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Lattice Semiconductor to Present at 12th Annual Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference
News Release For more information contact: Joe Bedewi Chief Financial Officer Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 503-268-8000 David Pasquale Global IR Partners 914-337-8801 lscc@globalirpartners.com LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR TO PRESENT AT 12th ANNUAL CRAIG-HALLUM INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR – May 14, 2015 – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it is scheduled to present at Craig-Hallum Capital Group’s 12th Annual Institutional Investor Conference on Wednesday, May 27th at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel. During the conference, Joe Bedewi, Corporate Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, will b...

Lattice Semiconductor Announces MachXO3LF Devices With On-Chip Flash Memory
NEWS RELEASE For Further Information: Sherrie Gutierrez Lattice Semiconductor 408-616-4017 sherrie.gutierrez@latticesemi.com Ellie O’Rourke Mobility Public Relations 425.233.2092 latticesemi@mobilitypr.com Lattice Semiconductor Announces MachXO3LF Devices With On-Chip Flash Memory The newest generation of Lattice’s non-volatile, instant-on MachXO3 FPGA line provides the most advanced, low-cost-per I/O bridging and I/O expansion solution now shipping Click-to-Tweet The MachXO3LF device adds on-chip Flash memory. With the MachXO3 family, customers now have multiple footprint compatible options: the MachXO3L device, which offers low-cost repr...

Lattice Semiconductor Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
NEWS RELEASE For more information contact: Joe Bedewi Chief Financial Officer Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 503-268-8000 David Pasquale Global IR Partners 914-337-8801 lscc@globalirpartners.com   LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2015 RESULTS First Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights*: Lattice closed its acquisition of Silicon Image on March 10, 2015. Financial results reflect the inclusion of Silicon Image's results subsequent to the acquisition date, acquisition and restructuring related expenses, and debt related costs. Revenue of $88.6 million on a GAAP basis and $90.4 million on a non-GAAP basis. Net loss of $53.3 mil...

Lattice Semiconductor to Present at Jefferies 2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
News Release For more information contact: Joe Bedewi Chief Financial Officer Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 503-268-8000 David Pasquale Global IR Partners 914-337-8801 lscc@globalirpartners.com LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR TO PRESENT AT JEFFERIES 2015 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOM CONFERENCE PORTLAND, OR – April 17, 2015 – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it is scheduled to present at the Jefferies 2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on Tuesday, May 12th in Miami, Florida. During the conference, Darin G. Billerbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Bedewi, Corporate Vice...

Lattice Semiconductor Schedules Q1 2015 Conference Call
News Release For more information contact: Joe Bedewi Chief Financial Officer Lattice Semiconductor Corporation 503-268-8000   David Pasquale Global IR Partners 914-337-8801 lscc@globalirpartners.com LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR SCHEDULES Q1 2015 CONFERENCE CALL PORTLAND, OR – April 16, 2015 – Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it will hold a conference call on May 4, 2015 to discuss the Company’s financial results for the first quarter 2015 and business outlook for the second quarter 2015. The dial-in number for the live audio call beginning on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time is 1-888-286-6281 or 1-...

The Lantronix 10-Minute Challenge!

With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things!

The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy IoT enabled, mobile ready systems. It’s not just a serial port to TCP tunnel connection anymore, but a number of both network and serial port applications that you can choose from by just configuring the device.

Of course, the xPico Wi-Fi still has the serial port to TCP tunnel for transparently (or AES encrypted!) sending data from the end device to your server, without having to change any code on your device! Or you could choose to use familiar AT commands with Modem Emulation. If your application is more complicated, let the xPico Wi-Fi simplify your code and lower time to market by using the Mux, which is an API on the serial port that lets you manage multiple simultaneous network connections (and yes, built-in AJAX processing for dynamic web pages is there too). And with the Serial API you don’t have to manage sockets, the xPico Wi-Fi takes care of all the connectivity for you, just tell the xPico Wi-Fi where your data should go.

Maybe your device has a custom protocol for sending data that you can’t change. That’s where Monitor comes in, a simple logic engine that runs on the xPico Wi-Fi. Configure the Monitor to communicate with your device based on the device’s protocol, parse and filter the data, and present it so that you can extract it on a dynamic webpage.

So the 10-minute challenge is on. On this video, see how we take an off the shelf medical scale with only a serial port, and put the weight on a web page.

More information, including instructions and sample code, are available on the Lantronix Developer Wiki.

