Semtech Rebrands to Reflect Vision of a Smart, Connected, Sustainable Planet - NewsMarch 28, 2023
In the wake of Semtech Corporation's acquisition of Sierra Wireless, the company unveiled a refreshed brand reflecting its revitalized focus on sustainable IoT solutions. With the acquisition, Semtech's Cloud-to-chip portfolio has expanded to include products and services like semiconductors, software, cellular modules and routers, and connected services for digital transformation.
STMicroelectronics' New Single-Chip Antenna-Matching ICs - NewsFebruary 02, 2023
Geneva. STMicroelectronics expanded its single-chip antenna-matching ICs that simplify RF-circuit design with two additions: the MLPF-WB-02D3 for STM32WB microcontrollers and the MLPF-NRG-01D3 for BlueNRG-LPS microcontrollers.
Semtech Corporation Completes Acquisition of Sierra Wireless - NewsJanuary 20, 2023
CAMARILLO, CALIFORNIA, and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. Semtech's all-cash transaction amounts to a total enterprise value of around US$1.2 billion, almost doubling Semtech’s yearly revenue and adding about US$100 million of recurring revenue in high-margin IoT Cloud services. Semtech expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to non-GAAP EPS and to generate US$40 million of run rate operational synergies within a year and a half.
The Solve: Debug Infrequent Events with R&S MXO 4 ‘Scopes - StoryJanuary 20, 2023
Failure to identify infrequent events when debugging waveforms can cost engineering teams a lot of time and money later in the development cycle.
2023 Will See Continued Growth for Wearables, But Not With 5G Connectivity - NewsJanuary 19, 2023
In its whitepaper, 74 Technology Trends That Will—and Will Not—Shape 2023, analysts from ABI Research have identified 41 trends that will shape the technology market and 33 others that, despite receiving plenty of speculation and commentary, are less likely to move the needle over the next twelve months.
CES 2023: Folio Photonics' Enterprise-Scale Optical Data Storage Solution - NewsDecember 29, 2022
SOLON, OHIO. At CES 2023, Folio Photonics will showcase how it is reenergizing data storage media with an enterprise-scale optical disc data storage solution designed to improve cost, margin, performance, and sustainability.
cnvrg.io ML Insider 2022 Survey Shows Continued Increase in AI Investment - NewsDecember 23, 2022
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA. cnvrg.io, an Intel company, released findings from its 2022 ML Insider survey. The results indicated almost 50% of companies' belief in a continued increase in AI investment despite the current state of the economy. The survey also showed that a majority of organizations recognize AI's benefits, but overall adoption remains low because of a lack of AI talent and the complexity of the technology's development.
Dev Kit Weekly: CodeBug - VideoDecember 23, 2022
Rome wasn’t built in a day — and neither are professional (or just experienced) programmers. Whether you’re 14 or 40, coding and programming can be a hobby, a useful skill to add to your resume, or something more. But you have to start somewhere, right? That somewhere could be this little CodeBugTM.
Skyworks and Sequans Introduce Small LTE-M/NB-IoT SiP Solution - NewsDecember 02, 2022
MUNICH. Skyworks Solutions, Inc. and Sequans Communications S.A. introduced the SKY66431, a multi-band, multi-chip 5G Massive IoT system-in-package (SiP) solution that combines Sequans’ Monarch 2 modem with Skyworks’ RF front-end solution, creating a small, high-performing single package LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity platform that maintains low power consumption.
Success Story: How an Open RAN PlugFest Cut Mobile Network Power Consumption by 10 Percent - StoryDecember 02, 2022
Unless you’re a network engineer, you probably don’t think about how much energy the mobile network infrastructure that connects our smartphones and other gadgets consumes. But if you did, you’d be shocked. According to the International Energy Agency, global data transmission networks consumed 260-340 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity in 2021. That’s roughly the same amount of energy that England, the country, consumed in the same year (333.2 TWh).
