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    • Jul 19, 2017

    Designing a building security system with the Sub-1 GHz sensor-to-cloud reference design

    Building security systems come in many system topologies, ranging from a simple alarm system to a complicated network of sensors that all report to a main security panel acting as a hub. These systems are either wired or wireless based on their deployment, and when wireless leverage many different types of connectivity to achieve their specific application...
    • Jul 17, 2017

    The importance of frequency hopping

    Are you a fan of those 1940s black-and-white movies where a damsel in distress gets rescued by a rough-and-ready private eye? If so, then you’ve probably seen actress Hedy Lamarr. In real life, Hedy was no damsel in distress. She was one of the primary inventors of technology now seen in Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and code-division multiple access...
    • Jun 14, 2017

    Halo Smart Labs designs a smart smoke alarm using TI’s SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® and Xively IoT platform

    Smoke alarm technology has changed little, if at all, in the past 30 years – until the Internet of Things (IoT) made connectivity possible. Realizing that smoke detectors were a natural mechanism to deliver alerts for tornadoes or other life-th...
    • Jun 7, 2017

    Wireless technologies that are transforming medical care

    Improving patient outcomes, meeting stringent compliance mandates and reducing costs are key health care provider requirements. To meet these objectives, the medical industry is accelerating the integration of radio frequency (RF) mobile devices into all facets of their workflow, from implantable devices, to mobile diagnostic equipment, to even facility...
    • May 31, 2017

    Making a smarter door lock with the SimpleLink™ MSP432™ microcontroller

    Adding an electronic door lock to your front door can provide many features and benefits. For example: Opening the door with a keypad could be very convenient if you are inadvertently locked outside. You can forego bringing your keys when going out for a run. You can give access to others, either temporarily or with time limits and restrictions...
    • May 24, 2017

    Bringing Bluetooth® 5 to broader markets with the first CC2640R2F-based certified module

    At the onset of 2017, the release of Bluetooth® 5 turned heads with its offerings of longer range and faster data throughput . And TI’s CC2640R2F wireless microcontroller (MCU) was the first to place this new technology in the hands of development engineers. The Laird SaBLE-x-R2 certified module, based on this device, helps simplify the...
    • May 17, 2017

    SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: RTOS and POSIX

    Welcome to the second installment in a series of blog posts that will review the major components of the SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) platform’s software development kits (SDKs). These SDKs feature common components and device-specific middleware that speed time to market and provide a unified development experience across the entire...
    • May 8, 2017

    The secret to moving faster with Bluetooth® 5

    As the speed increases with Bluetooth® 5, don’t you want to move quickly too? Now it’s easy to pick up the pace with the first fully qualified Bluetooth 5 protocol stack for single-mode Bluetooth low energy applications from TI, suppo...
    • Apr 28, 2017

    Talk to your TI SimpleLink™ wireless MCU LaunchPad™ Development Kit in only 15 minutes

    When companies decide to connect their products through the internet, they have a big job ahead of them. So big, in fact, that it can represent no less than a total business transformation (my company, Arrayent, even wrote an e-book about that). A common first step is to pursue a proof-of-concept (PoC) project to convince company stakeholders what...
    • Apr 21, 2017

    Designing a reliable grid edge for distributed energy resources

    The smart grid today has pushed utilities to their limit. With the emergence of distributed energy resources (DER) and atypical loads, the operation and construction of the power grid needs revamping. The current approach for solving these challenges is based on a centralized architecture: deploy connected devices, communicate with the cloud, then have...