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With our legacy of the 30-minute challenge, where Lantronix would demonstrate adding network connectivity to serial devices, we’re upping the stakes. Here’s the 10-minute challenge for connecting your device to the Internet of Things! The xPico Wi-Fi comes with not just network connectivity, but with Lantronix SmartSuite applications that make it easy to quickly deploy […]

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InteropNet SDN Lab to Feature the SLC 8000

INTEROP Las Vegas 2015 / Lantronix - Booth 1058

SLC 8000 Advanced Modular Console Manager

Lantronix will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new SLC 8000 – advanced modular console manager – and other infrastructure management solutions at the upcoming Interop Las Vegas 2015 booth #1058. Designed to reduce deployment and management complexity and costs by providing secure, centralized out-of-band management to distributed IT equipment, the new SLC 8000 can be expanded from eight to 48 ports by customers in the field with ease while allowing them to mix and match RJ45 with USB console connections using 16-port I/O modules that are also individually available for purchase. This modular design makes the SLC 8000 the first of its kind, allowing users to simply add or swap modules to expand device port density and power supply, or introduce new interfaces while getting its advanced features and processing power. Learn more about SLC8000

InteropNet

INTEROPNetThe InteropNet SDN Lab will also showcase multiple SLC 8000 console managers throughout the show floor providing secure console access to equipment from vendors including Cisco, Big Switch, Ruckus, Infoblox, Interface Masters, and more with RJ45 and USB connections. Arrays of Lantronix Spiders will also be showcased delivering scalable KVM-over-IP access to various devices to demonstrate its simple cascading solution for real rack deployment scenarios, while the vSLM central management software aggregates these devices on a single browser.

The InteropNet SDN Lab is a collaborative lab environment on the Expo Floor that demonstrates interoperability of solutions from different vendors for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) systems and applications educating attendees on its principles, functions, and features. InteropNet tours around the expo floor and the labs are also offered throughout April 28th to 30th.

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Lantronix will be showcasing a live demonstration of its new SLC 8000 – advanced modular console manager – and other infrastructure management solutions at the upcoming Interop Las Vegas 2015 booth #1058. Designed to reduce deployment and management complexity and costs by providing secure, centralized out-of-band management to distributed IT equipment, the new SLC 8000 […]

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Lattice Semiconductor Closes Acquisition of Silicon Image
- Forms Global Leader in Smart Connectivity Solutions - Company Provides Results of Tender Offer HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 10, 2015-- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC), a leading provider of programmable connectivity solutions, today announced the close of its acquisition of Silicon Image, Inc., a leading provider of wired and wireless connectivity solutions, and the results of the related tender offer. For the first time in the semiconductor industry, a single company now combines the design flexibility and time to market benefits of FPGAs, with the highly integrated, function and cost opti...

Lattice Semiconductor Announces Expiration of HSR Waiting Period for Proposed Acquisition of Silicon Image
HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2015-- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC), a leading provider of programmable connectivity solutions, today made the following announcements related to its proposed acquisition of Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG). As previously announced, Lattice Semiconductor has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Image, and commenced a tender offer on February 9, 2015 for all outstanding shares of Silicon Image for $7.30 per share in cash. The waiting period for U.S. antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Acts of 1976, as amend...

xPico Wi-Fi @ Embedded World: Making IoT a Reality!

Embedded World Booth panoramic

Two years ago, Lantronix launched the first in the xPico product family at Embedded World, introducing the market to the most flexible, mobile ready Wi-Fi solution for IoT and M2M applications — all in an incredibly tiny footprint.

Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi compact form factor

Couple that with a greatly increased brand presence and pre/post show marketing, and customers and competitors alike are commenting that Lantronix is back, in a big way.

Flash forward two years and the xPico Wi-Fi is driving end-user applications and is in-market, helping make IoT a reality.

Today, in real time, we’re blogging from the show floor — and the excitement around xPico Wi-Fi, PremierWave and Lantronix in general is palpable. Visitors, partners, customers and the media have been able to watch the progression from idea to real world application.

The ZANO drone (powered by xPico Wi-Fi, and co-marketed by Lantronix) showcases our technology solutions in a finished product that has relevance across dozens of industries and government — from serious business applications to just plain cool consumer products. Speaking of cool, the ZANO drone is facing tough competition from the PremierWave-powered robot (could there be a “Lantronix robot wars” in the making?)

Demo of Torguing’s Zano Drone using Lantronix xPico Wi-Fi module  Demo of robot using Lantronix Premierwave EN Wi-Fi module

With thousands of design engineers milling about, we’ve been going a little deeper with demonstrations of how customers can rapidly provision (on the factory floor), integrate with the cloud and handheld devices, and deploy into market.

xPico Wi-Fi module demonstration  xPico Wi-Fi module demonstration

Lantronix IoT / M2M product showcase  Lantronix IoT / M2M product showcase

Embedded World continues to be a solid venue for building brand awareness throughout Europe, driving leads and customer meetings, and deepening relationships with strategic partners, media and analysts.   And keep your eyes peeled — with local (Lantronix) and media camera crews on site, we’ll be posting videos of the event on our YouTube channel and website shortly.

