IoT and embedded products 2019

This post is here to comments links and news on intetesting IoT and embedded systena products I see on news.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
    Microsoft announces Azure SQL Database Edge, which will run on compute-constrained devices, and new AI, mixed reality, and IoT capabilities powered by Azure

    Microsoft adds more AI, mixed-reality, IoT services to its Azure line-up
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-adds-more-ai-mixed-reality-iot-services-to-its-azure-line-up/

    A couple days ahead of Build 2019, Microsoft is showcasing some new AI, MR, IoT and blockchain capabilities powered by Azure which it will be showing off at its developer confab.

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Tuya IoT Platform
    https://iot.tuya.com/mobile/register?_source=fc3cd4bc645b9df329bc4b9d2177d09a&utm_source=ads&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=iot_platform

    The product quickly realizes intelligence.,

    Help enterprises to solve intelligent problems easily

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
    Microsoft rolls out IoT, mapping, databases, storage, and analytics updates across Azure services, says Azure IoT Edge now integrates with Kubernetes

    Microsoft rolls out IoT, mapping, databases, storage, and analytics updates across Azure services
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/06/microsoft-rolls-out-iot-mapping-databases-storage-and-analytics-updates-across-azure-services/

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
    Google unveils the Google Nest Hub Max, a 10-inch smart display with a built-in camera that can act as an indoor security camera, coming this summer for $229 — It can detect your face, too — The Google Nest Hub Max is a big Google Assistant smart display with a camera on top that you can use …

    Nest Hub Max: hands-on with Google’s first smart display with a camera
    It can detect your face, too
    https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18529318/google-nest-hub-max-smart-display-camera-price-features-specs-release-hands-on-io-2019

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/9451-nopeasti-iot-kehitykseen-tikkuaskin-kokoisella-moduulilla

    SensorTile.box. Moduuli on mitoiltaan 57 x 38 x 20 milliä ja tähän kokoon on saatu ahdettua myös MicroSD-korttipaikka, jolla muistin saa laajennettua aina 64 gigatavuun asti.

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Mongoose OS
    Commercial IoT projects launched easy
    https://mongoose-os.com/

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/9453-tehoa-ja-turvaa-iot-sovelluksiin

    Esineiden internet asettaa IoT-solmujen mikro-ohjaimille vaatimuksia, joista aiempien sukupolvien ohjaimet eivät selviä. Cypressin uusi PSoC 6 MCU -arkkitehtuuri on kehitetty erityisesti IoT-sovelluksia varten.

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Atomic Pi Brings Intel to Single-Board Computers
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/atomic-pi-intel-single-board-computers,39194.html

    The onslaught of single-board computers continued last week with the debut of Atomic Pi, a product from Digital Loggers that combines the small form factor of a Raspberry Pi with an Intel Atom processor, ostensibly because the company believes it can offer better pricing and performance that way.

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Microsoft this week introduced IoT Plug and Play, a no-code toolkit for connecting Internet of Things devices to the cloud. The company touts it as a new modeling language to pump up the capabilities of IoT devices through the Microsoft Azure cloud service.

    Microsoft debuts Azure SQL Database Edge and IoT Plug and Play
    https://venturebeat.com/2019/05/02/microsoft-debuts-azure-sql-database-edge-and-iot-plug-and-play/

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Google korttitietokone tuli Elfan jakeluun
    http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/9474-google-korttitietokone-tuli-elfan-jakeluun

    Elfa Distrelec on lisännyt Google Coral -kehityskortin verkkokauppansa valikoimaan. Coral on korttitietokone, joka sisältää eMMC-muistin, järjestelmäpiirin, langattomat radioyhteydet sekä Google Edge TPU -yksikön.

    102110260 – Coral Dev Board, Seeed Studio
    https://www.elfadistrelec.fi/fi/coral-dev-board-seeed-studio-102110260/p/30143588?pos=2&origPos=2&origPageSize=10&prodprice=144.9&q=google+coral&p=cat-L1D_1859641~cat-DNAV_PL_1742436&isProductFamily=false&campaign=&track=true

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Opto 22 explains edge programmable industrial controllers for IIoT
    https://www.cablinginstall.com/standards/article/16479652/opto-22-explains-edge-programmable-industrial-controllers-for-iiot?cmpid=&utm_source=enl&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cim_data_center_newsletter&utm_content=2019-05-13&eid=289644432&bid=2441562

    New white paper shows how an edge programmable industrial controller can simplify, reduce costs, and increase security for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other data-intensive applications.

