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IoT development boards: Qualcomm, Intel, Gemalto target makers

Enabling the internet of things Many of the applications and devices set to drive future sales of wireless hardware have not yet been invented and no one knows this better than semiconductor companies. Wireless chip designers Qualcomm, Gemalto and Intel have created internet of things...

Texas Instruments: security and simplicity are top IoT concerns

Internet of things developers cite security and interoperability as key challenges. Texas Instruments has staked a claim in the growing IoT development community, since its processors power the popular BeagleBoard and BeagleBone Black development boards. Now TI wants to further simplify development with...

Silicon Labs buys Wi-Fi module maker

Zentri specializes in cloud-controlled solutions. Silicon Labs, a chip and software developer focused on the internet of things, is securing a ready market for its solutions with the purchase of Wi-Fi module maker Zentri. Zentri, which was formerly called ACKme, is based in...

IoT developer kit sets up pinewood derby race on steroids

Silicon Labs recently released its new Thunderboard React, a cloud-connected, Bluetooth-enabled, sensor-driven "internet of things" developer kit that lets customers demo, evaluate and develop their own projects. To show off the capabilities of the new platform, Silicon Labs hosted a pinewood derby race with IoT-enabled cars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dybp-89g6hM The...

For smart cities, big data drives insight, efficiency

Mobile edge computing, partner ecosystems will be key to the future of smart cities, experts say AUSTIN, Texas – Tyson Tuttle, CEO of Silicon Labs and moderator of a panel this week at the Smart Cities Innovation Summit, said of smart cities: “The technology is...

The role of Bluetooth in the Internet of Things

As low-power networks take off, what’s the place of Bluetooth? Invented by Ericsson in the early 1990s and initially standardized in 1999, most people associate Bluetooth with connectivity between a handset and an earpiece or mobile speaker. But Bluetooth, which operates in the 2.4 GHz band...

Thread Group announces product certification program

The Thread Group, an organization composed of in-home "Internet of Things" device manufacturers, announced the first phase of its product certification program called Thread 1.0. Thread, along with security testing partner UL, plans to use software stacks from ARM, Freescale and Silicon Labs to test more than...

RCRatx Speaker Series: Industrial IoT – Designing, Testing & Securing the Next Mega-Trend

Goldman Sachs views IoT as the third Internet wave while predicting that IoT will exceed previous Internet waves by connecting 28 billion previously unconnected things. By extending mobile and wireless pipes, IoT will unlock product innovation, create new business models and expose networks to unprecedented...

Silicon Labs bets on IoT; Cloudera buys Xplain.io

Silicon Labs buy of Bluegiga boosts IoT offerings  Silicon Laboratories has acquired Finland’s Bluegiga Technologies for $61 million in a cash deal that the company said will expand its connectivity portfolio for the "Internet of Things." Privately held Bluegiga is an independent provider of short-range wireless...

Silicon Labs looking to the future with young coders program

Abby Audet looks right at home writing code for Silicon Labs, but she’s not an employee. She’s a high school sophomore who writes code well beyond her years. Jason Savage was the first at Silicon Labs to see the code. He told RCR Wireless News,...

Gigs: A day in the life of a field applications engineer

In this edition of “Gigs”, RCRtv gives you an inside look at what it is like to be a trainee at Silicon Labs. Max Palumbo, a field applications engineer trainee, explains what the interview and training processes are like and offers insight about the profession...

Gigs: A day in the life of a foundry engineer

With the changing landscape of the wireless industry, job descriptions don't often stay the same for long. RCRtv is looking into different jobs throughout the industry to see what the hot jobs are and what it is like to do them. With this installment of...

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