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Two years ago, Lantronix launched the first in the xPico product family at Embedded World, introducing the market to the most flexible, mobile ready Wi-Fi solution for IoT and M2M applications — all in an incredibly tiny footprint. Couple that with a greatly increased brand presence and pre/post show marketing, and customers and competitors alike […]

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Lattice Semiconductor Expedites & Simplifies USB Type-C Implementation in Consumer and Industrial Devices
NEWS RELEASE For Further Information: Ellie O’Rourke Mobility Public Relations 425-233-2092 latticesemi@mobilitypr.com Lattice Semiconductor Expedites & Simplifies USB Type-C Implementation in Consumer and Industrial Devices Three new, proven, low power, online solutions unlock the power of USB Type-C and reduce development time/risk Click to Tweet Low power, USB Type-C charger & device reference designs announced Enables consumer and industrial users to benefit from USB Type-C’s 100W power, 20Gbps bandwidth, reversibility and flexibility Cable Detect (CD) and Power Delivery (PD) functionality delivered Speeds development time, r...

Lattice Semiconductor Enables Faster IEC61508 Certification
NEWS RELEASE For Further Information: Ellie O’Rourke Mobility Public Relations 425.233.2092 latticesemi@mobilitypr.com Lattice Semiconductor Enables Faster IEC61508 Certification with FPGA Functional Safety Design Flow TÜV Rheinland-certified design flow adheres to latest safety design methodology for safety-critical industrial, medical and automotive applications Click to Tweet Speed IEC61508 Certification for safety-critical applications FPGA Functional Safety Design Flow certified by TÜV Rheinland Adhere to latest safety design methodology, save time, reduce costs Supports MachXO, MachXO2, LatticeECP3 & other Lattice FPGA families ...

Lattice Semiconductor Demonstrates Ccomprehensive Industrial Interface Solutions at Embedded World 2015
Enabling power efficient, cost optimized, small footprint solutions     HILLSBORO, OR - February 16, 2015 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), the leader in ultra-low power, small form factor, customizable solutions, today announced that it will be unveiling new programmable industrial automation solutions focused on vision, video and display and real-world industrial bridging and interface solutions.   Embedded World runs February 24-26, at the Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg (Nürnberg Messe), Germany. Lattice is exhibiting on booth 4A 424 featuring a variety of solutions enabled by Lattice ECP5™,MachXO3L™ and iCE40™ devices.   ...

xPico Wi-Fi Featured in EE Journal’s Fish Fry Podcast

Fry that fish!

Sizzle, sizzle… Fry that fish!

Well, not exactly. I’m actually not talking about this…

 

I’m talking about this…

Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal

This week, our Senior Product Line Manager Keith Chu appeared on the popular Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal. Keith talked about how our xPico Wi-Fi module was used in the ZANO drone – and the many design challenges overcome. He also discussed other applications that are ideally suited for xPico Wi-Fi.

Take a listen here: http://bit.ly/1DmLOFs

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Sizzle, sizzle… Fry that fish! Well, not exactly. I’m actually not talking about this…   I’m talking about this… This week, our Senior Product Line Manager Keith Chu appeared on the popular Fish Fry podcast, hosted by EE Journal. Keith talked about how our xPico Wi-Fi module was used in the ZANO drone – and […]

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xPico Wi-Fi Helped ZANO Drone Soar at CES!

In my blog post from December, I touched upon our new partnership with Torquing Group for an exciting new nano drone dubbed ZANO. With our xPico Wi-Fi module embedded inside, ZANO is able to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know exactly where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times.

At 2015 CES in Las Vegas, Lantronix and Torquing put ZANO on the map. As the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on consumer technology, CES year in and year out displays the next generation of exciting technology. This year it was ZANO’s turn to shine! The tiny drone garnered a massive amount of attention – from a multitude of media that received an up close and personal look at ZANO with xPico Wi-Fi inside.

The result of all this attention? Nearly 400,000,000 impressions in publications ranging from Mashable to USA Today to Popular Science!

ZANO on display at Digital Experience

ZANO on display at the media event Digital Experience on the eve of CES

Zano/xPico Wi-Fi Coverage during CES

Just a small sampling of the coverage that ZANO/xPico Wi-Fi garnered during CES

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In my blog post from December, I touched upon our new partnership with Torquing Group for an exciting new nano drone dubbed ZANO. With our xPico Wi-Fi module embedded inside, ZANO is able to avoid obstacles, hold its position and know exactly where it is in conjunction with your smart device, at all times. At […]

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Konica Minolta Taps xPrintServer to Enable Easy Mobile Printing

Going mobile can be advantageous for the business user – and there’s no reason why that can’t extend to printing! We’re pleased to announce that Konica Minolta has added our xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition to its EnvisionIT portfolio to help users improve business productivity. With xPrintServer, Konica Minolta customers can now wirelessly and securely print documents from their Android and Google Cloud Print-ready devices to any Konica Minolta bizhub MFP without installing special software or apps. It really is that simple!

