As Mobile World Congress Americas showed, the IoT is everywhere, and many devices are on the move. How do you keep track, especially in low-power applications like remote sensors and fitness monitors? Adding GPS capability to wearables and assets is hard due to power consumption and space concerns. Semiconductor maker u-blox makes it easier with the M8B.
Discover how Intel products and services are enabling secure and seamless IoT solutions for upstream oil and gas, including optimizing oil recovery, energy generation and consumption, and lowering development and completion costs.
By combining Sigfox and IEEE 802.15.4k in a single chip, Rohm makes it easier to develop global solutions for long-range, low-power IoT deployments. The dual-interface support gives developers the assurance that a single SKU will work globally, from Europe to the United States and Japan, to effect greater adoption of devices and services.
When appropriate, it’s smart to support two competing, IoT low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) standards like NB-IoT and LTE-M, but maybe now we need four-in-one. Hedge your bets when developing IoT solutions so that they can survive long term.
Combing high-end processing hardware with low-power operation is difficult enough, but for IoT solution providers, it’s also important to ensure the wireless interface is optimized. Online RF calculation tools can help.
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based inertial sensors are everywhere, but stiction and manufacturing processes limit their capabilities. To overcome the limitations, Nanusens has moved to nanoscale, and made them CMOS-process compatible to lower cost and reduce size.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is often overlooked as applications depend to a large degree on user name and passwords, but it is a fundamental enabler for secure IoT deployments that needs to be more widely applied.
We live in a wasteful world. Based on the findings of the World Bank and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the human race collectively produces 1.3 billion tons of municipal solid waste annually. This alarmingly high amount of trash can be mitigated through programs run by local governments and nonprofits that are tapping into smart IoT technology, using robotics, artificial intelligence and cameras to sort through garbage, increasing the flow into recycling centers.