IoT Design Weekly – 06.10.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 06.10.2016

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Features

Mixing C and Java programming in embedded, IoT designs
Mixing C and Java programming in embedded, IoT designs

Today, the Java language is winning more and more designs in traditional non-mobile embedded systems and, in conjunction with real-time operating systems and traditional C programming, is poised to become the solution of choice for Internet of Things developers. To understand why, let's explore in more detail.

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Scaling IoT Applications - IoT Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: Ayla Networks, Intel, McObject, Red Hat, RTI
June 23, 2pm ET

Securing processors for IoT edge nodes
Securing processors for IoT edge nodes

Internet of Things security is not an add-on function — it starts at the System-on-Chip level. If you think of securing your System-on-Chip like securing your home, it helps clarify what protections are needed. A home has entry points, like doors and windows, that need locks; the same is true for your System-on-Chip. In both homes and System-on-Chips, security measures, such as alarms, can alert you to potential threats, and these security measures have associated costs.

Blogs and Columns

Bluetooth LE mesh networks can enable smart homes
Bluetooth LE mesh networks can enable smart homes

To connect everyday devices into a network, there are several different communications networks, including Bluetooth, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN/Thread, and HomeKit. Of these, Bluetooth Low Energy mesh networking is increasingly being considered as an alternative or complement to other established home networking standards such as ZigBee.

IoT Roadshow, San Jose, CA – WindSpring: Size definitely matters when you’re sending data
IoT Roadshow, San Jose, CA – WindSpring: Size definitely matters when you’re sending data

WindSpring takes data compression to a level that I had not seen before. One great example was a device that’s a person locator/communicator that could work equally well for a either a kid or a senior. The key is that the GPS info it constantly spits out would overwhelm your typical monthly family plan, but by compressing the data before sending it, the costs are more than reasonable.

Executive Outlook

Zinn on who to invest in

Since retiring from Micrel, after 37 years at the helm, Ray Zinn is now an investor. In his bird’s eye view, he gets more than his share of folks approaching him looking for funds. This week’s discussion centers on how to determine which of those companies has a legitimate shot of survival, at least for the next three years.

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ARM extends solutions for custom SoC development in embedded and IoT markets
ARM extends solutions for custom SoC development in embedded and IoT markets

The addition of Cadence and Mentor Graphics tools for DesignStart users accelerates the development of custom System-on-Chips for embedded and Internet of Things applications.

Codasip and SecureRF demonstrate RISC-V-compliant Codix IP for secure IoT applications
Codasip and SecureRF demonstrate RISC-V-compliant Codix IP for secure IoT applications

The solution is based on Codasip’s Codix-Bk core (RISC-V compliant) with extensions and optimizations to allow single cycle processing of key aspects of SecureRF security algorithms, without requiring changes to the existing software infrastructure.

Toradex partners with Microsoft for IoT Workshop
Toradex partners with Microsoft for IoT Workshop

This recurring workshop in Brazil is an engagement in the "hands-on" style wherein participants can experience the development of an Internet of Things application using Toradex’s Azure IoT Certified Colibri VF61, an embedded computer module featuring the NXP Vybrid System-on-Chip with ARM Cortex-A5 at 500MHz. Making use of embedded Linux and node.js technology, the participant writes an application which sends the data from an Inertial Sensor to the Azure IoT Sensor Hub.

Sequitur Labs collaborates with Linaro to lower barriers to IoT security education for Raspberry Pi maker community
Sequitur Labs collaborates with Linaro to lower barriers to IoT security education for Raspberry Pi maker community

Sequitur Labs Inc. today announced a port of Linaro OP-TEE to the popularly used Raspberry Pi 3 platform. With this port, many more developers can begin learning about and using technologies like ARM TrustZone, ARM Trusted Firmware, and Linaro OP-TEE while lowering the cost to learn these technologies.

 
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