Low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) play a crucial role in the growth of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). These wireless networks are often the primary backbone of IIoT networks. The can provide a cost-effective way to connect a huge number of remote devices spread over large areas, all while using power so efficiently that batteries in remote devices are be capable of lasting years, even decades.
With the proliferation of smartphones, smartwatches and tablets in our society, instant and unhindered access to communication, information, entertainment has become an expectation in our daily lives. Emerging radio technologies will push download speeds into the Gigabit per second range and latencies into single-digit milliseconds, but supporting these capabilities ultimately leads to highly complex radio architectures. In order to address these market pressures, the MIPI RF Front-End Control Working group was formed to define a highly efficient but flexible control interface for RF front-end devices. MIPI-RFFE is an open standard being adopted industry wide to address current and future control and monitoring of modern wireless RF front-ends.
On June 19th, SignalCraft Technologies was pleased to host its annual Charity Barbeque. As a favorite social event of Calgary’s electronics industry for the past 15 years, it never fails to provide a much-needed opportunity for local electronics community to catch up on what’s happening in the industry while raising much-needed cash for a worthy cause. This year’s barbeque was a huge success with everyone’s generous contributions, we all managed to raise nearly over $2200 for a very deserving local charity.
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In recent years, the electronics industry has experienced an explosion in the growth of embedded sensors being used in high-volume applications such as smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This rapid growth is fueled by the development of a wide variety of small-sized, low-cost sensors being married to an ever-expanding array of innovative consumer applications. An excellent example is today’s typical smartphone, which incorporates 10 or more sensors measuring anything from light and biometric responses to motion and environmental conditions.