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Silvertel Qi Wireless Power Modules Help Meet Growing Demand For On-the-go Devices

The demand for wireless, on the go devices is growing steadily. Consumers don’t want to be tethered by cables, but wireless power has been historically hard to come by. The Silvertel Ag300 Series Qi wireless power modules are cutting cables and changing the game. With the ever-increasing use of mobile

Visit Lantronix at Cisco Live Las Vegas in Booth 2950 July 10-14, 2016 – Guest Speaker: Kevin Spacey

Cisco Live delivers education and inspiration for technology innovators worldwide. Transform your outlook, your career, and your potential with 5 days of education, networking, and fun! We live in amazing times. Technology is the driving force for making anything possible, and technology innovators like you are the ones who will

CAEN RFID Ultra Compact Module Development Kit for RFID Application Development

Stefano Coluccini from CAEN RFID to discusses the time-saving benefits of CAEN’s development kits for implementing RFID. Radio frequency identification (RFID) uses radio waves to automatically identify people or objects. This is often done by storing an identifying serial number and other optional information on a microchip attached to an

DecaWave UWB ScenSor DW1000 Chips Modules and Eval Kits In Stock [Video Demonstration Part 1 of 3]

DecaWave’s DW1000 is the world’s first single chip UWB transceiver, enabling you to develop cost effective RTLS solutions with precise indoor and outdoor positioning to within 10 cm. Based on IEEE802.15.4-2011, the DW1000 is also aiming at Internet of Things applications thanks to up to 6.8 Mbps communication capability. All

Find Answers to Your Questions in the Digi International Forum

Visit the Digi Forum, where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community. With 17 categories and 1,000s of questions answered, the Digi International forum is the very best place to post your questions and join active conversations about a wide range of designs. Visit

Telit presents: Save money, make money and achieve compliance in transport and logistics by placing IoT at the center of your business

With the Internet of Things (IoT) now readily available to organizations of all sizes across vertical sectors and all industries, companies need better guidance to help them get started. Many imagine the barriers to entry are substantial and feel that IoT is not yet ready to become part of their

LTE-M: The Future of LTE for the M2M Industry and LTE Requirements of IoT

M2M covers wide variety of applications, including in-house smart meters, wearables, asset tracking, smart agriculture, and more. These applications require longer battery life with remote connectivity. Additionally, many of these applications need to send small amount of data at infrequent time intervals. Customers call for a module which will offer

An Introduction to Thread and Telegesis ETRX358* Thread-Ready Modules

Thread is a simplified IPv6-based mesh networking protocol developed to securely and reliably connect hundreds of products around the home to each other, to the internet, and to the cloud without heavy battery usage. Thread is simple to install, highly secure, and scalable to hundreds of devices. Thread is developed

MultiTech rCell Routers Facilitate Delivery of Clean Energy

Solar energy harnesses the power of the sun through intelligent solar panel systems installed on individual homes. Micro inverters, incorporated within each panel, convert DC solar energy into usable AC current and communicate energy levels to a central performance monitoring system. Traditionally solar panel systems (regardless of the number of panels)

Join Aeris at 5G World London for a Presentation by CTO, Syed Zaeem Hosain, June 28, 2016

Event: 5G World London 2016 June 28, 2016 – June 30, 2016 London, UK Join Aeris at 5G World London this year! We’re both sponsoring and exhibiting at this 5G event. Check us out and see what Aeris has to offer at our #61 booth! Telecom operators, solution providers, and

An Introduction to the Telegesis ETRX357 ZigBee Modules

ZigBee is a secure wireless specification for high-level communication based on an IEEE 802.15.4 standard. Despite its low power consumption, ZigBee devices can use mesh networks to transmit data over long distances. ZigBee has a defined rate of 250 kbit/s, best suited for applications such as wireless light switches, electrical


Connectivity requirements for IoT deployments vary depending on the application and industry. Some applications require low bandwidth connectivity for a small number of static locations in one country. Other deployments require higher bandwidth connectivity to changing locations across multiple countries. Rarely is there a one-size-fits-all connectivity solution for IoT deployments.

Hall Effect Sensors: Which is Best for Your Design?

