All posts by Christian Jakob

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ON Semiconductor IoT Development Kit
Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT) for quite a while now and for many people it is nothing special anymore, whereas others have only a sketchy picture as to what it is and its complexity. Terms like Smart Home, Autonomous Driving or Industry 4.0, most have heard of already. Though, the fact remains that we are still in the middle of this technology evolution, and this becomes more obvious when one looks at the numbers being mentioned. It is said that around 50 billion devices will beRead More
STSPIN by STMicroelectronics
It’s often not easy for designers of Industry 4.0 and other high-end consumer electronic systems to identify the right components for their applications. They need something that delivers the flexibility and power of a microcontroller-based motor drive with the convenience, simplicity and space-efficiency of a single chip. Furthermore, they have to be cost-efficient at the same time. With the STSPIN32F0, STMicroelectronics provides a motor control system in package that offers exactly what engineers are looking for. As a pioneer in the field of motor and motion control ST is ableRead More
Designers of embedded applications are pretty much spoilt for choice nowadays. They have many opportunities to choose from. With the ARM® mbed™ IoT Device Platform developers are able to easily build IoT devices and applications. With microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics – partner of ARM mbed – they will additionally benefit from extensive expertise in MCU architecture, technology and multi-source manufacturing. Developers of embedded applications and devices can release their creativity with the STM32 family. The 32-bit Flash microcontrollers are based on the ARM Cortex®-M processor and combine high performance, real-time capabilities,Read More
Covi smart home hub
You might have heard of Senic already. Yes, but not sure what it was? Need a hint? Maybe it is dawning with smart home controllers? Certainly some will see the light with the name “NUIMO”. Not least since the winning of the 2015 Red Dot and German Design award for their first crowd-funded product, the Berlin-based start-up company Senic is no longer a stranger in the IoT landscape. Now they launched their second project on Kickstarter. If you are thinking of a new lamp for your home and at theRead More
Lighting Academy Cover
Maybe it was just a coincidence that summer solstice occurred concurrently with the EBV Lighting Academy 2017. The conference was the place to be for experts and enthusiasts of lighting technology, who wanted to learn about the latest trends and developments in the industry. The EBV Lightspeed segment invited top-level speakers from renowned research institutes and established companies to share their expertise with the conference participants from June 20th to 21st in Berlin. But during the event it was only partially about natural light as the Sun produces every day,Read More
Innovation Worldcup Infoshare Gdansk
It has been one of the many thrilling moments at Mobile World Congress (MWC) when the winners of the last Innovation Worldcup competition were announced at the beginning of March in Barcelona. The jury awarded awesome ideas, prototypes and applications with the potential to disrupt the IoT market. This year participation makes even more sense, because another special prize is waiting for one of the best and most innovative ideas – The EBV IoT Hero. Making Innovation Visible As already reported EBV started the collaboration with Innovation World Cup SerieRead More
light lighting academy
It’s a phenomenon that people take for granted every single day. We are surrounded by it in every situation and use it constantly to illuminate our apartments, when using our smartphones or driving car. Light is being used everywhere and has a tremendous impact on us, even though we do not realize it a lot. It can be harmful to us but can have very positive effects too. That’s why researchers spend a lot of effort to analyse the nature of light. From a physical point of view, light isRead More
StartMeUp event Amsterdam
About a year ago EBV started to invest in an initiative that is aimed to provide start-up companies and electronic newcomers a platform that supports them in creating electronic products and applications. The EBV StartMeUp was born. With professional know-how gained through decades of experience the team helps companies to get started and accompanies them until their products are being brought to market and further. Since then a lot of things happened within the last year. The EBV StartMeUp team attended several events, trade fairs and conferences to raise awarenessRead More
gilrs day
There’s still an imbalance between women and men working in technology professions, although much has happened during the last years. Initiatives like the Girls Day contribute to the change that more and more women make career in professions that for a long time were occupied by men. More and more women hold significant positions in high-tech companies. No matter if Facebook, IBM or Microsoft, many global corporations trust in the skills of women. However, there is still this old idea in people’s heads that engineering is a men’s world. AndRead More
electric vehicle charging
No question: Electric mobility is still not at the status as it could be. Beside low range of current e-vehicles, for many people the insufficient charging infrastructure is one of the core reasons not to invest in an e-car yet. Fully understandable! Because what could be more annoying than being stranded on the motorway with an empty battery? But new technology and standards promise improvements. About one million e-cars are supposed to be underway on the streets until the year 2020 in Germany. Whereas the registration hybrid cars in 2016Read More