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   On Sep 25, 2018, NXP launched KW36/35 product family in its Kinetis W series. Based on the Arm® Cortex®-M0+ core, the Kinetis KW36/35 wireless MCUs integrates a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 and Generic FSK radio. The KW36 MCU exclusively integrates Flex CAN FD and LIN for an easy integration into automotive in-vehicle communication networks. Additionally, for automotive applications, Kinetis KW36A/35A devices are AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualified and are provided in a 6 mm x 6 ...
Many IoT devices use wireless methods to communicate with other devices or with host systems. Just as with DC power-rail signals, probing of RF signals should be done with as little noise and as non-invasively as possible and with the best possible signal fidelity. Effective probing opens the door to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signal analysis with RF demodulation, vector signal analysis, and spectrum analysis.   Acquiring wireless signals typically isn't difficult with IoT devices. In many cases, ...
This post entry provides a detailed description of how to develop an NFC pairing solution for audio devices. For that, we will describe in detail an audio speaker prototype made by NXP. This post entry has been structured as follows:     Use cases for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing via NFC Benefits offered by the NFC pairing solution Pair and unpair Bluetooth headsets with just a tap with NFCNFC pairing process steps NFC unpairing process steps Multi-audio wireless speaker demo with ...
An Internet of Things (IoT) device derives its power either from a 12-V DC supply or from a battery. In either case, power is fed to one or more power rails that operate at different voltages. These rails power the CPU and other functional blocks on the PC board. In this post, we'll take a look at how to examine an IoT's power supply for proper digital power management implementation and for power integrity.   Each DC-DC converter within an IoT device typically comprises several discrete D ...
Choosing an operating system (OS) for an embedded system is one of the most complex and critical tasks. It has significant long-term ramifications that affect both development and the market success of a product. There are several factors that make choosing a Linux-based OS a smart choice such as: acquisition cost source code availability broad architecture support These factors lead to a significantly improved time-to-market and a reduction in platform design risk and effort. However, choos ...
Despite the popular belief, blockchain is not the universal remedy for security applications but its future potential to improve IoT security and robustness should not be discredited. During a recent depth Q&A IoT technology expert, Scott Nelson, and a Blockchain security expert, discussed the world of cyber security. Below are five facts to understand about Blockchain security: Private blockchains are unlikely to offer economic advantage over existing key-based secure databases. Blockch ...
Fully Certified Kit Features Latest Digi XBee3 Smart Wireless Module; Helps Futureproof Internet of Things Hardware Designs With Seamless Switching Between Frequencies, Bands, and Protocols           MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 8, 2018 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII, www.digi.com), a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the immediate availability of the Digi® XBee3& ...
Here is a detailed explanation of the most exciting, out of the box and interesting demo for NFC made by NXP. It is called "NFC Cube".     NFC cube is an interactive demo which anyone would love to have on their desk whether working with NFC technology or not. For the geeks and engineers fond of technologies this could be a great activity to build something like this for themselves as a hobby. You can get the NFC parts that are easily available in the market. Moreover all the design ...
Combining NXP's wireless MCU with NFC controller allows to build a BLE-NFC bridge. It allows demonstrating transmission of NFC data over BLE, acting then as a king of Magic NFC remote.     This demonstrator is built assembling the OM5578: Development Kits for PN7150 Plug’n Play NFC Controller (OM5578/PN7150ARD version including Arduino compatible connectors). on top of the FRDM-KW41Z: Freedom Development Kit for Kinetis® KW41Z/31Z/21Z MCUs (minimum version B1 since previo ...
There's already more Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed than there are humans on Earth. That gap will increase radically in coming years, and the explosion in IoT devices means a commensurate explosion in the need for debugging tools. So what's in an IoT device to debug, anyway?   IoT devices are deeply embedded systems comprising, at a high level, systems-on-chip (SOCs), DDR memory, digital power-management ICs, wireless-connectivity transceivers, and microcontrollers. Data transfe ...

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