Renesas' LPWAN Product Line Expanded with NB-IoT-Capable Wireless Module - NewsNovember 21, 2022
MUNICH, GERMANY & TOKYO, JAPAN. Renesas Electronics Corporation is expanding its low-power WAN product line as part of its strategy to deliver connectivity devices used for smart cities, smart homes, medical devices and industrial applications. The RYZ024A supports Cat-M1 and NB-IoT internet connectivity independent of a gateway, consuming 1µA (microamp) in power savings mode. The RYZ024A supports extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) with an extended voltage range of 2.2V to 5.5V, making it suitable for battery-powered applications.
Septentrio Expands AsteRx SB3 Family With Ruggedized Base Station Receiver - NewsNovember 11, 2022
LEUVEN, BELGIUM. Septentrio recently launched the AsteRx SB3 ProBase, an IP68 housed GNSS base station receiver that features quad constellation GNSS technology. The AsteRx SB3 ProBase, a complement to the company's SB3 receiver family, is designed to be an integrated base station capable of setting up local, high-precision RTK or densifying customers' existing networks, according to Silviu Taujan, product manager at Septentrio.
Arm’s New Partnerships Help Accelerate IoT Software Development - NewsNovember 08, 2022
Arm announced its Arm Virtual Hardware solution, a cloud-based virtual modeling platform that provides models of Arm subsystems and third-party development boards to allow software developers, OEMs, and service providers to begin software development as well as software and hardware co-design without physical silicon or complex board farms. This virtual approach enables embedded systems developers to both use and scale modern development practices like MLOps and DevOps flows at scale.
Agile Analog’s IP Block Set Helps Accelerate IoT Design Process - NewsNovember 07, 2022
Agile Analog recently made available a full set of analog IP designed to accelerate IoT designs. The blocks envelop a device’s processor core and memory to provide the analog functions needed to facilitate communications between the digital and the analog aspects of IoT devices.
TI Unifies IoT Ecosystems with Matter-Enabled Wireless MCU Software - NewsNovember 04, 2022
DALLAS. Texas Instruments (TI) introduced Matter-enabled software development kits for Wi-Fi and Thread SimpleLink™ wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to simplify the Matter protocol's adoption in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The software and wireless MCUs (such as the CC3235SF and CC2652R7) can be used to create secure, ultra-low-power, and battery-powered smart home and industrial automation IoT applications that connect with devices across proprietary ecosystems.
Industry Report Finds High Demand for Wi-Fi 6E and Upcoming Wi-Fi 7 - NewsNovember 04, 2022
LONDON. A recent cross-industry survey of technology vendors, enterprises, and service providers conducted by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) found that Wi-Fi 7 is emerging as an important innvestment area for new connectivity technology. Wi-Fi 7 is designed to supercharge current Wi-Fi capabilities by utilizing technologies such as multilink operation and time sensitive networking (TSN) — suitable for applications such as Industry 4.0 — as well as dynamically using the 6GHz spectrum with automatic frequency coordination.
Spirent and MVG Power Over-the-Air Antenna Testing - NewsOctober 21, 2022
PAIGNTON, UK. Spirent Communications plc announced that the Spirent GSS7000 GNSS simulator has been integrated into passive and over-the-air (OTA) antenna test systems from Microwave Vision Group (MVG). The output from Spirent’s GNSS test equipment closely mirrors the real world so that developers can perform representative testing.
Dev Kit Weekly: Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES178 Cube Camera Reference Design - VideoOctober 21, 2022
Generally, face identification isn’t something we pay attention to, or at least I don’t. It was super cool when iPhones started using it instead of the fingerprint scan in lieu of a password, but that was a couple years ago — it’s old news, especially in the world of technology, right?
Antenova’s 'Invicta' Antenna Extends Coverage for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee Designs - NewsOctober 14, 2022
HATFIELD, UK. Antenova Ltd. announced the release of Invicta, a compact, efficient flexible printed circuit (FPC) antenna for 2.4 - 2.5 GHz Zigbee, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth frequencies that connects to PCBs with an IPX MHF (UFL) connector and cable. The Invicta antenna features 70% efficiency on average across the 2.4 GHz band, enabling designs to operate across greater distances and through obstacles like walls, thereby expanding the coverage range of wireless devices that utilize those protocols.