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Embedded WiFi for Climate-Controlled Settings Cuts Costs

A set of commercial-grade modules delivers wireless connectivity environments to in-building or climate-controlled areas in a narrow temperature range (-10° to 65°C). ApplicationsRead More...

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Hybrid Flat Panel USB Controller Board – Ethernet and Wireless

A controller board family for industrial flat panel solutions is available in 4 basic versions from Display Solution. The d.screen Hybrid board matches and exceeds the needs ofRead More...

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Protecting the Internet of Tiny Things: Embedded Firewall Can Secure an 8-Bit MCU

8-bit MCUs are increasingly used to build small Internet connected devices. Devices such as home automation sensing and control units, utility meters, traffic lights and remoteRead More...

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The Smart Grid: The Advent of a New Technology Infrastructure

The concept of the Smart Grid can be described as a “many splendored thing.” In other words, it may have a basic definition, but many other ideas and assumptions arise from the notionRead More...

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Low-Cost Bluetooth Modules for Short Distances

Two new Bluetooth modules are targeted for OEM integration for short-range wireless data connectivity. Manufactured to fulfill OEM needs for embedded short-range communication inRead More...

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Getting What You Pay For: Optimizing PCIe Accelerator Card Designs

According to an old story that periodically makes its way around the industry, a system consisting of a rack of 1U servers was being used in a small room to process data. As theRead More...

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3G Wireless Modules Optimized for M2M

Two new wireless modules, the LISA-H100 (for the USA) and LISA-H110 (for Europe and Asia) are dedicated to telematics and telemetry applications that typically require only data andRead More...

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Cellular Gateway Connects Remote Devices in Harsh Environments

A rugged programmable cellular gateway for monitoring remote assets in harsh environments features advanced battery power features and a NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosure to protect the gatewayRead More...

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The Smart Grid Meets the Digital Home

The proliferation of wireless networks in homes, offices and commercial buildings may at first appear to be about more easily setting up computer networks that can link together in aRead More...

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Embedding Wi-Fi—What’s Involved?

Wi-Fi has changed the way we communicate and access information. According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, about 200 million households use Wi-Fi networks, and there are about 750,000 Wi-FiRead More...

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Wi-Fi to Become Even More Versatile and Ubiqutous

It may already seem like it is everywhere—in just about every home with more than one computer, in airports, coffee shops and offices—but the most popular form of wireless digitalRead More...

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The Changing Face of Embedded

It doesn’t seem so long ago that when at some non-technical social event I was asked the question, “So what do you do?” my answer would inevitably be followed by, “Uh, what isRead More...

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Low Cost, High Flexibility WiFi Client, Access Point, or 3G Router

A secure embedded wireless LAN module easily connects embedded devices to 802.11b/g Wireless LAN, 10/100BaseT wired LAN and cellular WAN. The Nano WiReach SMT from Connect OneRead More...

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iOS App for Automation and Control Systems

Opto 22 has introduced the Opto iPAC iOS App, which offers access to the company’s SNAP PAC System via popular mobile devices including the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The appRead More...

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Getting Familiar with Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy

Bluetooth low energy is designed to enable new markets requiring low cost, low latency, low duty cycle, low data rate and low power consumption devices. These markets—healthcare,Read More...

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Next Generation Wireless Server Supports New Software Development Kit

A next-generation wireless server allows design engineers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to easily add Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking to virtually any device. TheRead More...

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Demystifying the 4G Phenomenon: Part 1

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Demystifying the 4G Phenomenon: Part 1

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Defining the Future of Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communications

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Smart Meter Interoperability Easy with DLMS User Association Certified Stack

A Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) protocol stack that is optimized for 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) is the result of a partnership between Microchip TechnologyRead More...

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The Smart Grid Built on Smart Objects Will Challenge Developers

For the last 50 years, developed countries have enjoyed “all you can eat” electrical energy. But no more. Today, multiple factors are leading to climbing energy costs, power qualityRead More...

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Freescale-Based Desktop Platform with Optional Wi-Fi Support

A compact network platform designed for Internet security applications is just 9.4 inches wide and is suitable for the SOHO (Small Office, Home Office), SMB (Small Medium Business)Read More...

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10-core DPI AMC module for high bandwidth LTE network security applications

A new generation of the Kontron AMC Packet Processor modules is now available with the Cavium 10-core OCTEON II cn6645 series. For telecom equipment manufacturers, the AM4211 forRead More...

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Core i7 Quad Core-Based Fanless Computer for 3G/WiFi/BT/GPS Support

A new series of rugged, quad core, fanless computers is based on the high-performance 2nd Generation Intel¨ Core i7/i5/i3 processor and QM67 chipset. The new Matrix MXE-5300 seriesRead More...

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Very Small Half Duplex RFID Mini-Transponders for Animal and Asset Tracking

A line of very small half-duplex radio frequency identification (RFID) mini-transponders enables customers to embed tags into smaller objects across a broader range of applications.Read More...

