Alexa Connect Kit SDK lands from Amazon
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Amazon has announced Alexa Connect Kit SDK (ACK SDK), a software package that enables Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) and System Integrators (SIs) to build their own ACK-based modules and differentiated Alexa-compatible smart device solutions without having to worry about managing cloud services, building an app, or writing an Alexa skill. Since the launch of ...
Neural decision processor launches from Syntiant
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Syntiant Corp has introduced the Syntiant NDP200 Neural Decision Processor (NDP), the company's first chip designed for vision processing that can provide highly accurate inference at under 1mW.
NDP200 neural decision processor from Syntiant
Packaged with the Syntiant Core 2, the NDP200 can ...
Remote run SaaS solution for the automation of Terragrunt workloads
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 announced the first remote run SaaS solution for the automation of Terragrunt workloads across multiple Terraform modules. The integration of Terragrunt and env0 optimizes IaC deployments to ensure greater efficiency, control, visibility and governance.
With env0's automated, collaborative remote-run workflow management platform for Terragrunt, the company a...
Low power cellular IoT chipset launched by Sony
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Sony Semiconductor Israel (Sony) announced the launch of the Altair ALT1255, a new low-power NB2 chipset. The ALT1255 is 5G ready, designed with an integrated SIM (iSIM), user MCU, rich application layer, and GSM/GPRS fallback modem.
The ALT1255 chipset empowers device manufacturers to develop low-power, cost-sensitive connected devices at a global scale to mo...
Lab on the cloud lets you test before getting hardware
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its new “Lab on the Cloud” environment where Renesas solutions, including popular evaluation boards, winning combinations and software, are hosted in a remote lab that customers can access and test online.
The Lab on the Cloud provides users with quick access to Renesas solutions before they receive a physica...
Nokia selected by NASA to build cellular network on the Moon
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Nokia Bell Labs’ pioneering innovations will be used to build and deploy the first ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution on the lunar surface in late 2022. Nokia is partnering with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into their lunar lander and deliver it to the lunar surface. The network will se...
Qeexo AutoML platform now supports machine learning
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Qeexo announces that its Qeexo AutoML platform now supports machine learning on Arm® Cortex®-M0 and Cortex®-M0+ processors, which power devices including sensors and microcontrollers from companies such as Arduino, Renesas, STMicroelectronics, and Bosch Sensortec.
The Arm Cortex-M0 processor is the smallest Arm processor available, and the Cortex-M0+ proc...
Everynet launches secure IoT to digitalize Puerto Rico infrastructure
Thursday, September 3, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Everynet BV announced the completed roll-out of a secure data network designed to enhance Puerto Rico's infrastructure modernization initiatives.
"There is a great opportunity to enable efficiencies with the Internet of Things (IoT) in Puerto Rico," says Tom Nelson, Everynet's Chief Commercial Officer. "Everynet brings this experience...
Developer kit with cloud-native support announced by NVIDIA
Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NVIDIA announced availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit with cloud-native support — and the extension of this support to the entire NVIDIA Jetson™ edge computing lineup for autonomous machines.
The Jetson Xavier NX module is the ideal platform to accelerate AI applications, delivering greater than 10x higher performanc...
Making hardware easy for software developers
Monday, February 17, 2020 by Richard Harris
Emerging developments in everything from 5G and autonomous cars to the latest in scientific research are requiring hardware that can reliably, rapidly and efficiently perform unique tasks and can be adapted to meet changing standards and specifications.
In this article, Ramine Roane, vice president of AI and software at Xilinx, discusses how new and existing adaptabl...
5G meets IoT with Telit's New ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules
Monday, July 1, 2019 by Richard Harris
Telit announced the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules, designed for mass-scale LTE-M and NB-IoT deployments that feature hundreds of thousands or millions of devices. Based on the new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem and featuring optional 2G fallback, the modules also provide a future-proof foundation for IoT deployments that span legacy networks, 4G and 5G.
The ME310G1 and M...
Microsoft Azure Sphere certified processor coming in 2020
Friday, June 21, 2019 by Brittany Hainzinger
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced a collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a new Microsoft Azure Sphere certified crossover applications processor, as an extension to their popular i.MX 8 high-performance applications processor series. The collaboration will deliver a secure, ultra-efficient, intelligent embedded processor for edge nodes that seamlessly runs Azure Sphe...
