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This blog is intended to help developers who are having issues connecting to an IoT Hub, or an IoT Central application using one of the Avnet OOB example projects.  My personal experience is that I've always been able to connect to my IoT Hub.  I've done my best to identify and capture  things that I think can go wrong.  My list is not comprehensive at all, if you find another debugging tip, please post it in the comments for others to use!   There are three failure poi ...
(Use of A7 and M4 cores, all on-board sensors, ADC, OLED display, IoT Central dashboards, rules & actions for notifications and more...)   Note! Github repo update (8/08/2019) Tutorial Introduction Summary and links to earlier three-part Blog series Tutorial Purpose Tutorial Overview ============  Part 1: The M4 and A7 Embedded Applications  ============ Hardware Setup Hardware Items Required Fit an OLED Display to your Azure Sphere Starter Kit ...
  Today, the growing number of NFC smartphones enables intuitive interaction with just a tap to your smart device. Take the Smart Home example: very often complexity comes with the first setup of devices that are as diverse as the standards under which they operate. NFC provides simplicity in the entire home network. With just a tap, new objects and devices are easily connected to the network. NFC is perfectly complementary with the other wireless technologies whether it's ZigBee, WiFi, Blu ...
    Over a decade ago, I had my first article published on the topic of Smart Speed, with the idea that power consumption must be as important a design consideration for mobile communications devices as speed and ability.  The article has a lot of things right, but I think it really failed to grasp the magnitude of the importance of power consumption in the broader market and it certainly did not do justice to the challenges that engineers would face to achieve the next-generation ...
The Internet of Things or IoT is a buzzword these days.   Generally speaking, IoT refers to all kind of objects…. from medical equipment, appliances, wearables, meters, to cars….  which get equipped with sensors and network capabilities so they are able to collect and exchange data.   The Internet of Things does not refer to any specific technology, but actually, it is made of many technologies working together in the direction to…. increase automation, safe ...
The CLRC663 plus is the follow-up to the groundbreaking CLRC663. It delivers optimal performance in every application and offers a special low-power support to make battery-powered systems more efficient.   CLRC663 plus is ideal for a wide range of applications, including access control, payment, gaming and industrial. It’s an excellent choice for any design with high performance requirements. If you need the best NFC performance or the lowest power consumption, CLRC663 plus is your ...
IoT Central Application Features Implementation Steps Create a device template Add Toggle controls to the Settings Tab Provision Devices in IoT Central Add the device to IoT Central To manually add a device to IoT Central, navigate to the Device Explorer by clicking on Device Explorer à AvnetStarterKit (1.0.0). Connection String Introduction   Welcome to part 3 of the Avnet Azure Sphere Starter-Kit (Out of Box Demo).  In this follow-up blog, we' ...
Homes are increasingly connected. Everyday appliances, from lights and ceiling fans to washing machines are now being connected to the Internet. Consumers will be able to control appliances, monitor and manage energy consumption, increase comfort and enhance entertainment to a whole new level as NFC enabled consumables make the Internet of Things (IoT) a reality. Our mobile device will increasingly become the ‘remote control for our lives’. Connecting our appliances to the home netwo ...
Introduction Welcome to part 2 of the Avnet Azure Sphere Starter-Kit (Out of Box Demo).  In this follow-up blog, we'll walk through connecting the example application to Azure using an IoT Hub.  After we connect our device to the IoT Hub, I'll walk through digital device twins and demonstrate how we can control devices on our board from Azure.  An finally, we'll provision a Time Series Insights resource in Azure to visualize the telemetry data that our device is sending to Azure.& ...
Introduction Developing products with Microsoft Azure Sphere has just become a lot easier with a new Azure Sphere MT3620 Starter Kit hardware and application software examples from Avnet. This highly adaptable starter kit has a range of expansion interfaces and a production-ready MT3620 based module, that enables custom hardware requirements to be rapidly prototyped and applications developed for a certified module that scales for volume production.   The Starter Kit is available for order ...
NFC adds the magic to gaming. Incorporating NFC tags into games and toys allows for an interactive connection between the physical and virtual worlds. NFC can enhance the experience with any kind of toy or game, from classical board games that interact with NFC-enabled devices, to trade cards and figurines that come alive in the virtual world when tapped against smartphones or consoles, to smart toys communicating with each other. In all of these use cases NFC enhances the gaming experience and ...
Here at Avnet we've been working on a couple of new MT3620 Azure Sphere products to help you prototype and deploy your secure IoT solution easily and quickly.  Look for more blog content on these items soon, but for now I wanted to provide information on our offerings.   We're producing a pre-certified commercial off the shelf MT3620 module that can accelerate your Azure Sphere based product development.  We used the module on a new Azure Sphere Starter kit.  This means that ...
Last year, NXP and Amzon introduced an advanced IoT module based on the LPC54018 Microcontroller. The voice control solution is one of the best in the market, which brings attention to NXP's new LPC540xx MCU Series. However, when taking a deeper look, it is suprising to find that there have been some upgrades and addition to the family already after launching for only less than a year!     The new members of the LPC540xx MCU series includes several highlights and feature addition to ...
  At Embedded World last month, many new products were introduced, and I was certainly busy reading up on the latest news.  A new product I came across, an Automotive box-PC based on an Arm® Cortex®-A9 core, made me want to re-look at some of the Cortex-A9 products that NXP has launched in past years -after all, the i.MX 6 series is still one of the most comprehensive, most scalable portfolios in the market and it continues to be a crowd favorite with new customers.  Th ...
If you needs a platform with more scalable performance and memory options but rich features to support your multiple applications, NXP Kinetis  KE1xZ is a perfect option. On March 7, KE1xZ64 as a new memember of KE1xZ family is fully launched. Based on the Arm Cortex-M0+ with up to 48 MHz performance, providing up to 64 KB flash and 8 KB RAM along with a complete set of analog/digital features including Touch Sense and CAN, the KE1xZ64/32 MCUs extend the 5 V Kinetis E family with smaller ...

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