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Electronics related to the Internet of Things (IoT), and all its associated sensors, comms, security, and embedded systems.

Mouser signs Edge Impulse; accelerates intelligence at the edge


Mouser reflected one of the major themes at Embedded World 2024, intelligence at the edge, and announced it has signed Edge Impulse, the software framework provider for embedded machine learning (ML) applications. Machine learning is implemented at the edge of the network, explained Mouser’s Mark Patrick in order to make decisions very quickly at the [network] edge. [Edge Impulse’s] products ...

NXP reveals MCX MCUs with Matter, Thread, Zigbee and Bluetooth LE

NXP MCX W72x wireless mcu block

NXP has finally revealed the wireless versions of its MCX microcontrollers, first announced in mid-2022. “Featuring the industry’s first MCU with Bluetooth Channel Sounding, NXP’s MCX W series enables edge devices with secure multi-protocol wireless for Matter, Thread, Zigbee and Bluetooth Low Energy,” according to the company, which explained: “Bluetooth Channel Sounding standard improves the accuracy and security of distance ...

Nvidia Blackwell GPU shares Hopper architecture but ramps up performance


As accelerated computing reaches its tipping point, Nvidia’s CEO explained the company’s plan is not to drive down costs but to scale up performance. He was speaking at Nvidia GTC in San Jose, introducing the Blackwell AI superchip. It will democratise trillion parameter AI, promises Huang, to meet the 1.8 trillion parameters computing performance of accelerated computing. In the home ...

Alpha Micro partners with the Antenna Company for UK and Ireland


Alpha Micro and The Antenna Company have signed an agreement to distribute cellular and short range connectivity produces in the UK and Ireland. Described as a strategic partnership and distribution agreement, the two companies will collaborate to reduce time to market for products in development, said wireless connectivity specialist, Alpha Micro. The Antenna Company is headquartered in the Netherlands and ...

Intel Capital funds direct-to-device satellite connectivity Skylo


Skylo Technologies, a non-terrestrial network (NTN) service provider, has secured $37 million in funding from investors co-led by Intel Capital and Innovation Endeavors. Other investors included BMW i Ventures, Next47, Samsung Catalyst Fund, and the UK’s Seraphim Space. As part of the investment, the Intel Capital Managing Director, David Johnson, joins the Skylo board. “As lead investors, we recognise the ...

10 x 20mm Bluetooth 5.0 module has 250m range

Infineon CYW20822-P4TAI040 Bluetooth5 module

Infineon has introduced a ~10 x 20mm antenna-inclusive Bluetooth 5.0 (core spec) module that consumes 1.3mA receiving (-95dBm) and 3mA transmitting (0dBm). Called CYW20822-P4TAI040, it sleeps at 2μA when retaining 32kbyte of ram, or hibernates at 800nA – the latter rising to 950nA hibernating with the wake-up receiver enabled. At maximum transmit power (+4dBm) up to 250m of range can be ...

IoT power eval board stands-by for years

NGK Rohm IoT psu eval board photo

NGK Insulators has teamed up with Rohm to produce a complete energy storage evaluation kit for IoT devices including shelf-edge labels. Called REFLVBMS001-EVK-001, it measures 56 x 32 x 1.6mm and the components, including the battery, stand a maximum of 1mm above the PCB. It can accept power at 4.5 to 5.5V, and outputs up to 500mA at one of ...

Module provides 10m location accuracy and LTE-M for IoT comms


U-blox is sampling a module that combine LTE-M cellular communication (23dBm output) and GNSS for precise location finding. SARA-R520M10 is the super-set device, combining on-board an LTE-M and NB-IoT IC (v2 of UBX-R5) with the company’s M10 GNSS receiver IC, allowing concurrent communication and location-finding in a 16 x 26 x 2.2mm package. Cellular coverage is global, and the module ...

Winner – Atmosic Technologies Internet-of-Things Product of the Year


The judges admired this “highly integrated SoC for Bluetooth with innovative steps in power harvesting”. One recognised that it addresses a large issue for the industry with potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Another described it as an essential step to “substantially reduce the consumption of single-use batteries. It feels like a battery-less future is now within sight.” Shortlist * ...