ENTERPRISE IOT, DEVICES
businesswire | April 11, 2023
Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that its cellular-to-cloud development kits powered by Renesas’ 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) now fully support Microsoft’s popular Azure cloud services. The two Cloud Kits – the CK-RA6M5 and CK-RX65N – enable users to readily connect and manage wireless IoT devices via the cloud. With these latest updates, IoT device developers can now take advantage of unique features and services available through Azure, an open and flexible cloud computing platform used by billions of devices worldwide.
Both cloud development kits incorporate Renesas’ LTE CAT-M1 module, which wirelessly connects MCUs to cloud services without a gateway. The kits are equipped with Microsoft’s new Embedded Wireless Framework, providing a simplified link to the Azure cloud platform. The Embedded Wireless Framework lets any network adapter securely connect to the cloud, providing greater flexibility and better lifecycle management of cloud-based products. Asset tracking, building automation, medical data management, voice command and industrial control are some of the embedded applications that can benefit from the Renesas Cloud Kits.
To ensure reliable functionality and interoperability, both CK-RA6M5 and CK-RX65N kits have been certified by Microsoft Azure. This means that the devices are validated to connect with Azure IoT Hub and can be securely provisioned through the Device Provisioning Service. Additionally, both devices are IoT Plug and Play-certified, enabling developers to integrate the devices into their solutions using pre-defined device models. This eliminates the need to manually configure hardware.
The Renesas Cloud Kits include a high-performance MCU, the RYZ014A Cat-M1 Pmod, six on-board sensors, and extensive peripherals, including a USB FS connector, USB-to-UART serial converter, two Pmod connectors, and a battery connector. For additional layers of security, Renesas collaborated with its partner, Crypto Quantique to implement a software-based IoT cryptography platform that securely connects IoT devices to server-hosted applications on-premises or in the cloud. Hardware-based security such as the Renesas Secure Crypto Engine 9 (SCE9) and Trusted Secure IP (TSIP) driver has been incorporated on the RA6M5 and RX65N MCUs respectively.
"The opportunities that the Azure cloud platform brings to IoT developers are limitless,” said Roger Wendelken, Senior Vice President and Head of MCU Business, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit at Renesas. “Our Azure-enabled Cloud Kits provide engineers with a powerful development environment to create, evaluate and deploy cloud-based IoT solutions with confidence. With real-time data analytics and easy integration with other Azure services, developers can focus on building best-in-class IoT applications."
"Bringing the Renesas Cloud Kits into the Azure cloud ecosystem is a natural step forward,” said Stefan Wick, Product Lead IoT Edge and RTOS at Microsoft Azure. “By customizing the Embedded Wireless Framework for Renesas’ MCUs, engineers can reuse application code across different IoT products and leverage a flexible abstraction interface for seamlessly connecting IoT systems to the Azure cloud services. Using the pre-configured development platform, system developers can leverage the power of Azure IoT and create reliable and scalable IoT solutions, while saving time and cost for development.”
"We are proud to have been involved in the implementation of enhanced security measures for the Renesas Cloud Kits, as well as providing seamless and speedy connectivity to the Azure cloud,” said Chris Jones, Director of Applications at Crypto Quantique. “Our QuarkLink IoT platform provides industry-leading security, giving customers peace of mind knowing that their data and devices are secure."
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. A leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at renesas.com.
SOFTWARE AND TOOLS
PRnewswire | May 12, 2023
HTEC Group is joining the SAS® IoT Partner Ecosystem to create value for customers. SAS and HTEC Group will work together to deliver continuous innovation for companies across industries, including healthcare, life sciences, logistics and more. The partnership is between SAS, the leader in analytics, and HTEC Group, a global product-development and engineering-services firm. The companies will develop joint offerings that help global enterprise companies apply cutting-edge data-driven, IoT, edge and cloud-enabled solutions to pressing business challenges.
"In today's challenging economy, we continue to see the rapid adoption of AI and streaming analytics," said Jason Mann, VP of IoT at SAS. "Resilient companies need to quickly turn raw data into information for better decision-making. The combination of engineering excellence from HTEC Group and AI and IoT analytics expertise from SAS will deliver competitive advantage."
This partnership offers co-advisory services that will guide organizations through their digital transformation, support them through disruption, and help them win in the digital world.
SAS delivers expertise in IoT analytics, and decades of experience in providing innovative technologies. HTEC Group offers best-in-class software engineering and product development. Together, the companies will inspire customers around the globe to transform data into intelligence and build powerful solutions that create long-lasting value.
HTEC Group's extensive experience in developing cutting-edge IoT-powered solutions and deep understanding of the healthcare and life sciences industries can bring enormous value to this partnership. In addition, HTEC Group's deep domain expertise in transforming logistics through new digital solutions will be supercharged by SAS analytics to further help companies in logistics and supply chain.
