IoT Design Weekly – 05.13.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 05.13.2016

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Features

Fast FOTA update tutorial for the Internet of Things
Fast FOTA update tutorial for the Internet of Things

Learn how to leverage Node.js, Python, and the MediaTek Cloud Sandbox to push firmware updates over-the-air instantly to a LinkIt Smart 7688 Duo board.

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Quickly & easily build sensors, wearables, industrial controllers & other smart, connected Internet of Things devices with Wind River Rocket

An education at the intersection of IoT and embedded
An education at the intersection of IoT and embedded

Lessons learned during the two days of Embedded TechCon – and in some cases actual hardware and software – can be taken back to the lab and implemented into designs immediately. The motto here is "Everything practical, nothing theoretical." And we by live it.

Blogs and Columns

IoT Roadshow Phoenix – ON Semiconductor: Changing the cost, form factor, and power paradigm for DAQ with wireless energy harvesting sensors
IoT Roadshow Phoenix – ON Semiconductor: Changing the cost, form factor, and power paradigm for DAQ with wireless energy harvesting sensors

ON Semiconductor recently partnered with Austin-based chipmaker RFMicron on what the two are calling Smart Passive Sensors (SPS), a battery-less sensor technology implemented on RFID infrastructure. Built around the UHF RFID Magnus Sensor ICs, SPS products are able to not only communicate wirelessly, but also harvest energy needed to power the device from RF signals, making them 100 percent self-sufficient.

Enabling the IoT for pre-IoT infrastructure
Enabling the IoT for pre-IoT infrastructure

To control the myriad devices connected through the wireless mesh, Schneider Electric created the Multi-Purpose Manager (MPM), a programmable controller, gateway, Web server, and protocol translator. In effect, it’s a classic case of an IoT Gateway providing remote control over various end points in the building.

IoT Roadshow Phoenix – Microchip: IoT over Ethernet
IoT Roadshow Phoenix – Microchip: IoT over Ethernet

Steve Porter, Microchip’s IoT Applications Engineering Manager, demoed a board that performs IoT over Ethernet and is aptly named the IoT Ethernet Kit. The kit is powered by Amazon Web Services’ AWS IoT platform and offers a great out-of-box experience (meaning that set-up is a snap), but it can also be customized by adding whatever sensors suit the application.

Executive Outlook

Zinn on the Internet of Things

Because being in early could pay huge dividends down the road, Ray and Rich discussed some things that Ray bet on that won, and some that didn’t pan out so well.

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Marketplace

IoT microcontroller market to reach USD 3.56 billion by 2022
IoT microcontroller market to reach USD 3.56 billion by 2022

The Internet of Things demands enhanced connectivity in several consumer devices owing to which microcontrollers integrating IoT applications with ultra low power architecture are targeted. These ultra low power MCUs are primarily designed, to cater wireless devices.

 

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