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Wi-Fi the Easy Way

Whilst competing wireless connectivity solutions are fighting for a slice of the IoT market, there are cases where Wi-Fi is the obvious solution. In this blog, I’m going to cover three Wi-Fi solutions that provide different levels of service. By far the easiest way to add Wi-Fi to your product is to use a ready-made [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Smarter Radio Design

RF design is hard. From designing, prototyping, and testing, to approval, every step of the process is mind-numbingly complex and mistakes are easy to make. For that reason, it’s almost always smarter to use ready-made wireless RF modules instead of building from scratch. Deciding on which module to use depends on the application. For mass-market [...]

October 31st, 2017|

New Multi-Protocol LoRa Gateway Now Available from Alpha Micro

Sentrius RG1xx LoRa Gateway from Laird adds Bluetooth and WiFi Connectivity for Flexibility in IoT Network Deployment Basingstoke, UK – 25 July 2017 – Alpha Micro Components announces the availability of the Laird Sentrius RG1xx LoRa-Enabled Gateway, a LoRa Gateway device which also offers enterprise dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.x, and Ethernet connectivity. Laird’s Sentrius RG1xx [...]

July 25th, 2017|

In a Class of its Own – Enterprise Grade WiFi

It seems like WiFi is everywhere these days, from our homes, to offices and coffee shops, and all of our consumer electronic devices, from smartphones to tablets to laptops have WiFi chips to connect to them. With all these WiFi-enabled devices around, it's easy to think that WiFi is WiFi, and the same cheap wireless [...]

May 30th, 2017|

What if Bluetooth Development was as easy as BASIC?

Bluetooth connectivity is becoming so widely available that it almost seems like a basic requirement for any consumer-facing electronic device. The proliferation of Bluetooth has made integrated modules much more affordable, simplifying hardware integration, but programming Bluetooth, especially Bluetooth Smart (aka Bluetooth Low Energy) which often sits on resource-constrained systems, has remained quite challenging. Whereas [...]

May 23rd, 2017|