Konica MinoltaAdded Kevin Kern, senior VP of Marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions, “With businesses embracing BYOD, it’s imperative that users have access to mobile printing directly from the devices they use the most. Solutions such as the xPrintServer are designed to support the needs of today’s mobile users without sacrificing data security, ensuring that confidential information is protected.”

We couldn’t agree more. For additional details, see the article on Marketwired: “Konica Minolta Grows Mobile Print Solutions With Lantronix xPrintServer“.

xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition

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Going mobile can be advantageous for the business user – and there’s no reason why that can’t extend to printing! We’re pleased to announce that Konica Minolta has added our xPrintServer – Cloud Print Edition to its EnvisionIT portfolio to help users improve business productivity. With xPrintServer, Konica Minolta customers can now wirelessly and securely […]

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The ZANO Drone and xPico Wi-Fi: Taking “Selfies” to a New Height!

You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought them to the mainstream. Whether or not such a delivery service pans out is less important than the buzz (no pun intended) it created – as a kickstart for the drone industry.

Amazon’s PrimeAir delivery drone

Amazon’s PrimeAir delivery drone

xPico Wi-Fi / Zano Drone Teaser Video

Watch the Zano Drone Teaser Video

Speaking of kickstart, one of our newest customers – the Torquing Group – has incorporated our xPico Wi-Fi into its latest upcoming product launch: The ZANO drone. This new autonomous, intelligent, swarming nano drone takes selfies to a new height – enabling consumers to capture HD photos and video – all in a handheld form factor.

Product delivery and selfies aren’t the only reason to get excited about drones. The Airforce has been promoting its latest Bugbot Nano drone – one in a line of insect drones being explored by military and private sector companies alike.

As a provider of smart IoT solutions for the medical industry (among other verticals), we’re even more excited about the use of drones to save lives. In October of 2014, the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology announced that graduate student Alec Momont had developed a prototype drone that delivers a defibrillator to a heart attack victim. To address the reality that the victim’s chance of survival decreases dramatically with each passing minute, this “ambulance drone” is guided by GPS to a mobile phone location within 4.6 square miles in under a minute. Once there, the drone uses live streaming audio and video to allow emergency personnel to provide instructions on how to use the defibrillator correctly, and transmit the patient’s vital signs. With more than 600,000 deaths in the U.S. alone from heart disease, medical emergency drones would be a welcome solution.

Example of an ambulance drone delivering a defibrillator to a patient in need of urgent care.

Example of an ambulance drone delivering a defibrillator to a patient in need of urgent care. (Image Credit: Alec Momont and Delft University of Technology)

If you’re heading to CES 2015 in Las Vegas next month, be sure to check us out – we’ll be partnering with Torquing Group to unveil the ZANO drone – a perfect example of how Lantronix’ smart connectivity and mobility solutions are enabling the Internet of Things.

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You may not have seen them yet, but if you look closely, drones are here. They’re everywhere. And it’s just the beginning. While the military has been using drones since the 1970s, it was arguably Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ December 2013 announcement of his company’s plan to offer 30 minute product deliveries via drones that brought […]

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xPrintServer Featured on ‘Today in iOS’ Podcast

xPrintServer Home Edition

xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads.

The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set it up in no time at all and said it was really a pleasure to use. The segment begins at the 46:08 mark – click here to listen: http://bit.ly/1z3jFPZ

Today in iOS

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xPrintServer recently hit the airwaves as the popular “Today in iOS” covered it in their weekly podcast. With more than 150,000 unique monthly visitors and about 30,000 unique downloads per episode, Today in iOS discusses a variety of topics related to iPhones and iPads. The host raved about the simplicity of xPrintServer – he set […]

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World’s Deepest Underwater Observatory Relies on SLB

Case Study in Baseline Magazine

Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment.

Baseline Logo

Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use case was so cool that they’ve written a great case study about it! “SLB allows the observatory to transmit data over a local network that includes fiber-optic cable, repeaters on the sea floor, computer modules that handle some processing under the surface of the sea, and addressable switches that control the traffic and process optical signals so they can travel over fiber-optic cable effectively.”

Check out the full article here: Baseline: Observatory Relies on Advanced Remote Monitoring.

ACO Ocean Camera

Photo courtesy of Aloha Cabled Observatory: The ACO camera takes live footage from the bottom of the ocean.

