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NORDIC THINGY:91 CELLULAR IOT PROTOTYPING KIT

Nordic Semiconductor’s multi-sensor kit supports LTE-M, NB-IoT, GPS, and Bluetooth low energy Nordic Semiconductor’s Nordic Thingy:91 multi-sensor prototyping kit is ideal for cellular IoT projects using the nRF9160 system-in-package (SiP). The kit is equipped with a diverse collection of sensors and interfaces that make it highly adaptable to rapid prototyping and getting a user’s proof-of-concept off the ground quickly. …

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CELLULAR PANIC BUTTON REVEALS AN NB-IOT FUTURE FOR PERSONAL SAFETY ALARMS

Nordic Semiconductor announces that Dutch startup, Montr, is employing Nordic’s nRF9160 multi-protocol LTE-M/NB-IoT System-in-Package (SiP) in a small lithium battery-powered NB-IoT emergency alarm designed to protect people in vulnerable situations such as lone professionals at risk of physical attack or isolated accident, and seniors living at home. The 58 x 42 x 6 to 24mm …

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CONVERTING WI-FI SIGNALS TO ELECTRICITY WITH NEW 2-D MATERIALS

Device made from flexible, inexpensive materials could power large-area electronics, wearables, medical devices, and more. by Rob Matheson | MIT News Office Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have taken a step in that direction, with the first fully flexible device that …

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DevKit supports AI on laptops, smartphones

Gyrfalcon DevKit Simplifies Edge AI, Providing a complete suite of hardware and software tools for AI Model Creation. Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI), the world’s leading developer of low-cost, low-power, high-performance Artificial Intelligence (AI) processors from Edge to Cloud, today announced its DevKit, a set of development resources which makes it possible for smaller companies to …

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A VINTAGE SONY PORTABLE TV, BROUGHT UP TO DATE

In the time before smartphones for on-the-go visual entertainment, there were portable TVs. You might think of a portable TV as a luggable device, but the really cool ones were pocket-sized. Perhaps if you are familiar with pocket TVs you’ll be thinking of a Citizen or a Casio with a matchbox-sized LCD, but before those devices reached …

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Commercialised 1005-size metal power inductor

The expansion of the line-up of the metal multilayer chip power inductor MCOIL MC series, from TAIYO YUDEN, which uses a metallic magnetic material, as well as the commercialisation of the tiny metal power inductor MCEE1005 (1.0×0.5×0.55mm, maximum height), has been announced. This power inductor is used as a power choke coil in power supply …

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MediaTek Sensio, is a 6-in-1 biosensor module for smartphones

Smartphones in recent times have contributed to the growth of the medical sensing industries with a major success in the usage of a smartphone camera and flash to detect heart rate. Specialized Apps installed on the phone can use the phone inbuilt camera and flash to read an individual heart rate with high accuracy but …

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Air pressure sensors in smartphones

Today’s smartphones utilize a wide array of accelerometers, gyroscopes and various other sensors in their designs. Relatively unknown is the barometric pressure sensor, which measures air pressure. These sensors are currently being integrated into premium-grade smartphones, but are also becoming more common in mainstream phones or wearables such as fitness trackers and Internet of Things …

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