Making IoT devices more reliable gets easier thanks to Silicon Labs
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has introduced the next generation of it's Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2, designed to make Internet of Things (IoT) products more powerful, efficient and reliable. Building on the leading RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, Series 2 delivers the industry’s most versatile and scalable IoT connectivity platform. Th...
New IoT WiFi and BLE module operates for years on a single AA battery
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Telit announced the availability of its latest module, the WL865E4-P. The low-power Wi-Fi Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) combination module is based on the Qualcomm QCA4020 system-on-chip (SoC) and is designed for high-bandwidth applications such as health care, video, smart home, and industrial control. Featuring integrated cryptology hardware, the WL865E4-P enables IoT de...
Hailo lands $21M so edge devices can have deep learning AI
Thursday, January 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Israeli startup Hailo has expanded its Series A funding round to $21 million, with Chinese venture capital firm, Glory Ventures, leading the investment-round expansion and was joined by existing and other new investors. The investment will enable the company to expand its target markets into China and Hong Kong, complementing its existing markets in Europe, North Americ...
Tech to expect at CES 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
CES 2019 is almost here, but before the lights come on and the crowds begin to gather, here’s a sneak peek at what Futuresource Consulting expects will be the key tech trends to hit the global consumer electronics stage in January.
Headphones will make a big noise
Headphones have been making a resurgence over recent years and the category’s ascendance ...
Simplifying digital transformation with VANTIQ Modelo 3.0
Friday, October 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
VANTIQ announced new capabilities in its VANTIQ Modelo application development platform that help companies gain maximum value from their event-driven, real-time business application initiatives that span from cloud to edge. VANTIQ Modelo 3.0 users can quickly build and deploy cloud-to-edge business applications that deliver improved business agility.
AI digital voice assistants stops listening as much thanks to Sensory
Friday, September 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory announced that it has made significant upgrades to the embedded AI in its sixth generation of TrulyHandsfree, boosting the technology’s wake word performance and accuracy by more than 65 percent. Additionally, TrulyHandsfree boasts improved deep-neural network training that allows for even better near- and far-field speech recognition performance in all ro...
Xpress solution aims to help you create IoT apps faster
Friday, September 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Silicon Labs now offers a new Wireless Xpress solution to help developers get IoT applications connected and running in a day, with no software development necessary. Silicon Labs’ Wireless Xpress provides a configuration-based development experience with everything developers need including certified Bluetooth 5 Low Energy (LE) and Wi-Fi modules, integrated proto...
Neural network predictions know when companies are being mentioned
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
Accurately gauging how the public views your company can be a difficult task, at best. But Vainu's is on a mission to "build the most comprehensive database of all the companies in the world." A crucial part of this mission is having the ability to determine when companies are being mentioned in natural language. Named Entity Recognition (NER) is a subset ...
Soracom aims to simplify IoT with two new services
Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Soracom, Inc. announced the release of its Krypton service, which helps simplify and lower the cost to securely provision connected devices in the field. Krypton uses SIM authentication to identify each unique device the first time it is connected to a cloud service. This allows shipment of devices with a common firmware image to end customers, who can then add un...
Alarm launches home builder program for smart home IoT
Monday, June 25, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Alarm.com announced a comprehensive home builder program that includes new hardware and service plans designed to facilitate partnerships between home builders and Alarm.com’s service provider partners. Home builders can deploy a full-range of Alarm.com’s smart home solutions in new communities and model homes while minimizing risks and costs by using the co...
SWORD attached smartphone device can detect weapons and explosives
Thursday, June 7, 2018 by Richard Harris
The urgent challenge for security personnel to noninvasively scan people in real time and in public to detect and “see” if they are carrying weapons or explosives without physically searching them could soon be solved with the launch of SWORD by Royal Holdings Technologies Corporation (Royal Holdings).
