Heard in the Channel: Internet of Things Applications Site Gets a New Look

Mouser updates its IoT Applications site, including four new sections to provide developers with the resources to enter this expanding field; plus, element14 announces a new competition, Maxim Integrated and Coilcraft update websites.

Mouser’s updated Internet of Things (IoT) Applications site  offers more resources on the latest products and newest technologies in the field. The recent update features four sections: Intelligent Devices, Intelligent Communications, Intelligent Analytics, and Featured Products.

The site contains more resources for developers interested in discovering this expanding field. Examples of potential IoT applications include wireless heart monitors to let doctors remotely monitor a patient’s health, or machine-to-machine (M2M) sensors to monitor factory equipment and provide inter-device connectivity at the same time.

The Intelligent Devices section focuses on wearables and examples of how they can be used, including remote patient monitoring.  IoT devices such as pill cameras and implantable transceivers provide data that can be used when diagnosing medical conditions. The section also examines “smart buildings” and “digital locks,” which both involve controlling aspects of the home via a smartphone.

The Intelligent Communications section discusses cloud-based networks that involve communicating by Body Area Networks (BAN) and Personal Area Networks (PAN). Cloud-based networks can communicate with these other area networks through Wi-Fi, cellular, ZigBee, NFC, or Bluetooth. This section also dives into the various layers of the IoTs and the current wireless landscape.

The Intelligent Analytics section goes through the value of information to suit a business’s needs. It includes how data is analyzed and stored, as well as a functional look at the IoT technology. The Featured Products section wraps up the site by listing key products available from Mouser that can speed and enhance IoT development. The section features products from Intel, Freescale, Texas Instruments, and more.

 In other industry news:

  • element14 announces its Forget Me Not Design Challenge, in which 20 competitors will build Internet of Things (IoT) projects, using more than $2,000 worth of products, including the Raspberry Pi Model B+. Challengers can win up to $20,000 in prizes.
  • Manufacturer Maxim Integrated has updated its website and added a customizable MyMaxim Panel, Smart Selector Tools, and Contextual Menus.
  • Coilcraft’s new RF Inductor Finder web tool enables users to search and compare inductors by exact opening frequency. The tool also allows users to search for a range of inductances, specify a minimum Q at their operating frequency, and choose a certain body size.

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