Digi International Launches the XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit
Digi International today announced the launch of the XBee ZigBee Cloud Kit, a new all-in-one kit that allows anyone with an interest in M2M and the Internet of Things to quickly build a wireless hardware prototype, connect it to the Internet, and control it from the cloud.
NFC secure element enables smart wearable devices
The Boosted NFC Secure Element from Infineon Technologies is being supplied to Watchdata Technologies for it’s Sharkey smart wearable devices. These devices, which are available as smart watches or wristbands, enable a mobile lifestyle, operating as secure bank cards when shopping or contactless tickets when taking public transportation combined with personal sport management functions.
Wireless transceivers enhance metering capabilities
At European Utility Week 2014, a family of wireless transceivers was launched by Atmel. Expanding the Atmel | SMART metering portfolio, the AT86RF215 family includes the AT86RF215, a dual-band transceiver supporting sub-1 and 2.4GHz, the AT86RF215M, a single band sub-1GHz transceiver and the AT86RF215IQ, a dual-band I/Q radio.
'World’s first' open 6lowpan-based IoT communications solution
Connode 4 v1.1 is a generic solution that enables and manages communications for multiple types of constrained devices and applications in different industry segments. It can easily be integrated into any IoT infrastructure, either as the main communications network or as an infill solution to any broadband technology.
Transceivers target IoT & smart metering applications
A family of SoC wireless transceivers, designed to support low data rate, intermittent communication IoT applications in smart metering and consumer appliances, is being introduced by ON Semiconductor at European Utility Week 2014. The NCS3651x transceivers are based on the IEEE 802.15.4-2006 standard.
PLC reference designs are G3-PLC certified
A long-time executive member of the alliance, Texas Instruments' PLC (Power Line Communication) reference designs have been certified by the G3-PLC Alliance. This allows smart grid technology providers to be assured of compliance and interoperability when they choose TI’s system solution for G3-PLC applications.
Wireless modules selected for smart grid solutions
2G, 3G, and 4G LTE cellular modules, developed by Sierra, have been selected by Itron for worldwide use within the OpenWay smart grid solutions. Using the Wireless AirPrime modules, M2M solution providers can develop applications that are scalable and secure. To reduce deployment costs and accelerate application development, the modules are supported by fully integrated software and cloud-based services.
Gateway simplifies installation into IoT environments
Designed for the IoT, the ICO300 industrial gateway has been released by Axiomtek. Powered by the 22nm E3815 (1.46GHz) Intel Atom processor, the gateway features a din-rail, fanless and rugged design. The industrial gateway, which supports up to 4GB DDR3L system memory, is offered with wireless support, four RS-232/422/485 ports, two isolated Gigabit Ethernet ports and two high-speed USB 2.0 ports.
Processor core eases integration of IoT devices
Designed for low-power, connected intelligent devices, the APS23 processor core has been introduced by Cortus. Based on the company's v2 instruction set, the core improves efficiency, eases integration and lowers the total cost of ownership. The v2 instruction set reduces the size of the system's instruction memory, allowing the processor core to reduce embedded system power.
IoT design competition is launched
RS Components and LPRS celebrate 25 years of working together with the introduction of an IoT themed design competition. Solving an existing problem or a completely new invention, entries must be concept based around an application for the IoT which uses LPRS’ eRIC transceiver modules and a wireless gateway.