09. September 2016 · Comments Off on D-Link strikes deal with Silicon Labs to grow smart home market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Connectibity vendor D-Link and chip and IoT firm Silicon Labs have partnered to ‘accelerate smart home technology development and deployment’.The collaboration brings D-Link’s strength in consumer networking devices with Silicon Labs’ expertise in developing semiconductors and the Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking technologies, such as ZigBee, Thread, Bluetooth low energy and Wi-Fi.

Source: D-Link strikes deal with Silicon Labs to grow smart home market | The latest news from the Computer and IT Industry | PC Retail

01. September 2016 · Comments Off on The Internet of Things Is Here, and It Isn’t a Thing · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Everyone is waiting for the Internet of Things. The funny thing is, it is already here. Contrary to expectation, though, it isn’t just a bunch of devices that have a chip and an internet connection.The killer app of the Internet of Things isn’t a thing at all—it is services. And they are being delivered by an unlikely cast of characters: Uber Technologies Inc., SolarCity Corp., ADT Corp., and Comcast Corp., to name a few. One recent entrant: the Brita unit of Clorox Corp., which just introduced a Wi-Fi-enabled “smart” pitcher that can re-order its own water filters.

Source: The Internet of Things Is Here, and It Isn’t a Thing – WSJ

18. June 2016 · Comments Off on IoT Chip Supports Five Networks · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Imec research institute (Leuven, Belgium) has designed an SoC integrating support for five low power wide area (LPWA) networks for the Internet of Things. Separately, it struck a deal to collaborate with Infineon Technologies AG on the design of a CMOS-based 79 GHz radar chip for cars, it announced at its annual Imec Technology Forum here.

Imec claims its LPWA chip—co-developed with the Holst Center, a sister institute in the Netherlands—is the most integrated and lowest cost of its kind to date. The chip supports five nets that run in the 780-930 MHz ISM band and are geared for smart meters or smart cities—802.15.4g/k, LoRa, KNX-RF, Sigfox and Wireless M-Bus.

Source: IoT Chip Supports Five Networks | EE Times

17. June 2016 · Comments Off on Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Itseez, a specialist in computer vision algorithms and applications for embedded and specialized hardware.These types of algorithms have applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and for autonomous vehicles, which major technology companies and global automakers have been giving increasing levels of investment.The acquisition is part of Intel’s transition from a chip company that mainly focused on PCs to one that powers cloud technologies and smart-connected computing devices.

Source: Intel Acquires IoT, Autonomous Vehicle Specialist Itseez – InformationWeek

17. February 2016 · Comments Off on LTE shows it can slim down like the cool kids for IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

LTE is the champion for smartphone service, but in the Internet of Things, it’s just starting to become a challenger.On Tuesday, Sequans Communications announced what it called the first chip for LTE Category M, a variant of the global mobile standard that is tuned for low-power IoT gear like utility meters, factory sensors and wearables. The chip, called Monarch, will be ready to go into devices when Category M networks go live late this year or in early 2017, the company said.

Source: LTE shows it can slim down like the cool kids for IoT | CIO