Fibocom expands 5G RedCap portfolio with FG332 solution

Fibocom has announced the expansion of its RedCap module portfolio by launching the FG332 at Computex 2024. The company also introduced a cutting-edge 5G RedCap CPE solution integrated with the newly launched FG332 and the latest Wi-Fi 7/Wi-Fi 6 technologies.

The introduction of the 5G RedCap module and RedCap CPE solution is set to accelerate 5G RedCap commercialisation. The FG332 – compliant with 3GPP R17 – is specifically designed for lightweight 5G IoT applications,...

Arm invests in Raspberry Pi to cement influence over IoT developers

Arm has announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Raspberry Pi, the popular maker of low-cost, credit card-sized computers. The investment aims to strengthen Arm's ties with the developer community building IoT edge devices.

"With the rapid growth of edge and endpoint AI applications, platforms like those from Raspberry Pi, built on Arm, are critical to driving the adoption of high-performance IoT devices globally by enabling developers to innovate faster and more...

Amazon opens Sidewalk IoT network to third-party devices

Amazon's low-bandwidth, long-range IoT network, Sidewalk, has grown rapidly and is now available for third-party device makers to integrate.

Sidewalk currently links many of Amazon’s devices, including Echo smart speakers and Ring doorbells, to create a network that now covers nine out of 10 Americans.

Amazon has announced that it’s opening applications for hardware development test kits that will enable third-party companies to validate the Sidewalk network and...

Arduino launches bundle for building homegrown IoT projects

Arduino has launched IoT Bundle—a kit that provides all the hardware, software, and components needed to build your own connected devices.

“Getting started with the IoT can be a daunting process. It requires a certain set of tools and a level of knowledge to take those first steps, but building your own connected IoT devices can be an incredibly rewarding process once you figure out the basics,” wrote Arduino in a blog post.

The hardware is based around the Arduino...

Apple’s AR glasses may not debut until 2026

A leading analyst has claimed that Apple’s first augmented reality (AR) glasses may have slipped two years to 2026.

“We now expect the AR Glass to be postponed to 2025-2026, due to design issues,” wrote Haitong International Tech Research’s Jeff Pu in an email to MarketWatch.

Just five months ago, Pu said that Apple’s AR glasses could be announced in 2024.

Back in 2013, Google Glass showed the world an exciting vision for a ubiquitous future of...

IDC predicts a return to chip supply normality by mid-2022

A research note from IDC suggests the ongoing chip shortage will normalise by the middle of next year.

Semiconductors are in short supply primarily due to pandemic-related supply chain issues, trade sanctions, and strong demand.

IoT devices continue to proliferate rapidly, connected vehicles are increasingly desirable, 5G-capable smartphones are in-demand, and stock of those newfangled games consoles are flying out before they even reach shelves. Combined with the global...

Dialog Semiconductor sets the IoTMark-WiFi benchmark score to beat

Dialog Semiconductor has set a new record in the IoTMark-WiFi benchmark, even if it is the only current entry.

EEMBC’s IoTMark-WiFi benchmark aims to test the all-important energy efficiency of WiFi devices that are expected to have months, or more, of battery life while supporting typical IoT messaging demands.

The DA16200 is an SoC from Dialog which claims to offer “a breakthrough in battery life” for WiFi-connected, battery-powered IoT devices such as smart door...

The EU is set to approve Google’s acquisition of Fitbit this week

While most eyes are on the close-to-collapse Brexit negotiations, another notable European decision is finally expected this week.

Google’s proposed $2.1 billion takeover of Fitbit naturally caught the attention of the European Union—which continues to tighten its screws on “big tech” over privacy concerns.

According to Bloomberg’s sources, the EU will grant conditional approval for Google’s historic takeover this week.

We don’t know what...