In an increasingly security aware IoT landscape, IoT developers face seemingly conflicting demands for rapid development and tighter security for all phases of the application lifecycle. While many emerging solutions come with mechanisms for encryption, IoT designs need to be able to address a wider range of security threats.
To allow them to do so, IoT applications need to build on a root-of-trust established with secure boot and firmware updates at the device level.
This article will show how, using a single security device from Microchip Technology, developers can rapidly implement a range of security mechanisms needed to ensure IoT application security. http://bit.ly/2rc7t5M
Digi-Key’s Three Part Series Now Available
The multitude of short-range wireless technologies provides engineers with optimized solutions for their applications but makes careful selection paramount.
Part 1 of this three-part series details the major low-power wireless options available to designers. Part 2 considers the design fundamentals of each technology such as chip availability, protocol stacks, application software, design tools, antenna requirements, and power consumption/battery life. Part 3 of the series considers current and future developments designed to meet the challenges of the IoT for each technology. It also includes an introduction to some newer interfaces and protocols, such as Wi-Fi HaLow and Thread.
Danny Boesing, Product Marketing Director at Samtec writes:
There are plenty of Top 10 lists at Samtec that would make for fascinating reading. Off the top of my head (no pun intended) there’s Top 10 Stupid Comments in Meetings (I would hold about seven of the ten spots), or Top 10 Annoying Coworkers (I like to think I would only be listed once, and hopefully no higher than #5).
But, for job security’s sake, I’ll stick with a more traditional Top 10 list. Here’s a list of the Top 10 most popular Samtec products and product families in 2017. I’m writing this because I am asked frequently by customers what are our most popular products……….
Find the Top 10 List Here: http://bit.ly/2lN6zYz
Data on air quality, temperature and humidity can serve as the basis for building sophisticated wellness and safety features into factory and industrial applications, as well as smart buildings, appliances, and personal products. Use this article to find out how to apply the Bosch Sensortec BME680 to help meet regulatory requirements by efficiently merging results from multiple sensors in a way that minimizes space, power, and cost, while ensuring maximum accuracy, precision, and reliability. Details here: http://bit.ly/2l8kqIx
“Cobham is pleased to announce the TETRA Base Station testing option for both the 8800SX Digital Radio Test Set and the 3550R Touch-Screen Radio Test System,” said Lyndon Zielke, Sr Product Marketing Engineer. “With this option, the customer now has a cost-effective and portable way for performing all required TETRA base station field tests, including transmitter and receiver testing.” http://bit.ly/2lhQfhv
IoT Expert Jacob Beningo Explains:
“Energy consumption is critical for IoT devices. While many factors contribute to the overall energy profile of the system, the major contributor that developers also have the greatest control over is the microcontroller.
This article describes how to go about selecting a low-power microcontroller for the IoT and what to look for with regard to on-board peripherals. It also shows how to use power-monitoring tools, and provides tips and tricks for optimum power and performance.”
Read the article here
By Danny Boesing, Samtec:
“I am asked frequently why Samtec, a connector company, has a tiger for a mascot? Isn’t it obvious? When I think of tigers, I think of connectors. Just like every time I see a praying mantis I think of a thermostat.
Seriously, there is a story behind how Samtec selected a tiger for its mascot. So I’ll take a break from writing about connectors and applications and share the story as it was passed down to me by the tribal elders years ago …” Read the rest of the story: http://bit.ly/2lcvgg0
Coilcraft’s new 0805HP Series ceramic wirewound chip inductors offer the industry’s highest Q factors in an 0805 size at frequencies up to 3 GHz.
The 0805HP Series features a wirewound construction for highest possible self resonance – up to 9.5 GHz. It also offers significantly lower DCR (as low as 15 mΩ) than the previous generation products, making it appropriate for high current applications. It is available with 23 inductance values ranging from 2.6 to 820 nH, with 2% tolerance available for most values. http://bit.ly/2x7uuJk
Accurate temperature measurement is an essential feature in mobile applications ranging from health wearables to industrial, medical, and pharmaceutical cold chain monitoring.
For these applications, developers are challenged to design solutions that provide high accuracy and reliability with minimal power consumption, the smallest possible footprint and the lowest possible cost.
Designing with typical temperature transducers, developers are hard pressed to build signal chains capable of delivering on all these design requirements. However, a single-chip sensor from ams provides an integrated solution that is capable of delivering high accuracy at low power with a minimal footprint.