Tim Bonnett

About Tim Bonnett

Tim has over 25 years experience in the semiconductor, display and embedded marketplace. He joined Alpha Micro Components in September 2014 as a Director. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director of MSC Gleichmann UK Ltd, part of one of the largest Pan European distributors for Design in Technologies, for over 18 years.

Narrowband IoT: the little things in life…

The Internet of Things (IoT) is undoubtedly the buzzword technology of the decade. When you get industry giants such as Intel estimating that 200 billion devices will be IoT-connected by 2020, it’s hard to ignore. Why so many? Basically IoT encompasses everything you can think of with which you could possibly want to communicate. That [...]

April 19th, 2016|

TFT for Industrial Designs

Gone are the days you could get away with a set of buttons and maybe an LED or two for the control interface of an industrial automation control unit. Today’s industrial designs demand operational functionality more like the intuitive smartphone user interface we are all now familiar with. Making the control of fairly complex processes [...]

January 25th, 2016|

Why choose a multiradio module for your IoT application?

Until recently, in any specific application, only one wireless technology was generally used for end-to-end wireless transmission. However, that model has changed with the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT). Take the example of a medical infusion pump. Bluetooth low energy might be used with a handheld scanner to ensure that the pump is [...]

December 22nd, 2015|

BLE security solved with a whisper

As a means of bringing wireless to simple and inexpensive devices, Bluetooth Low Energy, otherwise known as BLE or Bluetooth SMART, is impressive. It uses just a tenth of the power of classic Bluetooth by utilising fast connections, longer sleep modes and a concise messaging structure. The most rapid growth of BLE has initially been [...]

October 14th, 2015|

Dust or Things: Smart Dust is integral to the Internet of Things

What do car parking slots in New Brunswick, Canada, the snow pack of California's Sierra Nevada and a prescription drugs manufactory in Cork, Ireland have in common? Dust. Not the dust that we spend time chasing around the house, but Smart Dust, from Dust Networks; tiny, self powered elements working together in networks. The history of smart dust began [...]

September 9th, 2015|