IoT Design Weekly – 08.19.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 08.19.2016

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Features

Power thrashing, the need for speed, and idle power management
Power thrashing, the need for speed, and idle power management

Power consumption for IoT devices operating on battery power (or less) can be the difference between profitable margins and sending technicians into the field to replace a coin cell, or consumers growing tired of charging a product and simply not using it anymore.

Fog computing is the future of the Industrial IoT

In the last century, transportation, medical, power, and industrial systems were built from individual devices, typically programmed one at a time. The Industrial IoT (IIoT) will change all that.
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Now on the Development Kit Selector: Microsemi IGLOO nano evaluation kit

The Microsemi IGLOO nano evaluation kit is designed for applications requiring extremely low power FPGA performance, evident in the on board AGLN250 nano FPGA's Flash*Freeze feature that allows the device to dip below 50 µA operation.

OTA software updates now serving ECUs for engine, brakes, and steering
OTA software updates now serving ECUs for engine, brakes, and steering

Over-the-air (OTA) software updates used to be a drag in vehicles; technically possible but practically hard to carry out. Japanese car OEMs were first to introduce OTA updates for navigation maps using telematics units. In-car infotainment systems were the next frontier for software over-the-air (SOTA) and firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates.

Blogs and Columns

The Industrial IoT and the performance-based or outcome economy
The Industrial IoT and the performance-based or outcome economy

As Joseph Barkai writes in his recent book, “The Outcome Economy,” companies create value not just by selling products and services, but by delivering complete solutions that produce quantifiable business outcomes for customers.

Energy high at London IoT start-up event
Energy high at London IoT start-up event

I attended Show Me the Product, Hardware Pioneers‘ hardware, wearables, and IoT start-up demo night. What I feared encountering was a poorly-planned Shark Tank/Dragon’s Den emulation, with bored-looking journalists battling to derail speakers by berating their respective business models. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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Managing critical and complex power operations with a Dell IoT Gateway
Managing critical and complex power operations with a Dell IoT Gateway

Blue Pillar’s Aurora is an energy IoT platform that connects energy assets, allowing users to find energy savings, pass energy audits, and manage assets in an emergency. The product also happens to be one of the winners of the Dell Connect What Matters competition.

Executive Outlook

Five minutes with Christian Legare, President, IPSO Alliance

Christian Legare, President and Chairman of the IPSO Alliance, discusses standards in general, and others specifically, like Thread. He explains how IPSO plays a role in identifying the various components that a designer needs to be concerned with.

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Marketplace

New IoT and embedded systems courses launched on Coursera
New IoT and embedded systems courses launched on Coursera

EIT Digital launches courses on embedded hardware and operating systems, automata and behavioral equivalences, and architecting smart Internet of Things devices.

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Timesys adds LinuxLink 5.0 Yocto support for the Microchip SAMA5D2-based Xplained Ultra kit
Timesys adds LinuxLink 5.0 Yocto support for the Microchip SAMA5D2-based Xplained Ultra kit

Embedded Linux software development solution enables developers to jumpstart Yocto Project-based development for popular SAMA5 series MPU evaluation platform.

Infiswift integrates with Intel to enable faster adoption of IoT technology in the enterprise
Infiswift integrates with Intel to enable faster adoption of IoT technology in the enterprise

The partnership integrates Intel's hardware with infiswift's software platform, swiftLab, to accelerate the deployment of intelligent devices and systems across various industries.

 
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