ZigBee & Thread collaboration analysed by Cees Links
The ZigBee Alliance and the Thread Group recently announced that they are collaborating to aid development of connected home products, opening the door for the ZigBee Cluster Library Application Protocol to run on Thread networks. This is a big step forward to making the IoT and the Smart Home real. Check out the detailed analysis from Cees Links, CEO, GreenPeak, below:
Cortex-A9 based processors target IoT applications
Designed for IoT applications, Toshiba Electronics Europe expands its selection of ApP Lite processors. The TZ5010XBG and the TZ5011XBG application processors are based on a 1.0GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor, while the TZ5021XBG and TZ5023XBG are based on an 800MHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor.
Platform simplifies smart metering & extends range
Semtech has introduced a complete Wireless M-Bus (WMBus) and WMBus over its LoRa RF software stack developed by STACKFORCE. The solution will simplify smart metering developments and significantly extend the range of metering deployments, which is a major challenge facing the industry today.
Our stupid world dresses smart but isn't quite up to scratch
Why are our cars still so much smarter than our so-called Smart Homes? Various analyst groups and industry prognosticators have been tossing out some very big numbers. According to these fortune tellers, within the next few years, there will be hundreds of millions, tens of billions, even trillions of smart homes connected by the IoT.
Wireless platform simplifies smart meter development
Silicon Labs has introduced the industry’s first complete Wireless M-Bus platform solution, designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water and heat resources in the European market. Silicon Labs’ comprehensive smart metering solution includes the Wireless M-Bus software stack and wireless starter kits to speed time to market.
Enabling world wide mobility for the IoT
How a long range, low-power spread spectrum technology capable of supporting millions of nodes could enable standardisation in the IoT. By Hardy Schmidbauer, Semtech.
Passive IR sensor targets smart home applications
Expanding its smart home portfolio, GreenPeak Technologies has announced a reference design for a low cost Passive Infra-Red (PIR) sensor with outstanding performance. Based on GreenPeak’s GP490 ZigBee communication chip, the reference design uses the patented antenna diversity mechanism for enhanced wireless range and full home coverage.
A complete remote control system in an SIL package
The BRAVO is an intelligent remote switching module from RF Solutions deigned for use as an IoT device, allowing integration of RF into a range of applications. Whilst in radio module form, the BRAVO-T868 is in reality a complete remote control system in a SIL package. The BRAVO has been designed handle all advanced functions internally, presenting an easy to understand and simple to integrate interface to users.
What SmartHome device developers need to know
Hundreds of millions, dozens of billions? The estimates of how many connected devices will constitute the Smart Home market are all over the map. The only agreement is that this sector is going to be big and will be extremely important to the future of the electronics industry. By Cees Links, CEO of GreenPeak.
Metering faces the costs of being smart
The smart meter market is awash with different standards and technologies and, as Steve Rogerson found, there is little sign of any light at the end of the tunnel.