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    • Nov 21, 2017

    SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: What is an SDK plug-in?

    One of the challenges in systems development is expanding beyond the capabilities of your selected microcontroller (MCU). This expansion could include connecting to sensors or actuators to interface with the environment, or connecting to additional controllers or radios for more flexibility or connectivity options. Developing drivers for these external...
    • Nov 1, 2017

    How low-power Wi-Fi wireless MCUs are at the forefront of IoT innovation

    Today’s world is crowded with lots of connectivity technologies, resulting in new types of smart products coming to market daily. With this sort of rapid growth, you need to overcome a few challenges in order to create, produce and market differentiated Internet of Things (IoT) products, including: Security. Power consumption. Limited...
    • Oct 18, 2017

    Smart Wi-Fi® locks will soon open many doors

    Intelligence can take you a long way in the world. But in many cases, it’s one of your networking connections that will get you where you want to go. Such is the case with smart electronic locks (e-locks). Because of TI’s recent innovatio...
    • Oct 11, 2017

    SimpleLink™ MCU SDKs: making time-to-market windows a breeze

    Welcome to the latest installment in a series of blog posts that review the major components of SimpleLink™ microcontroller (MCU) 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 SimpleLink MCU portfolio...
    • Oct 9, 2017

    Temboo makes it easy to interface with hundreds of REST-ful web services with the SimpleLink SDK

    With internet-connected embedded devices, developers have the ability to tap into a massive offering of representational state transfer (REST)-ful application programming interfaces (APIs). REST-ful APIs are “hooks” that websites and serv...
    • Sep 14, 2017

    Embrace IoT living through the gateway of electronic door locks

    In the journey to embrace the new world of the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses and families are feeling more confident about securing their properties through the cloud. Electronic door locks (e-locks) are just the portal into a new age of IoT living. Locks and keys have been around for centuries, and it’s time to evolve to a higher...
    • Sep 7, 2017

    Building a connected HVAC demo with Exosite’s Murano IoT platform

    From device-to-cloud connectivity to end-user experience, Exosite and TI help companies build solid foundations for Internet of Things (IoT) products they can use over and over again. Designed for demanding IoT applications, Exosite’s Murano enterprise IoT platform enables you to include device connectivity , application development and integrations...
    • Jul 26, 2017

    Wireless smoke alarm design using SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz MCUs

    Smoke alarms are critical devices used universally to help detect fires and save lives. They sense smoke and assist in building evacuations using sirens. Traditionally, smoke alarms are wired systems; however, wireless connected smoke alarms are beco...
    • 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...