DSR System Development News August 2015

The Real Reasons Behind Most ZigBee Interoperability Problems

With over a decade of experience in wireless communications software development and 7 years working closely with ZigBee, we have seen many cases where although the specification gives adequate description, developers invent their own bicycle.

SmartThings Joins ZigBee Alliance

The ZigBee Alliance today announced that SmartThings is the newest member of the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors, joining the Alliance at the ‘Promoter’ level.

Wireless Microcontroller with Novel Bluetooth LE Radio

Renesas has introduced a wireless microcontroller that supports Bluetooth Smart. The radio technology was revealed at the IEEE international Solid-State Circuits Conference this year.

Two-factor Authentication Via Bluetooth Smart

The Fast IDentity Online Alliance entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group to use Bluetooth Smart as an alternative to using a USB dongle in Universal Second Factor authentication.

Thread Group Debuts Tech Spec

The Thread Group released Tuesday (July 14) its debut technical spec: Thread Version 1.0. Established to develop reliable, secure and low-power mesh networking protocols for the Internet of Things in the home, the group said that its new specs – which passed rigorous interoperability testing – are available, starting today, to group members.

Wi-Fi Aware

Wi Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Aware™ is a new Wi-Fi Alliance certification program that extends Wi-Fi’s capabilities with a real-time and energy-efficient discovery mechanism that provides an immediate on-ramp to rich here-and-now experiences.

MCCI USB Host Stack for Win 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi

MCCI is providing its TrueTask USB Host stack as the connectivity engine for Windows 10 IoT Core OS targeting Raspberry Pi. A quality USB host stack is needed to make Windows 10 on Raspberry Pi 2 suitable for for IoT development.

  ARM Shares IoT Wish List

ARM Chief Executive Simon Segars shared an IoT wish list at the recent Imec Technology Forum that suggested semiconductor designers have their work cut out for them. The list started with ultra-low power everything and designs that push costs and area ever closer to zero, but some of the action items were surprising.

  BBC Micro Bit Computer’s Final Design Revealed

The BBC has revealed the final design of the Micro Bit, a pocket-sized computer set to be given to about one million UK-based children in October.

  Arduino Shrunk for Wearables

There is now a slimmed down version of the Arduino embedded system development platform which has been down-sized for use in wearable and IoT applications.

  The Ins and Outs of Embedded Databases for the IoT

While many facets of the Internet of Things are falling into place, some hurdles still exist for the databases that will be used to manage IoT sensor data.

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