 

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Case Study in Baseline Magazine Earlier this year we blogged about how our Secure Lantronix Branch (SLB) Office Manager was being used at Aloha Cabled Observatory (ACO) – the world’s deepest observatory at 3 miles below the sea surface – to securely manage remote servers and IT infrastructure equipment. Well, Baseline Magazine thought the use […]

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#BeOurPal – September Photo Contest Winner!

We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment.

PAL-September-WinnerHer photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great use of technology in learning; she uses technology to create PowerPoint lessons for her Spanish students. Elizabethe says she will now use the xPrintServer Home Edition to print out educational Spanish games and worksheets that she finds on her iPad.

The PAL program helps to close the loop on the missing link for students and teachers who need to print from their mobile devices. Whether you’re in K-12 or higher education, the digital classroom is everywhere – so why not share how technology is in your educational day?

The #BeOurPAL photo contest invites parents, students and educators to submit a photo using technology in learning. The contest will select a monthly winner until June 2015 – so submit your photos now for a chance to be our next winner.

Photo ideas include:

  • Using an app to translate a language
  • Teaching a little one their shapes on a tablet or computer
  • Printing a world map to learn about geography
  • Using a mobile device in your classroom
  • Having your students research in the computer lab
  • Discovering a new art medium using the internet
  • Tutoring at home with a mobile device
  • Using technology to learn absolutely anything – be creative!

With two ways to enter, it’s easy.

  1. Use PAL’s Facebook Page entry form to submit a photo. Use the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.
  2. Tweet your photo using the hash tag #BeOurPal and describe how technology is being used to learn in the photo you submit.

We look forward to seeing how you use technology to teach or learn – and don’t forget, if you can’t wait to win an xPrintServer, just use the PAL program 20% discount (using code: PAL20).

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We’re pleased to announce the first winner of the Print and Learn (PAL) program’s #BeOurPal Photo Contest – high school Spanish Teacher Elizabethe! She will receive a free xPrintServer Home Edition to help her be successful in a digital educational environment. Her photo was randomly selected for the month of September and showcased a great […]

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IPv6 Bluetooth Smart IoT dev kit comes cloud connected out-of-box and employs a Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822-based module


After a successful Kickstarter campaign that far exceeded its original funding, the Bluz Bluetooth Smart development kit comprises an Arduino-style stackable prototype board that allows users to build pretty much any cloud-connected Bluetooth Smart IoT application they want from scratch



Nordic Semiconductor-powered Sensoro proximity beacon delivers microlocation based content while also capturing temperature, light, and movement data


China's leading beacon manufacturer uses Nordic Semiconductor's nRF51822 SoC to provide wireless connectivity to iOS and Android-compatible devices at up to 80-m transmission range



Nordic Semiconductor demonstrates IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart and hosts design partners’ innovative wireless products at CES Asia 2015


Nordic showcases its nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit at Asia's leading consumer electronics event. Product demonstrations by Nordic design partners will include activity monitors and bands, an iBeacon sensor, A4WP wireless charging, gaming peripherals and a door-and-gate opener.



Customizable proximity beacon enables ‘microlocation’ content delivery to iOS and Android devices in commercial applications


KS Technologies’ Ion proximity beacon employs Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart to deliver rich, contextual content in museums, schools, and theme parks via Bluetooth Smart Ready devices



QuickLogic’s wearable sensor evaluation kit supports ‘always-on’, ‘always-aware’ development and connects directly to Nordic’s nRF51 Series Development Kit


 

The TAG-N wearable sensor hub evaluation kit from QuickLogic enables OEMs to dramatically reduce product development time for ULP wearable devices employing Nordic Semiconductor’s Bluetooth Smart technology



First activity monitors to be able to automatically detect when users fall asleep employ Nordic nRF51822s and can run for up to a month between recharges


The bong X and bong XX come in a smartwatch form-factor and can distinguish between 11 different activity and rest states including sitting, swimming, walking, and running, leading to greater measurement accuracy and therefore greater motivational impact for users



Compact Nordic Semiconductor nRF51 Series SoC-based modules from Taiyo Yuden now available for sampling


Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces that Taiyo Yuden has used the wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) versions of Nordic’s nRF51822 and nRF51422 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to shrink the size of the Japanese company’s Bluetooth Smart (previously known as Bluetooth low energy) module and Bluetooth Smart/ANT+ multiprotocol module.



