internet of things

Enabling trust in the Internet of Things era

At the end of 2014, Gartner stated that there could be as many as 4.9 billion connected ‘things’ in use this year alone. That’s a lot of devices collecting and sharing data with each other to control the environment around us. And it is a potential security nightmare for consumers, Read More

Posted by Denis Noel  /   June 16, 2015  /   Posted in Cyber security, Featured, Identification and security, Innovation, Internet of Things, Security  /   1 Comments

Is there hope for online security?

In my job as a communications director for NXP, I talk a lot about security. I attend conferences on cyber issues, discuss the importance of protecting data and improving authentication algorithms, and highlight the ways NXP’s technologies can make it safer to go online. But online security recently became very Read More

Posted by hillarycain  /   April 20, 2015  /   Posted in Cyber security, Featured, Innovation, Innovation Featured, Internet of Things, Security  /   1 Comments

Create virtual MIFARE smartcards with MIFARE4Mobile

It’s hard to get a precise count of exactly how many MIFARE-based smartcards are in use today, but the number is in the billions. MIFARE can be found in more than 70 countries, servicing dozens of applications, from transport and access to micropayments and more. There’s no denying that smartcards Read More

Posted by Christian Lackner  /   November 28, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Innovation, Innovation Featured, Innovation Trends, Internet of Things, Portable devices, Secure transactions, Security  /   No Comments

Protect your device’s credentials!

Welcome to our Connected World, in which the Smart Grid, Smart City, Smart Home, Industrial Internet and Connected Car are becoming a reality. A world where advanced control, monitoring and automation help increase productivity, reduce environmental waste, and improve people’s safety and quality of life. In this world closed systems Read More

Posted by Denis Noel  /   October 20, 2014  /   Posted in Cyber security, Energy, Featured, Home and building automation, Interface and connectivity, Internet of Things, News, News Featured, Security  /   No Comments

Feeding the World with LEDs?

Plants are amazing. They turn light energy into the sugars that form the basic fuel that all life on Earth depends upon. This process – photosynthesis – uses the light to energise the combination of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Water (H2O) to create Glucose (C6H12O6) – freeing Oxygen (O2) as Read More

Posted by Jan Willem Vogel  /   August 19, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Internet of Things, Lighting, Lighting drivers and controller ICs  /   No Comments

The Problem With the Internet of Things-And Why It‘s Still Good to Be Connected

By 2020, more than 50 billion unique devices will be connected to the Internet. From cars and passports, to smart cards and toasters, almost everything will communicate electronically or connect to the Web. At least, that’s the prediction. But what can we learn from our devices? And what are the Read More

Posted by Todd Hallinan  /   March 31, 2014  /   Posted in Featured, Internet of Things  /   No Comments

Home Automation: Smart lighting gets you in the door

What’s on the technology horizon for 2014? Home automation is getting a lot of buzz, and we see it as one of the biggest retail trends for the coming year. It’s also one of the applications we’ll be highlighting at CES 2014 (Las Vegas, January 7-10, Booth CP9). Why the Read More

Posted by Todd Hallinan  /   December 13, 2013  /   Posted in Events, Featured, Home and building automation, Internet of Things, Lighting  /   4 Comments

Controlling Color Lights With ZigBee – How Hard Can It Be?

How hard can it be to control color LEDs using ZigBee?  It may sound simple, but it’s fraught with hidden difficulties. ZigBee is a low-power, low-data rate wireless standard for control and monitoring that allows us to control large numbers of lamps with battery-powered remote controls and also to link Read More

Posted by Colin Faulkner  /   October 30, 2013  /   Posted in Featured, Home and building automation, Interface and connectivity, Internet of Things, Lighting, Portable devices, Social, Wireless infrastructure  /   2 Comments

Happy 55th birthday to the Microchip!

55 years ago this week the world’s first integrated circuit, or microchip, was successfully demonstrated. It is impossible to describe the impact the technology has had without resorting to superlatives. It was quite simply one of the most transformative technological advances ever – ultimately ushering in the information age. The Read More

Posted by Martijn van der Linden  /   September 17, 2013  /   Posted in Corporate, Events  /   No Comments

Is the Connected Home being held back by too many standards?

People, pundits and hi-tech companies have been raving about the ‘Connected Home’ for many years now. The necessary technologies were developed some time ago, and products based on these technologies are widely used in other applications: wireless connectivity, smart cards, RFID, smart lighting and more. So why is the Connected Read More

Posted by Robert O'Neill  /   August 26, 2013  /   Posted in Innovation Trends, Lighting drivers and controller ICs, MCUs Featured, Microcontrollers  /   No Comments