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ZTE Chooses Lattice Semiconductor for Feature Differentiation and Integration on Star 2 Smartphone
Phone giant uses smart programmability of iCE40 LM FPGA to implement key features in its latest flagship smartphone Click-to-Tweet ZTE adopts Lattice’s programmable platform to implement infrared remote control, breathing LED, and other sensor control functions. Lattice’s always-on sensor hub saves power while enabling background apps and sleep mode features. Lattice’s infrared solution provides better reliability and performance over software-based solution. iCE40 LM devices are highly integrated with built-in hardened IPs and LED driv...

Lattice Semiconductor Updates Key Design Tool Suites
Customers can upgrade to the newest software releases to remain on the forefront of innovation with low power, small size, low cost FPGAs Click-to-Tweet More devices from the new ECP5, iCE40 Ultra, and iCE40 UltraLite families now available with the standard license Lattice Synthesis Engine (LSE) and data updates potentially enable customer to achieve higher performance and lower cost solutions PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 16, 2015-- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC), the leading provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions, today announce...

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 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 ...

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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Wearable footpod analyzes runners' gait, supports Bluetooth Smart wireless technology for performance improvement and injury prevention


runScribe employs Nordic Semiconductor multiprotocol SoC to enable small form factor device and provide wireless connectivity to iOS and Android devices



Bluetooth Smart motorbike alarm and security system prevents bikes being started even if keys are stolen or cloned


 

Developed by Russian automotive specialist, StarLine, the StarLine V66 motorbike alarm system pairs wirelessly with a smartphone app or wireless key tag that unless present will immobilize the bike even if the original – or indeed a cloned – key is inserted into the ignition, providing a robust extra line of defense against thieves



Nordic nRF52 Series redefines single-chip Bluetooth Smart by marrying barrier-breaking performance and power efficiency with on-chip NFC for Touch-to-Pair


 

Sampling now, the nRF52832 is the first of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52 Series Systems-on-Chip. It features a category-first 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4F processor, a best-in-class ultra high performance, low power 2.4GHz multi-protocol radio, and fully automatic power optimization. Achieving a 215 CoreMark the nRF52832 delivers up to 60% more generic processing power than competing solutions and thanks to its ARM Cortex-M4F up to an additional 10X the Floating Point and 2X the DSP performance. And at 90 CoreMark/mA the SoC is up to 2X as power efficient as competing solutions



Nordic Semiconductor launches HomeKit solution for nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs


New nRF51 SDK for HomeKit simplifies development and accelerates time to market for HomeKit enabled connected home products and appliances, leveraging the ultra-low power, performance and flexibility of the nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs



Nordic Semiconductor nominated ‘Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company’ by Global Semiconductor Alliance members


The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is a 400 member company-strong, non-profit international trade organization headquartered in the U.S.



Braveridge offers new module based on 32kB RAM version of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51822 SoC


Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today announces that Braveridge Co., Ltd. has started providing samples of its new Bluetooth Smart module featuring the wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) version of Nordic’s nRF51822 System-on-Chip (SoC) with 32kB RAM.



Super affordable $5 child tracking wristband prevents children going missing using Nordic Semiconductor Bluetooth Smart wireless technology


 

After a successful Indiegogo campaign, the Lineable from Korean IT startup of the same name, can alert other Lineable users in the vicinity via crowd sourcing GPS if a child goes missing so they can be found quickly and safely reunited



Body analyzer scale offers Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ connectivity to record weight and body composition data on smartphones, tablets, and sports watches


 

German healthcare management company uses Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51422 multiprotocol SoC to allow both iOS and Android users to wirelessly record a range of health metrics on their mobile devices



Wearable power meter for runners supports ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wireless technologies for real time performance analytics


Stryd power meter employs Nordic Semiconductor multiprotocol SoC to deliver ‘in run’ feedback and performance metrics to sports watches and iOS and Android smartphones



Editors and readers of top U.S. design magazine EDN vote Nordic Semiconductor S130 SoftDevice and nRF51822 Beacon Kit an ‘EDN Hot 100 product’


