IoT Design Weekly – 05.19.2017  
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IoT Design Weekly – 05.19.2017

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Features

IoT certification programs: What are they and why do they matter?
IoT certification programs: What are they and why do they matter?

In the Internet of Things (IoT) market specifically, certification programs give developers, retailers, and consumers confidence that their connected devices are built on a solid and secure foundation and will deliver on the promise of convenience and control. Indeed, certified products will become the first thing consumers will look for when navigating IoT technologies in the market.

Gaining an IoT Competitive Edge

Sponsored by: Wind River
June 8, 2pm ET

Designing for Safety in Battery-Powered Applications - Class 1 of Safe Power Systems 101

Recent events have proven that you can never be too careful when you're designing batteries into your systems, and that covers everything from wearables to hybrid/EV battery packs. In Day 1 of this three-day class, we'll look at how to make your battery packs safer; how to build a USB-to-controller interface that "talks" to a power device; and how to extend battery life in wearable devices. Sponsored by Intersil - June 20, 11am ET

Positive consequences: The impact of the automated vehicle
Positive consequences: The impact of the automated vehicle

Semi- and fully autonomous vehicles will change the way we perceive and utilize transportation, impacting the ways we move goods and ourselves from one place to another. There are numerous impacts to be expected, but at SAE International, we can categorize changes into two categories: safety and convenience.

Blogs and Columns

zigbee porting on a new microcontroller/RF chip
zigbee porting on a new microcontroller/RF chip

zigbee porting is the integration of the zigbee network and application layer stack from one microcontroller/RF chip combination to another. zigbee porting on a new microcontroller is possible if it is compatible with IEEE 802.15.4 standard and supporting minimum required footprint (i.e. SRAM).

No excuses for not starting that IoT project
No excuses for not starting that IoT project

I’m amazed at just how easy it is to take an IoT-related product to market. Every time I turn around, there’s another announcement of a board or an operating system vendor or a combination of the two that provides most of the hardware and software that you need to make a full-blown product, or at least a prototype. Case in point is Samsung’s Artik Smart IoT platform.

Executive Outlook

Is the EdgeX Foundry right for everyone?

Is there a need for IoT interoperability? I guess it depends on your perspective, but in most cases, the answer would be yes. If you’re a little guy, it’s obvious why it’s a good thing—your parts are compatible with lots of other systems. If you’re a big guy, it’s less obvious because you generally have the wherewithal to push through a de-facto standard. That was one of my concerns when I heard about the EdgeX Foundry, launched by the Linux Foundation. Jason Shepherd, Dell’s Director of IoT Strategy, discusses how the Foundry will work, and what the future will look like.

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Marketplace

Electric Imp: World's First IoT Platform to Earn UL 2900-2-2 Cybersecurity Certification
Electric Imp: World's First IoT Platform to Earn UL 2900-2-2 Cybersecurity Certification

Electric Imp, a global IoT secure connectivity and application middleware platform provider, today announced that Electric Imp Platform modules - imp003, imp004m, and imp005 - earned UL 2900-2-2 certification.

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Intersil Introduces Smallest Footprint and Highest Efficiency PMIC for Application Processors, GPUs, FPGAs and System Power
Intersil Introduces Smallest Footprint and Highest Efficiency PMIC for Application Processors, GPUs, FPGAs and System Power

http://embedded-computing.com/news/intersil-gpus-fpgas-system-power/

Poland's Internet of Things Leader Netemera Launches Country's First Nationwide IoT LoRaWAN(tm) Network with Kerlink's Solutions
Poland's Internet of Things Leader Netemera Launches Country's First Nationwide IoT LoRaWAN(tm) Network with Kerlink's Solutions

The network, based on the LoRaWAN technology of the worldwide LoRa Alliance, enables the cost-savings and energy-efficiency features required for rapid implementation of the IoT. Netemera will own and operate the network, allowing Polish companies to design and deploy connected devices for smart applications like water-and-electricity metering, air-quality monitoring, fleet management, parking, lighting and asset tracking.

 
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