Communications Technology

Connectivity is a key feature of modern embedded products. There’s a wide range of communications modes that can be used, but which is the best for your design? Should you use a wireless technology such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and, if so, which one should that be? Or would wired communication, such as Ethernet, be the best way forward?

In this section, New Electronics reviews the latest communications technologies and brings visitors to the website information on how these technologies are being applied.

KOE introduce 7.0-inch WXGA Rugged+ TFT display

Industrial display manufacturer, KOE, has announced its 7.0-inch Rugged+ TFT display. The TX18D212VM0BAA features WXGA (1280 x 768 pixels) resolution, a 5:3 wide aspect ratio, an extended operating temperature range and IPS (in-plane switching) wide viewing angle technology that KOE says ‘delivers exceptional optical performance’.

Midas Displays introduce Micro OLED displays range

Display manufacturer and supplier Midas Displays has introduced a new range of micro and round OLED displays. The OLED displays feature compact mechanical dimensions, exceptional brightness and contrast performance, and three different colour options.

Amazon Alexa technology brought to simple connected objects

The X-CUBE-AVS software package from STMicroelectronics enables Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to run on STM32 microcontrollers, allowing simple connected objects to support advanced conversational user interfaces with Cloud-based intelligence like automatic speech recognition and natural-language understanding.

Which Protocols Will Succeed in the IIoT?

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises to support a new era of smart industry. Founded on the notions of openness and interoperability, easy scalability and ‘Big Data’, it can help enterprises drive significant operational improvements across their various manufacturing and business processes.

60V/1A buck LED driver adds dimming for commercial lighting

With a typical output current accuracy of 5% at up to 1A and 97% efficiency, the AL8862 from Diodes can operate from an input voltage range between 5V and 60V, making it suitable for commercial, industrial, or architectural lighting. Its small profile means it can also be used in appliances of all sizes.

Fast connection to the cloud

STMicroelectronics has configured two STM32 Discovery Packs in order to provide fast connection of IoT devices to Cloud services over 2G/3G or LTE Cat M1/NB1 networks.

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