In honor of the National Week of Making, we introduce Part 1 of how to make your own PCB from the Maker's Guide to the IoT: MCU Edition. Learn how to speak the language of PCB design covering schematics and layout.
How do I know which products in the market will work with the product I'm developing? What is an ecosystem and how does it relate to IoT? This 4th installment of the blog series will help shed some light on the home automation ecosystems.
Last week, civic and technology leaders came together during the 2016 Smart Cities Summit here in Austin to showcase technology solutions and discuss what role data will play in smart cities in the years to come.
Smart meters are becoming more and more sophisticated, and integration of connectivity has been a game-changer when it comes to the focus on energy concervation. The number of expected smart meter deployments over the next few years is staggering, and with WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee and sub-GHz technolgoies available, which one do you choose?
As a part of a national initative, we participated in the ATX Hack for Change event. We spent the weekend working with skilled Austinites to solve the local community's most pressing issues, all with the help of a little hacking.
Congratulations to Rich Morris and his Broodminder wireless beehive scale for successfully completing its funding goals. The Broodminder is an IoT device designed to help protect bee populations during harsh winters.
Today we're at Computex in Taipei unveiling a new reference design for the USB Type-C specification. As the next step in USB connectivity, Type-C makes life easier for end users by reducing the number of cables and enabling device interoperability. We, in turn, make like easier for developers.
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Join David Lynch on his journey to write a book on entry-level embedded development. This blog series will bring you up to speed on Silicon Labs´ EFM32 Gecko microcontroller family and quickly give you the “big picture” of turning computer code into electronics gadgets.
Silicon Labs turns 20 this year, and over the course of 2016 we’ll be taking a look back at how we got here, where we’re going, and meet some of the employees, partners, and customers that have helped shape us over the last two decades. Today we take a closer look at our office in Singapore and explore some of the city’s culture and history.
Should you opt for a low-cost system-on-a-chip or a wireless module when adding RF functionality to your application? The answer may be a little more complicated than you expect. Here we do a simple analysis to examine where the breakeven point might be for moving from one to the other.
If you had one small device that could sense humidity, temperature, ultraviolet light and heart rate, then transmit all that info to an iPhone or Android app, what kinds of things could you build for the IoT?
The popularity of Bluetooth beacons is exploding thanks to the benefits they offer businesses and customers alike. We examine three of today's most popular beacon development formats: iBeacon, Eddystone, and AltBeacon.
We're on a roll at Embedded World, and we are excitied to announce our new multiprotocol wireless SoCs, based on Gecko technology. The new Wireless Gecko family simplifies design by bringing together development, certification, and production so you can get to market faster.
Silicon Labs turns 20 this year, and over the course of 2016 we’ll be taking a look at how the world has changed, where we’re going, and meet some of the employees, partners, and customers that have helped shape the last two decades by delivering on the promise of a connected world.