Hall effect sensors are used in a wide variety of applications, including factory and process automation; building, home, and office automation; medical applications; mobility and robotics controllers; agriculture and heavy machinery; garden and power tools; and household items such as washing machines, tumble dryers, induction cookers, and heating and cooling

An Introduction to the Telit Cellular LTE-IN-A-BOX Kit

Symmetry Electronics continues to make Cellular M2M design easier with the release of its latest exclusive custom Telit Cellular IN-A-BOX quick-start development kits, the LTE-IN-A-BOX kit. Symmetry’s Cellular IN-A-BOX quick-start development kits, based on Telit CE910, DE910, HE910, and GE864-GPS M2M modules, include everything required to begin a cellular design

A Guide to Upgrading from 1080p to 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD)

There has been a lot of talk around the emergence of 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) in the consumer space. We’ll take a look at the basics of 4K UHD and how to upgrade from 1080p. What is 4K UHD? 4K UHD refers to display resolutions of at least 3,840 x 2,160

Bluetooth 4.2 Designs with Silicon Labs Blue Gecko

Quickly deliver Bluetooth® Smart connectivity with Silicon Labs Blue Gecko energy-friendly wireless system-on-chip (SoC) devices. Take advantage of a Bluetooth Smart applications, software stack and BGScript based development that transitions your software from module-based to discrete circuit designs.  ( The BGM111 module uses the Blue Gecko BLE SoC, so this

Multi CSI-2 Image Sensor Interface Bridging Solutions with Lattice CrossLink

Multi CSI-2 Image Sensor Interface Bridging Solutions Bridge multiple CSI-2 image sensors into one MIPI CSI-2 output Configure multiple image sensors with same I2C slave address from one I2C master Trigger and synchronize image sensors with GPIO control Stitch data together into larger horizontal video frame Arbitrate data from image

[VIDEO] MultiTech – LoRa to HSPA In-A-Box Kit Walkthrough

MultiTech MultiConnect mCards provide the flexibility needed to manage a wide range of different wired and wireless interfaces and associated communication protocols required to connect sensors, appliances, and assets to the MultiConnect Conduit and MultiConnect Gambit programmable gateways. Available options include a LoRaWAN Ready mCard capable of supporting thousands of

Why is AMD Radeon awesome? DOOM. The classic OTS game that consumed hours and hours… and hours? Yes. DOOM

​ Developed by id software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes

Introducing North Pole Engineering WiFi-IT! Evaluation and Development Kit

The professional version of the WiFi-IT! EDK provides more code space for programs and additional functionality for handling device I/O, wireless operation and networking. Whereas the EDK is targeted toward embedded sensor and control applications, the EDK+ brings additional sophistication and flexibility to create a wider range of applications. The

Be sure to visit exhibitors: Symmetry Electronics & Micronas, NimbeLink, Digi International and Telit at Sensors Expo 2016

For over 30 years, Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as North America’s premier event focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. join us in the heart of Silicon Valley – June 21-23, 2016 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California – to be part of the

From the Digi International Knowledge Base: Understanding LTE Signal Strength Values

Problem Resolution Below is a chart that shows what values are considered good and bad for the LTE signal strength values: Below are explanations of these values (and also RSSI in relation to LTE): SINR/SNR – The signal-to-noise ratio of the given signal. RSRP – The average power received from

[VIDEO] DecaWave TREK1000 Evaluation Kit for RTLS Applications

The DecaWave TREK1000 Evaluation Kit consists of 4 DW1000 units, PC application software and source code, and board software source code to demonstrate the performance of DecaWave’s DW1000 Ultra-Wideband (UWB) ICs in RTLS applications. The DecaWave TREK1000 IC Evaluation Kit for Two-Way-Ranging (TWR) RTLS (Real Time Location Systems) enables users

Sensors Expo and Conference “Must See Session” – Sensors As a Service: The Urgency and Impacts of Developing Proactive Business Models Hosted by Telit

Businesses that proactively meet consumer needs through technologies like connected sensors will set themselves apart. Shifting business models will bring new opportunities and challenges; however, innovation will require flexibility to enter in to alliances. This session will allow attendees to learn how wireless sensing technology enables new revenue streams, urgency

Symmetry Electronics and Micronas Partner to Exhibit at Sensors Expo 2016

Los Angeles, CA – June 21, 2016 – Symmetry Electronics, a leader in wireless connectivity distribution and Micronas GmbH, a worldwide leader in industrial and automotive sensor-based systems, are exhibiting in booth 910 at the 2016 Sensors Expo and Conference from June 22-23 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. Sensors Expo and

