Smart Cities

u‑blox launches Bluetooth 5 module, NINA-B3, for smart cities

Wireless and positioning module and chip specialisit, u‑blox, has introduced a full Bluetooth 5-compliant NINA-B3 wireless microcontroller module.
Featuring Bluetooth low energy, long range connectivity, high data transfer rates and supporting Bluetooth mesh and 802.15.4, NINA‑B3 caters to applications in smart buildings, smart cities, and the Industry 4.0, including smart lighting […]

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Power line communication chipset prepares for smart-energy infrastructure

STMicroelectronics believes that its modular, programmable powerline communication (PLC) modem chipsets will simplify the design and deployment of new smart meters, smart-grid hardware, smart streetlamps, and home and industrial controllers.
The chipset will provide more flexibility to manufacturers of utility meters, smart-grid nodes, streetlamps, and home and industrial controllers, says STMicroelectronics, […]

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ON Semiconductor introduces compact, Sigfox-verified RF SiP

At Sigfox World IoT Expo in Prague, this week, ON Semiconductor launches a programmable RF transceiver system in package (SiP) integrating an RF system on chip (SoC). The AX-SIP-SFEU provides the most integrated Sigfox solution for both uplink (transmit) and downlink (receive) communications, claims ON Semiconductor. The device is the first in a new […]

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Renesas Electronics’ PLC enables voice communication over power lines

Renesas Electronics’ PLC enables voice communication over power lines

Bluetooth low energy module streamline development of connected smart objects

To help engineers and design teams streamline prototyping and development of connected smart objects, STMicroelectronics has created the SPBTLE-1S. It is a ready-to-use Bluetooth low energy module that integrates all the components needed to complete the radio subsystem, says STMicroelectronics. The SPBTLE-1S module integrates ST’s BlueNRG-1 application processor system on […]

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LA, New York, and Chicago are the Smartest Cities in North America

Most U.S. States Are Embracing Digital Transformation to Shape Smart Cities
Los Angeles, New York, Chicago are the smartest cities in the United States based on a new ABI Research report on Smart Cities in North America. Cities were evaluated across various metrics such as deployment of LED streetlights, smart meters, […]

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LTE-connected luminaires create narrowband IoT-based smart street lighting

LTE connected luminaires bring smart control to new and existing street lighting systems, says u-blox, citing the Flashnet lighting control system. The Swiss u-blox and Romanian Flashnet announced the SARA-N2 series of narrowband, internet of things (NB-IoT) LTE Cat NB1 modules that enable inteliLight, the world’s first NB-IoT connected smart […]

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RF front-end from Skyworks supports ZigBee, Thread, and Bluetooth protocols

Skyworks has introduced the SKY66403-11, a 2.4GHz integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed to support ZigBee, Thread and next-generation Bluetooth wireless protocols (including Bluetooth low energy).
The SKY66403-11 is designed for ease of use and maximum flexibility for internet of things (IoT) applications, says Skyworks, particularly within the connected home, wearable […]

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Toshiba announces 256Gbyte microSD UHS-I card

The latest M203 microSD card available from Toshiba Electronics Europe offers premium features for mainstream users, including a 256Gbyte memory.   
The microSD UHS-I card has a read speed of up to R100Mbyte per second, claimed to be the highest speed rate reached in this entry level category in the Toshiba memory […]

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Antenova introduces low profile GNSS antenna for smart cities

Introducing a patented design for metal surfaces, the Robusta antenna, part number SR4G031 is designed for tracking applications and smart cities, says Antenova.
The antenna operates in the 1559 to 1609MHz bands and is designed for tracking metal objects and smart city applications. 
The antenna design of the Reflector family answers the […]

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