IoT Design Weekly – 02.03.2017 – Consumer IoT  
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IoT Design Weekly – 02.03.2017 – Consumer IoT

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Features

Untethering virtual assistants from Wi-Fi
Untethering virtual assistants from Wi-Fi

Until recently, always-listening, hands-free assistants required a certain minimum power capability, restricting form factors to table top speakers or appliance devices that had to either be plugged in to an outlet or have a large battery.

Many Faces of IoT Connectivity & How to Deal With Them - IoT Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: Anaren, Ayla Networks, MultiTech, PTC, and RTI
February 14, 2pm ET

IoT Device Management - Class 3 of "Device Management 101"

In our final class, we will look at the "Things" of the IoT - our nodes and devices.
Sponsored by: Wind River

Game-changing audio technology brings professional sound to mobile and IoT Applications
Game-changing audio technology brings professional sound to mobile and IoT Applications

Waves Audio recently announced their Waves Nx binaural audio engine has been successfully targeted for ARM Cortex-A-based devices to bring advanced professional-grade sound and virtualized mixing and mastering to mobile and IoT applications.

Blogs and Columns

LED lighting comes with its own unique design issues
LED lighting comes with its own unique design issues

Lighting generally takes center stage when it comes to home or building automation in IoT or industrial applications, or at least shares the spotlight.

MakerPros: Keep selling yourself
MakerPros: Keep selling yourself

You may have heard the phrase in sales, “always be closing,” conveniently abbreviated “ABC.” As a MakerPro, I don’t think that phrase, though easily abbreviated, should be your goal. After all, one needs to actually make the product or perform the service that you’re selling, and being really pushy seems like it would simply turn potential clients off.

Executive Outlook

Putting the end first: The Amazon way on IoT

Amazon is on the short list of companies that have already leveraged Internet of Things technologies and practices in a way that is disrupting industries from consumer products to logistics. In this interview with John Rossman, partner at Alvarez & Marsal, former manager of the Third-Party Selling and Enterprise Services businesses at Amazon, and author of “The Amazon Way on IoT,” he describes how leveraging Amazon’s practices of starting at the end can put companies at the forefront of disruption in the IoT.

Marketplace

Skyworks' front-end module for ISM and connected home applications
Skyworks' front-end module for ISM and connected home applications

902 to 931 MHz RF front-end module for ISM and connected home devices.

froglogic delivers Squish tool suite for automated testing of embedded Qt GUIs and HMIs
froglogic delivers Squish tool suite for automated testing of embedded Qt GUIs and HMIs

Squish for Qt, which already supports Qt, QML and QtQuick GUI test automation on desktop, mobile and embedded systems such as embedded Linux, QNX, WinCE, Windows Embedded and Android, comes with full support for Behavior Driven Development, and features advanced visual verifications in addition to property verifications.

E-cast: Mobile device trends in the Internet of Things
E-cast: Mobile device trends in the Internet of Things

In the Internet of Things, there's no such thing as a mobile device that operates in isolation. And yet, mobile devices and apps are often marketed, sold, and bought as if they're independent products. Manufacturers and consumers alike need to think less in terms of "discrete product" and more of "interconnected systems." No one wants 50 different mobile apps to control 50 different things in their smart home or smart health environments. With IoT product manufacturers championing different communications protocols, the challenge is to enable one mobile app to control many devices.

Annual Embedded Computing Design Innovation Awards - Submissions now open
Annual Embedded Computing Design Innovation Awards - Submissions now open

Embedded Computing Design's Annual Top Embedded Innovators and Innovative Product Awards highlight the most influential people and products from the Embedded and Internet of Things industries over the past year.

 
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