Atmel launches ultra-low-power platform for IoT and wearable devices

This platform integrates the ultra-low-power SAM L21 with a BTLC1000 SoC and a software ecosystem into a small, flexible form factor. Just in time for CES 2016, Atmel unveiled a complete, ultra-low-power connected platform for cost-optimized IoT and wearable applications. This new platform features the world’s lowest power ARM Cortex-M0+, the Atmel | SMART SAM L21, and award-winning BTLC1000 Bluetooth […]

30 stats that prove the IoT has arrived

Numbers don’t lie!  If you’re still unsure as to whether the Internet of Things has arrived, just take a look at these figures. 50 percent of IoT solutions will originate in startups less than three years old by 2017. (Gartner) 50 million smart gadgets will be sold during this holiday season. (MediaPost) 6.4 billion connected things will be […]

IoT spending will grow from $699 billion in 2015 to $1.3 trillion in 2019

Billions of devices, trillions of dollars! Insurance, healthcare and consumer markets expected to see the fastest growth over the next five years. Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things is expected to be $698.6 billion this year and grow at a 17% CAGR to nearly $1.3 trillion in 2019, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). At the moment, […]

Security coprocessor marks a new approach to provisioning for IoT edge devices

It’s worth noting that security breaches rarely involve breaking the encryption code; hackers mostly use techniques like spoofing to steal the ID. The advent of security coprocessor that offloads the provisioning task from the main MCU or MPU is bringing new possibilities for the Internet of Things product developers to secure the edge device at […]

mbed eval boards showcase focus on IoT software and connectivity

Chipmakers like Atmel are joining hands with ARM to bring the entire ecosystem under one roof and thus facilitate the creation of standards-based IoT products. ARM’s mbed operating system is winning attention in the highly fragmented embedded software space by promising a solid software foundation for interoperable hardware and thus scale the Internet of Things […]

Linklt Smart 7688 Duo is an open IoT dev board that runs OpenWrt

The LinkIt Smart 7688 Duo is an Arduino Yún-friendly board powered by an ATmega32U4 and MediaTek MT7688. The collaboration of MediaTek Labs and Seeed Studio recently unveiled the LinkIt Smart 7688 dev board targeted at IoT applications. The platform gives users a choice between the new LinkIt Smart 7688 or Smart 7688 Duo, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on the 580MHz MediaTek MT7688AN CPU, […]

SmartEverything is like the Swiss Army knife of IoT boards

The SmartEverything dev board is an Arduino form-factor prototyping platform that combines SIGFOX, BLE, NFC, GPS and a suite of sensors. Announced earlier this year, SmartEverything is an IoT development platform from Arrow Electronics. Living up to its name, the latest iteration of the SoC, dubbed the SmartEverything Fox, boasts a familiar Arduino form-factor with an array of factory-bundled I/O ports, sensors and wireless connectivity. […]

Gemio is giving friendship bracelets an IoT makeover

This piece of smart jewelry combines self-expression with the ability to connect with friends in-person. Friendship bracelets first emerged on the wearable scene in the 1970s, and have remained pretty much the same ever since. In order to evolve with the times, one Seattle startup has unveiled more intelligent and interchangeable jewelry for today’s tech-hungry and fashion-savvy world. Whereas most wearable devices […]

Dojo wants to monitor and secure your IoT devices

This IoT security device will notify you of any danger through a wireless, color-coded orb. With billions of connected things already in existence today, and a few billion more expected in the next two years, the need for security has never been greater. Cognizant of this, one Bay Area startup has come up with an innovative solution that monitors the […]

GeoThings lets you bring your outdoor IoT ideas to life

GeoThings is an ATmega328P based, solar-powered platform for creating outdoor Internet-connected sensors and hardware. Has an awesome outdoor IoT project ever come to mind yet you were left unsure how to bring that idea to life? Well, one Miami-based startup has developed a powerful platform that will alleviate all the hassle and allow you to seamlessly connect your gadget to the […]