Replacing NFC with BLE Whisper Mode

Thanks to Bluetooth, it’s never been easier to connect our devices. But while the absence of cables has simplified some things, other aspects are now more complicated. When we connected devices with cables, the physical connection automatically identified the devices we were linking. That same physical link also offered a simple reassurance of a secure [...]

April 27th, 2016|

Sigfox and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things requires a number of different elements to come together. Across homes and cities around the world, millions of sensors and actuators at one end need to be connected to the Internet, often via wireless links, and often across large areas. All that data has to be collated and analysed to provide [...]

April 20th, 2016|

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|