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    IoT Sensing Made Easy with Plug-and-Play Module for Any Skill Level
    https://www.eeweb.com/profile/eeweb/news/iot-sensing-made-easy-with-plug-and-play-module-for-any-skill-level

    STMicroelectronics recently launched SensorTile.box, a ready-to-use wireless IoT sensor platform kit that comes in three user modes to meet any skill level from students and makers to expert designers and developers. The IoT sensing evaluation kit helps designers understand how to collect and send sensor information to the cloud. It also demonstrates how easy it is to connect to the cloud thanks to out-of-the box certification to Microsoft Azure.

    https://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/evaluation-tools/product-evaluation-tools/mems-motion-sensor-eval-boards/steval-mksbox1v1.html?icmp=tt11316_gl_pron_may2019

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    “Unlike the original Nano, the new Nano comes in a castellated form factor. Not only is the new Nano breadboard-compatible, it can be soldered directly onto another PCB. Which goes some way to explaining why Arduino has chosen to refresh its Nano line up.”

    Introducing Four New Arduino Nanos
    Say “hello!” to the next generation of Arduino Nano
    https://blog.hackster.io/introducing-four-new-arduino-nanos-869b8abbccb4

    Arduino reveals more powerful, low-cost Nano boards for building homemade hardware and gadgets
    https://www.techrepublic.com/article/arduino-reveals-new-powerful-low-cost-nano-boards-for-building-homemade-hardware-and-gadgets/

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Arduino Is Now in the Phone Business
    Introducing the new Arduino SIM card
    https://blog.hackster.io/arduino-is-now-in-the-phone-business-c2c868915092

    Arduino has introduced an Arduino SIM card to help you connect to the Arduino IoT Cloud.

    The new Arduino SIM is intended to go alongside the Arduino MKR GSM 1400, released back in 2017

    The SIM comes with an initial 10MB of free data. However the data will expire after 90 days

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Arduino SIM, the new cellular connectivity service for the Arduino IoT Cloud
    https://blog.arduino.cc/2019/05/21/arduino-sim-the-new-cellular-connectivity-service-for-the-arduino-iot-cloud/

    . The cellular service, provided by Arm Pelion Connectivity Management, has a global roaming profile; meaning a single Arduino SIM can be used in over 100 countries worldwide with one simple data plan.

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Battery Powered Smart Lock Reference Design With Cloud Connectivity Using SimpleLink™ Wi-F
    http://www.ti.com/tool/TIDC-01005?HQS=epd-mcu-simp-industrial_ba-exah-rd-ElectronicDesign-wwe&DCM=yes&dclid=CLTK6IjLruICFQtUGAodKeYKMA

    This reference design demonstrates how to create a battery-powered electronic smart lock with integrated Wi-Fi®. The design demonstrates how the SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi CC3220S wireless MCU (SoC) can be used as the main system controller and network processor to create a highly integrated design. TIDC-01005 reference design combines the CC3220S with a DRV8837 1.8A low voltage brushed DC motor driver to form the core of a Wi-Fi enabled electronic smart lock design. It also features the SimpleLink Bluetooth® low energy CC2640R2F wireless MCU to demonstrate Wi-Fi provisioning over BLE. The design leverages LaunchPad™ Development kits

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  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Langaton älytehdas – 5G-valmius ja uusia IoT-antureita
    https://www.uusiteknologia.fi/2019/05/21/langaton-alytehdas-5g-valmius-ja-uusia-iot-antureita/

    Oululainen Haltian esitteli tänään Thingsee IoT Summitissa Helsingissä älytehdasratkaisun, jossa hyödynnetään Amazonin AWS:n Greengrass -reunalaskentateknologiaa ja Thingsee IoT -alustaa uusine antureineen. Älytehdas perustuu yksityisiin LTE-mobiiliverkkoihin ja tuleviin nopeisiin 5G-verkkoihin.

    Haltian anturilaitteissa hyödynnetään suomalaisen Wirepasin IoT Mesh -verkkotekniikkaa siirtämään dataa paikalliseen Thingsee-yhdyskäytävälaitteeseen. Siitä tieto välittyy paikan päälle asennettuun, Amazonin AWS IoT Greengrassin Edge -reunalaskentaratkaisuun.

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  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Haltian haluaa anturoida älytehtaat
    http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/9499-haltian-haluaa-anturoida-alytehtaat

    Smart Factory perustuu Haltianin alun perin vuonna 2013 esiteltyyn Thingsee-alustaan, jota on vuosien varrella kehitetty paremmaksi. Älytehtaaseen tuodaan uusien ankaria olosuhteita kestävien Thingsee-anturien lisäksi uusi yhdyskäytävälaite sekä Amazonin AWS-pilvessä toimiva datan prosessointi ja analysointi.

