MaxLinear Inc. | September 02, 2022
MaxLinear Inc. today announced that Digi International a global leader in IoT connectivity products and services, selected MaxLinear PCIe bridges and serial transceivers for the Digi Connect® IT high-performance console access servers used in data center and infrastructure markets.
As the nature of employment continues to change dramatically, remote access has become a vital workplace strategy, driving the greater need for secure remote management of data centers and devices. Digi Connect® IT console access servers give remote workers high-speed connectivity to securely and reliably monitor performance, troubleshoot issues, and supply reliable backup in the server room, at branch offices, or in other remote locations.
Console servers must connect up to 96 servers simultaneously through serial protocols such as RS-232. The MaxLinear PCIe bridges provide wide serial-port expansion that easily scales with customer connectivity requirements These products are well suited to the rapidly growing segment of 64-port (and higher) console servers. Pin compatibility across the family and expansion bus interface allows easy scaling from 4 up to 16 serial ports on a single PCIe lane.
"Thanks to the growth of IoT and cloud storage, the data center market is growing and expected to reach revenues of over $69 billion by 2024 according to Research and Markets,” said James Lougheed, Vice President of Marketing, High-Performance Analog & Accelerators for MaxLinear. "MaxLinear is committed to providing a wide range of products to serve the data center market, including PCIe bridges, serial transceivers, storage accelerators, optical transceivers, power regulators, Ethernet PHYs and switches. We're very proud to partner with Digi and provide key components for their console access servers found in data centers worldwide."
“MaxLinear is a market leader in PCIe bridges and has been a dependable component supplier to Digi for years, We remain committed to providing secure and innovative products that bring unsurpassed reliability in remote connectivity applications. By integrating MaxLinear technologies, Digi can continue to deliver excellence in Digi Connect remote console access servers with greater scalability and performance.”
Terry Schneider, Vice President of Supply Chain for Digi
Visit the MaxLinear website for more information and learn about available Evaluation Boards for MaxLinear PCIe Bridges and MaxLinear Transceivers.
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for access and connectivity, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com.
MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
About Digi International
Digi International is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services, and solutions. It helps companies create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, Digi has helped customers connect more than 100 million things and counting.
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Itron | September 27, 2022
Itron, Inc. which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, and SmartThings, Inc. are working together to provide an integrated energy experience by connecting Itron’s industrial IoT (IIoT) network solution and SmartThings’ services and solution. The companies plan to combine their industry leading IoT platforms to allow utilities to unlock the user experience and rapidly enhance value to both the consumer and the utility through improved distributed energy management, accelerated carbon reduction and enhanced consumer engagement.
The collaboration will combine Itron’s proven distributed intelligence (DI) ecosystem, which features millions of connected endpoints, with SmartThings Energy service1 to provide real-time energy readings and consumption patterns to improve energy management and conservation. The combined solution, which will support multiple connectivity options, will bring together participating consumers’ real-time consumption data from their meter, behind the meter assets and appliances all within the SmartThings Energy, giving the consumer a complete picture of their energy consumption.
Consumers that opt into their utility’s program will gain greater visibility into their energy use and reduce their usage while enabling utilities to improve overall grid management and visibility as well as advance carbon reduction goals. For example, utilities will be able to enhance their demand response (DR) programs with AI Energy Saving mode combined with high-fidelity real-time data from Itron’s IIoT solution to initiate DR events for participating consumers, reducing the energy load of their appliances.
Benefits of the collaboration include:
Enhancing value to consumers – A complete view of consumers' energy consumption can be obtained through the application, which displays both the whole house real-time consumption information provided by Itron as well as the preexisting app features that show real-time data use of smart appliances.
Enhancing value to utility – Utilities will be able to engage the rapidly growing base of SmartThings app users to enroll in energy efficiency, demand response and EV charging programs. A total of 230 million people have downloaded the SmartThings app, and Samsung expects to grow to 500 million users within five years. This combined with Itron’s millions of connect DI devices will allow utilities to enhance their distributed energy management programs.
Enhancing the enrollment experience – SmartThings’ enhanced enrollment experience can be applied into utility programs for energy efficiency, demand response, and EV charging – directly from the SmartThings application. Using this comprehensive view of energy consumption over time, utilities may identify likely customers to enroll EV and solar customers into the application.
Enhancing innovation with improved high-fidelity data – Itron, its utility partners, and SmartThings can leverage the cloud-to-cloud integration to provide consumers with an easy, secure way to authorize data access to DI application data, whole building consumption data and more. Consumers can also securely share data from their millions of connected devices with the utility or authorized third parties to enable seamless collaboration.
