IoT Design Weekly – 11.11.2016  
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IoT Design Weekly – 11.11.2016

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Features

The Industrial Internet for business leaders: Making it simple
The Industrial Internet for business leaders: Making it simple

While giant companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon get the headlines with their cool new consumer devices, a “long tail” of commercial and industrial connected products is being rolled out today by manufacturers of all sizes.

How taint analysis can reveal vulnerable code and protect IoT devices from cyber attack

Unfamiliar with taint analysis? It’s the practice of discovering vulnerabilities in application code and system firmware that could be exploited by hackers in a cyber attack, and applying that information to harden and secure devices, including those connected to the Internet of Things.

Blogs and Columns

WICED Studio 4 enables designs with multiple wireless protocols
WICED Studio 4 enables designs with multiple wireless protocols

Cypress announced the latest version of its Internet of Things development platform, WICED Studio 4 wireless SDK, which integrates support for multiple wireless technologies from Cypress, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and combo solutions in a single IDE.

New Inventory Search Tool helps engineers cut to the chase in component selection
New Inventory Search Tool helps engineers cut to the chase in component selection

The Embedded Computing Design Inventory Search Tool, Powered by Octopart is a comparative quick reference tool for design engineers and product managers looking to efficiently compare the real-time inventory of millions of electronic parts from thousands of manufacturers across hundreds of distributors, including device datasheets, available quantity, cost per unit and at volume, and direct links to the product page of a chosen distributor’s website for ordering.

Dev Kit Selector: Thunderboard Sense
Dev Kit Selector: Thunderboard Sense "inspirational" for IoT developers seeking quick time to market

The combination of assorted sensors, multi-protocol wireless support, and the ability to power the Sense from a coin cell battery makes the kit a viable prototyping option for Internet of Things edge nodes such as wearables and flow control monitoring systems, while a companion iOS/Android app allows developers to view, stream, and store sensor outputs in real-time via a Google Firebase database.

Executive Outlook

Is our approach to IoT security still too reactive?

People and/or devices connected to the Internet are getting hacked. There’s no disputing that. Why does that happen? Sometimes the hackers are just too smart for us. But more often than not, it’s because we didn’t take advantage of the security measures that are available to us. Tune in to Alan Grau, President of IoT security company Icon Labs, as he discusses the treatment of device security in the connected age.

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Marketplace

Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth SiP module offers tiny footprint
Silicon Labs’ Bluetooth SiP module offers tiny footprint

The module is based on Silicon Labs’ Blue Gecko wireless SoC that integrates a 40 MHz ARM Cortex-M4 processor core with 256 kB flash and 32 kB RAM, a high-output Bluetooth power amplifier, onboard antenna, external antenna options, oscillators and passives, along with a Bluetooth 4.2 stack and development tools.

 
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