    Lisäksi alustassa on valinnaisena ominaisuutena yksityinen LTE, joka takaa turvallisen paikallisen langattoman yhteyden. Haltianin anturilaitteissa käytetään tamperelaisen Wirepasin IoT Mesh -verkkotekniikkaa siirtämään dataa paikalliseen Thingsee-yhdyskäytävälaitteeseen, joka sitten välittää sen paikan päälle asennettuun palvelinjärjestelmään.

    - Asennus ei edellytä tuotantokatkoksia, ja digitalisointi-investoinnin kustannukset ovat 90 prosenttia pienemmät datapistettä kohden perinteisiin automaattiventtiileihin verrattuna, Haltianin toimitusjohtaja ja perustajajäsen Pasi Leipälä selittää.

    Thingsee Environment Rugged -anturi valvoo langattomasti kaikkia tehtaan parametreja, kuten lämpötilaa, kosteutta, valoisuutta ja koneiden käyttöaikadataa, ja raportoi tiedot. Anturissa on kestävä IP67-luokan kotelo, ja se jaksaa mitata kahdella AAA-paristolla jopa viisi vuotta riippuen siitä, kuinka tihein välein anturi on asetettu lähettämään dataa.

    Kolmas uutuustuote on Thingsee Gateway LAN -yhdyskäytävä. Se kerää dataa antureista Wirepas Mesh -protokollaa käyttävän IoT-verkkoyhteyden avulla ja kokoaa sen Ethernetin kautta paikalliseen Thingsee IoT -alustaan.

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  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Arduino sai oman kännykkäliittymän
    http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/9497-arduino-sai-oman-kannykkaliittyman

    Arduino SIM käynnistyy ensin Yhdysvalloissa ja laajenee kesällä Aasiaan ja Eurooppaan. Ensivaiheessa SIM-yhteys tuodaan Arduino MKR GSM 1400 -kortille, joka toimii 3G-verkossa ja jossa GSM-yhteys toimii varalla. Arduinon suunnitelmissa on jo tuoda SIM-tuki MKR NB 1500 -kortille, jolloin sen voi liittää LTE-M- ja NB-IoT-verkkoihin.

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  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Haltian keksi teollisesta IoT:stä sen, mitä muut eivät tajua
    http://www.etn.fi/index.php/13-news/9501-haltian-keksi-teollisesta-iot-sta-sen-mita-muut-eivat-tajua

    Thingsee-alustaa on vuosi varrella paranneltu pariin kertaa ja todellinen kasvu alkoi vasta puolitoista vuotta sitten, kun Thingseestä lanseerattiin kolmas polvi.

    - Sen jälkeen meillä on ollut tasaista kasvua.

    Hänen mukaansa Thingsee-alusta ratkaisee useimmat IoT-kehityksen haasteet. Sen mukana tulee alustaohjelmisto, pilvi-infra, järjestelmöintegraatio, laitteiston ja ohjelmistojen integrointi, liitettävyys ja tietoliikenne. Tämän takia Thingseellä onnistuu esimerkiksi ratkaisujen nopea pilotointi ja sen avulla pääsee volyymeihin parissa viikossa, Leipälä kehuu.

    Helppoutta on se, että anturien käyttöönotto ja verkkoon liittäminen onnistuu lähes keneltä tahansa QR-koodin lukemalla. Anturit konfiguroidaan jo Haltianin tehtaalla, joten käyttöönotto tapahtuu minuuteissa. Haltian tarjoaa Thingsee Toolbox -työkalut verkon käyttöönottoon ja monitorointiin. ikä verkon koolla ole väliä. – Oli kyse sitten 10 laitteesta tai miljoonista antureista, me pystymme toimittamaan ratkaisun, Leipälä sanoo.

    - Uskon, että ratkaisumme on helpoin ottaa käyttöön, nopein skaalata suuremmaksi, hallittavin ja luotettavin sekä asiakkaiden mukaan myös kustannustehokkain.

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  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Document Explores Benefits of Edge-Programmable IIoT Controllers
    https://www.eeweb.com/profile/eeweb/news/document-explores-benefits-of-edge-programmable-iiot-controllers

    A white paper from Opto 22 explains how its edge-programmable industrial controller, EPIC for short, simplifies and secures automation and industrial IoT (IIoT) deployments, while reducing cost and complexity. In addition to IIoT and other data-intensive applications, groov EPIC devices can be used to provide real-time control for all kinds of conventional automation implementations.

