PTC | September 11, 2023
Quasar has joined PTC to provide data solutions with high-performance to IoT customers.
Quasar’s capability to equip businesses across various sectors to enhance decision-making and gain a competitive edge effectively manages data storage costs.
PTC empowers businesses to distinguish their offerings, enhance operational efficiency, and boost workforce productivity.
Quasar, a prominent provider of high-performance time-series database solutions, both in the cloud and at the edge, has announced a strategic partnership with PTC, a global leader in industrial automation software and IoT technologies. This collaboration aims to deliver advanced data solutions tailored for industrial companies, leveraging Quasar's robust data management capabilities and PTC's industry-leading industrial connectivity platform, Kepware.
The partnership between Quasar and PTC has global implications, as IoT data management is a critical concern for industrial companies across various regions. It addresses the pressing need for industrial companies to efficiently manage and leverage their IoT data for better decision-making and operational improvements.
While, Quasar is distinguished by its unique database architecture and patented compression algorithm, empowering organizations to process and analyze extensive data sets in real-time, PTC enables companies to differentiate their products and services, improve operational excellence, and increase workforce productivity. This capability equips businesses across various sectors, including telecom, finance, manufacturing, and energy, to enhance decision-making and gain a competitive edge while effectively managing data storage costs. By combining Quasar's data expertise with PTC's industrial connectivity capabilities, businesses can harness IoT data's transformative potential.
The collaboration focuses on revolutionizing how businesses handle and utilize their IoT data. The integration facilitates more informed decision-making, enhances operational efficiency, and drives transformative business outcomes.
The joining hands of Quasar with PTC signifies a commitment to enhancing data solutions for industrial companies. By integrating high-performance time-series database technology with industrial connectivity capabilities, this collaboration aims to empower businesses to leverage IoT data effectively and drive meaningful outcomes in the industrial automation sector.
Key benefits of this collaboration include-
High-performance data ingestion and query capabilities, offered by Quasar's unique architecture, ensure lightning-fast access to time-series crucial data for real-time insights.
Integration with PTC's Kepware platform for seamless data connectivity, allowing customers to consolidate data from various industrial sources and IoT devices.
Quasar's dedication to scalability and reliability ensures efficient management of growing IoT data infrastructure for customers.
Edouard Alligand, the Founder and CEO of Quasar, expressed his sentiments regarding the partnership with PTC, a prominent player in the IoT domain. He remarked,
We are delighted to partner with PTC, a leader in the IoT space. This collaboration represents a significant step toward providing our customers with seamless connections to industrial automation data from various manufacturing IoT applications. Our goal is to empower businesses to harness the full potential of their IoT data and drive transformative outcomes.
[Source: Cision PR Newswire]
Business Wire | October 26, 2023
Quectel, a global IoT solutions provider, has unveiled six new antennas designed to provide robust connectivity performance for IoT devices. The new antennas cover a wide range of use cases from 5G to non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) bringing new capabilities to customers.
We’re delighted to further augment our comprehensive range of antennas with the addition of these new antennas and evaluation boards, said Norbert Muhrer, President and CSO, Quectel Wireless Solutions.
“Internet of Things applications increasingly demand high-performance antennas that meet their specific needs whether that’s for competitive cost, access to specific network technologies in particular frequency bands or for robust, safe characteristics such as IP ratings and RoHS and REACH compliance. The expanded Quectel antenna range is sure to meet the needs of your device and deployment and is backed by our design support and deployment experience, alongside, of course, our widely deployed and comprehensive range of modules.”
The Quectel YC0001CA is a 4G surface-mount design (SMD) antenna that is optimized for LTE, LTE-M and Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) networks. This low-profile antenna, which measures just 35.0 x 8.5 x 3.0mm, operates in the 700-960MHz and 1710-2700MHz and is both RoHS and REACH compliant for use in sensitive environments. In addition, the antenna can be supplied on tape and reel for high-volume applications and is compatible with all of Quectel’s 4G, 3G, 2G and LPWA IoT modules.
The Quectel YC0018CA is a 5G SMD antenna that covers 5G New Radio (NR) Sub-6GHz frequency bands. Depending on the ground plane, the antenna is designed to be mounted directly to the printed circuit board (PCB) using a conventional PCB reflow process. Measuring 40.0 x 7.0 x 3.0mm, the antenna operates between -40 °C to +85 °C and weighs 15g. The antenna can be tuned specifically for the final device environment with a simple, PI matching circuit and, when used with other 5G antennas, it can achieve multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) performance. Also available on tape and reel, the antenna can also be supplied with the YC0018CAEVB evaluation board.
