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JenCooke

Embedded World - Day 3

Posted by JenCooke element14 Team Feb 27, 2014
It’s the last day of Embedded World, student day.  The day of a kaleidoscope of hair colours!  I saw a great demo today by Silicon Labs of a sensor board for activity monitoring.  The combination of sensors connected to a low power microcontroller included Infra Red, UV sensor, temperature and humidity.     The demo they showed me was of a board with a monitor which was controlled by gesture – perfect for wearable tech such as fitness and measuring sun exp ...
JenCooke

Embedded World - Day 2

Posted by JenCooke element14 Team Feb 26, 2014
Today has been a fantastic day on the stand.  We launched RIoTboard.org, the community which serves as the launching pad for innovative open-source projects to enable the Internet of Things (IoT) where designers can buy, design and register their projects.   The RIoTboard is an open source development platform based on Freescale Semiconductor’s i.MX 6Solo processor and delivers a fully-featured single-board computer that enables developers the freedom to design Android and othe ...
Add a funny/creative caption to this picture on the "Comment" section. The caption with more "Likes" by 27th Feb 5pm GMT+1 will get 1 FT800 EVE Board from FTDI. Read T&C's here. ...
JenCooke

Embedded World - Day One

Posted by JenCooke element14 Team Feb 25, 2014
We’re back in Nuremberg for Embedded World 2014.  It doesn’t seem like a year ago we were last here but it’s great to be back! The stand looks fantastic and this year we are trialling a new online press pack which went down well with journalists.  For all our up-to-date announcements visit www.released.com/fffa   Today saw the launch of the Atmel Xplained board for pre-registration.  A low-cost fast prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor- ...
Cadsoft will introduce a brand-new simulation tool for signal integrity tests during the Embedded World 2014. Cadsoft has partnered with Felicitas Customized Engineering to offer this new features to the EAGLE users and there will be a short presentation every day (from 25th to 27th Feb) at 9.30am and 1pm in Farnell element14 booth (Hall 5, stand 249).   Want to know more about Felicitas PCBSim?  There are many different digital technologies used which require careful handling of sign ...
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Highlights at Farnell element14’s booth:   Exclusive demonstrations of new development boards and IoT add-ons from Freescale Semiconductor, STMicro, NXP, Texas Instruments and Atmel News from CadSoft and the element14 Community London, UK, 5 February 2014 – The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to be Farnell element14’s big theme at Embedded World 2014. Together with technology partners including Freescale, Atmel, Texas Instruments (TI), NXP and STMicro, Farnell element14 ...
mikebuff

The Internet of Things

Posted by mikebuff Feb 4, 2014
The internet of things (IoT) is a term coined in 2009 meaning objects that are connected to each other in an internet-like way.  It has become a catch all phrase for the advances in connectivity in day to day life. We will soon expect to be able to control a whole array of our everyday devices through the internet.   In terms of the potential John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), believes the IoT market could be worth $19 trillion within years while analysts at McKin ...