    The document, entitled “Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers,” focuses on three main communication challenges: complexity, security, and expense.

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  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    New cellular connectivity service for Arduino IoT Cloud
    https://www.electropages.com/2019/05/new-cellular-connectivity-service-arduino-iot-cloud?utm_campaign=2019-05-23-Electropages-Email-Newsletters&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=article&utm_content=New+cellular+connectivity+service+for+Arduino+IoT+Cloud

    Arduino has released Arduino SIM, a SIM-only service only for IoT devices based on the Arduino platform, to provide developers and manufacturers cellular access to their IoT Cloud platform through over 100 countries with a single data plan and competitive pricing.

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  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Redpine Do-It-All IoT Chip Heads for Home
    https://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1334723

    All major chip vendors – namely, Qualcomm, Cypress or Texas Instruments – pursuing the elusive IoT market today are discovering that the smart-home segment is a roadrunner and they are Wile E. Coyote.

    The challenges of a fragmented smart home IoT frontier are manifold.

    First, the smart-home segment covers a vast diversity of connected devices, ranging from door bells, door locks and smoke detectors to smart speakers and smart refrigerators. Second, they offer too many connectivity options (WiFi, Bluetooth, BLE, ZigBee, Z-Wave and Thread). Third, smart-home devices often provide little interoperability on application layers (i.e. Apple HomeKit and Samsung SmartThings). Fourth, the security gap in IoT chips is a deep quandary. Above all, power drain continues to hobble smart-home devices. When its batteries die, the device is neither connected nor smart.

    Into this breach, Redpine Signals is leaping this week, with a new IoT chip called RS9116N-DBT. Integrated with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and 802.15.4. with Thread stack, the new IoT chip features an ARM Cortex M4 MCU with advanced security. Redpine claimed that this chip will not just attain parity with its rivals but also will leapfrog ahead of them.

    The advantages of the new IoT chip, boasted Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals include: a) simultaneous multi-protocol wireless connectivity, 2) high-level security, 3) the ability to run edge intelligence (Redpine’s home-grown AI engine added) and 4) whole-home coverage.

    Always-on sensor with Wi-Fi
    Most of all, Redpine’s RS9116N-DBT “consumes less than 90 uA in Wi-Fi connected state,” Mattela claimed. This is power consumption one-fifth to one-fifteenth that of rival chipsets currently in the market

    But why does Redpine insist on Wi-Fi integration in a smart-home IoT chip? In a conventional smart-home IoT setting, Wi-Fi links are often offered separately from ZigBee mesh devices.

    Mattela strongly believes this is no longer the way to go.

    “The only wireless technology that’s native IP supported is Wi-Fi,” he stressed. Wi-Fi must be there to offer “interoperable IP access” to every smart-home device.

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  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Rich IoT
    Innovation in Voice, Display, and AI Vision categories
    https://www.mediatek.com/products/iot/rich-iot

    MediaTek’s Rich IoT program features a series of AI-supported chipset platforms that are enabling companies to innovate and develop products across the breadth of intelligent devices market.

    As the market leader of chips for voice assistant devices (VAD), we work with the world’s most well-known brands to power intelligent devices, such as smart speakers and sound bars. MediaTek’s Rich IoT program is spurring AI innovation with its platforms that enterprises, startups, emerging brands and leading OEMs in diverse markets can use; designing a wide range of IoT devices with edge-AI capabilities, new user experiences and addressing new market opportunities.

    MediaTek Products

    MT8516
    MT8167
    MT8385

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  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Introducing AWS Ground Station
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MwNgO0aJo0

    AWS Ground Station – https://amzn.to/2waQW1N is a fully managed service that lets you control satellite communications, process data, and scale your operations without having to worry about building or managing your own ground station infrastructure.

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  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Smart-Home Chipset Extends Battery Life to Four Years
    https://www.eeweb.com/profile/eeweb/news/smart-home-chipset-extends-battery-life-to-four-years

    Redpine Signal’s new RS9116N-DBT chipset addresses the connectivity requirements of smart-home devices, such as smart locks, security cameras, home appliances, alarm systems, doorbells and robots. It also delivers the power efficiency and hardware-assisted ML functions needed for artificial-intelligence and machine-learning smart systems.

    Housed in an 8.8 × 8-mm BGA package, the chipset integrates an ARM Cortex M4 microcontroller, advanced hardware security and multiple wireless protocols. It contains Wi-Fi, BT, BLE, ZigBee and Thread protocol stacks, automated mesh formation and reconfiguration capability for whole house coverage.