The ‘EDN Hot 100’ is an annual awards program that EDN says recognizes the hottest technology launches of the many thousands of products announced during each calendar year as voted by EDN’s editors and readers



Octane Fitness exercise equipment employs Nordic Bluetooth Smart technology to deliver analytics and training programs to iOS compatible devices


 

Specialist U.S. fitness company uses Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51422 multiprotocol SoC to provide wireless connectivity between its zero-impact fitness equipment and mobile-based SmartLink partner app



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


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Parrot Unveils a Hydrofoil Drone


The French company takes to the water for the first time as it shows off upgrades to its line of mini-dronesThe French company takes to the water for the first time as it shows off upgrades to its line of mini-drones

Holland Opens Some Roads to Robots


It's a science experiment, more to test the technology than to use itIt's a science experiment, more to test the technology than to use it

What Turing Himself Said About the Imitation Game


The mathematician and cryptanalyst explained his famous test of computer intelligence during two BBC radio broadcasts in the early 1950sThe mathematician and cryptanalyst explained his famous test of computer intelligence during two BBC radio broadcasts in the early 1950s

Mocking AI Panic


Turing anticipated many of today’s worries about super-smart machines threatening mankindTuring anticipated many of today’s worries about super-smart machines threatening mankind

Foldable Airplane Could Ride a Cubesat to Mars in 2022


A chunk of ballast going to Mars in the early 2020s could spread its wings and flyA chunk of ballast going to Mars in the early 2020s could spread its wings and fly

Nanogenerator Produces Energy From Tires Rolling on Pavement


Reclaiming energy that would otherwise be lost offers improved efficiency in vehiclesReclaiming energy that would otherwise be lost offers improved efficiency in vehicles

After a 9-Year Voyage, New Horizons Will Have Little Time to Measure Pluto’s Atmosphere


The brief encounter will generate so much data it’ll take more than a year to send it all backThe brief encounter will generate so much data it’ll take more than a year to send it all back

Smart Cars Crave Max Headroom


And to manage that headroom they'll need more powerful computers—and an operating systemAnd to manage that headroom they'll need more powerful computers—and an operating system

How Would You Like Your Robo-Car? Barista-bot? Burrito-mobile? Rolling Movie Theater?


Self-driving cars will become places of their own, not just means of transportSelf-driving cars will become places of their own, not just means of transport

SpaceX Rocket Explosion Is Latest in Space Station Resupply Failures


Loss of a SpaceX resupply mission comes at an awkward time for NASA's private spaceflight contractorsLoss of a SpaceX resupply mission comes at an awkward time for NASA's private spaceflight contractors

Formula E Ends First Season Wheel-to-Wheel


Energy efficiency and battery management dominate the seriesEnergy efficiency and battery management dominate the series

Armored Exoskeletons Help Roachbots Go Anywhere, Handle Anything


UC Berkeley's robotic roaches roll through clutter thanks to fancy new shellsUC Berkeley's robotic roaches roll through clutter thanks to fancy new shells

The Miraculous 1880s


Boosters of Silicon Valley days are off base: The real tech decade happened rather earlierBoosters of Silicon Valley days are off base: The real tech decade happened rather earlier

Google and Delphi Robocars Meet on the Road


Here is what happens when rival self-driving cars want to move into the same lane.Here is what happens when rival self-driving cars want to move into the same lane.

The Computer Chip That Never Forgets


Melding spin-based logic and memory could lead to low-power, instant-on electronicsMelding spin-based logic and memory could lead to low-power, instant-on electronics

Graphene Magnetic Sensor Hundred Times More Sensitive Than Silicon


Graphene's umatched charge carrier mobility improves sensitivity and power consumption for Hall effect sensorGraphene's umatched charge carrier mobility improves sensitivity and power consumption for Hall effect sensor

Video Friday: iCub Is Evolving, Mind-Controlled Robot, and ROS for Drones


The week's best robot videosThe week's best robot videos

The Surprisingly Long Life of the Punch Card


From 18th-century looms to hanging chads, this technology enduredFrom 18th-century looms to hanging chads, this technology endured

