The LoRa Alliance®, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN® standard for the internet of things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), announced that LoRaWAN now supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) from end-to-end. By expanding the breadth of device-to-application solutions with IPv6, LoRaWAN’s addressable IoT market is broadened to include internet-based standards required in smart electricity metering and new applications in smart buildings, industries, logistics, and homes.
I used to think electric vehicles (EVs) were invented recently in response to the global outcry to reduce carbon emissions. So, you can imagine my surprise when I learned EVs have been in and out of popularity since the late 19th century but didn’t stick until the 21st century mostly because fossil fuels were just so available.
Agile Analog’s Process-Agnostic Analog IPs Can Help Solve Current Semiconductor Capacity Challenges - NewsMay 05, 2022
The current fab capacity challenges within the semiconductor industry have resulted in ASIC and fabless companies evaluating multiple foundries in order to meet chip production forecasts for the next several quarters. Agile Analog’s process-agnostic Composa™ technology addresses the problem of portability of the analog IP cores that have traditionally required re-engineering to suit each different silicon process technology.
IAR Systems, a software and services company for embedded development, announced that the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench® for Arm® has been used by NTT DOCOMO, a telecommunications company in Japan, for the development of its smart agriculture support platform Farm Assist.
Power plants and substations rely on high-speed communications networks to transmit critical data including operability metrics, network health, fault monitoring, power measurement, and usage trends. To synchronize communications and ensure continuity across these networks, substations require secure, precise timing and synchronization to avoid false tripping and to provide accurate timestamping of substation data including system faults, power measurement data and substation status information.
Altair, a computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) company, has released its latest simulation solutions, which focus on next-generation connectivity, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC), as well as circuit board and electronic design capabilities; the release includes a myriad of updates to Altair’s traditional solutions, as well as new features and capabilities that broaden, strengthen, and further specialize Altair’s comprehensive simulation toolkit.
Avnu Alliance, an industry forum driving deterministic capabilities into open, standards-based networking, recently hosted an international plugfest in Boston, MA. Avnu members came together and tested their respective silicon platforms and products together. Tests included new additions to the TSN "toolbox" such as the recent revision to 802.1AS (IEEE 802.1AS-2020). Learnings and results are informing further development of Avnu test plans.
Trends accelerated by the pandemic have created significant networking and security challenges: the expansion of the remote workforce, an increasing reliance on cloud infrastructure, and the requirement to connect end-users securely everywhere with applications anywhere. Traditional solutions that have rigid wired network underlays and a requirement for on-premises infrastructure cannot adequately deal with these trends.
STMicroelectronics Extends Microsoft® Azure RTOS Development Across STM32 Microcontroller Family - NewsApril 20, 2022
STMicroelectronics has extended support for Microsoft® Azure RTOS in the STM32Cube development environment, covering additional high performance, mainstream, ultra-low-power and wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) from the STM32 family.
Global Telecom, a wireless technology engineering company at the intersection of hardware and the network, launched a universal IoT management platform for organizations to manage, optimize, and accelerate their networks of wireless devices and sensors. The GTIoT Management Platform offers a cloud-based, low-cost IoT solution for enterprises with thousands or millions of expected wireless devices in their network, as well as small businesses dipping their toes into the IoT.
Cities around the world recognize the advantages of traffic management systems that are designed to optimize traffic flow and minimize congestion. By installing a system of cameras, sensors, radios, and other equipment, telemetry data can be collected roadside and sent to a central control system that synchronizes traffic lights in real-time.
MultiLane announced a new family of ultra-high-performance compliance test fixtures at DesignCon 2022 featuring the HUBER+SUHNER MXPM70 solution to further accelerate industry development of 800G ecosystem.
Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that Nemo’s Garden, a startup focused on sustainable underwater cultivation of crops, has deployed Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio of software and services to shorten its innovation cycles and move more rapidly towards industrialization and scale.
The rapid increase of AI (artificial intelligence) related workloads in data centers and edge computing demand new compute designs. Data center system designers are challenged to provide higher-speed devices within reduced design cycles. New PCIe devices will need to keep up with Ethernet network interfaces in data centers and the emergence of CXL (compute express link).
BrainChip Holdings Ltd, a commercial producer of ultra-low power neuromorphic AI chips and IP, and SiFive, Inc., the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, have combined their respective technologies to offer chip designers optimized AI/ML compute at the edge.
Rohde & Schwarz Presents First IEEE 802.3ck-Compliant Automated Test Solution for High-Speed Ethernet Cable Assemblies - NewsApril 05, 2022
As the volume of data transferred via internet and the number of data centers across the world increase, proper testing of Ethernet cable assemblies becomes crucial. As direct attach copper (DAC) cables are the most economical solution for short data connections, they are widely used in high-speed networks and data centers. Installations include a huge number of these DAC cables, and their performance is vital for the whole system.
As 5G networks continue to expand around the world, mobile network operators are adding 32T32R radios to increase their massive MIMO coverage beyond ultra-dense urban areas into less dense urban and suburban areas. By combining 32 antennas instead of 64, coverage can be maintained more cost effectively while maintaining the high-end 5G experience enabled by massive MIMO.
Perle Systems, a provider of networking hardware, announced the IRG7440 5G Router & Gateway that is certified for international operation.This 5G Router does not require an annual subscription or license fees to access features, maintain operation, or download software updates. All features and functionality are included in the base price of the product.
Soracom, Inc., a global provider of advanced IoT connectivity, has entered an agreement with Orange Wholesale France to expand its network for IoT connectivity around the world.
Long-Term Continuation of the PC/104 SBC: The VDX3-6755 Supports Full ISA, CAN Bus, Dual LAN, and Isolated Ios - NewsMarch 23, 2022
The VDX3-6755 family of boards implement the DM&P dual-core Vortex86 DX3 processor with the rugged PC/104 form factor to promote a single board computer that natively supports full ISA and is a replacement option for many legacy x86 architecture CPU boards facing EOL.