The Quectel YECN028AA is a 5G or NTN external antenna that supports the 410-470MHz, 617-960MHz and 1425-6000MHz frequency bands. With dimensions of 225 x 54.5 x 13.0mm, the antenna is IP66, RoHS and REACH compliant so it has wide applicability to use cases in sensitive environments. Featuring high efficiency and gain, the antenna offers omni-directional high-speed data transmission and can be used in a wide range of wireless devices such as access points, outdoor equipment, real-time monitoring devices and many others.
The Quectel YEMX223J1A is a 5G x 2 combo antenna that is IP67, RoHS and REACH compliant. Measuring 186.0 x 176.0 x 100.5mm, the combo antenna supports the 410-470MHz, 617-960MHz, 1420-1520MHz, 1710-2690MHz, 3300-3800MHz and 4000-6000MHz frequency bands. The ultra-wideband antenna box is also backward compatible supporting 2G and 3G networks as well as Cat-M and NB-IoT. Designed for ease of integration with connection via two cable lengths from 450-5000mm, the pole, wall suction mount omni-directional antenna offers ease of installation and durability thanks to its IP67 and IP69K compliant enclosure. Quectel offers flexible installation option with custom cable length and connector options
The Quectel YEMX425J1A is a 5G x 4 combo antenna that measures 186.0 x 176.0 x 150mm. The combo antenna supports the 410-470MHz, 617-2690 MHZ and 3300-6000MHz frequency bands and both RoHS and REACH compliant. Offering backward compatibility with 2G, 3G, Cat-M and NB-IoT, the antenna is, in common with the YEMX223J1A, compatible with Quectel’s RM520x Series of IoT modules. In addition, durability is assured thanks to the combo antenna’s IP67 and IP69K ASA enclosure.
Rounding out the latest wave of Quectel antenna introductions, the Quectel YSIS001AA, metal spring antenna operates in the 412-427MHz band, the 433-435 MHz band and the 450-470MHz band which is compatible with LTE B31 plus EU433 applications. Measuring 29.0 x 7.0 x 7.90mm, the RoHS and REACH compliant antenna is mounted to the host device PCB using the conventional SMD reflow process, offering high efficiency.
In common with all Quectel antennas, these new additions to the range also gain Quectel’s comprehensive antenna design support including simulation, testing and manufacturing for custom antenna solutions to meet customers’ specific application needs.
Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we are a global IoT solutions provider backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of 5,900 professionals sets the pace for innovation in cellular, GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules as well as antennas and services.
With regional offices and support across the globe, our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT and helping build a smarter world.
Intel | September 20, 2023
Intel is turning software into a new revenue-generating business division, based primarily on the AI obsession.
Intel is the first to bring a true AI accelerator to a PC with Meteor Lake.
Intel Xeon processors of the fifth generation will also debut on December 14.
Next year, the Sierra Forest E-core processor will be available with 288 cores.
Intel has revealed plans to launch an AI PC, set to be released on December 14, featuring Intel Core Ultra processors with a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). The new processors, codenamed Meteor Lake, will include Intel's NPU for AI acceleration and local inference on the PC, representing an inflection point in client processing. The move is part of Intel's effort to compete with Nvidia and expand its presence in the AI space across various compute needs.
CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, noted ‘AI Everywhere' in a keynote address, surprising some who haven't been paying attention with a December 14 launch date for the AI PC running Intel Core Ultra processors with a comparatively new acronym, NPU, for Neural Processing Unit. In July, he first described the upcoming AI PC era.
The AI PC is expected to launch worldwide, with Acer already planning to unveil a laptop powered by the Core Ultra processor. Intel's AI PC represents a significant development, as it brings a true AI accelerator to a PC. This allows for generative AI tasks to be performed locally, faster, and with higher levels of privacy and security. The AI PC is expected to play a crucial role in supporting AI workloads on local devices, such as PCs, mobile devices, and edge devices.
Analyst at J. Gold Associates, Jack Gold, stated,
The significance of AI on a PC is not to be overlooked, this is a big deal. Intel is the first to bring a true AI accelerator to a PC with Meteor Lake. Microsoft is even adding capabilities in next-gen Windows to access the NPU.
[Source: Fierce Electronics]
Local processing power becomes crucial as AI workloads increasingly run on local devices. This shift reduces the need to transfer data to the cloud, improving efficiency and reducing latency. It aims to leverage AI to transform the PC experience, emphasizing the synergy between cloud and PC. This will allow for personal productivity and creativity enhancements. Intel's Core Ultra processors will include Fovoros packaging, combining the NPU, Intel 4 process technology, and graphics capabilities with Intel Arc graphics.