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The Internet of Things (also referred to as IoT), is the increasing use of cheap and easy to program hardware to add internet and other types of connectivity to everyday objects.

With billions of devices expected to be connected to the internet, each with its own ID, the number of devices already connected to the internet exceeds the number of humans on the planet two-fold.

From industrial machines ordering parts for their own servicing schedules to a print room printer ordering toner, the list is growing incredibly fast..

The items we can relate too such as smart home-based devices that you can control from your smartphone are becoming the norm, but it’s the industrial and business sectors, such as retail, agriculture and smart buildings where the real growth is anticipated in the coming years. The detailed data collected from these devices can be utilised in many ways and when analysed can help improve the business process as well as enrich the lives of individuals.

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June 18, 2018 08:24

Configurable Rapid Prototyping Platform for The Internet of Things

ON Semiconductor's IoT Development Kit (IDK) offers a configurable rapid prototyping platform for industrial IoT, Smart City/Building, and mHealth applications.

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September 4, 2018 14:26

RSL10: Ultra-Low-Power Bluetooth

Ultra-Low-Power is a term that is thrown around the semiconductor industry, especially with regards to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). What features should a designer look for in their BLE applications to have a truly “Ultra-Low-Power” device?

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March 22, 2019 11:17

Events and Alerts in the Cloud Using Sensor Data Now available through the UrsaLeo Cloud Platform

Using environmental sensor data to drive automatic alerts and events is a common requirement in IoT systems. UrsaLeo announced the availability of events and alerts through their cloud platform using the Silicon Labs Thunderboard 2 and Raspberry Pi.

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March 19, 2019 09:06

Buckle Up, 5G is Almost Here!

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March 11, 2019 15:12

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March 11, 2019 13:23

The Journey to CE Marking an IoT Product Part 3: Design Review

This series of posts follow the progress of taking an IoT product from prototype, through testing and design revision as required, in order to allow CE marking for general sale.

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February 27, 2019 09:41

Connect your IoT "Thing" to the Cloud

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February 22, 2019 11:55

Cloud Connectivity & Secure Blockchain Transactions

RS Components, Cypress, and Zerynth collaborate to showcase Python running on Cypress’ PSoC® 6 Microcontrollers and Wi-Fi.

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January 16, 2019 15:35

Sony Spresense Packs Advanced IoT Capabilities into Tiny Board

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Advanced Wireless Connectivity: Panasonic’s PAN1760A Bluetooth Module

For IoT devices running on batteries, especially those that cannot be recharged easily, WiFi is simply too power-hungry. An alternative is Panasonic Industry extremely low power PAN1760A Bluetooth solution.

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