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Major deployments continue in China and Japan, report finds A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market opportunity for smart electric meters, including global...
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The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics awarded on Oct. 7 to three physicists for their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) led to a significant breakthrough and paved the way for...
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8-bit MCU runs inductive cooktop demo. Microchip's Greg Robinson, 8-bit MCU director, shows Extension Media's Chris A. Ciufo the new PIC16F170X/171X in a "smart" kitchen. This device not only takes the heat...it controls it!
Bluetooth Low Energy (LE, or BLE, or Smart) is all about sending and receiving data just like any other Bluetooth device, but doing so using much less power. It's ideally suited for M2M applications where a device wakes up, transmits or receives data, then goes back to sleep. The Bluetooth SIG specifies myriad application profiles from healthcare ("Blood Pressure Profile") to Sports and Fitness. At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference, editor-in-chief Chris A. Ciufo got the lowdown on Laird's new BL600 Bluetooth LE Smart modules.
At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference in San Jose, Microchip unleashed a "broad expansion" of new wireless products targeting the M2M, connected cloud, and intelligent devices spaces. There's also a new PIC32 digital audio development kit for Bluetooth audio streaming, plus 802.15.4 modules for ZigBee.
Editor Chris A. Ciufo got a chance to chat briefly with Tyler Smith, Product Marketing Manager, Wireless Products Division of Microchip. Click on the video to hear this on-target 3-minute interview.
Zilog’s participation in the global electronics industry’s leading gathering for the design engineering community was a great success. With Zilog’s cutting edge product demonstrations, DESIGN West was the ideal venue to showcase their world-class products. Take a look at Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Sales & Marketing, being interviewed about Zilog’s dynamic demonstrations.