29. June 2016 · Comments Off on USB Certification & Compliance Testing · Categories: Blog · Tags: ,

usblogocollectionSince its inception in the mid-nineties, USB has gone on to be the connection standard used on virtually every computer released. NTS performs USB compliance and certification testing as licensed by the USB-IF on virtually every type of USB product.

Based on our experience with USB certification testing, we’ve also developed a USB “Golden Suite” to help you evaluate how your USB device functions in the real-world (e.g., with other USB devices and USB chipsets from various manufacturers). Just because your product is USB certified doesn’t necessarily mean it is without issues. We can help you identify those issues before you release your product.

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15. January 2016 · Comments Off on Delta Showcases the Latest Energy-Efficient Consumer Electronics and Home Solutions at CES 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Delta Group, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, together with its consumer brands, Innergie and Vivitek, introduces its “Smart Green House” concept at CES 2016. Delta is showcasing its latest energy-efficient products and solutions, including projectors, consumer power products, ventilation fans, EV chargers, and PV inverters at Booth 21036, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) today through January 9 to bring consumers a unique experience of smart, green and innovative lifestyle. The PowerGear USB-C 45, the world’s first USB-C adapter supporting four DC output voltages, both the universal laptop adapter PowerGear ICE 65 and the detachable USB charging connector WizardTip which just won the Taiwan Excellence Award, and the BreezIntegrity ventilation fan with innovative design that has a built-in Bluetooth® speaker, are introduced for the first time.

Source: Delta Showcases the Latest Energy-Efficient Consumer Electronics and Home Solutions at CES… — LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

03. December 2015 · Comments Off on Raspberry Pi 2 has 1Tbyte data storage and Wi-Fi for IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Raspberry Pi is starting to look like an IoT design platform.The designer, US-based Pi 2 Design has incorporated in the 1Tbyte SSD add-on module Wi-fi 802.11b/g/n interfaces. There is also a real-time clock with battery backup and a temperature sensor.The shield also carries out Pi’s dual USB interfaces to bring in bring 5V at 1A.

Source: Raspberry Pi 2 has 1Tbyte data storage and Wi-Fi for IoT | Electronics Weekly

05. June 2015 · Comments Off on Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open-Source IoT Development Board That Runs Linux · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

After having introduced you to the Lemon Pi single computer board, today we are happy to present Tessel 2, a development platform created by Technical Machine and designed from the ground up to be embedded in a product.Tessel 2 is the next-generation Tessel open-source microcontroller that is programmable in JavaScript (Rust and other languages will also be supported), compatible with Node.js and io.js, and it offers incredibly reliable 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, two USB ports, and a 10/100 Ethernet port.

Source: Introducing Tessel 2, a $35 Open-Source IoT Development Board That Runs Linux – Softpedia

31. March 2015 · Comments Off on How to automate your house · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart watches, smart phones and now smart homes – “smartness” seems to be the flavour of the season. Contrary to popular perception, smartening up your home might not cost a bomb. For all you know, you might have already taken the first step in making your home smart. You probably have a broadband connection at home (and a Wi-Fi router). If so, the basic setup is already there. The router shares the Internet connection with your phone, tablet and smart TV. And if your router has a USB port, get hold of a portable hard drive, dump your favourite songs and photos on it, connect it to the router and share it with the devices.

via How to automate your house | Business Standard News.

03. February 2015 · Comments Off on IoT – Information Model Repository (VIDEO) · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Many technologies are available today allowing for the interconnection of devices, the management of systems of devices and thus the realization of solutions in the Internet of Things (IoT). There are several solutions on the market providing such functionalities for specific application domains and/or device categories. Each of these solutions follows their own specific approach to technical and semantic device abstraction, resulting in a lack of interoperability between solutions. Assuming that we will always have diversity regarding the technical abstraction of things due to the arbitrary number of communication technologies (Wi-Fi, ZigBee, USB etc.), I would like to describe an approach to standardization at the semantic abstraction layer by means of generic, technology agnostic Information Models. In particular, I will describe a proposal for an Eclipse IoT project providing

via IoT – Information Model Repository – YouTube.

08. April 2014 · Comments Off on Nest Smart Thermostat Will Save Us Money On The Energy Bill · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The learning thermostat created by Nest was designed as a smart system for controlling the temperature in the house. The Nest smart thermostat could help reduce the energy bills with up 29%, depending on the climate and the size of the house.

The device has two parts: a thermostat that has a digital display and a heat link. The heat link must be professionally installed and it controls the boiler. The thermostat is hooked to the heat link and it communicates with it wirelessly or through a wire. You need a power source that runs through a USB power adapter. The Nest app allows you to view the energy history or schedule the heating time.. You can control the Nest smart thermostat using your smartphone.

via Nest Smart Thermostat Will Save Us Money On The Energy BillStates Chronicle.

05. March 2014 · Comments Off on Silicon Labs Expands Ember ZigBee Portfolio for the Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced a major expansion to its industry-leading ARM(R)-based Ember(R) ZigBee(R) system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio delivering unmatched wireless performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the Internet of Things (IoT). Silicon Labs’ new EM358x SoC family provides additional flash and RAM memory options to meet the needs of larger, more complex smart energy and home automation designs. The Ember ZigBee family also offers USB connectivity and a local storage bootloader to help developers reduce bill of material (BOM) cost and system complexity.

via Silicon Labs Expands Ember ZigBee Portfolio for the Internet of Things – WSJ.com.

12. February 2014 · Comments Off on Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Signs Distribution Agreement with ZigBee Module Manufacturer, MMB Networks · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has signed a distribution agreement with MMB Networks, a leading global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions.

MMB Networks’ ZigBee modules and USB sticks provide a complete connectivity solution powered by MMB’s RapidConnect software platform, and backed up by MMB’s world-class support services. RapidConnect fully automates ZigBee Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation — adapting to multiple connected home platforms and enabling new ones. This allows OEMs not only to rapidly add connectivity to their product, but to sell those products through a variety of home automation, security and smart energy channels.

via Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Signs Distribution Agreement with ZigBee Module Manufacturer, MMB Networks – WSJ.com.

04. February 2014 · Comments Off on global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, has signed a distribution agreement with Toronto-based MMB Networks, a leading global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions.

MMB Networks’ ZigBee modules and USB sticks provide a complete connectivity solution powered by MMB’s RapidConnect software platform, and backed up by MMB’s world-class support services. RapidConnect fully automates ZigBee Smart Energy and ZigBee Home Automation — adapting to multiple connected home platforms and enabling new ones. This allows OEMs not only to rapidly add connectivity to their product, but to sell those products through a variety of home automation, security and smart energy channels.

via global designer and manufacturer of ZigBee module solutions.