and more smartwatches are popping up every day on people’s wrists. What started as a simple luxurious fashion accessory is becoming increasingly respected as a useful wearable.
20th November 2017

Connected sportswear and u-blox

Connected sportswear and u-blox
It’s not quite a natural combination bringing together electronics and sportswear. First of all the materials are very different, you have hard, rigid and fragile electronics compared to the soft, flexible, robust and washable textiles. However, bringing the two together opens up a world of new possibilities and innovations, as a team of Fashion Design students from Shih Chien University, Taiwan found out when they recently attended a ten day workshop on electronic sportswear.
30th October 2017

How cellular technology is transforming home security

How cellular technology is transforming home security
As conventional anti‑intrusion technologies are giving way to a new generation of advanced smart home ecosystems, it is safe to say the residential security and hybrid home automation market is currently in a state of transformation. ABI predicts a growth rate of almost 500% in this emerging market between 2016 and 2020.
19th October 2017

The challenge with today’s Bluetooth trackers

The challenge with today’s Bluetooth trackers
If you’ve ever lost your keys, wallet, or mobile phone, you probably know that terrible feeling that comes with losing something important. A mixture of fear, regret, and helplessness – most of us have experienced it and will do anything to prevent it from happening again. Guest blog by Florian Bousquet.
4th October 2017

It's in the eye of the storm

It's in the eye of the storm
When faced with the destructive powers of nature there is not a lot that can be done. Severe weather systems such as hurricanes, typhoons, and winter storms regularly strike population centres, and their impact can be catastrophic. For the longest time it was difficult to accurately predict a storm’s arrival and might.
2nd October 2017

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out
With high-level autonomous vehicles, the necessary elements are starting to roll out as GM deploys Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) systems in its vehicles, while Vehicle‑to‑Everything (V2X) test beds begin in Tampa, New York, and Wyoming. It’s finally started: Automotive giant GM has begun V2V deployments with the rollout of dedicated short range radio (DSRC) in its 2017 Cadillac CTS models.
11th September 2017

Making perfect sense for gas, water and heat metering

Making perfect sense for gas, water and heat metering
All across Europe, Asia and the United States, smart electricity metering is being rolled out, and other utilities are looking to get in on this action. Those involved in water, gas and heat are now also seeking to take advantage of the benefits. There’s a key difference, however, between the smart meters used for electricity and those required for other utilities. This is around choosing suitable communications technology.
4th September 2017

Happy 20th birthday u-blox!

Happy 20th birthday u-blox!
Cast your minds back to 1997, what were you doing? Daniel Ammann, Jean‑Pierre Wyss and Andreas Thiel were inventing the world’s smallest GPS module as part of their post‑graduate research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). The idea was a simple as it was ingenious and, within a matter of months, they teamed up with their professor and a well‑wishing mentor and investor to found u‑blox.
11th August 2017

Joint venture brings GNSS positioning services to mass markets

Joint venture brings GNSS positioning services to mass markets
A joint venture has been announced by Bosch, Geo++, Mitsubishi Electric and u-blox. Sapcorda Services will bring high precision GNSS positioning services to mass market applications. The four parties recognised that existing solutions for GNSS positioning services do not meet the needs of emerging high precision GNSS mass markets. As a result, they decided to join forces to facilitate the establishment of a worldwide available and affordable solution for System Integrators, OEMs and receiver manufacturers.
10th August 2017

u blox receives 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

u blox receives 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award
u blox has announced that its LARA R3121 has received a 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World. The u blox LARA R3121 module comprises a single mode LTE Category 1 modem and a GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning engine specifically designed for IoT and M2M devices.
4th August 2017

The impact of the connected economy on data management

The impact of the connected economy on data management
Before the end of the decade, the number of connected things is projected to grow exorbitantly. Looking at different sources, projections for the number of connected objects by 2020 could be as low as 26 billion or as high as 50 billion. But even the low end of that range is quite large, so it is reasonable to expect connectedness to be commonplace and expected within the next few years.
17th July 2017

ISO 26262 compliance is not a costly overhead

ISO 26262 compliance is not a costly overhead
Engineers and sales can get along better, and customers get safer automobiles by using the ISO 26262 as agreed‑upon set of rules. “Shoot the engineer and ship the product,” is a fun maxim that has stood the test of time. Engineers and developers like to get it right, step back, and take pride in the beauty of their work. CEOs, marketing, and sales want to get it shipped, on time and below budget.
11th July 2017

A few things you didn’t know about LTE

A few things you didn’t know about LTE
Most of us are aware of LTE as the technology that lets us watch our videos on our phone, but the truth is, there’s much more to it than that. While high speed smartphone connectivity is how most of us know LTE today, it isn’t just about higher speeds and video streaming.
19th June 2017

From highways in the sky, to ‘eye‑ways' in our homes

From highways in the sky, to ‘eye‑ways' in our homes
  Surely it’s a dream to have a car that will move you and your family from Point A to Point B without ever sitting in traffic? Let’s think about how convenient it would be to book a taxi that rises above the city streets and flies you to your destination through the clouds? 
6th June 2017

High precision RTK GNSS module featured in drone navigation kit

High precision RTK GNSS module featured in drone navigation kit
HEX Taiwan’s new drone navigation kit: Here+, now features u blox's NEO M8P high precision RTK GNSS module. HEX is an open source hardware manufacturer which produces open source drone autopilots. The Here+ RTK GNSS kit is supported by Ardupilot out of the box. It consists of a round rover designed to be mounted on the drone and is connected to the flight controller using the supplied 8 pin CLIK-Mate connector (for the autopilot Pixhawk2) or an optional 4pin+6pin DF13 connector (for the Pixhawk1).
30th May 2017

u-blox terminates contract to buy SIMCom's cellular product line

u-blox and SIM Technology Group have announced that they will not proceed with the sale, respectively acquisition, of SIMCom cellular module product line. Despite best efforts on the part of SIM Technology Group and u-blox, the Parties could not close the deal as originally intended and were unable to find alternatives that worked for both whilst sustaining the intended benefits. Both Parties have therefore decided to amicably terminate the Asset Purchase Agreement and Technology Assignment Contract with all ancillary agreements.
24th May 2017


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