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.
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?
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.
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.
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