09. July 2017 · Comments Off on Evolving Industry Trends : ZigBee Home Automation Market Tremendously Expand at a CAGR of 26% by 2020 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

ZigBee-enabled devices in home automation is gaining a lot of traction with high growth rates in application segments like smart lighting, media, and security. Vendors like Midea Group, a manufacturer of electrical appliances, have joined ZigBee Alliance, in view of the potential of the market. Low power sensors consume less power and allow device to get connected, which have substantial growth opportunities in smart home automation. Protocols like ZigBee and Thread are the most prominent in the market. The market for smart home automation is growing at a slow rate. As a result, vendors like GreenPeak are trying to increase awareness about the market and developing solutions, which facilitate both protocols. The company’s GP712, a small footprint 24 pin quad flat no-lead (QFN) package (radio chip), facilitates both ZigBee and Thread technologies to support the increasing demand for smart home automation in devices like STBs and gateways.

Source: Evolving Industry Trends : ZigBee Home Automation Market Tremendously Expand at a CAGR of 26% by 2020 – openPR

29. December 2015 · Comments Off on Q&A: Accelerating IoT Device Development · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The IoT explosion is upon us. As developers look to further integrate connectivity and communication protocols into everyday devices, the need for purpose-built IoT development tools has become apparent. I caught up with Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals, to discuss the latest in IoT development as well as the company’s new WyzBee platform

Source: Q&A: Accelerating IoT Device Development | IoT content from Electronic Design

09. December 2015 · Comments Off on Broadcom Grows Protocol Support in WICED IoT Chips · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The company is introducing its WICED Core ELO SoCs that support such protocols as ZigBee, Bluetooth, 6LoWPAN and IEEE 802.15.4.Broadcom is adding to its portfolio of processors aimed at the Internet of things (IoT) with a family of low-power chips that support a broad array of protocols and offer features such as 40-nanometer flash memory and a common development platform.The new ARM-based systems-on-a-chip (SoCs), introduced Dec. 8, are part of the Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) portfolio of technologies that are targeted at OEMs making small, connected devices for the Internet of things (IoT) as well as systems that can help connect them.

Source: Broadcom Grows Protocol Support in WICED IoT Chips

08. December 2015 · Comments Off on IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop 2016  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), interoperability becomes more and more important. Standards-developing organizations have done a tremendous amount of work to standardize protocols to simplify implementation and to lower the cost of IoT products. As a result, new protocols were developed, existing protocols were combined in new ways, and lightweight profiles were defined. At the application layer, interoperability is not yet mature; the work on data formats (in the form of data models an

Source: IoT Semantic Interoperability Workshop 2016 | Internet Architecture Board

04. November 2015 · Comments Off on How to use Apple TV to control your smart-home gear  · Categories: News · Tags:

There’s a whole universe of connected home gadgets that want to smarten up your living space — and a growing number of them work with Apple HomeKit, the set of smart of smart home protocols built right into your iPhone and iPad. HomeKit provides a sort of standardized vocabulary that helps devices talk with one another, and with Siri, Apple’s AI virtual assistant. It’s one of HomeKit’s marquee draws — install HomeKit-compatible lights, locks, and other smart home gear in your home, and you’ll be able to to control all of it using voice commands.

Source: How to use Apple TV to control your smart-home gear – CNET