Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
TarraTarra!
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
TarraTarra!   5/29/2012 9:25:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Very interesting. The real advantage will be to spread these things around. But this is where the price is too high. $25 would limit its use to appliances that cost a whole lot more. The electric socket example though cute is a non-started. I doublt anyone would see the value of a ~$25 socket. I don't see the price coming down a whole lot as they have to pay for the margins of the silicon vendors. Reminds me of Cypress PSoC chips which have all of this functionality in a single chip and costs a whole lot less.

GREATTerry
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
GREATTerry   5/29/2012 3:34:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting stuff. Hope the price will be lowered once the acceptance level in the field becomes higher.

t.alex
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
t.alex   5/27/2012 4:00:41 AM
NO RATINGS
eye-fi seems to be selling to end consumers while this Imp card is not.

ukzw
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
ukzw   5/25/2012 3:11:53 PM
NO RATINGS
very good stuff but too expensive for consumer products. It mentioned passive infrared sensor (PIR), which is what I am working on. A PIR is priced $10, how can I afford put a $25 card in it? By looking at the picture of the card, I guess the BOM should be just a few dollars, whay they charge $25?

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
Peter Clarke   5/22/2012 10:36:01 AM
NO RATINGS
@spiralbrain From what I can see at www.eye-fi.com this is not the same. Mainly because Electric Imp is NOT being offered as a memory card. Whether it could be is another matter. Electric Imp has not revealed how much memory is on their card. So in one sense Eye-Fi is superior. However, Eye-Fi appears limited to digital photograph uploads, while Electric Imp is an enabler of a broad range of networked things.

spiralbrain
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
spiralbrain   5/22/2012 10:15:21 AM
NO RATINGS
Hasn't this been done before? I wonder if its the same as Eye-Fi

DrFPGA
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
DrFPGA   5/21/2012 3:05:00 PM
NO RATINGS
It would be great to have a reader try this out and report back what they find out. Any takers?

Peter Clarke
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
Peter Clarke   5/21/2012 2:55:38 PM
NO RATINGS
It is not a memory card. There is memory on it but that is working memory i think rather than storage. Electric Imp would not say how much memory when I asked. Enough to run the virtual machine I suppose. Peter Hartley is a meant to be a wizz at writing compact software.

KB3001
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
KB3001   5/21/2012 2:42:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Napster-esque :-)

t.alex
User Rank
Author
re: Former Apple, Google, Facebook engineers launch IoT startup
t.alex   5/21/2012 2:19:43 PM
NO RATINGS
The logo looks evil :)

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST

What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
See the Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGA with 32.75G backplane ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...
The LTC®3886 is a dual PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous ...
The LTC®2348-18 is an 18-bit, low noise 8-channel ...
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...