Compact Wi-Fi module with embedded device server speeds IoT deployments

Basingstoke, UK – 28 July 2015 – Alpha Micro today announced availability of a compact Wi-Fi module and evaluation kit from Lantronix. Based on Broadcom’s WICED platform with a ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller and comprising an embedded device server the Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module provides a compact, low power method of provisioning wireless LAN connectivity to [...]

July 28th, 2015|

Capacitive touchscreen development modules speed design of compact HMI applications

Basingstoke, UK – 9 July 2015 – Alpha Micro today announced the availability of the VM801B Embedded Video Engine (EVE) LCD development module from FTDI. Based around FTDI’s FT801 EVE display controller IC the module provides a perfect platform from which to implement touchscreen human machine interfaces (HMI) using an object-oriented approach. Measuring just 106.7 [...]

July 9th, 2015|

Connecting Things to the Internet of Things: Conventional Cellular vs. Sigfox

A defining decision in developing for the Internet of Things (IoT) is the choice of communication channel for the Things (the nodes with sensors etc., at the edge of the IoT). In choosing the protocol you have to bring into consideration the board footprint and power consumption - both critical for the small, often battery-powered [...]

July 8th, 2015|