Are You An Industrial IoT Designer? Penton’s IIoT Survey Asks the Important Questions

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as the Industrial Internet, is believed by many to be the next big information technology frontier, with the potential to add trillions of dollars to the global economy within the next decade. Incorporating such technologies as embedded sensors, machine-to-machine communications, big data

Samsung Electronics Planning $1.2 Billion for U.S. R&D of IoT

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman & CEO Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon unveiled today Samsung’s vision for ‘Human-Centered IoT.’ The electronics giant is spending $1.2 billion on IoT development in the US over the next 4 years, sharing it between startups and its own work. This isn’t just about getting into a young

[VIDEO] Register Now for CTIA Super Mobility 2016, September 7-9, 2016, Las Vegas

Wireless innovation is changing everything – for you, your business, your customers, your career and your future. To see the entire transformation, attend CTIA Super Mobility 2016. Here, you’ll connect firsthand with the technology, people and ideas driving every aspect of the evolving wireless landscape. With exclusive exhibits, keynotes and

MultiTech Answers: “What is LoRa?”

LoRaWAN™ is a low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) specification intended for wirelessly, remotely located, often battery operated, Things in local, regional, national or global networks. LoRaWAN provides secure bi-directional communication, mobility and localization services and promises to provide seamless interoperability among smart things without the need of complex local installations. Better yet,

Fujitsu MB86298 “Ruby” Standalone Graphics Display Controller (GDC) Compliant with OpenGL® 2.0 Standard

The Fujitsu MB86298 “Ruby” is a standalone graphics display controller (GDC) compliant with the OpenGL® 2.0 standard. This highly integrated GDC, which is compatible with the latest generation of PCI Express MCUs that are available from a growing number of suppliers, provides a broad range of features, functionality and flexible

New Realtek HD Audio Build Is Out

Realtek has made available a new version of its HD Audio package, namely, which comes almost a week after the previous Realtek HD Audio Driver release and might also include small stability, performance, and sound quality improvements. In terms of compatibility, this update maintains support for the same

Nordic nRF5 HomeKit SDK and iOS App Enable Single Chip HAP Designs

The Nordic nRF5 SDK for HomeKit combined with the nRF52 Series Bluetooth® Smart SoCs provide developers with a unique solution for HomeKit products that meets all requirements on size, power consumption and performance. A highly optimized solution, it enables single chip implementations, running HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) and application firmware

Symmetry Presents: Connecting your product to an iPhone app: a simple guide

So you need to extend your product to interface with an iPhone? There are a few technologies you can use to achieve this, so it’s important that you make the right choice. In this article we will discuss the main technologies that you can use to wirelessly connect your product

HDMI and FPGA Close the Gap between CE and Industrial from Lattice Blog

How many times have you seen this scene in a movie or police procedural? The police is reviewing footage looking for a suspect and think they have found him. The detective leans over the shoulder of the tech and asks to zoom in closer on the face of the suspect.

5 things you need to know about 5G

Most of us in the tech sector are drawn to the “speed and feeds” – the technical specs that reveal what is better than the last dot release. We want faster processors, more solid state memory capacity and networks with lower latency. Yet, there are often Herculean jumps forward in

Well, Hello Bluetooth 5 – Double the Range, Quadruple the Speed

The Bluetooth SIG will formally introduce Bluetooth 5 today, Thursday 6/16/2016, offering a significant upgrade in speed and range, and hopefully security as well. Bluetooth 5 will have double the speed and four times the range of the current version, 4.2, which was more focused on power savings than performance. Technical

Silicon Labs Complete USB Type-C Reference Design

Silicon Labs recently announced a complete USB reference design for developing cables and cable adapters based on the USB Type-C specification. The USB Type-C reference design features EFM8 microcontrollers, USB Power Delivery (PD) protocol stacks certified by the USB-IF, and USB Billboard Device source code.Silicon Labs USB CDue to the

11 Myths About Antenna Design via Electronic Design

Antennas are mandatory for a product to connect via radio frequency. Obvious examples are cell phones, satellite communications, and even our garage-door openers. But the Internet of Things is connecting less-obvious devices, such as thermostats, parking meters, wearable devices, even dog collars, and in turn bringing sweeping change to almost

