Bluetooth Range and Reliability: Myth vs Fact

As Bluetooth is becoming more and more ubiquitous in smart homes, buildings, and factories, there are many myths about what the wireless technology can and cannot do. In fact, its capabilities go far beyond its use in consumer electronics and enables a wide range of professional solutions in commercial and industrial environments. Here are some of the common myths around Bluetooth – and the lesser-known facts

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Bluetooth technology is reliable by design

Wireless communication systems usually employ radio as the underlying, physical basis to transport data from one device to another. Bluetooth technology is a radio communication technology, and radio technology is often seen as unreliable. With this in mind, a question arises can Bluetooth technology be described as reliable?

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Inaugural IoT online conference launches backed by Percepio

Embedded software tool provider Percepio is helping engineers navigate challenges on the Internet of Things (IoT) by sponsoring a new conference and virtual exhibition. Organised by embedded industry experts Stephane Boucher of Embedded Related  and Jacob Beningo of the Beningo Embedded Group, the IoT Online Conference brings together experts from industry and academia December 8-9th in an

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Sigfox awards SGS laboratory certification at test labs in China, Finland and Taiwan

Internet of Things (IoT) services provider, Sigfox has awarded SGS ‘Accredited Test Lab’ (ATL) status for its testing and certification facilities in Shenzhen (China), New Taipei City (Taiwan) and Espoo (Finland).

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Bluetooth enhances support for location services with new direction finding feature

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced a new direction finding feature that holds the potential to significantly enhance the performance of Bluetooth location services solutions. The new feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal,

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Taoglas acquires ThinkWireless to grow in trucking, bus, off-road and motorcycle industries

Taoglas, a provider of IoT and automotive antenna and RF solutions, has completed its acquisition of ThinkWireless, Inc., an antenna provider that specialises in the design, development and production of combination antenna systems for the commercial vehicle market.

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New Wireless Software from Silicon Labs enables Bluetooth communications with sub-GHz IoT devices

Silicon Labs has released new software options for its Wireless Gecko portfolio, enabling simultaneous sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) connectivity on a single chip. This Silicon Labs solution enables commercial and industrial IoT applications to combine long-range sub-GHz communications with Bluetooth connectivity,

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mangOH Open Source platform launched by Sierra Wireless to accelerate industrial IoT, expands mangOH ecosystem

Sierra Wireless, a provider of integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has released alpha samples of its next-generation mangOH® open source hardware platform.

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Ayla Networks announces that its IoT device agent is pre-installed on the new Sunsea LPWAN cellular IoT module

Ayla Networks, whose Internet of Things (IoT) platform-as-a-service (PaaS) delivers device management and application enablement, has made its first official foray into the low-power cellular IoT market. Sunsea Telecommunications, Ayla’s joint-venture partner,

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Wirepas and Silicon Labs team to deliver multiprotocol mesh networking solutions for the IoT

Wirepas, a provider of mesh software solutions, and Silicon Labs announced they have joined forces to deliver a combined hardware and software solution that unleashes the potential of multiprotocol connectivity for mesh networks.

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u-blox announces easy-to-use dual-mode Bluetooth module

u-blox, a global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies, has announced the new NINA-B2 dual-mode Bluetooth® 4.2 stand-alone module, enabling industrial IoT applications thanks to its built-in secure boot and wide temperature ranges.

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Newly released mesh network performance results from Silicon Labs clarify IoT connectivity options

Silicon Labs has released the industry’s first comprehensive network performance results based on large-scale, multicast testing of Zigbee®, Thread and Bluetooth® mesh software. Each mesh networking protocol presents unique characteristics and advantages, depending on the use case and end application.

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How to Cut Costs and Accelerate Time-to-Market

Organisations looking to break into the ever-expanding world of the ‘Internet of Things’ are faced with the monstrous challenge of designing, developing, and deploying their IoT applications, all while trying to source, integrate, and manage the infrastructure that operates behind the scenes to make these applications work. Before taking on this challenge to launch a

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ON Semiconductor to demonstrate latest integrated semiconductor solutions for the IoT and automotive at Embedded World

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, will be exhibiting its integrated semiconductor-based systems solutions for the industrial, automotive and consumer sectors at this year’s Embedded World in Nuremberg.

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Renesas Electronics unveils new Renesas Synergy website and Solutions Gallery for IoT developers

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the newly updated Renesas Synergy™ Platform website and Solutions Gallery that place the power of the Synergy ecosystem – from software to hardware – into the developers’ hands.

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nCube modular smart home hub platform to be available in the market soon

From heating to lighting, music to sensors, nCube gives complete control over the right ambience, security, energy and safety in the home through the modular hub and app. The 4 layers of stylish blue boxes will make any home smarter than ever before by bringing home automation to everyone’s fingertips.

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