Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

IMC Newsdesk Archives: October 2019

AT&T certifies world’s smallest NB-IoT module

AT&T has certified what it is claimed to be the world's smallest form factor LTE-M and NB-IoT module for operation on its 4G LTE wireless network. The module was jointly produced by Japan-based Murata Electronics and Sony subsidiary Altair Semiconductor.

Qualcomm powers Finnish IoT innovation centre

Finland IoT services company Uros is to open an IoT and 5G innovation centre at its Oulu headquarters using technology from Qualcomm.

AWS boosts learning at Humber College

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is helping Humber College in Ontario transform the student and campus experience by addressing the skills gap, broadening academic delivery, increasing programme options, and enhancing technology and innovation across the college.

U-Blox and Kudelski set up IoT security laboratory

Swiss company U-Blox has partnered the Kudelski Group to help companies protect IoT devices and the ecosystems. They have set up the IoT Security Lab, a consulting service for protecting business assets in high-value ecosystems.

Infineon and Lanner partner to secure IoT platforms

German electronics company Infineon is working with Taiwan-based Lanner Electronics to add trusted platform modules (TPMs) to embedded IoT computing and network platforms.

Telia picks Ericsson for 5G RAN

Nordic communications service provider Telia has selected Ericsson as its sole 5G radio access network (RAN) vendor for its nationwide network in Norway to help it deploy IoT and Industry 4.0 applications.

MIT researchers turn RFID tags into IoT sensors

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a way to turn RFID tags into solar-powered sensors for IoT applications.

Renesas MCUs add security to IoT applications

Japanese electronics giant Renesas has unveiled a family of 32bit Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers with extra security for intelligent IoT applications. The RA MCU family combines security, connectivity, HMI, flexible software and a partner ecosystem.

Eutelsat partners Sigfox in nanosatellite project

European satellite operator Eutelsat is targeting the IoT with a constellation of 25 nanosatellites as part of a partnership with Sigfox.

White paper looks at benefits of combining wifi and LoRa

A white paper from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the LoRa Alliance explores IoT use cases incorporating both wifi and LoRaWan technologies.

Microchip offers pre-provisioned IoT security for small deployments

Arizona electronics company Microchip says it is simplifying hardware-based IoT security with pre-provisioned devices for deployments as low as ten units in Amazon Web Services (AWS), LoRa and Google Cloud applications.

Researchers power IoT devices from ambient radio waves

Japanese researchers have developed a way to power IoT devices from ambient radio waves in the atmosphere. The joint research was carried out by the Japan Science & Technology Agency (JST), Fujitsu and Tokyo Metropolitan University.

SiLabs modules add mesh networking to IoT

Texas-based electronics company Silicon Labs has launched integrated, secure modules to reduce development cost and complexity, making it easier to add robust mesh networking connectivity to IoT products.

Adesto and Cadence collaborate to reduce IoT latency

Californian companies Adesto Technologies and Cadence Design Systems have collaborated to expand the ecosystem around the xSPI expanded serial peripheral interface communication protocol to enable higher transfer rates and lower latency for flash memory in IoT devices.

NimbeLink celebrates jump in fastest growing company list

Minnesota-based edge-based cellular connectivity company for the industrial IoT NimbeLink is celebrating jumping 739 places in Inc Magazine’s list of the USA’s fastest growing privately held companies.

Manufacturing and automotive lead German IoT adoption

Enterprises in Germany are quickly adopting IoT technologies, with the manufacturing and automotive industries taking the lead, according to a report from Information Services Group (ISG), a technology research and advisory firm.