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News, views and in-depth coverage on how to design, secure and manage smart, connected devices and the design data they collect and transmit via onboard sensors.

Zigbee Alliance Kicks off Multi-Band IoT Mesh Network Technology

The Zigbee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), makes available Zigbee PRO 2017, the latest offering in the Alliance’s flagship mesh networking technology.

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Designing “Smart” Products

Are we at risk of becoming a bit too enamored with the potential returns to be gained from connected, “smart” products and the IoT?

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Embedded Emergence

With the advent of IoT, embedded systems should gain much momentum in the immediate future. Images courtesy of MicroEJ.

New design skills and philosophies are needed for IoT-enabled, embedded system design.

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Designing Sensors for Harsh Environments

As the IoT takes shape and harsh-environment applications become more prevalent, increased demand may cause vendors to remedy this situation.

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IoT Platforms: A Patchwork of Technologies

An IoT development platform should enable design engineers to provide across-the-board connectivity, creating bridges between “things”—that range from sensors and apps to industrial systems—and the cloud and back-end services. To do this, the platform must be flexible enough to work with the full spectrum of interface and communications technologies. Image courtesy of Optimal Design.

An IoT development platform must impart a broad spectrum of functionality. The true measure of success, however, lies in its ability to deliver these capabilities in a seamless, integral fashion.

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PTC Launches ThingWorx 8

ThingWorx 8 features enhanced platform capabilities, role-specific applications for engineering and manufacturing and a new collection of service offerings designed for Industrial IoT customers.

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