IoT Design Weekly – 04.29.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 04.29.2016

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Features

The IoT needs fog computing
The IoT needs fog computing

Simply put, cloud-centric architectures aren’t applicable to a large class of Internet of Things applications. Most notably, cloud-centric architectures fall short in supporting Industrial Internet of Things systems and struggle with more demanding Consumer Internet of Things applications.

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2nd Annual IoT Global Innovation Forum, June 14-16, 2016, Barcelona

This focused, executive-level networking Forum zeros in on IoT business models, case studies, and key emerging applications across verticals. Register today!

Raspberry Pi and Arduino in industrial applications
Raspberry Pi and Arduino in industrial applications

When I think of the term MakerPro, I think of someone who has established his own business based on being extremely good at what people most consider a hobby. Interestingly, this can work the other way as well.

Blogs and Columns

The anatomy of an intelligent IoT gateway
The anatomy of an intelligent IoT gateway

An issue for systems integrators is that a high percentage of the data generated by sensors is useless, so there needs to be a smart mechanism in place to sort out what data is kept, cleansed, stored locally or sent to the cloud. This is where intelligent IoT gateways come into play.

Don’t choose between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for IoT and non-IoT applications
Don’t choose between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for IoT and non-IoT applications

For some time, people have been discussing which of these technologies was best. A part of the argument was based around characteristics such as power use, range, and data throughput. The general consensus now is that each technology has some use cases to which it is best suited; and the other technologies are suited for other uses. There is no simple “one size fits all” approach.

Executive Outlook

IoT Roadshow, Phoenix – Avnet: Distys in IoT? You bet.

Parts are parts right, whether they go into an IoT system or some other platform? Clearly, I was mistaken, and Avnet President Gerry Fay took the time to set me straight.

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Marketplace

Cypress to acquire Broadcom's wireless Internet of Things business
Cypress to acquire Broadcom's wireless Internet of Things business

$550 million acquisition to reinforce Cypress’s leadership in embedded systems solutions and broaden its footprint in the fast-growing Internet of Things market.

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Cypress CEO T.J. Rodgers to step down
Cypress CEO T.J. Rodgers to step down

Daily operational activities will temporarily be taken over by an Office of the CEO comprised of four current Cypress Executive Vice Presidents.

 
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