EE Times – Cellular IoT Raises Hopes, Concerns

Rich mix may be a game changer For years to come, the market for low power wide area networks (LPWA) will be as fragmented as the Internet of Things it serves. With one of its most significant entrants still more than a year away, players are in a race to

Daetwyler to Buy Raspberry Pi Computer Supplier Premier Farnell

Daetwyler Holding AG agreed to buy the U.K. supplier of the Raspberry Pi mini-computer Premier Farnell Plc for 615 million pounds ($871 million) in a deal aimed at consolidating the fragmented European electronic-components distribution market. Investors will get 165 pence in cash for each Premier Farnell share, about a 51

Apple Takes on the IoT With an App Called “Home”

Apple announced a new app for the Internet of Things named” Home. The app is promised to be made available to users very soon. With help of this application users will be able to access and control smart home devices via their iPhone, iPad and every with Apple watches. Apple’s Home app is interesting because a

Telit Wireless Solutions ‘HOW TO’ GUIDE: Why Selecting the Right Cellular Connectivity Service is Essential to Any Successful IoT Deployment?

Connectivity requirements for IoT deployments vary depending on the application and industry. Some applications require low bandwidth connectivity for a small number of static locations in one country. Other deployments require higher bandwidth connectivity to changing locations across multiple countries. Rarely is there a one-size-fits-all connectivity solution for IoT deployments.

Open-Silicon Selected for ARM Approved Design Partner Program

Partnership Simplifies Custom SoC Development for Embedded and IoT Markets MILPITAS, CA–(Marketwired – June 13, 2016) – Open-Silicon, a system-optimized ASIC solution provider, today announced it has been selected to join the ARM® Approved Design Partner program. Partners in this new initiative are leading design and ASIC houses that will

A Brief Explanation of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, also called Bluetooth Smart) technology is an integral part of the Bluetooth Core Specification from Bluetooth v4.0 on wards. Bluetooth Low Energy brings Bluetooth wireless connectivity to low cost, small battery operated devices that require months to years of battery lifetime. Bluetooth Smart will therefore enable a

Engineering resource: Intrusion Detection System Block Diagram

Engineering resources to create more efficient security and surveillance system design cycles. Product selection guidance using block diagram navigation, security industry white papers and application notes to support the design process. Engineering resources to create more efficient security and surveillance system design cycles are available through Symmetry Electronics. Product selection

How Redpine Signals Addresses IoT Design Challenges

Wireless connectivity is a key component, or can even be considered the key component, of the Internet of Things. Embedded systems in the Medical, Building Automation, Smart Grid, Transportation, Industrial, and other markets are more often built with wireless connectivity than without, with the connectivity called Machine-to-Machine or M2M communication.

Display Interface Conversion Bridging Lattice Semiconductor CrossLink

Most mobile displays use industry standard interfaces such as MIPI DSI for interface connectivity. Traditional processors sometimes have a MIPI DPI or CMOS interface that cannot be directly connected to a mobile display without a bridge. Many new applications want to leverage mobile innovations while utilizing processors with specific requirements

An Introduction to the Symmetry Exclusive Wireless Add-on Board (WAB1) for Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Smart) and Cellular Technologies

The Symmetry Electronics exclusive Wireless Add-On Board (WAB1) is designed to provide a bridge between Silicon Labs‘ Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Smart) and Telit’s cellular technologies. WAB1 offers a robust and flexible platform with which to work. It is the quickest way to show a proof of concept with BLE

5 Questions With: Scott Wing, President of Symmetry Electronics – “Speed to market and greater demand for resources shape this specialty distributor’s approach to serving engineers’ changing business needs.”

As engineers demand more from their suppliers, specialty distributor Symmetry Electronics has stepped up with a sharper focus on providing resources and keen attention to market forecasting to meet changing inventory requirements. California-based Symmetry serves a wide range of customers, with a focus on providing wireless, video, and embedded technologies.

[ON DEMAND WEBINAR] Evaluating 4G LTE in M2M Applications: Top 6 Questions to Ask Before Buying Presented by Digi International

In less than 30 minutes, walk away with a comprehensive 6-point guide that helps engineers, operators, project managers and network administrators make intelligent decisions when evaluating 4G LTE wireless technology for use in critical infrastructure applications. Click on the image below or use this link to watch the full webinar