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    The Internet Of Things 2017: one analyst’s outlook

    January 13, 2017

    The full impact of major technological shifts play out over years, if not decades.
    When the Internet spilled over from its roots in research into the business realm, people were certain – and concerned – that Internet commercialization would inevitably change the nature of the Internet itself.

    Years on, people had it all wrong. Commerce did not change the Internet – the Internet in fact, completely upended and changed the world of commerce – and it continues to do so at an accelerating rate – throughout the world.

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      RF’s new frontier: terahertz-band graphene radios

      Researchers at the University of Buffalo’s Department of Electrical Engineering School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have fabricated tiny terahertz-band radios from graphene and semiconducting materials that enable short-range, high-speed communication.

      Like the hugely-successful ‘software defined radio,’ terahertz radio creates new communications paths for designers and engineers- this time at the nano level.

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        Keep the power on with the right battery holder design

        September 15, 2016

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        The tiniest parts in electronic systems need extra scrutiny these days.

        The reason is that the Internet of Things is creating important new uses for all kinds of small sub-assemblies, like the battery holders that house millions of coin-sized Li-Ion batteries packs in often-remote IoT network nodes everywhere.

        Until recently, these tiny assemblies went largely unnoticed, but today coin batteries are being used in everything from RFID tags, to toll tags, Bluetooth receivers, bank security tokens, and smart locks for hotels and home automation, where they provide critical power.

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          IoT, chip design services drive India technology acquisitions

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          The Internet of Things is a powerful driver of semiconductor and electronic design technology. It’s also a powerful business driver, which these days means consolidation, merger, and acquisition for many old-line, and new, chip makers.

          The same inexorable forces behind consolidation in the chip business are also at work in the third-party semiconductor and VLSI design sector – otherwise know as the design outsource business.

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            When it comes to battery holder design, don’t just flip a coin

            September 12, 2016

            screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-1-44-57-pmElectronic design challenges come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors when it comes to the Internet of Things. That’s because end markets like security, surveillance, healthcare, transportation, and product safety, all have unique requirements for systems development.

            Not all design challenges are this lofty however, but no matter. The art of design is about mastering detail, often to the nth degree, sometimes in strange places, often using new technology.

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              The IoT Library: Mesh Networks Ideal for Smart Home Control Applications

              By Richard Wallace | May 10, 2016

              The Internet of Things will have an estimated 6.4 billion “connected things” by the end of 2016 according to technology research firm Gartner. Increasingly, mesh networking is emerging as an ideal design solution for interconnecting a large number of network devices, especially for smart home applications.

              Mesh networks rely on wireless nodes rather than centralized access points to create a virtual wireless backbone.

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                The IoT library: Intelligent Hall-Effect sensors open new application doors

                By Richard Wallace | March 9, 2016

                Experimental Verification of Hall Effect Sensor Properties

                Experimental Verification of Hall Effect Sensor Properties

                Magnetic field sensors lie passively inside electronic systems, on constant alert, making them ideal motion detectors, especially in automotive and consumer applications.

                But passive should not imply that magnetic sensors are dumb or idle devices. Not by any means. In the age of ultra-low power, the sub-microamp, intelligent, Hall-Effect sensor may be the smartest sensor around.

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                  Raspberry Pi 3 upgraded for IoT, industrial applications

                  March 8, 2016

                  Raspberry Pi 3 upgraded for IoT, industrial applications
                  At just $35, the single-board Raspberry Pi computer has been the darling of the hobbyist and maker community since the first model launched three years ago. In that time, more than 8 million units have been sold.

                  Developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the credit card-sized computer was initially intended to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries.