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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|

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|

Cost-Effective Embedded Display and Touchscreen Development

In a world of retina displays, 4K TVs, 1080p smartphones and touchscreen tablets, display technology is increasingly becoming a competitive advantage for today's embedded devices. While high resolution video may never be a key distinguishing feature for an office printer or home thermostat, an intuitive touchscreen interface certainly can be. Integrating a TFT LCD display, [...]

January 31st, 2017|

Bluetooth in Industrial and Medical Applications

Bluetooth began as a way of providing a consistent wireless interface between mobile phones from different manufacturers and third-party peripherals, such as car kits. It has succeeded phenomenally in that capacity and these days we can now rely on Bluetooth to interconnect all sorts of consumer devices. In 2010, seeing the success of Bluetooth technology [...]

December 16th, 2016|