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Wireless Microcontrollers Combine Low-Power Processing and RF Connectivity in a Hybrid Architecture

Microcontrollers (MCUs) are indispensible in the world today. Their applications range from simple alarm clocks and coffee makers to complex electronics systems that controlRead More...

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Accelerated Processing Units and Multicore Programming Innovation at the Cusp of Machine-to-Machine

Heterogeneous system architectures promise to transform many applications and the usability of machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions in these applications, enabling reliable and real-timeRead More...

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Wireless HD Video Streaming: Struggling toward a Standard Solution

The world of high definition video took its time getting firmly established in the consumer space in the form of HDTV, which has since become practically so ubiquitous that we loseRead More...

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WiFi Modules Feature Soft AP Support For Easy HotSpot Device Integration

A family of WiFi modules provides easy WiFi connectivity through any processor-based device. With support for the latest wireless standards -- including 802.11b/g/n -- and USB 2.0Read More...

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Extremely Small Fully Embedded Wi-Fi Module

What is being billed as the world’s smallest fully embedded Wi-Fi module allows fast and easy application development of low power sensor and actuator solutions—enabling devices,Read More...

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PC Access to CAN Systems via Bluetooth for Control and Configuration

An intelligent CAN/Bluetooth module that supports both bridge and gateway modes also comes with a new PC interface mode. Support of the Windows driver package (VC—Virtual CANRead More...

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Digital Home Devices to Offer Increased Opportunities for Embedded OEMs

With embedded systems spreading well beyond industrial environments, they have become pervasive in peoples’ everyday lives. The trick has been to design such systems so that theRead More...

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Positioning IC Supports GPS / GLONASS / QZSS and Is Galileo and Compass Ready

A next-generation core positioning technology platform supports all deployed as well as soon-to-be deployed Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). The u-blox 7 platform is basedRead More...

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One-Chip Solution Combines 2.4 GHz, Low-Power Wireless and Capacitive Touch

A single-chip solution integrates a wireless radio with touch-sensing circuitry for wireless mice, trackpads, remote controls, presenter tools and other Human Interface Devices (HIDs).Read More...

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M2M Developer Kit Speeds Entry into Rapidly Expanding Smart Services Market

M2M Developer Kit Speeds Entry into Rapidly Expanding Smart Services Market A new machine-to-machine (M2M) Smart Services Developer Kit includes a deployable Intel AtomRead More...

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Wireless Sensor Networks Evolve to Meet Mainstream Needs

Recent advances in semiconductor, networking and material science technologies are driving the ubiquitous deployment of large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Together, theseRead More...

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Implementing Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring Early Detection Communication Systems

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data applies to M2M communication that stretches beyond manufacturing processes and infotainment apps on smartphones and tablets. Predicting andRead More...

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ZigBee PRO Green Power Chip for End Devices in the Smart Home

The ZigBee Green Power feature gives battery-free, energy-harvesting devices the ability to join any Green Power enabled ZigBee PRO 2012 network. Without requiring batteries, theRead More...

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Discover Problems in Your Distributed System Before It’s Too Late

Distributed systems are composed of many sub components, often times built separately by different teams, and are implemented and deployed in multiple phases. There are many ways toRead More...

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Multiband, Modular RF Down Converters Feature High Dynamic Range and Low Noise

A new line of multiband, modular RF slot receivers accepts RF signals over the range of 800 MHz to 3 GHz, downconverting them to a 225 MHz IF signal suitable for A/D conversion byRead More...

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Software Defined Radio: The Key to Public Safety Radios

During the decade bridging the tragic events of 9/11 and the recent devastation in Japan, the world has experienced numerous disasters claiming thousands of lives and destroyingRead More...

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ZigBee Transceivers Add Wi-Fi Coexistence Schemes, Deep Packet Inspection and Wake-on-LAN Features

A new generation of ZigBee transceivers contains an advanced coexistence scheme that allows Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee chips to work side by side in the same device. The GP501 fromRead More...

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How Energy Harvesting Wireless Paves the Way to the Internet of Things

We are currently seeing communication between equipment within an intelligent network that can automatically manage tasks in smart buildings, logistics and monitoring. With theRead More...

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Wireless Network Devices Set to Accelerate Connectivity in the Internet of Things

Among recent introductions of highly integrated wireless connectivity, Microchip Technology has come out with a major expansion of its embedded-wireless portfolio that includesRead More...

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Compact Industrial Firewall for Industrial, Military and Critical Infrastructure Equipment

A new firewall appliance provides a critical layer of security for the devices that comprise “The Internet of Things” including SCADA networks, military equipment, criticalRead More...

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Development of an M2M Ecosystem Benefits Fleet and Transportation Management: What Do Fish Have to Do with It?

Have you ever seen a photograph or video of a large, densely packed school of fish swimming as if they were a single organism? You probably have. You don’t have to go far to experienceRead More...

