IoT Design Weekly – 07.08.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 07.08.2016

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Features

Application of MIPI specifications for interconnecting components in IoT SoCs
Application of MIPI specifications for interconnecting components in IoT SoCs

This article describes Internet of Things use cases and interface and connectivity specifications that designers should consider to quickly bring to market innovative products that successfully meet the needs of targeted applications.

Going Green with Internet of Things (IoT)

Sponsored by: Wind River
July 20, 2pm ET

Delivering more natural, personalized, and secure voice control for today’s connected world
Delivering more natural, personalized, and secure voice control for today’s connected world

Voice control has been heralded as the next step toward a more natural user experience. Unfortunately, today’s solutions can’t deliver what machines need to understand – people – resulting in poor performance and no convenient way to control a new generation of voice-only products and services.

Blogs and Columns

Your smartphone could double as an IoT gateway
Your smartphone could double as an IoT gateway

Router makers argue that integrating short range RF functionality into their products negates a separate gateway, while those promoting narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology argue that their technology for IoT renders both router and gateway redundant. Many are also looking at their smartphones, wondering if therein lies the solution, and it’s easy to see why.

Why the IoT depends on analog technology
Why the IoT depends on analog technology

As it turns out, many of our most advanced devices actually rely on old technology. Without an analog interface and analog to digital converters, it’s likely that the IoT would be little more than a science fiction fantasy.

Organize your MakerPro workshop for efficiency and creativity
Organize your MakerPro workshop for efficiency and creativity

I work out of my garage which, given its unfinished nature, lets me organize and clean things less often than other parts of the house. That being said, it’s important to have a workspace that suits your needs, and here are a few rules that seem to work well, though I’m guilty of breaking them at times.

Executive Outlook

Five minutes with Venkat Mattela, Chairman and CEO, Redpine Signals

From the design engineer’s perspective, how does he or she determine which protocol or architecture is the one to adhere to? Going to the next step, how do you decide which processor and wireless chip is best for the design?

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Marketplace

Arduino and Runtime introduce Apache Mynewt to Arduino ecosystem
Arduino and Runtime introduce Apache Mynewt to Arduino ecosystem

Apache Mynewt is a composable OS for 32-bit MCUs that enables a variety of embedded devices, providing IoT developers with a commercial-ready OS that can run on these smaller, inexpensive processors.

Micron introduces SLC NAND Flash for IoT and automotive
Micron introduces SLC NAND Flash for IoT and automotive

Micron Technology, Inc. today announced a new embedded SLC NAND Flash, which includes both second-generation Serial (SPI) NAND interfaces and fifth-generation parallel SLC NAND interfaces to accommodate different designs.

 
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