BT alternative provides savings and improved broadband
People living in rural and remote parts of the UK continue to be denied access to crucial online services owing to a lack of awareness of viable alternatives to fibre connectivity and critical gaps within the broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), according to a firm providing connectivity over the 4G mobile network.
Mouser adds wireless IoT gateway
The new Sentrius IG60-BL654-LTE wireless IoT gateway from Laird Connectivity is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics.
5G and flash controllers - the world has a data problem
Lena Harman of Hyperstone explains the role 5G can play as we continually ask our smartphones to do more.
Collaboration for energy efficient 5G radio solutions
Xilinx has announced a collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop scalable and adaptable digital front-end (DFE) solutions to increase energy efficiency of lower antenna count radios and 5G radios. The solutions leverage Xilinx's adaptable IP to enhance the RF performance and improve the power efficiency of indoor and outdoor radio applications.
Wireless microcontrollers support Mesh 1.0 network
Based on an Arm Cortex-M4 core running at 64 MHz (application processor) and an Arm Cortex‐M0+ core at 32 MHz (network processor), STMicroelectronics' STM32WBx5 wireless microcontrollers support Bluetooth LE 5.0, IEEE 802.15.4 Zigbee, and Thread wireless standards.
4 myths about UWB, debunked
Like any emerging technology, the myths around UWB hit the headlines almost as fast as the facts, and sometimes linger on in our memories. We asked several UWB ecosystem players to weigh in on the misconceptions they see attending UWB now and in the future as the technology becomes more accessible. Let’s demystify four misunderstandings about UWB. Guest blog written by Peter Pirc, UWB Solution Manager at NXP.
Smart city hardware: $1.7 trillion market ahead
The giant investors SpaceX, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Baidu, Toyota, Tesla, Hyundai, VW, LG, Apple and Virgin are involved in smart city hardware in ways you would not expect. Their involvement spans making complete smart cities from scratch to robot shuttles replacing ten types of vehicle, vertical take-off taxis, Hyperloop, vertical farming, battery elimination, solar and sensor everything and structural electronics.
What does the future hold for the hearables market?
The first electric hearing aid was created in 1898 and was arguably among the earliest examples of wearable tech. So it is fitting that more than a century later, on- and in-ear technology is once again leading the way - this time as hearables, a sector now poised for substantial growth.
How WiFi 6 will enable smarter vehicles
Despite our obvious reliance on vehicles, manufacturers must continue to develop and embrace new technologies in order to remain competitive. As we move towards new ownership models, these differentiating factors will have an increasingly important influence on consumer choice. Guest blog written by Fredrik Lönegård, Senior Product Marketing Manager, and Peter Karlsson, Head of Technology, Product Center Short Range Radio u-blox
ENACFIRE launches its E90 wireless earbuds with Qualcomm
ENACFIRE has announced the UK and US launch of the ENACFIRE E90 Bluetooth wireless earbuds. With premium audio quality, a playtime of up to 48 hours using the charging case, Type-C charging and an IPX8 waterproof rating, the E90 earbuds offer all the functionality needed for keeping fit and maintaining motivation.