"We are delighted to enter into a partnership with SAS to address client challenges from a business and technology perspective," said Darko Todorovic, VP of Engineering and Delivery at HTEC Group. "The importance of teaming up with a leader in analytics space coupled with HTEC's deep technology expertise in building the world's best digital products, is that together we will deliver on industry leading next generation solutions and platforms to our shared clients globally."
About HTEC Group
HTEC Group is a global, digital, product development and engineering services firm powering the technological evolution of the world's most impactful organizations – from disruptive start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia, the company is now headquartered in San Francisco, with more than 2,000 experts spread across the traditional engineering hotspots of Central and Southeast Europe and consulting, innovation, and product design offices in Silicon Valley, New York, and London. With the highest level of expertise and extensive experience in a multitude of business domains – including Healthcare, Retail, Transportation and Smart Mobility, Logistics, FinTech, Green Energy, Media, and Deep Technology – HTEC is both an ideal technology partner for its clients and the ultimate growth platform for its employees.
ENTERPRISE IOT, INDUSTRIAL IOT
Businesswire | May 16, 2023
InnoPhase IoT, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra-low power Wi-Fi IoT solutions, announced multiple end-to-end (E2E) sensor to cloud customer solutions based on its Talaria TWO Wi-Fi/BLE SoC and modules. The solutions accelerate the transition to battery powered cloud connected IoT market applications. By delivering an approximately 10+ year battery-operated sensor solution featuring a lower power consumption Wi-Fi module and optimized cloud connectivity reference software, InnoPhase IoT is fueling rapid growth of IoT designs.
Multi-protocol Wi-Fi/BLE support from Talaria TWO enables both direct-to-cloud low-power Wi-Fi sensor connectivity without the need for an intermediate gateway and a cloud connectivity gateway solution for legacy BLE-based IoT sensor applications. E2E capabilities allow Wi-Fi and BLE IoT devices to be easily managed and monitored via cloud software.
The battery-operated sensor solution delivers rapid time to market, cloud connectivity, low power, and low total cost of ownership for broad-based applications such as smart home and factory automation, commercial building management, access and air quality monitoring, smart retail, industrial IoT, smart healthcare and pet and people tracking, and more.
“Our end customer was looking for seven plus years of battery life for a temperature probe and a cloud connectivity gateway solution for a remote temperature monitoring IoT application. We selected InnoPhase IoT’s ultra-low power Talaria TWO Wi-Fi solution and its market-ready cloud connectivity reference software to meet our design targets and time to market needs,” said Dave Pulvermacher, COO at Matrix Product Development, a developer of IoT devices.
According to Adam Zilberbaum, CEO at Sunsa Homes, a manufacturer of the Sunsa Wand that delivers retrofit window blind automation, “We’ve incorporated the InnoPhase IoT Wi-Fi sensor solution into our battery-powered Sunsa Wand to allow customers to control their window blinds from anywhere using iPhone and Android apps. In addition, light and temperature sensors can trigger the opening and closing of blinds based on temperature and comfort preferences. It was important that we connect directly to Wi-Fi without using a hub.”
Prabhakar Annavi, CEO at IoT solutions and product development provider Eoxys said, “We’ve incorporated the InnoPhase IoT’s Talaria TWO Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module in our BLE Beacon Gateway connectivity solution. Our gateway interfaces with Bluetooth enable IoT devices on one end while providing Wi-Fi connectivity to the cloud. The InnoPhase IoT solution was easy to productize and is working out well for us and our end customers.”
According to Steve Chan, GM at Embux Technology, “We are seeing a transition to direct-to-cloud Wi-Fi connectivity for sensor applications in the industrial IoT, smart home and building markets. InnoPhase IoT’s Talaria TWO Wi-Fi module helps us meet the needs for long battery life, cloud connected sensors working in conjunction with our industrial access points and gateways.”
The InnoPhase IoT sensor-to-cloud solution is currently available. A reference design is ready for evaluation and OEM solutions are available for a fast time to market and high-volume production.
InnoPhase IoT will demonstrate its technology at the IoT Tech Expo in Santa Clara, California May 17-18, in booth 260 and at Sensors Converge in Santa Clara, California, June 20-22.
About InnoPhase IoT, Inc.
InnoPhase IoT, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, CA, is a fabless wireless semiconductor platform company dedicated to enable the promise of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Its flagship product, the Talaria TWO™ multi-protocol chipset, delivers the world’s lowest-power Wi-Fi radio to the rapidly growing untethered and battery-operated IoT device market. InnoPhase IoT enables end-to-end market-ready extreme low power wireless IoT solutions with extended battery life, a low total cost of ownership (TCO), high-performance scaling, and rapid time to market. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the InnoPhase IoT website.