SWORD attaches to a Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone and ...
eSOMiMX7 System on Module has been released
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
e-con Systems Inc. announced the release of its eSOMiMX7 System on Module. The eSOMiMX7 is based on NXP/Freescale i.MX7 processor. e-con Systems already has many customers in mass production using system on modules, such as the eSOMiMX6-micro, eSOMiMX6, eSOMTK1 and eSOM3730. To cater to the customer's demand of a small SOM for building IoT Applications, Industrial HMI, ...
Mobile website or mobile app, the changing tides
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
Programming with native mobile languages has been the keystone way of producing a rock-solid mobile app since the beginning of the mobile app stores, and there’s good reason. After-all, programming as close to the hardware layer as possible is usually your safest bet, and using the language the manufacture fully supports will get that job done with less headaches.But in...
Sensory brings low power wake words to mobile apps
Monday, April 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Sensory has announced that it has made a significant breakthrough in running its TrulyHandsfree wake word and speech recognition AI engine directly on Android and iOS smartphone applications at low-power. As a software component, TrulyHandsfree can be adapted to any app without requiring special purpose hardware or DSPs to capture efficiencies in computing.Until now, al...
SoC for ultralowpower AI has launched
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Eta Compute Inc. has announced the availability of its latest System on Chip (SoC) platform. Silicon proven in TSMC 55nm ULP process, this ground-breaking product consumes only a fraction of the power of existing solutions and redefines the standard for ultra-low power embedded solutions.“Our patented event driven processor architecture (DIAL) is combined with our fully...
New PoE chips released by Silicon Labs
Friday, March 9, 2018 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has released two new Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) families delivering integration and efficiency for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Silicon Labs' Si3406x and Si3404 families include all necessary high-voltage discrete components on a single PD chip. The new PD ICs support IEEE 802.3 at PoE+ power capabilities, flexible power convers...
Building smarter and cheaper IoT deployments with Particle
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
Particle introduced their Particle Mesh development kits for pre-order. Particle Mesh creates local networks that collect data, share messages and connect to the Internet. Particle Mesh is uniquely built to solve the IoT issues many companies run into while building connected products. Historically, IoT devices connect directly to the cloud through cellular or Wi-Fi com...
Building apps for emerging markets
Monday, November 27, 2017 by Neal Thoms
Internet use is ballooning in emerging economies in South America, Africa and Asia (amongst others). These economies are growing fast, and an explosion in smartphones and mobile internet has generated a vast wave of users venturing online for the first time. However, despite this phenomenal growth, it would be unwise to take this technology growth for granted, or to ass...
Marriott teams up with Samsung and Legrand
Friday, November 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
As technology continues to evolve and play an increasingly active role in our daily lives, Marriott International has teamed with two companies - Samsung and Legrand - to launch the hospitality industry’s Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room to inspire the ultimate hotel experience of the future.The IoT Guestroom Lab - powered by Marriott’s Innovation Lab at the company’...
NXP releases their HomeKit SDK for Apple IoT
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by Richard Harris
NXP Semiconductors announced that its Apple HomeKit Software Development Kit (SDK) offers full support for home automation applications using HomeKit, delivering exceptional performance, advanced security, while supporting all connectivity options, including BLE, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and remote access over iCloud.HomeKit is a framework in iOS that lets accessories connect s...
New Giant Gecko MCU microcontrollers aim to help complex IoT apps
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has expanded its energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko portfolio with industrial-strength microcontrollers (MCUs) delivering better performance, more features and lower power. The new EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCU family offers an improved feature set available in the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building automation, wearable...
Helium launches lowpower longrange solution for IoT devices
Thursday, July 20, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Helium, a provider of IoT connectivity, announced the launch of its latest product suite, a comprehensive low-power, long-range solution for IoT devices. The new offering streamlines the ability to prototype, deploy and scale a long-range wireless network that connects thousands of end devices, giving companies a simple way to intelligently and securely deliver data fro...
The first Bluetooth Mesh solution from Silicon Labs lands
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Richard Harris
To help developers simplify the design of mesh-networked devices for the Internet of Things (IoT) and get to market faster, Silicon Labs introduced a comprehensive suite of software and hardware that supports the new Bluetooth mesh specification. The new Bluetooth mesh solution benefits from the company’s proven mesh networking expertise and includes development tools, ...