8-bit MCU Development Board Connects to 5G LTE-M Narrowband-IoT Networks - NewsJune 22, 2022
IoT network developers are looking for an easy path to implement a secure cellular connection in their design applications but are faced with design complexities and high deployment costs. Microchip Technology Inc.'s new AVR-IoT Cellular Mini Development Board, based on the AVR128DB48 8-bit microcontroller (MCU), provides network designers a robust platform with location flexibility, low power consumption, and deployment facility to start building sensor and actuator nodes on 5G narrowband IoT networks.
Success Story: How Man-Made Coral Reefs Are Stopping Coastal Erosion - StoryJune 22, 2022
Off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula lies the Mesoamerican Reef, which, like all coral reefs, is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on the planet. However, rising temperatures across the globe are affecting marine life just as much as terrestrial life. As seas get warmer, ocean acidification increases, and oxygen levels in the water drop, coral reefs like the Mesoamerican Reef are experiencing a fatal health crisis known as “white syndrome,” a disease that can kill corals in under 40 days.
ETG Releases EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool Version 2.3 - NewsJune 14, 2022
Conformance to a protocol standard is the foundation for problem-free interaction of devices from different manufacturers in the same network.This interoperability is essential for the success of a communication technology. Therefore, the EtherCAT Technology Group attaches great importance to the conformance of EtherCAT devices: All ETG member companies commit to testing their devices with the EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool (CTT) before market release.
Infineon Adds the AIROC™ CYW20820 Bluetooth® & Bluetooth® LE System on Chip - NewsJune 14, 2022
Infineon Technologies AG is adding the AIROC™ CYW20820 Bluetooth® & Bluetooth® LE (low energy) system on chip (SoC) to its AIROC Bluetooth Portfolio. The AIROC CYW20820 Bluetooth & Bluetooth LE SoC is a Bluetooth 5.2 core spec compliant device for IoT applications.
Industry IoT Consortium Updates Industrial IoT Internet Connectivity Framework - NewsJune 09, 2022
The Industry IoT Consortium® (IIC™) announced updates to its Industrial IoT Internet Connectivity Framework (IICF), a foundation document that guides the building of an Industrial IoT (IIoT) connectivity architecture. The latest version of the IICF expands the connectivity guidance to include lightweight, resource-constrained machine-to-machine (M2M) devices often found at the edge of networks.
CEVA Bluetooth® 5.3 Platform IP Supports Auracast™ Broadcast Audio - NewsJune 09, 2022
CEVA Inc., a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies and integrated IP solutions, announced that it’s latest RivieraWaves Bluetooth® 5.3 IP family now supports Auracast™ broadcast audio, the new audio sharing standard based on the Bluetooth LE Audio broadcasting specification, unveiled by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
u-blox Releases Platform to Test and Validate IoT Solutions - NewsJune 02, 2022
The increasing complexity of IoT devices, which often require satellite-based positioning, Bluetooth low energy, Wi-Fi, and cellular connectivity via, for example, LTE-M is raising the importance of prototyping and validating ideas before bringing them to production. This trend is driving demand for multifunctional application boards over evaluation kits (EVKs), intended to comprehensively test a product’s entire feature set.
Infineon and pmdtechnologies Develop 3D Depth Sensing Technology for Magic Leap 2 - NewsJune 02, 2022
Later this year, AR pioneer Magic Leap is expected to introduce its newest augmented reality (AR) device, the Magic Leap 2, designed specifically for enterprise use and to be one of the most immersive enterprise AR headsets in the market.
ZettaScale Technologies Spins Out from ADLINK and Raises Strategic Investment from TTTech Auto - NewsJune 02, 2022
The investment marks the start of a strategic partnership between the two companies that will result in the creation of the first European implementation of Data Distribution Service (OMG DDS) that is certified for use in series cars and enables ZettaScale to expand its market coverage from robotics and mission critical middleware to the automotive market.
Infineon’s AIROC™ Wi-Fi/Bluetooth® Solutions Available with NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI Platform - NewsMay 31, 2022
Artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge will tremendously impact a number of industry verticals including robotics, smart cities, healthcare, industrial, retail, energy, agriculture, and more. AI for these applications involves a mix of processing in the cloud and at the edge. To that end, Infineon Technologies AG announced that it is bringing its AIROC™ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connectivity solutions to the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform.
NanoLock Combats Cyber Chaos with Device-Level Industrial Cybersecurity Suite - NewsMay 26, 2022
NanoLock Security, device-level Zero Trust cybersecurity provider, announced their full suite of bespoke cybersecurity solutions for the industrial and manufacturing market. The first company to announce device-level protection solutions specifically for legacy and new industrial machinery and smart factory production lines, NanoLock's industrial protection solutions have been in trials with customers in Europe and are now available worldwide.
LoRa Alliance® Launches IPv6 Over LoRaWAN® - NewsMay 25, 2022
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.
Success Story: How Electric Vehicles Can Give Back to the Grid - StoryMay 18, 2022
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 Helps Telecommunications Company NTT DOCOMO innovate Smart Agriculture Platform - NewsMay 05, 2022
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.
Resilient, Redundant Source of Secure Network Timing and Synchronization for Power Operators - NewsApril 27, 2022
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 Simulation 2022 Released - NewsApril 27, 2022
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 Hosts TSN Plugfest - NewsApril 26, 2022
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.
Requirements for Maximizing the Value of Secure Access Service Edge - NewsApril 20, 2022
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.