More details and information about Itron and Samsung SmartThings’ collaboration will be available soon.
“We are excited to join forces with Samsung SmartThings to drive the future of IoT, combining Itron’s unequaled track record of success in delivering utility outcomes with SmartThings’ expertise in consumer engagement, Combining two industry leading platforms is a game changer for energy management. This collaboration will significantly accelerate consumers’ understanding of their energy use, combining information from smart energy devices such as Samsung appliances, electric vehicles, solar panels, heat pumps, thermostats and more. Our goal is to enable consumers to optimize their use of green, renewable energy and reduce their carbon footprint.”
Don Reeves, senior vice president of Outcomes at Itron
“With this collaboration, we are enabling consumers to make smarter decisions about their energy use. Integrating Itron’s IIoT solution with the SmartThings Energy application will not only make it easier for utilities to inform their customers on their energy consumption, it will also make it easier for consumers to take advantage of energy savings opportunities in their smart appliances,” said Chanwoo Park, EVP & Head of IoT Biz Group, Samsung Electronics. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Itron as this not only conserves energy but also aligns with our customers’ goals of achieving net-zero carbon households.”
Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.
Itron is a registered trademark of Itron, Inc. All third-party trademarks are property of their respective owners and any usage herein does not suggest or imply any relationship between Itron and the third party unless expressly stated.
SmartThings is the premier technology enabling connected living and driving the future of IoT. Its open platform already supports thousands of devices across hundreds of brands and offers endless possibilities to innovators and developers seeking seamless connectivity in a vast IoT ecosystem. The company is committed to bringing simple, smart functionality to provide unifying experiences that inspire people to make a difference in their everyday lives. There are currently millions of people in more than 200 countries accessing SmartThings technology daily to create automations and control facets of their smart homes via the SmartThings App and through a range of Samsung products such as phones, TVs, and digital appliances. SmartThings offers the most flexible amount of protocols, including the new IoT standard, Matter. Launched in 2012, SmartThings is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and is a founding board member of Connectivity Standards Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the IoT.
Fibocom | July 21, 2022
Fibocom a global leading provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solutions and wireless communication modules, announced the launch of AI smart module SCA825-W. Powered by Qualcomm Technologies' premium-tier SoC (System-on-Chip) QCS8250, the module is designed to meet the requirements of high-end AIoT scenarios such as HD video conferences, HD livestreaming, cloud gaming, edge computing, robotics, drones, AR/VR and so on.
The combination of AI and IoT has opened up new possibilities for industries requiring automated real-time decision-making and data analysis. The demand for 5G AIoT solutions is expected to skyrocket, according to Counterpoint Research, with shipments of 5G AIoT modules reaching a CAGR of 84% between 2022 and 2030. Fibocom's AI smart module is bound to play a crucial part in the industry, with the potential to empower a massive range of compute-intensive use cases.
Equipped with the Qualcomm QCS8250 IoT solution, Fibocom's cutting-edge AI smart module SCA825-W integrates an octa-core Kryo™ 585 CPU, Adreno™ 650 GPU, dedicated NPU 230 (Neural Processing Unit), as well as Hexagon™ DSP for machine learning. The module can deliver a computering power of up to 15 TOPS (Tera Operations per Second), enabling complex AI computing performance with exceptional features.
Featuring a powerful Spectra ™ 480 ISP (image signal processor) Adreno 995 DPU and Adreno 665 VPU, Fibocom SCA825-W supports up to seven concurrent cameras, triple 4K display and video encode at up to 4K resolution at 120 fps, 8K at 30 fps (frames per second), offering superior image capturing, processing and displaying capabilities.
In addition, the module supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6.0, Bluetooth 5.1 as well as 2×2 Wi-Fi MIMO multi-antenna technology, which allows various wireless connectivity options for industrial and commercial use cases. It also supports Android 10 operating system and a wide range of interfaces (MIPI-DSI, I2S, PCIe, UART, USB, I2C, SPI), enabling much flexibility and ease of integration to meet the application demands of the AIoT industry.
"With AIoT continuously transforming every industry, high-performance AI modules will become an important pillar, Fibocom. Our newly-launched AI smart module SCA825-W is an exceptional part of the Fibocom smart module family, which will take a big step forward in the AIoT field with technological advancements."
Eden Chen, General Manager of MC Product Management Dept