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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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December 11, 2018 15:12

Google Cloud IoT and Microchip offer secure cloud connectivity to 8-bit MCU with the AVR-IoT WG kit

Building secure, cloud-connected IoT designs can be a challenge, depending on the hardware kit you choose, security considerations, and cloud connectivity – all factors that can stop your IoT project in its tracks.

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November 21, 2018 15:47

Trialling IoT Sensor Technology in Electricity Substations

The Power Networks Demonstration Centre is a R&D centre for emerging electrical power system technologies. They recently investigated how wireless IoT sensors could be used to monitor electricity substations more efficiently.

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November 6, 2018 10:49

ROHM’s Nano Energy™ Buck Converter Realizes 10-Year Battery Life for IoT Devices

ROHM's BD70522GUL is an ultra-low-power DC/DC converter with integrated MOSFETs, which meets the requirements of the IoT market for a long battery life of up to ten years with a single coin battery due to its low power consumption of only 180nA...

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Cypress IoT Creek Part 3: Engineering with Cypress Technologies

In this video, which is Part 3 of 3 in Cypress & RS Components IoT Creek Series, Cypress Senior VP Alan Hawse discusses the various Cypress technologies used throughout his IoT Creek Project, as well as what software and web platforms are used.

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Cypress IoT Creek Part 2: The Control Center in Alan’s Barn

In this video, which is Part 2 of 3 in Cypress & RS Components IoT Creek Series, Cypress Senior VP Alan Hawse discusses his control center barn based on Cypress MCU and wireless technology.

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October 29, 2018 14:22

IoT Creek Part 1: The Elk Horn Creek Lake

Cypress Senior VP Alan Hawse introduces his IoT Creek project based on Cypress MCU and Wireless technology. He discusses the pressure sensor system implemented in the Elk Horn Creek lake to gauge current water levels.

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October 24, 2018 09:06

Putting security back into IoT development – Microchip’s MicroAVR-IoT WG Development Board

Whilst many manufacturers continue to focus on developing Wi-Fi SoCs and microcontrollers that speed up time to market, new IoT-enabled designs can be put at risk of hacking when adequate security measures are not in place.

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October 22, 2018 11:07

Alexa controlled fan with XinaBox

Use your voice to turn a switch on and off with Amazon Alexa and XinaBox. This project demonstrates what can be done with the xOC03 and Alexa by using a fan we just had lying around to be an output.

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October 22, 2018 09:10

What I Learned About IoT and Cellular From AE-CLOUD2

Integrating cellular for IoT represents a new challenge for embedded developers. Find out lessons learned during the creation of the Renesas AE-CLOUD2 kit and how AE-CLOUD2 can enable rapid evaluation of emerging cellular technologies.

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October 5, 2018 14:26

Temperature Controlled Desk Fan, with XinaBox and Zerynth

This tutorial explains how to use the Bosch BME280 weather sensor (xChip SW01), and specifically, temperature data, to control a desk fan, via a solid state relay (xChip OC03). We programmed in Python using Zerynth Studio - a partner of XinaBox & RS

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September 18, 2018 11:57

The Journey to CE Marking an IoT Product Part 1: Setting the Scene

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

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September 6, 2018 14:35

In the world of industrial data transmissions, continuous real-time communication is critical but how do you ensure future-proof reliability?

With the internet of things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 requirements for high speed real-time data communications being imperative you need to ensure that your new design has proven data connections to ensure both reliability and longevity.

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