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A simpler route to embedded Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a ubiquitous connectivity standard now, especially for tablets and mobile phones. But what's the easiest way to embed Wi-Fi in your own products so that they can take advantage of the extremely large installed base of Wi-Fi hotspots and Wi-Fi enabled devices? Compared to Bluetooth Low Energy, ZigBee, or other wireless protocols, Wi-Fi [...]

November 8th, 2016|
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Three ways u-blox wireless communication and positioning tech is making the world better and safer

We want information, and we want it now! Thanks to smartphones, wearables, computers, always-on internet connections and now the Internet of Things (IoT), most of us have come to expect real-time information at our fingertips in an instant. When will my train arrive? Where has the parcel I’ve ordered got to? What’s the weather like [...]

November 1st, 2016|
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New u-blox GNSS Positioning Module Evaluation Kits available from Alpha Micro

Comprehensive kits support development with u-blox M8 and u-blox 8 GNSS platforms Basingstoke, UK – 4th October 2016 – Alpha Micro Components today announced the availability of evaluation kits for the newest u-blox M8 series and u-blox 8 GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) positioning technology modules. These comprehensive kits allow easy evaluation of the modules’ [...]

October 4th, 2016|
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Advanced transceivers make asset tracking ‘child’s play’

At around 20,000 km above the Earth’s surface there are now at least 55 satellites in orbit, forming two Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS); GPS (also known as Navstar, and owned and operated by the US) and GLONASS (owned and operated by Russia). These will soon be joined by the European Union’s system, Galileo, which [...]

October 3rd, 2016|
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Bluetooth in Industrial and Medical Applications

Bluetooth began as a way of providing a consistent wireless interface between mobile phones from different manufacturers and third-party peripherals, such as car kits. It has succeeded phenomenally in that capacity and these days we can now rely on Bluetooth to interconnect all sorts of consumer devices. In 2010, seeing the success of Bluetooth technology [...]

September 29th, 2016|