The sensors best suited to autonomous cars

Future generations of cars will pack in more sensors and processing technology than ever before, with cameras, radar and lidar all featuring heavily and making it possible for cars to actually drive themselves.

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NXP Semiconductors announces new test bed for enabling broad range of secure services

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced a new test bed for enabling a broad range of secure services on wearables and other connected devices.

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Bytesnap predicts big things in 2017 for home automation, LTE-M, and Industry 4.0

Yes, it’s already that time of year when every analyst turns into Mystic Meg and tries to predict the year ahead. How many of them in 2015 foresaw Brexit or President Trump? Answer me that, says Jeremy Cowan. Well, here’s the firstof 2016/17, courtesy of the team at embedded systems consultancy, ByteSnap Design.

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NXP introduces modular IoT gateway solution with multi-protocol compatibility

NXP Semiconductors N.V. unveiled a Modular IoT Gateway Solution for large node networks (LNNs) with pre-integrated, tested and RF certified support for a wide array of wireless communications protocols including Thread, ZigBee and Wi-Fi.

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Will Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP Semiconductors trigger a new wave of market consolidation?

Qualcomm, the smartphone chipmaker, has acquired NXP Semiconductors for US$47 billion in the largest semiconductor acquisition of all time, says Yiru Zhong, senior industry analyst, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan. (Also see: Qualcomm focuses on IoT as it agrees to buy chipset maker NXP Semiconductors for US$47bn.)

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Your car key may be the next great wearable

Read any tech blog today or check out the hottest technology showcases worldwide, and you can feel the buzz around the latest advancements in two key consumer-tech industries – automotive technology and wearables.

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Future Electronics’ announces the dates for series of ‘Secure Wireless Sensor Node’ seminars

Future Electronics, founded in 1968 by company president Robert Miller and now a distributor and marketer of electronics components, has announced the dates of a series of ‘Secure Wireless Sensor Node’ seminars across Europe in May and June in conjunction with World IoT day.

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Houston, we have a problem

The problem is the Internet of Things (IoT) skills gap. In today’s Operational Technology (OT) world there are only around 250,000 developers having experience of embedded systems.

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Juniper Research announces Technology & Innovation winners of Future Digital Awards 2016

The winners of this year’s Future Digital Awards for Technology & Innovation were announced.

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Six ways NFC is transforming healthcare

Of the many industries using Near Field Communication (NFC) to add convenience, increase efficiency, and automate processes, healthcare is gaining ground. In a recent report, issued by technology analysts Transparency Market Research (TMR), healthcare is one of the fastest growing segments for NFC, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.4%.

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Connected home of the future approaches – slowly

The Internet of Things (IoT) push will continue for manufacturers, in 2016 this will still be a technology push rather than a consumer pull.

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ZigBee Remote Control 2.0: Updated standard for radio frequency-based remote controls

The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organisations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, has announced the ratification of the ZigBee Remote Control 2.0 standard. The standard is now available for product development and can be downloaded for free from the Alliance website.

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