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How Energy Harvesting Wireless Paves the Way to the Internet of Things

We are currently seeing communication between equipment within an intelligent network that can automatically manage tasks in smart buildings, logistics and monitoring. With theRead More...

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Wireless Network Devices Set to Accelerate Connectivity in the Internet of Things

Among recent introductions of highly integrated wireless connectivity, Microchip Technology has come out with a major expansion of its embedded-wireless portfolio that includesRead More...

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Using Wi-Fi to Connect Embedded Systems with Mobile Devices

Embedded systems are not limited to simple 8-bit controllers; many are sophisticated and self-contained computer systems. These advanced embedded systems can support color LEDRead More...

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Reference Design for Bluetooth Smart Beacons

A new Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit reference design allows demonstration and development of iBeacon and proprietary beacon hardware for iOS and Android smartphones to be developedRead More...

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Security Solution for Smart Home Devices

A software firewall protects connected Smart Home devices from Internet-based attacks.  Floodgate at Home from Icon Labs features the Icon Labs suite of security products that providesRead More...

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Wideband Software Radio Module for UAV, Radar and Communications

A single-channel, high-speed data converter XMC FPGA module can receive and transmit at the same sampling rate, supporting signal bandwidths up to 400 MHz. The Model 71730 from PentekRead More...

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HetNet Solutions Portfolio for Accelerating Deployment of Next Gen Wireless Infrastructure

A portfolio of programmable solutions is aimed at building smart, low-power cellular equipment needed to support the global rollout of Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet). In collaborationRead More...

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VITA 67 RF Tuner System with Intel Core i7-Based VPX Processor

A fully integrated OpenVPX-based (VITA 65) SDR development system features VITA 67 RF connections. The  XPand1202 from Extreme Engineering integrates one XPedite7470 3U OpenVPX IntelRead More...

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Scalable IoT Solutions for Smart LED Lighting and Home and Building Automation

A set of turn-key solutions comprising system-on-chips (SoC), modules, software and mobile apps enable any home device or Internet of Things (IoT) device to be smart and controllableRead More...

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Compact Network Platform Uses AMD Embedded G-Series SoC

WIN Enterprises announces a new desktop platform designed to support a range of applications requiring compact size and versatile performance. The PL-80520 from WIN Enterprises isRead More...

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Certified ZigBee PRO Home Automation v1.2 Compliant Platform

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Cloud-Based Remote Management Has High Impact on System Reliability

Embedded systems run the world. Whether the arena is transportation, defense, infotainment, medicine, communications or industrial automation, optimal technology performance isRead More...

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Certified ZigBee PRO Home Automation v1.2 Compliant Platform

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Intel Debuts New Chips, Tools and Technologies to Link the IoT to the User

The Intel Developers Forum (IDF) that was just held in San Francisco was, of course, a big venue for Intel to show off its latest goodies and advocate its vision of the currentRead More...

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Highly Integrated Wi-Fi (SiP) Module Features Low Standby Power Requirements

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Versatile Fanless Networking Desktop Platform

A fanless, small form factor appliance can serve the networking needs in a variety of environments from departmental IT, SMB, retail or factory floor. The PL-80550 from Win EnterprisesRead More...

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Suite of Offerings to Protect RTOS-Based Devices.

A suite of product offerings is designed to provide an umbrella of protection for RTOS-based end points. This cross platform Intrusion Detection and Prevention from Icon Labs runsRead More...

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Transceiver Offers Three-Year Battery Life for Wireless Human Interface Devices

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Fleet Management Sees Impact of Integrated Devices and the Internet of Things

As technology becomes more agile at collecting, sharing and acting on real-time information, the definition of fleet management has evolved in step. Today’s market is steadilyRead More...

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Smart Module Integrates a Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy Stack for Use With or Without a Host MCU

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Highly Integrated Wi-Fi (SiP) Module Features Low Standby Power Requirements

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Bluetooth Smart – A Revolution for Low Power Connectivity

Bluetooth Smart, or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), is a wireless personal area network that enables low-power devices and sensors to connect to smartphones and tablets. It uses radioRead More...

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Energy Harvesting Wireless Solutions: Building Management and Beyond

The intelligent control of buildings requires sensors to collect relevant data from several points of measurement, and controllers to process the information. The sensor networks inRead More...

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PCI Express Mini Card Enables Wireless Voice Communications,

A mobile phone voice interface PCI Express mini card provides cost-effective wireless audio transmissions in rugged, mobile applications such as railway and on-road vehicle networks.Read More...

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Is Open Source Wireless Connectivity Worth the Security Risk?

Open Secure Sockets Layer (OpenSSL) is widely used to provide network security in many different kinds of computing systems, including wirelessly connected embedded systems in theRead More...

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Helping to Overcome Internet of Things Security Challenges with Wireless Infrastructure

The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving toward ubiquitous connected embedded devices that can be potentially accessed from anywhere in the world. Wireless connectivity is also helpingRead More...

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Bluetooth Module for Audio Features TrueWireless technology and True Audio Data Protocol.