Femtosecond Lasers Create 3-D Midair Plasma Displays You Can Touch


Floating dots of plasma make tiny, touchable imagesFloating dots of plasma make tiny, touchable images

Lexus Builds Hoverboard to Go 'Back to the Future'


Toyota's Lexus brand has built a functional hoverboard prototype based on superconductors and magnetsToyota's Lexus brand has built a functional hoverboard prototype based on superconductors and magnets

Build an Early-Warning System for Your Bike


A new low-cost lidar can detect approaching carsA new low-cost lidar can detect approaching cars

Graphene's Prospects in Biosensing Just Got a Boost


Production technique improves graphene's selectivity in biosensingProduction technique improves graphene's selectivity in biosensing

New Mode of Transmission May Double Fiber Optic Capacity


Researchers find a way to greatly reduce the amount of regeneration data signals needResearchers find a way to greatly reduce the amount of regeneration data signals need

Self-Assembling Robotic Gun Will Shoot Through Tissue Inside Your Body


Researchers are developing small robots that can self-assemble into a functional Gauss gunResearchers are developing small robots that can self-assemble into a functional Gauss gun

The Insider’s Guide to Drone Videography


This expert guide will get you off the groundThis expert guide will get you off the ground

Venture Money Flows to Space Startups


A record $1.17 billion goes to support startups doing launches, creating satellite networks, and cleaning up space trashA record $1.17 billion goes to support startups doing launches, creating satellite networks, and cleaning up space trash

The Little AC Adapter That Could


A humble device reminds me of electrical engineering's foundationsA humble device reminds me of electrical engineering's foundations

Chemical Battery Can Recharge Itself With Light


No strap-on solar panels here: this “photo battery” charges directly from lightNo strap-on solar panels here: this “photo battery” charges directly from light

NASA Wants Help Training Valkyrie Robots to Go to Mars


NASA is giving out Valkyrie robots to universities for space trainingNASA is giving out Valkyrie robots to universities for space training

What Does “Responsible Innovation” Mean?


A new movement tries to define engineers' roles and responsibilities in the innovation processA new movement tries to define engineers' roles and responsibilities in the innovation process

Doping Lithium-ion Batteries to Make Them Safer


Could help enable safer, more powerful next-generation batteriesCould help enable safer, more powerful next-generation batteries

The Real-Life Dangers of Augmented Reality


Augmented reality can impair our perception, but good design can minimize the hazardsAugmented reality can impair our perception, but good design can minimize the hazards

"Valleytronics" Development Could Lead to New Approaches for Spintronics and Quantum Computing


Researchers discover that valley polarization makes electron spin polariation in silicon transistors easierResearchers discover that valley polarization makes electron spin polariation in silicon transistors easier

Project Will Make Clothes Cool So You Don't Need the AC


Why cool an entire building when you can just cool the people in it?Why cool an entire building when you can just cool the people in it?

Calling All Dieselpunks and Tesla Fans


The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel new mini-museum shows off the hotel’s high-tech originsThe Wyndham New Yorker Hotel new mini-museum shows off the hotel’s high-tech origins

Autoliv's Automated Emergency Brake Works Almost Too Well


To avoid hurting the car's occupants, the system can be triggered only at sedate speedsTo avoid hurting the car's occupants, the system can be triggered only at sedate speeds

Next-Gen Pacemakers May Be Powered by the Beating of a Heart


A piezoelectric-powered pacemaker would do away with bulky batteries and speed up surgeriesA piezoelectric-powered pacemaker would do away with bulky batteries and speed up surgeries

Taking the U.S. to 100 Percent Renewable Energy State by State


In this state-by-state plan to eliminate fossil fuel use in the U.S. by 2050, California leans on solar power, Maine on windIn this state-by-state plan to eliminate fossil fuel use in the U.S. by 2050, California leans on solar power, Maine on wind

Flashristors: Getting the Best of Memristors and Flash Memory


Will flashristors perform better than memristors?Will flashristors perform better than memristors?

