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Global positioning: today and tomorrow’s opportunities

We’ve all become used to knowing roughly where we are on the planet when walking or driving, thanks to GPS. But GPS can be frustratingly imprecise at times. Is it possible to use the same satellite positioning signals that enable GPS to help put us more literally ‘on the spot’, with an accuracy of centimetres [...]

August 24th, 2016|
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New LoRa and Bluetooth module series bridges IoT’s wireless gap

Basingstoke, UK – 24 August 2016 – Alpha Micro Components is now distributing the first IoT (Internet of Things) modules to combine Bluetooth v4.0 and LoRa support in a single device, the Laird RM1 series. Enabling low energy connectivity over distances of many miles, these modules save money and time while enhancing safety and slashing [...]

August 24th, 2016|
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iBeacons vs Eddystone – Which Beacon Format is Better?

Beacons are a new type of energy efficient, broadcast-only Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device that promises to add location awareness to our apps. These cheap, small and long lasting broadcasters transmit small packets of information at regular intervals. This data, usually a unique identifier, can then be picked up by smartphones and other Bluetooth-enabled devices [...]

June 7th, 2016|
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Bluetooth low energy 4.2 module and evaluation boards with NFC pairing speeds time to market for IoT applications

Basingstoke, UK – 4 May 2016 – Alpha Micro has added the Bluetooth low energy wireless standard to its portfolio of IoT (Internet of Things) enabling technologies. u-blox’s NINA-B111 and B112 modules and their evaluation kit, EVK-NINA-B1, are compliant with the latest Bluetooth 4.2 wireless standard, and have been created to shorten the development time [...]

May 4th, 2016|
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Replacing NFC with BLE Whisper Mode

Thanks to Bluetooth, it’s never been easier to connect our devices. But while the absence of cables has simplified some things, other aspects are now more complicated. When we connected devices with cables, the physical connection automatically identified the devices we were linking. That same physical link also offered a simple reassurance of a secure [...]

April 27th, 2016|