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Connecting to the Google Cloud IoT with the AVR-IoT WG Eval Board Greg Toth
The Microchip AC164160 AVR-IoT WG Evaluation Board allows you to prototype sensor applications using a secure-element cryptographic coprocessor and low-power microcontroller to securely connect to the Google Cloud IoT.

Integrating the STM32L4 Discovery Kit IoT Node with the Google Cloud Platform Using Wi-Fi Greg Toth
The STMicroelectronics STM32L4 Discovery Kit for IoT Node Discovery Kit is an Internet of Things (IoT) development kit that is ideal for prototyping sensor applications with wireless connectivity to the Google Cloud IoT.

Wireless Tech Helps Protect Healthcare Budgets Steven Keeping
An aging population is increasingly suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart failure, and frequent hospitalization puts an additional load on stressed healthcare budgets. However, now wireless technology is enabling good symptom management, keeping seniors safe at home and protecting healthcare budgets.

Factors to Consider When Using 1U Power Supplies in Industrial Environments TDK Lambda
Why have the low cost, 1U high-power supplies used by the data communications industry not found their way into the industrial sector? This article highlights why many manufacturers are staying with traditional 2U and 3U products.

Your Wireless Choice: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Both? Mouser Staff
We expect devices to have wireless connectivity these days, but which standard offers the right set of trade-offs for your application? Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or both?

Nano, Nano: Shrinking Power Consumption Down in Analog Power Design Paul Golata
Using their analog expertise, ROHM Semiconductor has developed a new product line, the Nano Series, to achieve more compact parts that require less energy to operate.

Celebrating the Engineer: Saving the Thai Soccer Team Mouser Staff
Recently, we interviewed Uzi Hanuni, founder and CEO of Maxtech Networks, whose amazing radio communications equipment specially designed for challenging, emergency situations played a crucial role in the successful rescue of 12 boys and their coach from deep inside a cave in Thailand. Industry leaders from around the world say thank you to Uzi in this featured blog.

Cellular for IoT: Industry Goals and Technology Roadmap Barry Manz
The cellular industry has a solid strategy for making its technologies better suited than LPWANS for IoT. The industry’s goals are many, including low-power consumption, enhanced and increased coverage, enhanced security, and scalability, among others. Three wireless technologies are slated to help meet these goals: LTE-M, EC-GSM-IoT, and NB-IoT.

OTA Software Updates for Your Car?! John Donovan
Now here’s a scary thought: You’re driving down the freeway in heavy traffic when the LCD screen in your dashboard that was previously displaying a song title suddenly informs you that the firmware for your car’s 100+ electronic control units (ECUs) has been updated wirelessly and you need to reboot your car for them to take effect. What happens if you’re distracted and don’t press the No button soon enough? If your car were my PC it would reboot automatically. Not so good at 70 mph.

My Two Bits About 8 Bits John Donovan
OK, time to own up: With 32-bit MCUs becoming so inexpensive as well as capable, I figured 8-bit MCUs were hanging in there for extended legacy designs. I mean, who would base a new design on a 35-year old 8051 architecture? As it turns out, plenty of people.

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