A Review of Code: Debugging the Gender Gap


This documentary explores solutions to a crucial tech diversity problemThis documentary explores solutions to a crucial tech diversity problem

Video Friday: Small Bebionic Hand, RoboRaven at Night, and Pepper on Sale


The week's best robot videos. Right here.The week's best robot videos. Right here.

A Second Life for Charge Pumping


Frequency modulated square waves help chip-makers resurrect a defect-detection technique they had nearly abandonedFrequency modulated square waves help chip-makers resurrect a defect-detection technique they had nearly abandoned

Using Light to Activate a Mouse's Happy Memory Protects It from Stress


Stressed-out mice exhibit fewer depression-like behaviors when researchers activate certain neural circuitsStressed-out mice exhibit fewer depression-like behaviors when researchers activate certain neural circuits

Utilities and Solar Companies Fight Over Arizona’s Rooftops


Residential solar installers innovate to get around utility grid feesResidential solar installers innovate to get around utility grid fees

Graphene Wraps Up Wires, Boosting Chip Speeds by Thirty Percent


Resesarchers believe that graphene could replace tantalum nitride within two chip generationsResesarchers believe that graphene could replace tantalum nitride within two chip generations

Where The Jobs Are: 2015


Manufacturing and big data are among the hot sectors in IEEE Spectrum’s annual roundupManufacturing and big data are among the hot sectors in IEEE Spectrum’s annual roundup

Here's How NASA Will Grab an Asteroid Using a Spiky Robot Gripper


Microspine grippers will bring an asteroid back to Earth in the 2020sMicrospine grippers will bring an asteroid back to Earth in the 2020s

Evaporation Can Drive Engines and Generate Electricity


Artificial muscles powered by expanding and shrinking spores could power robots, sensors, vehiclesArtificial muscles powered by expanding and shrinking spores could power robots, sensors, vehicles

Let’s Shape AI Before AI Shapes Us


It’s time to have a global conversation about how AI should be developedIt’s time to have a global conversation about how AI should be developed

Swedish Supercar Goes From Zero-to-Fabulous-to-Zero in Record Time


The test pilot barely touched the wheel, probably because he was being whipsawed by g forcesThe test pilot barely touched the wheel, probably because he was being whipsawed by g forces

A Better Way for Brains to Control Robotic Arms


A brain implant reads a paraplegic man’s intentions to let him pick up a beerA brain implant reads a paraplegic man’s intentions to let him pick up a beer

Fetch Robotics Secures Massive $20 Million Investment from SoftBank


A robotics company that didn't exist a year ago gets a huge investment from JapanA robotics company that didn't exist a year ago gets a huge investment from Japan

IndieBio’s First Class of Startups: Bioreactors, Blood Tests, and DIY Genetic Engineering


Biology is accelerating faster than Moore’s Law, says IndieBio founder. It’s time for scientists to be entrepreneursBiology is accelerating faster than Moore’s Law, says IndieBio founder. It’s time for scientists to be entrepreneurs

VoiceBox Has Ways of Making Your Car Talk


And because it lets each carmaker do things in its own way, it may just survive the onslaughts from Google and AppleAnd because it lets each carmaker do things in its own way, it may just survive the onslaughts from Google and Apple

Paper-based Origami Battery Operates on the Respiration of Microbes


Simple battery could lead to a self-contained biosensor system costing only five centsSimple battery could lead to a self-contained biosensor system costing only five cents

DURUS: SRI's Ultra-Efficient Walking Humanoid Robot


SRI unveils a walking humanoid robot that's 20x more efficient than ATLASSRI unveils a walking humanoid robot that's 20x more efficient than ATLAS

First CubeSats Planned for Mars


Nanosatellites may go into deep space for the first timeNanosatellites may go into deep space for the first time

More Light From Metamaterials


Hyperbolic metasurface gives new control over lightwavesHyperbolic metasurface gives new control over lightwaves

