Renesas | June 16, 2022
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced two new cloud development kits, providing a complete connectivity solution for the RA and RX Families of 32-bit microcontrollers. In addition, the cloud kits are the first to use Renesas' RYZ014A Cat-M1 module. This certified LTE cellular module enables MCUs and cloud services to establish a wireless connection rapidly and securely without a gateway.
Without creating sophisticated circuitry and software stacks, customers may swiftly develop IoT cloud-based products and solutions using these cloud kits. Kits include the RYZ014A Cat-M1 PmodTM module, several sensors, a high-performance MCU, hardware-based security, and a dependable software stack.
The cloud kits are compatible with worldwide cloud service providers, including AWS Cloud and IoT services. Both kits are intended to operate on AWS (Amazon Web Services) FreeRTOS with FSP (Flexible Software Package) for CK-RA6M5 and RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) for CK-RX65N. (RX Driver Package). Once linked to AWS IoT Core, the kits have access to a vast array of AWS Cloud and IoT services for data analytics and IoT device management.
In addition to the Cat-M1 RYZ014A wireless module, the kits include an Ethernet option for connecting to the cloud securely when the Cat-M1 network is unavailable. Renesas intends to expand its wireless connection offerings soon. These kits will also be available as part of the Quick-Connect IoT Platform from Renesas, which combines standard hardware and software building blocks to enable quick prototyping IoT systems.
Key Features of the Renesas CK-RA6M5 and CK-RX65N Kits
RYZ014A LTE Cat-M1 Pmod and Ethernet are two network connectivity possibilities
ArmCortex®-M33-based RA6M5 MCUs with TrustZone® and Secure Crypto Engine and RX65N MCUs with TSIP provide enhanced security (Trusted Secure IP)
AWS-qualified hardware with an extensive software suite and a custom-designed dashboard to visualize sensor data
Ynvisible Interactive | June 16, 2022
Ynvisible Interactive Inc. a fast-growing printed e-paper display manufacturer, positioning its technology as the lowest energy-consuming printed e-paper display on the market, has signed a distribution agreement with Switzerland headquartered Computer Controls AG to distribute Ynvisible’s products and solutions for battery-driven or battery-less IoT devices. Computer Controls AG is a supplier of high-quality electronic components, IoT communication modules and technology for test & measurement.
The distribution partnership with Computer Controls AG expands Ynvisible’s sales footprint in the DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and East European markets. Computer Controls AG is a leading-edge technology supply partner to customers seeking high-level electronic solutions for IoT, electronic and mechanical engineering, ICT, and research & education.
“In line with our Q1 launch of Ynvisible’s printed e-paper display product, we are actively expanding our channels to market and are excited to strengthen our distributor network through this partnership with Computer Controls AG,” states Keith Morton, VP of Sales & Marketing at Ynvisible. “Computer Controls is a full range technical supplier to companies looking for leading-edge innovations to fuel new product creation. Their clients now gain access to Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays that offer energy-efficient, ultra-low-power, thin, flexible displays, and provide endlessly customizable design freedom.”
“We are pleased that Ynvisible’s cutting-edge technology fits perfectly into our portfolio for IoT applications. We are determined to bring e-paper solutions quickly and competitively to the DACH and Eastern European markets”, says Harald Weigelt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Computer Controls AG.
About Computer Controls AG
Computer Controls translates customers’ needs into high-level electronic solutions. With 30 years of knowledge in distribution, support, and service, the company helps to find the best products for applications in IoT, electronic and mechanical engineering, ICT, and research & education. Computer Controls delivers efficient performance for best results and implements agile in quality assurance for different industries when independence and transparency matter; qualified and inspiring professionals at Computer Controls act as leading-edge technology partners.
Ynvisible is also pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Becker to the position of European Sales Manager. He will head Ynvisible’s sales in Europe based in Germany effective immediately. He is a well-educated technical Engineer in the field of mechanics. Since 1995 Dirk has been in a sales role for the business development of international companies in Europe. He has extensive experience in sales, especially in the electronic display niche, mainly related to the industrial and automotive markets. “I am proud and confident to support customers on their needs and their path to success,” said Dirk Becker.
Ynvisible is disrupting the low-cost and ultra-low-power display industry thanks to the latest advantages in sustainable electronics and roll-to-roll printing production. Ynvisible’s printed e-paper displays are ideal for low-power and cost-sensitive applications, such as digital signage, smart monitoring label, authenticity and security, and retail labels and signage. Ynvisible has the experience, know-how, and intellectual property in electrochromic materials, inks, and systems and offers a mix of services, materials, and technology to brand owners developing smart objects and IoT products.
Dimension Four | April 29, 2022
Dimension Four, a software technology company that provides a high-performance, scalable, end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) platform, announced that it has partnered with Memfault, a cloud-based embedded device observability specialist, to help IoT companies develop scalable and efficient devices. Device manufacturers will now be able to construct two crucial components of their IoT design, device-to-app data transmission and comprehensive remote device diagnostics, more rapidly thanks to this alliance.
"Dimension Four offers an API that enables companies to accelerate IoT development while also ensuring agnostic connectivity towards hardware. With this technology, they are taking a strong position as a powerful IoT cloud platform. Memfault shares the mission of giving engineers tools they need without dictating product designs and getting them to market faster," said Devon Yablonski, Head of Business Development at Memfault.
To create and deploy IoT products at scale, a significant and sensible investment in infrastructure is required to manage and transfer data to and from the cloud and maintain, support, and update devices. Unfortunately, many products fail in production because the infrastructure isn't ready for the use case, and the necessary tools aren't in place to figure out what's wrong. As a consequence, development expenses are wasted, consumers are dissatisfied, and brands may be harmed in the long run. The cooperation between
Memfault and Dimension Four include both firms' technologies to reduce the time and cost of building and operating this infrastructure, as well as solving these difficulties with product OEMs. Dimension Four and Memfault can help device developers improve data access from devices and sensors for application and device management, reduce time to market by utilizing current technologies, and maximize connectivity and cloud services for best-in-class product capabilities.
Memfault is an IoT device observability platform that focuses on addressing development issues by enabling remote monitoring, debugging, and OTA upgrades at scale. As a consequence, support staff and engineers may identify difficulties ahead of time, analyze the most essential issues, and resolve each one without the need for a device RMA or customer engagement.
Memfault's unique approach to embedded device data observability really resonated with our engineers and us, as it gives firmware developers insight into their products that they cannot get with any other tools. We are looking forward to working with Memfault to help companies accelerate their IoT journey and time to market while also reducing risk and cost."
Dimension Four's Chief Commercial Officer, Morten Steinvåg