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IoT Design Weekly – Consumer IoT

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Features

Don’t discount quiescent current in quest for longer battery life
Don’t discount quiescent current in quest for longer battery life

Battery life is at a critical juncture as our smart, connected devices continue to shrink but are still expected to deliver more functionality and performance than ever before. Effectively extending battery life in future devices will require mastery of low quiescent current.

Industrial IoT Solutions Using Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

Sponsored by: Avnet and Microsoft
March 21, 2pm ET

See How System-on-Modules Can Improve Your Wireless Designs

Sponsored by: Digi International and Digi-Key
March 29, 11am ET

Cutting IoT power consumption with embedded ReRAM
Cutting IoT power consumption with embedded ReRAM

If the variety of new connected devices uploading gigabytes of data to the cloud shown at CES 2017 is any indication, the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to create a greater demand for improved memory technology performance and power efficiency.

Designing an invisible IoT
Designing an invisible IoT

For smart homes in particular, design isn’t just about the way a product looks and feels but about its usability in its environment. If a device requires users to change their behavior so drastically from their normal routine to utilize its function, will it survive? Practically speaking, probably not.

Bluetooth A2DP and HFP on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon
Bluetooth A2DP and HFP on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon

The Snapdragon platform has all the necessary components for any kind of audio/voice processing system. This article looks at how you can use a Bluetooth radio chip with Snapdragon to create a complete Bluetooth audio system.

Blogs and Columns

An Arduino Nano-powered GoPro voice control fixture
An Arduino Nano-powered GoPro voice control fixture

My latest build comes in the form of a GoPro panning fixture that spins, then audibly speaks a command to a GoPro Hero5 camera, which can receive audible input. Though I partially just wanted to see if it could be done, my other initial purpose was so that I could set a finished project on top of it, then automatically take a shot of it from several angles that could be turned into a looping GIF.

Zinn: What you can expect in five years
Zinn: What you can expect in five years

Obviously, future predictions are just that—predictions. But some people are in a better position that others to predict what’s going to happen in our embedded electronics industry. One such person is Ray Zinn, who has a long history in Silicon Valley, and who happens to joins us every week.

Executive Outlook

Cybersecurity for connected consumer devices: A lack of standards, expertise

Connected consumer devices have been commandeered recently during multiple cyber attacks, largely because immense cost pressures have limited the use of satisfactory security technologies and development practices. However, as the large organizations targeted by these attacks experience economic loss, Bernard Vachon, Director of Embedded Software Engineering at embedded design services firm Cardinal Peak forecasts that industry will respond with IoT security services and standards.

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embedded world 2017: Rohde and Schwarz simplifies battery monitoring in wireless devices
embedded world 2017: Rohde and Schwarz simplifies battery monitoring in wireless devices

The Rohde and Schwarz RT-ZVC multichannel power probe, in combination with a Rohde and Schwarz CMW radio communication tester, monitors the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and mobile devices. According to the company, it’s the only solution available that can correlate battery consumption data with RF signaling events.

embedded world 2017: Intrinsyc IP camera reference design supports real-time video processing
embedded world 2017: Intrinsyc IP camera reference design supports real-time video processing

Intrinsyc Technologies Corporation now offers the Open‐Q 650 IP Camera Reference Design for IP camera development or developing edge video processing software, such as motion detection, face detection, face recognition, and human tracking, that can be used in sophisticated access control scenarios, retail environments, and industrial settings.

ON Semiconductor sampling low-power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC for IoT and connected healthcare
ON Semiconductor sampling low-power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC for IoT and connected healthcare

The RSL10 highly flexible, ultra-miniature multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 certified radio system-on-chip is capable of supporting the advanced wireless functionalities emerging in the IoT and Connected Health & Wellness sectors without compromising battery life or overall system size.

Ultra-miniature watch crystal for IoT applications
Ultra-miniature watch crystal for IoT applications

Measuring just 2.0 mm x 1.2 mm and with a height of only 0.6mm, IQD's 32.768 kHz IQXC-25 watch crystal is ideal for applications where space on a PCB is at a premium.

 
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