26. June 2016 · Comments Off on Marvell Launches Advanced Suite of IoT Application Processors for Home Automation, Industrial, and · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today launched a highly optimized suite of IoT application processors for home automation, industrial, and wearable applications. Purpose-built as part of Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family of products, the IAP220 System-on-Chip (SoC) enables the low-power and high-performance computing necessary for many IoT products, and features an ARM® Cortex®-A7 dual core processor.

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09. November 2015 · Comments Off on 8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In its efforts to carve out a slice of the Internet of Things, Intel announced its first processor in years that is not compatible with its x86 architecture. Separately, a small company in Sweden shared its story of working on another Intel IoT chip.

The two inputs were among several glimpses into the PC giant’s efforts at its second annual event here focused on the Internet of Things.

Source: 8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts | EE Times

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on TI Partners With Microsoft To Speed Up Its IoT Development · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Texas Instruments is one of the small number of companies that has most of the building blocks to enable the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The company has one of the broadest portfolio of embedded wireless connectivity solutions, including microcontrollers (MCUs), processor solutions, sensing technology, power management and other analog solutions. Earlier this week, TI became one of the first members of Microsoft’s Azure Certified for IoT program, which certifies that the partner products have been tested to support Azure IoT and allows customers to build cloud-connected products faster and easier.

Source: TI Partners With Microsoft To Speed Up Its IoT Development – Forbes

13. September 2015 · Comments Off on ARM wants you to jump into mbed with it – IoT open-source OS in beta · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Chip blueprint scribbler ARM has released some of the source code for its first public beta of mbed, its operating system for the Internet of Things.The Internet of Things is today’s fancy word for embedded engineering, and ARM is all over that latter space: the tiny and relatively simple processor cores it designs are used in countless gadgets and gizmos, phones and tablets, controllers and sensors, smartcards, and so on.The Brit biz feels it is best positioned, right in the center, to provide the software to bring together low-end, low-power Cortex-M chips and the competing communications standards. In October, ARM revealed mbed OS, which emerged from its mbed.org community of developers and driver code.

Source: ARM wants you to jump into mbed with it – IoT open-source OS in beta • The Register

13. September 2015 · Comments Off on Neohome takes on Samsung SmartThings in the connected home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Digital security device specialist Neotion has revealed it will take on Samsung with a secure smart home ecosystem dubbed Neohome.Aimed at opening up new revenue opportunities for broadcasters and network operators, the Internet of Things (IoT) system is based on Neotion’s range of home gateways and its in-house security processor, Neohome is being positioned as a secure system that is compatible with a wide range of wireless smart home devices.The company said it wants to meet two important consumer demands: the need for safety and security, and desire to control lighting and energy.

Source: Neohome takes on Samsung SmartThings in the connected home – CloudHub

15. August 2015 · Comments Off on A revamped Apple TV could have huge smart home implications · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Apple will be releasing a new version of its Apple TV set top box in September, according to Buzzfeed sources. The new Apple TV is rumoured to have a revamped processor, a remote with a touch-pad, its own App Store, and Siri voice control.

While many are focused on the potential Apple TV could have paired with Apple’s rumoured streaming service, the BI Intelligence Internet of Things team is interested in the impact the revamped Apple TV could have on Apple’s Homekit. The new features could make the Apple TV a particularly attractive smart home “remote.”

 

 

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03. August 2015 · Comments Off on Apple TV isn’t just about TV. It’s about owning the home with HomeKit · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It looks like Apple TV is finally going to get an update, most probably at the September rollout of the next iPhone. The story – broken by John Paczkowski of BuzzFeed, who has an excellent track record with Apple product news – claims the new Apple TV will have a refreshed design, faster processor, Siri and an App Store that will let developers create new apps for it.

Source: Apple TV isn’t just about TV. It’s about owning the home with HomeKit | Alphr

30. March 2015 · Comments Off on Will Intel Corporation’s Curie Conquer the Internet of Things and Wearables Markets? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) , which was crushed by ARM Holdings’ (NASDAQ: ARMH  ) partners in the mobile market over the past few years, doesn’t plan on losing the wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) markets in the same way. That’s why it established a new IoT division last year, which houses its smallest SoCs (systems on chips).

One of the IoT division’s most fascinating products is Curie, a button-sized, ultra-low power module with a six-axis sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope. Curie has just 80KB of onboard SRAM and 384KB of flash storage, and lacks an application processor, wireless connectivity, or Wi-Fi. The only way to sync with Curie is via Bluetooth.

via Will Intel Corporation’s Curie Conquer the Internet of Things and Wearables Markets? (INTC).

09. December 2014 · Comments Off on Broadcom Beefs Up ‘Internet of Things’ Portfolio · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Broadcom on Thursday announced a couple of new additions to its Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio, including a dual-band Wi-Fi audio chip for IoT applications which the company is calling an industry first.

The BCM43907, featuring a 320MHz ARM C4 application processor, is the latest System-on-a-Chip (SoC) addition to Broadcom’s Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform. The chip is currently sampling to customers, the company said.

via Broadcom Beefs Up ‘Internet of Things’ Portfolio | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

09. December 2014 · Comments Off on Control your home via verbal command with these voice-controlled products · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Vocca is much more than meets the eye. This simple-looking gadget is actually a lighting adapter that turns traditional bulbs into voice-activated ones. Stored inside is a microphone, an AC-to-DC converter, Bluetooth and memory, a natural language processor, and load relay. It doesn’t require Wi-Fi, set-up, or installation. Just by saying “Go Vocca light,” the device will be alerted that you’re ready to give a command, and from there, you can turn your lights on or off just by using your voice. With the compatible app, you can also schedule on/off times.

via Control your home via verbal command with these voice-controlled products – Electronic Products.