Biotech and 3-D Printing Could Make Rhino Poaching Pointless


Pembient’s founders hope to destroy the illegal trade in Rhino horn and make “essence of rhino” products popularPembient’s founders hope to destroy the illegal trade in Rhino horn and make “essence of rhino” products popular

Robotic Tools Understand What You Want to Do, Help You Do It


An intelligent, collaborative robotic arm knows how to complete tasks that you may notAn intelligent, collaborative robotic arm knows how to complete tasks that you may not

Graphene Shines in World's Thinnest Light Bulb


First on-chip visible light source that uses graphene could lead to photonic circuitsFirst on-chip visible light source that uses graphene could lead to photonic circuits

Video Friday: PR2 With Nailgun, Snake Bot Tango, and Robot vs Sword Master


Get caught up with non-ICRA, non-DRC videos. We promise!Get caught up with non-ICRA, non-DRC videos. We promise!

Bots Do Ballet in Brooklyn, and the Crowd Goes Wild


Seven Nao robots steal the spotlight in a modern dance performanceSeven Nao robots steal the spotlight in a modern dance performance

Hackers Invade Hospital Networks Through Insecure Medical Equipment


Oh no, not again! “Medjacks” demonstrate that medical devices are the soft underbelly of medical networks, according to a TrapX studyOh no, not again! “Medjacks” demonstrate that medical devices are the soft underbelly of medical networks, according to a TrapX study

Novel Nanomaterial Makes Carbon Dioxide Sensors Portable


A new operating principle brings CO2 sensors to a range of new applicationsA new operating principle brings CO2 sensors to a range of new applications

DARPA Robotics Challenge: Amazing Moments, Lessons Learned, and What's Next


With the DRC over, here's what we learned, and what we have to look forward toWith the DRC over, here's what we learned, and what we have to look forward to

Mercedes-Benz E Class Will Out-Robot Top-of-the-Line S Class


Problem is, car prices increasingly reflect their tech content, which doesn't age gracefullyProblem is, car prices increasingly reflect their tech content, which doesn't age gracefully

Injectable Electronics Give Neurology a Shot to the Brain


Nanowire meshes can be placed into the brain through a needleNanowire meshes can be placed into the brain through a needle

Implant Fights Stroke, Tinnitus by Retraining the Brain


Microtransponder’s vagus nerve stimulator uses precisely-timed jolts to help stroke victims relearn movements more quicklyMicrotransponder’s vagus nerve stimulator uses precisely-timed jolts to help stroke victims relearn movements more quickly

The Forgotten History of How Bird Poop Cripples Power Lines


Excreting eagles nearly made a failure out of the most technologically advanced power line of its time. Animal incursions are still a problem, but there's a standard for thatExcreting eagles nearly made a failure out of the most technologically advanced power line of its time. Animal incursions are still a problem, but there's a standard for that

An Autonomous Camera Picks Its Shots


Do you want a camera deciding when to film you and your family?Do you want a camera deciding when to film you and your family?

5 Materials Innovations for New Medical Devices


Organic electrochemical transistors, implantable ion pumps, and moreOrganic electrochemical transistors, implantable ion pumps, and more

Is Google Angling to Corner the Auto Insurance Market?


Already a leader in the race to put self-driving cars on the world's roads, it may ultimately use that position to push today's auto insurance carriers out of the marketAlready a leader in the race to put self-driving cars on the world's roads, it may ultimately use that position to push today's auto insurance carriers out of the market

Powered Prosthetic Legs Work Better by Tracking EMG


Researchers improve powered prosthetic legs with algorithms that respond to muscles' electric signalsResearchers improve powered prosthetic legs with algorithms that respond to muscles' electric signals

Quantum Dots Enable Next Generation of LED Lighting Systems


Researchers in Japan fabricate a hybrid inorganic/organic LED that produces white-blue electroluminescence using quantum dotsResearchers in Japan fabricate a hybrid inorganic/organic LED that produces white-blue electroluminescence using quantum dots

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.