Nordic Semiconductor is the main sponsor of a major new Bluetooth SIG training initiative targeting IoT developers


 

The Bluetooth SIG says that its ‘Bluetooth Innovation Training Series’ is designed to remove the mystery from developing connected products and applications for the Internet of Things and will include a global series of one-day training events starting later this month that will feature Nordic wireless technology and development kits



3D audio headphones claim to be first wearable home theater sound system


 

Developed by French startup, 3D Sound Labs, the Neoh 3D audio headphones use advanced motion-sensing so that the sound field remains static even if the wearer moves their head (e.g. looks right or left) just like a conventional cinema or home theater sound system



World’s first smart cycling helmet - LifeBEAM Helmet - uses Nordic wireless technology to support ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart


LifeBEAM Helmet measures heart rate and calorie consumption from the forehead and delivers biometrics to smartphone apps, smart watches, and cycling computers



Dexcom launches world’s first continuous diabetic monitoring solution with 24x7 remote monitoring anywhere using Nordic Bluetooth Smart wireless technology


The Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with Share uses a secure Bluetooth Smart wireless connection to a partner app on a diabetic’s smartphone to monitor dynamic trends in blood sugar levels and share this data securely with others



Head impact monitor tracks hits to avert risk of long-term brain damage in contact sports by logging cumulative impacts


 

Employing Bluetooth Smart wireless technology from Nordic Semiconductor, the Smart Impact Monitor (SIM™) from U.S. based Triax Technologies is a small wireless sensor that can be embedded into a headband or skullcap (for use in helmeted sports) to continuously monitor for, and accurately measure and record impacts to, the head using the G-force scale



Dual protocol heart-rate monitor supports ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wireless technologies and is designed to be worn on the arm instead of chest


Nordic Semiconductor today announces that U.S. developer Scosche is employing Nordic nRF51422 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to provide both ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) wireless comms to smartphones, sports watches, bike computers, and gym equipment in the Scosche RHYTHM+ arm-band heart rate monitor.



BBC flagship Make it Digital initiative to give every year 7 child in UK a ‘Micro Bit’ programmable hardware device with a Nordic Bluetooth Smart wireless chip


Aiming to inspire a new generation with digital technology, the BBC Make it Digital initiative was launched in London last week and will include a million ‘Micro Bit’ programmable hardware devices each with a Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart wireless chip, create up to 5,000 digital trainees, partner with around 50 organizations, and launch a season of dedicated BBC programs and online activity



Anti-snore wearable can stop people snoring in their sleep without waking them


Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Chinese wearable health technology startup, VVFly Electronics, is using Nordic nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to provide Bluetooth® Smart (formerly known as Bluetooth low energy) wireless communications with smartphones in what VVFly claims is the world’s first ear-worn snore detection and prevention device.



The Logitech Ultrathin for iPad Air 2 employs Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart wireless technology


One of the first wireless keyboards to employ Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, the Logitech Ultrathin magnetically clips on to the iPad Air 2 to function as both a screen cover and wireless keyboard.



Game-changing wireless basketball shot tracker helps elevate player's game towards pro standard, and it’s affordable too


The $149.99 ShotTracker from U.S. startup of the same name employs Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 SoCs to provide Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity to smartphones and tablets, while using the nRF51822’s on-board ARM Cortex microprocessor and 256kB of Flash memory to help run on-the-spot, patent-pending motion-recognition algorithms used to measure and analyze shooting skills



Nordic Semiconductor demonstrates IPv6 over Bluetooth Smart and hosts World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen at MWC


Nordic unveils its IPv6-ready nRF51 IoT Software Development Kit in Europe and showcases design partners' Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ product demonstrations. And chess fans get the chance to take on the world's best player



Bluetooth Smart presence-detecting power plugs allow users to automatically control lights and home appliances in their homes


Configurable from any Bluetooth Smart Ready iOS smartphone, Zuli Smartplugs from U.S. startup Zuli allow anyone to control, monitor, and automate lights and appliances, according to user location and preferences



Bluetooth Smart mesh network lighting platform claims to be 5x faster than competing solutions by combining Bluetooth Smart and proprietary 2.4GHz


Developed by Finnish lighting specialist, Casambi, this award-winning third-party platform based on the dual-protocol Nordic nRF51822 SoC is designed to bring smart lighting to mainstream consumers by making it easy to install, simple to use, and affordable, and can be integrated directly into LED smart bulbs and drivers, as well as lighting fixtures


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Special Report: CESAsia 2015


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New Electronics Kit-Makers Aim to Awaken the Next Generation of Engineers


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Cheap Earthquake Warning Systems


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Why IoT Needs 5G


Will 5G become the backbone of the Internet of Things?Will 5G become the backbone of the Internet of Things?