    RS9116N-DBT0-BRS
    Dual-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Dual-mode Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4
    https://www.redpinesignals.com/Products/Hosted_Connectivity/Multi-Protocol_Wireless_SoCs_&_Modules/RS9116_SoCs_&_Modules/RS9116N-DBT0-BRS.php

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  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Tibbits are colorful pre-programmed modules for building IoT devices
    https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/31/tibbits-are-colorful-pre-programmed-modules-for-building-iot-devices/

    At first glance, Tibbits look like building blocks, but each one is a module or a connector that makes it easier to build connected devices and systems. Tibbits were created by Tibbo Technology, a Taipei-based startup that exhibited at Computex this week (it showed off a humanoid robot built from various Tibbits).

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  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Internet’s Favorite WiFi-Connected Bunny Is Back For a Limited Time
    https://blog.hackster.io/the-internets-favorite-wifi-connected-bunny-is-back-for-a-limited-time-8b223b617524

    Violet released the Nabaztag Internet-connect bunny way back in 2005. In many ways, it was one of the first smart home assistants.

    Unfortunately, Nabaztag hasn’t been made in years. Now, however, the iconic bunny is being brought back for a limited time with a new Raspberry Pi brain.

    The updated Nabaztag is being crowdfunded through a service called Ulule

    https://www.ulule.com/le-retour-du-nabaztag/

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  29. Tomi Engdahl says:

    STMicro makes IoT sensing easier with plug-and-play module
    https://www.electronicproducts.com/Internet_of_Things/Sensors/STMicro_makes_IoT_sensing_easier_with_plug_and_play_module.aspx?utm_content=bufferac10d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    Designed for everyone from students and makers to professional designers and developers, the IoT sensing module is ready to connect to the cloud via Microsoft Azure

    STMicroelectronics is launching SensorTile.box, a ready-to-use wireless IoT and wearable sensor platform kit, for any skill level from students and makers to expert designers and developers

    https://www.st.com/en/evaluation-tools/steval-mksbox1v1.html

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  30. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Now You Can Use the Qwiic Connect System with Your Favorite Development Boards
    https://blog.hackster.io/now-you-can-use-the-qwiic-connect-system-with-your-favorite-development-boards-11ff64372d25

    Microcontroller development boards, like the popular Arduino line, are great for prototyping electronic devices. But the more components you connect to them, the more complicated the wiring becomes. If you’ve got a lot of components, you’ll quickly end up with a headache-inducing rat’s nest of wires. SparkFun Electronics’ Qwiic Connect System is designed to simplify that wiring by using chainable I2C modules that require just four wires.

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  31. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Getting to know the new Arduino Nano 33 IoT
    https://blog.arduino.cc/2019/05/24/getting-to-know-the-new-arduino-nano-33-iot/

    As announced at Maker Faire Bay Area, the Nano 33 IoT is part of the new 3.3V variant of the family with an Arm Cortex-M0+ microcontroller and a pre-certified ESP32-based WiFi and Bluetooth module from u-blox that brings sophisticated connectivity to its tiny package. The inclusion of an ECC608A crypto chip means it also offers IoT security features not usually available at such a low price point.

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  32. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Arduino Boards Are Getting Cuter (and Cheaper)
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/arduino-nano-boards-specs-every-iot-ble-sense,39371.html

    Introducing Four New Arduino Nanos
    Say “hello!” to the next generation of Arduino Nano
    https://blog.hackster.io/introducing-four-new-arduino-nanos-869b8abbccb4

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  33. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Google Coral to Create On-Device AI-Equipped Development Boards
    https://blog.hackster.io/asus-partners-with-google-coral-to-create-on-device-ai-equipped-development-boards-793ec9eb28e

    In essence, it places Google’s Coral Edge TPU optimized for machine learning applications on Asus’ Tinker Edge T and CR1S-CM-A SBCs outfitted with NXP’s i.MX 8M SoCs.

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  34. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Google Releases Coral Environmental Sensor Board for the Raspberry Pi
    https://blog.hackster.io/google-releases-coral-environmental-sensor-board-for-the-raspberry-pi-d63245510fbb

    Coral brand for the Raspberry Pi or the company’s own Coral Dev Board, which adds a range of sensors and an OLED display. The Coral Environmental Board is designed to connect to Google’s Cloud IoT Core service, allowing you to securely link your projects and then collect, analyze, and process the sensor data using Google’s lineup of ML tools (or whatever platform you prefer).

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