Developers of Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded devices today are able to draw on more opportunities than ever before to realize their projects. Technology companies dedicated to the IoT make investments not only in hardware components but also in software development. The British semiconductor and software design company ARM, mainly known for its computer processor designs, makes business with software development tools too. Their ARM mbed IoT Device Platform is made to simplify development of IoT devices and applications. In 2015 ARM released the first (beta) version of theRead More
PCB Board
Compared to traditional discrete IC board products System-on-Chip (SoC) semiconductors can help to reduce bill-of-material (BoM) costs, shrink the product size, lower power consumption and add new features (e.g. wireless connectivity and sensor processing) to applications. As the costs for SoC devices have dropped significantly over the last years they are getting more and more interesting for small and medium sized enterprises (SME). However the decision to move from printed circuit board (PCB) to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) isn’t easy as many factors influence the return on investment (ROI).Read More
Guest blog from Jim Wallace Simply put, security for Embedded IoT devices is about protecting assets from malicious attack. Typically this protection is thought about in terms of keeping some assets, such as crypto keys, secret and controlling how software and data is modified. In order for the Internet of Things (IoT) to be successful it is important that devices and services are appropriately protected. As IoT products become successful they will become increasingly attractive for attackers and so appropriate security must be baked into every system and at everyRead More
Ant Man NXP
A smarter world needs secure connections enabled by products that deliver performance, security and flexibility. For processors this means to get smaller and more powerful at the samt time. It seems NXP has found the Ant-Man-Suit and instead of giving it to a superhero they have fitted it to the new QorIQ LS1012A processor. The results are impressive: The QorIQ LS1012A is the world’s smallest and lowest power 64-bit processor, delivering networking-grade security and performance acceleration to battery-powered, space-constrained IoT applications. NXP’s newest innovation just got launched during the NXPRead More
We have a new reference design for you and it’s awesome! The next generation of the Altera SoC FPGA based development board, the “SoCrates II” is a powerful solution for processing applications. SoCrates II Development Board With Altera Cyclone V SoC The core device of the board is an Altera Cyclone V SoC device with an 800 MHz Dual Core ARM® Cortex®-A9 processor. SoCrates II has a customisable FPGA area offering enough space to implement a variety of different peripherals and now comes with high speed connectivity features. While the processor isRead More
This article by Majeed Ahmad originally appeared on Atmel | Bits & Pieces Large SoCs without an Ethernet interface typically have slow start-up times and high-power requirements — until now.  Atmel, a lead partner for the ARM Cortex-M7 processor launch in October 2014, has unveiledthree new M7-based microcontrollers with a unique memory architecture and advanced connectivity features for the connected car market. According to a company spokesman, E70, V71 and V70 chips are the industry’s highest performing Cortex-M microcontrollers with six-stage dual-issue pipeline delivering 1500 CoreMarks at 300MHz. Moreover, V70 and V71 microcontrollers areRead More

Posted On December 16, 2014By Kai SchmidtIn Big Data, Cloud, Technology

Cloud Technology – A Crash Course

Cloud technology is a vital part of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) – but what is the cloud? The Cloud is based on data centres, whose data memory, high-performance processors and network technology provide the hardware on which the Cloud provisions are built. Users of Cloud solutions access these resources via the Internet in order to offer their services to end users in the shape of infrastructure, software or platform solutions. A data centre can of course also be used as a solution provider, just like aRead More