5G Idea Opens IoT Horizons
News & Analysis 11/30/2015 Post a comment
A battle of 5G air interfaces has started as one from researchers in Dresden claims it will open up new uses for the Internet of Things.
IoT Groups Merge Efforts
News & Analysis 11/23/2015 1 comment
The Open Interconnect Consortium and the Universal Plug and Play Forum will combine efforts to gain heft in the battle to define the Internet of Things.
11 Views of Hax Demo Day
Slideshow 11/13/2015 1 comment
Hax, the first of a crop of hardware startup accelerators, staged its seventh demo day, introducing a handful of new companies addressing the Internet of Things.
IoT Nets Advance at Ingenu, LoRa
News & Analysis 11/10/2015 Post a comment
Ingenu revealed its plans for a U.S. 2.4 GHz network for the Internet of Things while rival LoRa Alliance announced an upgraded spec and a partner in India.
8 Views of Intel’s IoT Efforts
Slideshow 11/5/2015 Post a comment
A non-x86 MCU and a partnership with a small building automation company in Sweden were among a handful of insights into Intel's latest efforts to gain traction in the Internet of Things.
Smartphone Slide Proceeds, Says Q’Comm
News & Analysis 11/4/2015 1 comment
Growth of smartphone sales will continue to slow as China OEMs take a bigger share of the market and selling prices decline next year, said Qualcomm reporting drops in annual sales and profits.
Qualcomm sketches road to 5G
News & Analysis 11/3/2015 1 comment
Qualcomm is starting to discuss its proposals for a 5G cellular air interface that includes a new protocol for the Internet of Things.
Breaking Down Power, Efficiency Trends
Blog 11/2/2015 Post a comment
We all know that every microwatt counts in consumer electronics, particularly in mobile devices. There is plenty of lip service paid to the need for more efficient power conversion and less power-hungry devices, but there is typically very little content devoted to digging into just what those needs mean and how we can achieve them.
Cellular Simplifies its IoT Road Map
News & Analysis 10/29/2015 Post a comment
Three vendors announced milestones this week in the race to network the world for the Internet of Things. Underneath the breathless pace of the press releases however vendors are advancing less swiftly.
Wireless Charging IC Targets IoT
News & Analysis 10/28/2015 Post a comment
Wireless charging startup Energous is sampling an RF-to-DC rectifier IC designed to power smaller wearable and IoT devices that require up to 10 Watts over a 15 foot distance.
ISM Bands Limit Opportunity
Blog 10/23/2015 1 comment
The rise of narrowband networks for the Internet of Things is poised for a fall, according to a senior software developer for cellular systems.
Apple Gives a Foundry Lesson
Blog 10/16/2015 10 comments
The rush to analyze Apple products has led to distorted conclusions from some who fail to appreciate the nuances of semiconductor technology, says one analyst.
IoT Spectrum on WRC-15 Agenda
Blog 10/14/2015 Post a comment
Identifying new 700 MHz spectrum bands for the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications is one of the agenda items at the upcoming WRC-15 event.
City Aims to be IoT Petri Dish
News & Analysis 10/13/2015 1 comment
Bristol is installing high-end public wired and wireless networks aiming to create a place where vendors can experiment to the benefit of companies and citizens.
Open Source Code May Unite IoT
Blog 9/21/2015 4 comments
A high profile open source project working on software-defined networks has given birth to what could become an important standard for bringing unity to the fragmented Internet of Things.
Mobile Diagnostics Fall Short
Blog 9/18/2015 Post a comment
If mobile carriers and OEMs aren’t equipped to troubleshoot and repair faulty devices and don’t have qualified staff to make sure that happens, they’re more than likely going to see a drop in both sales and customer loyalty, according to a recent study conducted by a mobile services company.
IoT Lacks Tools, Says EDA Vet
News & Analysis 9/11/2015 3 comments
The coming world of networked sensors demands a new class of design tools, Berkeley researcher and EDA veteran Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli said at a DARPA event.
Wi-Fi @ 25: A Look Back
Slideshow 9/10/2015 7 comments
On the 25th anniversary of the first IEEE 802.11 meeting, we take a look back with some of the pioneers of what became Wi-Fi
IoT Nets Snag Wide-Area Player
News & Analysis 9/9/2015 2 comments
On-Ramp Wireless has renamed itself Ingenu Networks and launched plans for a U.S. national network, the latest in a wide field of nets for the Internet of Things.
Startup Wants Better IoT Radios
News & Analysis 8/25/2015 7 comments
Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee won’t cut it for next-generation nodes on the Internet of Things that need to run on tens of microwatts from energy harvesters, said a Hot Chips presenter.
Cellular, Asia Drive RF Sales
News & Analysis 8/25/2015 Post a comment
Basestation proliferation in China and the Asia-Pacific region are driving demand for RF power devices, according to a report from ABI Research. The market for RF power devices grew by approximately $1 billion in 2014, over 50% growth year-over-year.
IoT Networks Debated at ESC
News & Analysis 8/11/2015 12 comments
The Internet of Things lacks a wide area network with broad coverage and low cost, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the recent ESV SV event.
NXP Touts Mixed Signal, Auto Gains
News & Analysis 7/30/2015 Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors announced financial results for the second quarter of 2015, highlighting $1.506 billion in revenue, a 12% year-over-year increase. Much of the company’s growth was driven by growth in the mixed signal and automotive markets.
Apple HomeKit Requires ID Chip
News & Analysis 7/28/2015 7 comments
Apple requires an ID chip in devices using its HomeKit software, one of several observations in a talk on platforms for the Internet of Things at ESC SV.
Rocket Refuels for Student Mission
News & Analysis 7/23/2015 1 comment
After a technical setback in May, a group of Boston University students is raising funds to launch next summer the first amateur rocket to reach space.
RFID Chip Tags IoT Award
News & Analysis 7/22/2015 Post a comment
The Monza R6 tag chip from Impinj was named Internet of Things Product of the Year in the annual ACE Awards, in part for the company’s sustained efforts to nurture the fledgling market for UHF RFID tags.
Wearables Fail Check Up
News & Analysis 7/21/2015 2 comments
Wearable devices need to deliver medical-grade data then simplify it to relevant recommendations to consumers, said a speaker at ESC SV.
IoT’s Wireless Horse Race
Blog 7/13/2015 6 comments
In a radio show this week and a live event next week, EE Times hosts contenders for a low cost, wide area network for the Internet of Things.
5G Moves Out of the Lab
News & Analysis 7/8/2015 7 comments
5G cellular networks will move out of the lab and into formal standards work and field trials starting over the next several months.
ARM’s Wish List for IoT
Blog 7/7/2015 4 comments
With his company dominating the market for processor cores in mobile systems, ARM chief executive Simon Segars has his eyes set on the Internet of Things.
Cloud RAN Rains Small Cells
Blog 6/24/2015 2 comments
A cellular network operator shares a case study of success using a cloud radio access (C-RAN) 4G LTE network built using small cell base stations.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
News & Analysis 6/24/2015 Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.