16. April 2016 · Comments Off on Ezcontrol: Introducing Simple and Affordable Home Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Imagine a reality where complete control of your home is just a touch away. That idea is what inspired eztechs to launch a Kickstarter campaign for ezcontrol, a home automation unit that lets you control virtually every electrical device in your home — all from your smartphone. “From your table lamp, to your garage door, to your AC, ezcontrol gives you the power to control all your devices whenever you want it, wherever you are,” says the eztechs team.Most devices in your home are controlled by one of two connecting technologies: infrared (like your TV´s, cable boxes, and receivers) or RF (such as your garage door or roller blinds). Taking advantage of these existing connections, eztechs created a control unit that understands and controls your devices through technologies they already use. One control, one app, that simple.

Source: Ezcontrol: Introducing Simple and Affordable Home Automation – Press Release – Digital Journal

29. January 2016 · Comments Off on With The Pullback, Silicon Labs’ IoT Opportunity Looks More Interesting – Silicon Laboratories, Inc. · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There aren’t many sectors doing especially well right now in the stock market, so the pullback in semiconductor stocks isn’t exactly surprising, let alone unique. As about a quarter of the industry’s revenue comes from industrial markets, and meaningful amounts come from computing, consumer devices, and phones, it is not so surprising that investors are worried about the outlook for 2016 even though multiple semiconductor CEOs have opined that the slowdown will be briefer and shallower than past downturns.This brings me to Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB). The shares of this microcontroller, sensor, and RF chip company have fallen around 15% since my last update, more or less matching the decline in Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) and outperforming NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) over that period. While the company has definitely had some challenges with more commoditized competition in segments like TV tuners, the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) business continues to grow nicely.

Source: With The Pullback, Silicon Labs’ IoT Opportunity Looks More Interesting – Silicon Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) | Seeking Alpha

29. January 2016 · Comments Off on Semtech LoRa Wireless RF Technology Featured at First Global IoT Challenge · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Finalists showcased solutions for home automation, monitoring bed bugs and tracking shipping pallets at event sponsored by the LoRa® Alliance.Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that its LoRa® wireless RF technology was used by the three finalists of the Global Internet of Things (IoT) Challenge to develop exciting new IoT applications, including a home automation system, a bed bug monitor and a pallet tracker. More than 200 companies from around the world participated in the challenge, and solutions were judged by Machina Research and the Board of Directors of the LoRa® Alliance on criteria such as degree of innovation, overall business potential and go-to-market approach.

Source: Semtech LoRa® Wireless RF Technology Featured at First Global IoT Challenge

07. January 2016 · Comments Off on RFaxis Expands Portfolio of CMOS RF Front-End ICs for Internet of Things (IoT) · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

RFaxis, Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company focused on developing innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity market, today announced additional products to its expanding portfolio of RF front-end integrated circuit (RFeIC™) solutions for the global IoT / M2M (machine-to-machine) market. The new products further expand RFaxis’ family of RF front-end ICs for the sub-GHz and 2.4GHz frequency bands commonly used for range extension in many classes of wireless communication systems for IoT.

Source: RFaxis Expands Portfolio of CMOS RF Front-End ICs for Internet of Things (IoT) | Business Wire

01. October 2015 · Comments Off on Freevolt generates power from thin air · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds like a big deal, well… that’s because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio frequency (RF) signals bouncing around in the ether and turns it into usable, “perpetual power.” Drayson isn’t exactly a household name, but the research and development company has a particular interest in energy, especially where all-electric racing is concerned. And now it’s developed the first commercial technology that literally creates electricity out of thin air.

Source: Freevolt generates power from thin air