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IoT Design Weekly – 03.10.2017 – Chips, Kits, & Tools

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Features

Real engineering requires a bucket!
Real engineering requires a bucket!

I recently got involved in a project that aims to bring water to people in Africa and other places that, unlike England, don’t get wet whenever they go outside. The project is founded on the principal that if users pay a little for their water there will be sufficient funds in the system to maintain the supply infrastructure. The project sought to prove the feasibility of using LoRa radio to enable real-time reporting of data – IoT for the remote African countryside!

Industrial IoT Solutions Using Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

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

IoT Development Kit Guide

Help for embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) design engineers to efficiently identify evaluation kits for system prototyping.

Arduino development boards: The Uno
Arduino development boards: The Uno

The Arduino Uno uses an ATmega328P microcontroller for processing, and can be powered by between 6 and 20 volts (DC), though it’s recommended that you stay between 7 and 12. It has 14 I/O pins, 6 of which can be used for pulse width modulation (PWM) output. Additionally, it has 6 analog input pins.

Understand why system architects are implementing HMP systems for embedded applications
Understand why system architects are implementing HMP systems for embedded applications

A common requirement for all embedded/IoT devices is the variety of tasks expected from them in an energy-efficient manner. This means that these electronic systems need to handle diverse compute requirements, and diverse workloads are not industry-specific; they span several markets. Some common examples include embedded applications, in-vehicle-infotainment (IVI) systems, healthcare, and industrial applications.

Blogs and Columns

The Embedded Insiders Podcast: Listen to Linus
The Embedded Insiders Podcast: Listen to Linus

Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, commented that “Linux has to remain a general purpose operating system.” Where does that leave embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) developers looking to leverage the open source and time to market benefits of the Linux kernel in applications that require small memory footprint and real-time determinism?

Connecting wireless sensor nodes to the cloud with the Thunderboard Sense kit
Connecting wireless sensor nodes to the cloud with the Thunderboard Sense kit

Internet-of Things design requires diverse skills in embedded, sensor measurement, wireless connectivity, and mobile software application development. IoT vendors are offering hardware reference designs and development kits to aid designers in accelerating their IoT development cycle.

The Embedded Insiders Podcast: embedded world 2017 preview
The Embedded Insiders Podcast: embedded world 2017 preview

There’s no rest for the weary, as the Embedded Insiders have been worn down with embedded world 2017 preparations before even leaving for the show. Still, Rich Nass, Executive Vice President and Brand Director of Embedded Computing Design and Brandon Lewis, the property’s Technology Editor, found a few minutes to discuss what they’ve heard about, and are excited to see, at the year’s biggest event for the embedded engineering community.

Executive Outlook

Short shrifting test in IoT designs

What are the dangers of shorting the test phase under the immense pressures of getting your Internet of Things design out the door? That’s the question posed to Mark Lambert, Parasoft’s Vice President of Products. His response revealed a domino effect of issues, most of which you need to be aware of.

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Microchip simplifies development of secure, connected solutions with hardware cryptography-enabled MCU
Microchip simplifies development of secure, connected solutions with hardware cryptography-enabled MCU

The full-featured CEC 1702 microcontroller streamlines security implementation for an increasingly connected world.

Enhanced Micrium OS, platform builder accelerate embedded, IoT design
Enhanced Micrium OS, platform builder accelerate embedded, IoT design

Micrium OS is the latest version of the µC/OS real-time operating system kernel and related embedded components. The embedded operating system has been optimized to simplify development with intuitive interfaces and improved debugging and advanced error handling to pinpoint bugs more rapidly.

Opto 22, IBM announce strategic partnership and acceptance into IBM Watson IoT partner ecosystem
Opto 22, IBM announce strategic partnership and acceptance into IBM Watson IoT partner ecosystem

Automation manufacturer Opto 22 and information technology company IBM join forces to bridge the gap between existing industrial assets and infrastructure, and the digital world of mobile, cloud, and information technology.

Acer joins Linaro IoT and Embedded Group
Acer joins Linaro IoT and Embedded Group

Linaro Ltd, the open source collaborative engineering organization developing software for the ARM ecosystem, today announced that Acer has joined the Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Group.

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

embedded world 2017: Icon Labs compares hardware and software security for IoT devices
embedded world 2017: Icon Labs compares hardware and software security for IoT devices

At embedded world 2017 in Nuremburg, Germany, Icon Labs will present on the pros and cons of securing Internet of Things and Industrial IoT devices with hardware versus software solutions.

embedded world 2017: Vintage IoT gaming secured by LEGIC
embedded world 2017: Vintage IoT gaming secured by LEGIC

At embedded world 2017 in Nuremburg, Germany, LEGIC Identsystems Ltd. will showcase secure device identification, registration, and authorization and data management solutions, demonstrated in a vintage arcade game retrofitted with an RFID smartcard and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection.

 
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