Monitor Diabetes From Your Smart Watch


Connecting a smart watch to a glucose sensor lets parents keep tabs on diabetic childrenConnecting a smart watch to a glucose sensor lets parents keep tabs on diabetic children

HAX Accelerator’s Startups Get Healthy


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Monolithic 3-D IC Topped With Solar Cell for Internet of Things


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Tunable Liquid Metal Antennas for Tuning in to Anything


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Review: The Demo, a Musical About the Mouse


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Google’s Patent Portal Is Closing Fast


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Open Source Robotics Foundation Prepares for DRC Finals and Beyond


OSRF is branching out to keep developing ROS and GazeboOSRF is branching out to keep developing ROS and Gazebo

Ion Electrospray Engines Could Take Cubesats to the Moon and Beyond


Accion Systems to test compact modular thrusters for the tiniest of satellitesAccion Systems to test compact modular thrusters for the tiniest of satellites

The Best of Maker Faire Bay Area 2015


Skating bug-bots, homemade roller coasters, and other odditiesSkating bug-bots, homemade roller coasters, and other oddities

Graphene Composites Go Big


First fabrication of composites containing large sheets of graphene outperforms all others in conductivity and strengthFirst fabrication of composites containing large sheets of graphene outperforms all others in conductivity and strength

Video Friday: New Quadruped, Drone UFO, and Bricklaying Robot


Even with two giant robotics events coming up, there's still tons of stuff happening in robotics this weekEven with two giant robotics events coming up, there's still tons of stuff happening in robotics this week

Can Hackers Commit the Perfect Murder By Sabotaging an Artificial Pancreas?


A system designed to support healthy living can, in principle, be subvertedA system designed to support healthy living can, in principle, be subverted

Here Comes the Keurig of Everything


Startups introduce the Keurig of cocktails, the Keurig of Jell-O shots, and the Keurig of dinner. Let’s retire this metaphor before we get a “Keurig for Cats”Startups introduce the Keurig of cocktails, the Keurig of Jell-O shots, and the Keurig of dinner. Let’s retire this metaphor before we get a “Keurig for Cats”

Tesla's Robocar To Driver: Accept the Liability, Buster


You'll hit the turn indicator to prime the car for lane-changing, and thereby accept the legal responsibility for doing soYou'll hit the turn indicator to prime the car for lane-changing, and thereby accept the legal responsibility for doing so

New Memristors Could Usher in Bionic Brains


One of the world’s first electronic multi-state memory cells mimics the brain’s ability to simultaneously process and store multiple strands of informationOne of the world’s first electronic multi-state memory cells mimics the brain’s ability to simultaneously process and store multiple strands of information

DRC Finals Update: What to Expect Next Month


No robots have ever been as capable as the ones that we’re going to see compete in JuneNo robots have ever been as capable as the ones that we’re going to see compete in June

A Room with the Lowest Magnetic Field in the Solar System


Will keeping magnetic fields out allow the exploration of new physics?Will keeping magnetic fields out allow the exploration of new physics?

Why the Flying Car Future Needs Robots


The CEO of Terrafugia has a vision for how robotic flying cars could transform our future commutesThe CEO of Terrafugia has a vision for how robotic flying cars could transform our future commutes

3-D Print and Rubik's Cube-ify Almost Anything


As if a traditional Rubik's Cube wasn't hard enough, a new algorithm can turn any shape into a twisting puzzle and then create it on a 3D printerAs if a traditional Rubik's Cube wasn't hard enough, a new algorithm can turn any shape into a twisting puzzle and then create it on a 3D printer

Watch General Motors' Hilarious 1956 Movie on Smart Roads


They figured that by 1976 we'd be driving jet-powered cars guided by glass-towered traffic controllersThey figured that by 1976 we'd be driving jet-powered cars guided by glass-towered traffic controllers

Plasmonic Nanostructures Could Change the Landscape of Optoelectronics


Research provides greater understanding of how plasmonics works for an entire device, potentially offering a simpler alternativeResearch provides greater understanding of how plasmonics works for an entire device, potentially offering a simpler alternative

Poker Pros School Computer on No-Limit Texas Hold'em


Computer scientists take valuable lessons from a human vs. AI competition of no-limit Texas hold'emComputer scientists take valuable lessons from a human vs. AI competition of no-limit Texas hold'em

Robots Might Be the Necessary Future of Urban Pet Ownership


Urban life makes keeping pets difficult, and robots may become the new normalUrban life makes keeping pets difficult, and robots may become the new normal

Graphene Enables First Example of a Textile Electrode


Breakthrough promises a way to have "wiring" of wearable electronic embedded in textile yarnsBreakthrough promises a way to have "wiring" of wearable electronic embedded in textile yarns

Your Finger on a Tablet Can Control Entire Swarms of Robots


Need to control a lot of robots? This tablet interface makes it easyNeed to control a lot of robots? This tablet interface makes it easy

Is Lily a Drone? Or Is It a Camera?


