Talking about power consumption can be like running into a minefield of misconception, prejudice and marketing buzzwords. Determining what all the statements mean in reality is not always an easy task.Read More ❯
When designing your product, it’s crucial that you choose a memory technology that lets you update your firmware easily. Otherwise, you may have to scrap a lot of products if you find errors. If this happens after they've been shipped to end customers, the negative impacts will be severe.
Firmware is held in non-volatile memory such as ROM, EPROM or flash memory. Let’s take a closer look at one of them: flash memory, which enables device firmware updates (DFU) and the advantages that this gives.Read More ❯
An infographic of 4 types of area networks you need to know about: PAN, BAN, WAN and LPWAN.Read More ❯
Authenticating and securing IoT devices for the smart home requires complex algorithms to do the job without compromising the user’s data. We take a look at how to enable efficient security using symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms.Read More ❯
As the number of connected devices continues to soar, IoT security threats become ever more important. Let’s look at the security fundamentals for IoT.Read More ❯
Taking accurate measurements is the first step to optimise energy efficiency, while finding ways to move as much of your processing as possible into dedicated hardware modules can cut your power usage by a surprising amount.Read More ❯
Topics: power consumption
Simplifying our lives and saving time is becoming increasingly important in the modern home. In the rush to connect everything, it’s important we don’t forget to focus on the most vital piece of the puzzle: security.Read More ❯
Connected devices have the potential to transform almost every aspect of medical care. Developments such as automation, enhanced monitoring and analytics, and increased patient safety promise major benefits to the healthcare industry. But there are risks to consider.Read More ❯
Connected lights are an entry point to a smart home for many consumers. The integral power supply of a mains lighting system in the home makes it an obvious backbone for a smart home meshed network.Read More ❯
Topics: home automation
Hearing aids of the past limited the wearer’s access to many personal audio devices such as mobile phones and music players. Emerging solutions enable the hearing-impaired to fully utilize their smartphone and improve their listening experience all day long.