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Nick Robbins

About Nick Robbins

Nick is one of the founders / directors of Alpha Micro Components, a private company started in May 1995. He has over 35 years of experience in embedded design and product support and has an extensive knowledge of using the products Alpha Micro stock and sell. Nick’s pre-Alpha Micro experience includes designing cordless telephones, electronic musical instruments (including master keyboards), drum machines and samplers, dial-up modems, 2G and 3G radio modem products and GPS asset tracking devices.
  • Data Anywhere

Data Anywhere…

To harness the full potential of inter-connected hardware, there is a growing need to be able to send data from anywhere. This blog looks at advanced cellular solutions that handle all the hard work for you. Why Cellular? Whilst there are many competing network solutions battling for a slice of the Internet of Things (IoT) [...]

December 13th, 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|

Better Satellite Navigation with Dead Reckoning

For many of us, satellite navigation is almost indispensable in our day-to-day lives. It’s a technology that is continually improving. But paradoxically, as navigation technology gets better, we rely on it more – and so when it does fail us, we notice the lack of it even more keenly. For example, you drive your car [...]

May 9th, 2017|

LTE for the machine masses

It may be somewhat surprising, but the latest generation of cellular technology, LTE, is the most successful standard in telecom history. Overcoming the geographical challenges of GSM by reaching across the US, and bringing high-speed data to all manner of wireless devices, the adoption of LTE is phenomenal by any standard. With over 500m subscribers [...]

November 12th, 2015|