Startup Lily Robotics comes out of stealth this week with an autonomous flying videographerStartup Lily Robotics comes out of stealth this week with an autonomous flying videographer

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Self-Driving Car Accidents


Four of Google's twenty three self-driving cars have been in accidents since September, but Google isn't concerned, and you shouldn't be eitherFour of Google's twenty three self-driving cars have been in accidents since September, but Google isn't concerned, and you shouldn't be either

Flying Car Inventor Survives Test Flight Crash


A flying car pilot and inventor managed to walk away unharmed from an emergency crash of an Aeromobil prototypeA flying car pilot and inventor managed to walk away unharmed from an emergency crash of an Aeromobil prototype

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Preliminary reports suggest that Nepal’s 25 April earthquake wrought extensive damage on the Himalayan nation's hydropower facilities, and also that the damage could have been far worse.Preliminary reports suggest that Nepal’s 25 April earthquake wrought extensive damage on the Himalayan nation's hydropower facilities, and also that the damage could have been far worse.

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The World's Most Dangerous Driving Simulator


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Organic Electronics Deliver Pain-Canceling Molecules


Chronic pain reduced with no side effects by delivering drugs directly to the site of injuryChronic pain reduced with no side effects by delivering drugs directly to the site of injury

Gallium Nitride Power Transistors Priced Cheaper Than Silicon


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Intel Offers Internet Smarts for Dumb Vending Machines


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Perovskite Transistors Made for First Time


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Women in Tech Take Over (the San Jose Marriott)


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Cheap Centimeter-Precision GPS For Cars, Drones, Virtual Reality


Software-based receiver corrects the inherent errors GPS measurements, providing position with two centimetersSoftware-based receiver corrects the inherent errors GPS measurements, providing position with two centimeters

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Computer Battles Top Human Poker Players


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World's Largest Swarm of Miniature Robot Submarines


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Automation in Cars: A $100 Billion Market by 2030


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CyPhy Works Launches Drone That Makes Aerial Video Easy and Intuitive


This consumer camera drone can shoot stable video without a gimbalThis consumer camera drone can shoot stable video without a gimbal

Goldman Sachs Bets on Bitcoin


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Electricity Use Could Soar as Global Middle Class Embraces Air Conditioning


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Compact, four-quadrant lock-in amplifier generates two analog outputs
Generate a pair of quadrature-phase digital signals.



Eight-function remote uses one button, no microcode
Simplify the operation of a remote control.



Doorbell transformer acts as simple water-leak detector
Doorbell transformer acts as a power supply.



Inverted regulator increases choice and reduces complexity
A simple approach for any high side overcurrent-protection circuit references the entire circuit to the high-side rail.



Debug a microcontroller-to-FPGA interface from the FPGA side
Monitor activity through a JTAG download cable.



Precision tilt/fall detector consumes less than 1.5 mW
Detect X-axis position and indicate it with an LED.



Reset an SOC only when power is ready
Use a comparator, an AND gate, and a capacitor to properly reset an SOC.



Circuit provides simpler power-supply-sequence testing
New circuit improves on an earlier power-sequence-testing idea.



Inexpensive power switch includes submicrosecond circuit breaker
Control power to a load and protect the power source.



Create a DAC from a microcontroller's ADC
Use a microcontroller's ADC in the feedback loop.



Inspect solar cells without a microscope
Use a short-wave infrared camera to capture the image of an entire wafer.



Solar-powered sensor controls traffic
A traffic-sensor post measures vehicle location and speed at an intersection, providing an accurate, effective, inexpensive approach to monitoring traffic flow



Self-oscillating H bridge lights white LED from one cell
Circuit operates on batteries as low as 0.6V.



Low-cost LCD-bias generator uses main microcontroller as control IC
Control a buck-boost switch-mode regulator with the same microcontroller that sends data to an LCD.



Negative-to-negative switch-mode converter offers high current and high efficiency
Don't let variations in input voltage affect the output voltage.



ADC for programmable logic uses one capacitor
Use a capacitor's charging and discharging time to sense a user input.



Use two phases to cut current and improve EMI
A two-phase SEPIC has lower output-capacitor current, which also improves reliability.



Fader switch uses inexpensive controller
Control the brightness of an LED or incandescent lamp.



Astable multivibrator gets hysteresis from positive-feedback stage
Add hysteresis through positive feedback.



Class B amplifier has automatic bias
Biased transistors minimize distortion.



Cable tester uses LEDs to find faults
Test as many as 16 wires with LEDs as continuity indicators.



Dual-coil relay driver uses only two MOSFETs
Differentially drive relays to minimize power consumption.



Unused port adds a PWM/analog channel to a microcontroller
Take advantage of unused pins to generate a PWM signal and then filter it into analog.



Capacitance meter uses PLL for high accuracy
An improvement on an old design lets you measure capacitors from 10 pF to 1 µF.



Resistor compensates for instrumentation-amp gain drift
Temperature makes instrumentation amp's gain drift; a resistor corrects it.