Best wireless standard for your application?

There are now many competing wireless standards, each with its own advantages and disadvantages in battery power consumption, transmission distance, and applicability to different uses. Which is the best wireless standard for your application? Download this whitepaper. Competing wireless standards There are many competing wireless standards including cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, LoRa and SigFox. Each [...]

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Downloadable, Whitepaper, Wireless|

Founder Interview: Hilary Jensen, CEO of Obe

By Rebeka Shols, summer intern Technology continues to make advances in our daily lives, making our simple everyday activities easier and more convenient for us. This very same transition is happening in the pet product industry with Obe’s ProBowl. This new invention helps you keep your dog fit and healthy by taking your dog’s profile [...]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: IoT, News, Ultra Low Power, Wireless|

Design Checklist on Extending Battery Lifetime

Download a whitepaper for low-power design. These tips will extend your battery life. Summary Checklist for Low-Power Design With these tips, power consumption can be cut significantly. Read about one case study where we extended the battery lifetime by 500%. Wireless Transmission Checklist How much data do you need to transmit? How far? Which is [...]

February 4th, 2018|Categories: Downloadable, Ultra Low Power, V2018, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

Inexpensive Low Data Rate Links for the Internet of Things

by Larry Burgess In the last few years, the smaller size and lower cost of radios has created opportunities for passing more and more information from place to place faster and cheaper.  Low data rate scenarios like soil monitoring and crop quality on farms, detection and instant notification of leaks on pipelines, availability of parking [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: IoT, Ultra Low Power, V2017, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

Star and Mesh Networks

The most common configurations for connecting multiple devices are the star and mesh networks. Star Network In its simplest form, a star network consists of one central hub which acts as a conduit to transmit messages. In a star topology, every device is connected to a central hub. Advantages If one node or its connection [...]

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Wireless|

Low Data Rate Links for IoT Presentation

In case you missed Walt Maclay's "Low Data Rate Links for IoT" presentation, here is the video. Long range low power wireless communication for IoT With wide-scale IoT solutions being implemented, we are seeing an emerging set of new wireless technologies being developed. The focus of much IoT innovation is on low [...]

August 26th, 2017|Categories: IoT, News, V2017, Video, Wireless|

Getting Data into the Cloud

The challenge of IoT and connected devices is getting data from the device sensor to the cloud, that is, getting access through the internet to where that data is used, processed, and stored. The ubiquitous use of WiFi and Bluetooth through smartphones, along with the widespread availability of cell towers and public WiFi access points, [...]

July 19th, 2017|Categories: IoT, V2017, Wearable Devices, Wireless|

LoRaWAN

Cost, power, IP, and latency issues are driving IoT designers away from current standards like Zigbee and toward an emerging set of long-range wireless solutions. LoRa, an abbreviation of "Long Range", is one such technology that is gaining traction. LoRaWAN™ (Long Range WAN) is an emerging LPWAN specification developed by the LoRa® Alliance (www.lora-alliance.org). Like all [...]

May 16th, 2017|Categories: IoT, V2017, Wireless|

IoT based on ARM processor and TI CC3200 Wifi Module

We recently delivered two different IoT projects that were both based on the TI CC3200 Wifi Module with an ARM Cortex-M4 processor. We selected the ARM Cortex-M4 because it's low-power 16-bit processor was ideal for our real-time application.  The TI module nicely integrates the ARM processor, wifi block, timers, the Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC) channels, and [...]

ReadWrite: How Does Sensor Data Go From Device To Cloud?

With so many wireless standards available for moving data from device to cloud, it can difficult understand the complex trade-offs involved and selects an approach that is best for a particular application, device, or business model.  At the beginning of each new project, we spend a lot of time understanding the context of the design to identify the [...]

October 16th, 2015|Categories: IoT, News, Wearable Devices, Wireless|