Real-Time Location Systems: A Moving Target for IoT

IoT World Today | January 30, 2020

During the first e-commerce era, package location tracking arose as a showcase application. In 1994, FedEx.com’s success making such tracking information available online showed what the web could do, and it quickly got wide attention. Today, GPS-oriented tracking systems such as Amazon and Uber have again redefined users’ expectations for efficient fleet systems. dInternet of Things (IoT) technologies can meet the demand for location systems capable of real-time, complex event processing, but there are issues to overcome at each link of the chain. As GPS-based location system processing becomes more precise and immediate, there are a bewildering variety of new big data tools to process that data.

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Manufacturers have been collecting and storing data for years, but now big data technologies enable more constructive use of this information, such as to increase throughput, boost yields, improve efficiency, and reduce downtime. Big data is characterized by huge data sets and varied data types (e.g., images, text, and machine log files), which the production line is producing at a much faster rate than ever before. When this data is analyzed using new tools available on the market, manufacturers can gain valuable insights derived from finding patterns, extracting meaning, and ultimately making decisions that lead to greater efficiency.

Spotlight

Manufacturers have been collecting and storing data for years, but now big data technologies enable more constructive use of this information, such as to increase throughput, boost yields, improve efficiency, and reduce downtime. Big data is characterized by huge data sets and varied data types (e.g., images, text, and machine log files), which the production line is producing at a much faster rate than ever before. When this data is analyzed using new tools available on the market, manufacturers can gain valuable insights derived from finding patterns, extracting meaning, and ultimately making decisions that lead to greater efficiency.

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NXP unveils new MCX microcontrollers for industrial and IoT edge computing

Telit | June 15, 2022

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled the new MCX microcontroller portfolio, which aims to advance innovation in smart homes, smart factories, smart cities, and a variety of other developing industrial and IoT edge applications. The MCUXpresso suite of development tools and software supports the portfolio, which includes four series of devices based on a shared platform. This unified solution enables developers to reuse software throughout the portfolio, resulting in faster development. In addition, the portfolio includes the first implementation of NXP's new, dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) for accelerating inference at the edge, which can deliver up to 30x faster machine learning throughput than a single CPU core. The MCU has developed substantially over the previous few decades, owing to the growth of edge devices. However, while MCUs are at the heart of many of today's edge applications, the next generation of intelligent applications will require a new class of MCUs that allow developers to navigate a complex landscape of power, performance, and security requirements, as well as connectivity options, while keeping total system cost and energy efficiency in mind. The MCX portfolio, built on a shared foundation of core technologies and supported by a unified software suite for maximum software reuse, will provide the flexibility required to meet this challenge. In addition, the MCX portfolio's diversity allows developers to choose the devices that best suit their application's requirements, giving them up to focus on more distinctive aspects of their design. "As we approach the milestone of 75 billion connected devices, we are entering a new era of edge computing, requiring us to fundamentally rethink how to best architect a flexible MCU portfolio that is scalable, optimized and can be the foundation for energy efficient industrial and IoT edge applications today and in the decades to come. By building on our strong legacy in MCUs, this new portfolio will offer the performance and integration needed to address the real-time workloads for the next wave of innovation," Ron Martino, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Edge Processing for NXP Semiconductors The MCX portfolio's four series are designed for simplicity of use, migration, and scaling up or down as needed with maximum software reuse to reduce development costs. The portfolio is built around high-performance Arm Cortex-M processors and includes a wide range of peripherals for maximum design flexibility. To improve the real-time performance of edge applications, MCX devices include up to 4 MB of on-chip flash memory, a low-power cache, and powerful memory management controllers, as well as up to 1MB of on-chip SRAM.

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The Rising Adoption Of IoT In The Automotive Sector Accelerates The Internet Of Things Market Growth

The Business Reseach Company | July 22, 2022

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1NCE provides the world's most extensive NB-IoT coverage maps

1NCE | June 24, 2022

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