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Maxine Hewitt

About Maxine Hewitt

Maxine has over 30 years experience in the Semiconductor industry. She joined Alpha Micro Components in 1998 to set up and manage the Irish operation, and since moving back to the UK in 2010 was appointed Sales and Marketing Director and more recently, Business Development Director, focused on Alpha Micro’s ‘added value’ activities in M2m and IoT technologies.

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|

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|