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.
Cavli Wireless | June 20, 2022
From June 21 to 23, 2022, Cavli Wireless will exhibit at Embedded World 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. Embedded World is the world's largest trade show for all things embedded, including electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things, e-mobility, energy efficiency, and much more. The company's IoT connectivity solutions will be displayed in Hall 5, Booth # 5-362.
The new launch of the C42GM LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 compatible Smart Cellular IoT Module can be installed globally and is an excellent solution for logistics, automotive, vehicle tracking systems, and more will be the main attraction at the Cavli booth.
The C42GM is a dual-mode LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 (upgradable to Release 14) compliant Smart Cellular Module with an integrated eSIM, based on 3GPP Release 13. Because of its Deep Sleep Mode capabilities, the C42GM has a battery life profile of ten years. It also has built-in GNSS and Sigfox radio capabilities, allowing OEMs to investigate use cases that require a hybrid LPWAN strategy.
"The integrated eSIM coupled with pre-loaded global connectivity further cements the C42GM as the world's most powerful LPWAN-based cellular IoT module," quoted John Mathew, Chief Technology Architect at Cavli Wireless.
C42GM may be managed using Hubble Lens, a sophisticated remote diagnosis function of the Cavli Hubble IoT Management platform that allows a client or a Cavli Support Engineer to remotely diagnose, monitor, and debug the field device with zero physical interaction, opening the door for true IoT scalability.
Cavli has a broad footprint across Europe for our local LTE and LTE-M connectivity offering, which is unrivaled in the industry regarding service quality and affordability, thanks to our strong operator connections in the EU.
"The Embedded World 2022 event is the premier trade fair for technology companies from around the globe to present their flagship offerings, We are beyond excited to be a part of this prestigious event, share the stage alongside industry heavyweights, and demonstrate to the world how Cavli Wireless is democratizing the Internet of Things."
Tarun Thomas George, Chief Operating Officer at Cavli Wireless
PCTEL | July 28, 2022
PCTEL, Inc. a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, today announced receipt of the Declaration of Conformity in Europe for their IoT Radio Module.
PCTEL’s industrial grade radio module, RM-WIFI-AC-2X2-HP, meets rigorous customer requirements for Industrial IoT applications. This rugged, high power 802.11ac WiFi radio module supports 5 GHz WiFi bands and can be installed in a wide variety of products that accept standard mini-PCIe cards. Purpose-built to support industrial applications targeting a range of markets including utilities, fleets, manufacturing, automation, mining, and oil and gas, this module’s small form factor makes it ideal for integration into wireless IT platforms and its high transmit power provides continuous connectivity. “We are excited to announce the CE Declaration of Conformity for the RM-WIFI-AC-2X2-HP. It is a significant milestone in our strategy to expand PCTEL’s Industrial IoT devices market in Europe,” said Chintan Fafadia, PCTEL’s Vice President, IIoT Device Product Management.
The reliable and adaptable RM-WIFI-AC-2X2-HP module helps customers increase operational efficiency, allowing them to stay connected with the right wireless solution.
“Along with our current offerings in antennas and wireless test and measurement, PCTEL continues to expand its capabilities and product offerings for the Industrial IoT market in Europe with high performance and ruggedized wireless connectivity solutions including WiFi access points and multi-connectivity and multi-sensor platforms,”
PCTEL is a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement products. Trusted by our customers for over 25 years, we solve complex wireless challenges to help organizations stay connected, transform, and grow.