|The First ZigBee Radio Network in Space
XBee radios will form a prototype telemetry system on a NASA Soarex sounding rocket launching this coming January, 2015. A three-node XBee ZigBee network will be used to monitor the exo-brake performance so that no wires need to be added to the device. The nodes will monitor six different acceleration parameters as well as overall temperature and air pressure.
|IEEE Standard Defines WLAN Coexistence in TV White Space
The IEEE 802.19.1 standard enables the family of IEEE 802 wireless standards to effectively utilize the TV white space. The 802.19.1 standard specifies radio technology independent methods for coexistence among dissimilar or independently operated wireless networks operating in TV white space.
|ZigBee and HomePlug in a Single Chip
Hybrii®-XL GV7011 is the industry’s first hybrid System-on-Chip with HomePlug Green PHY PLC and IEEE802.15.4/ZigBee.
Target Applications include:
|Volvo Uses a Suite of Discrete Sensors to Make Cars Safe
Volvo has developed new technology that can do a 360 degree scan of its surroundings and suggest actions to avoid incidents.
Key to the technology is a centralized Sensor Fusion framework that allows data from radar, cameras, lidar, GPS, and other sensors to be shared efficiently.
|“After The Smart Phone: The Smart Home”
GreenPeak Technologies has created a new white paper titled “After The Smart Phone: The Smart Home” that discusses and explores the importance of the smart phone and other web connected devices to the rapid emergence of the Smart Home. The new white paper also includes a discussion of Family Lifestyle systems.
|Bluetooth Smart in Windows 10
The built-in integration with Bluetooth 4.0 first appeared in Windows 8. And now in Windows 10 Microsoft is giving the entire ecosystem one SDK for development. All the OEM needs to do is include the hardware (dual mode Bluetooth BR/EDR + LE radio).
You take Windows 10 software and the OEM’s hardware and it turns the phone, tablet or PC into a powerful Bluetooth Smart Ready hub – ready to connect with billions of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart peripherals.
|Beacons are Opening New Avenues for Retailers
Toshiba recently introduced signs that use Bluetooth® Smart technology to create customize the consumer shopping experience. Bluetooth beacons send out a signal and when the smartphone comes into range, the sign becomes an “adaptive storefront”.
|Lab-on-a-chip Could Speed Cancer Diagnosis
The lab-on-a-chip works by detecting miniscule membrane vesicles called exosomes, which are found in most cancer cells.
Until now, exosomes have been hard to separate out and test because of their small size (between 30 and 150nm). Now, however, a team from the University of Kansas has created a device that promises faster result times, reduced costs, minimal sample demands and better sensitivity of analysis compared to conventional bench-top instruments currently used to examine the tiny biomarkers