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  • Keeping the ‘Things’ of IoT in line

    Dec 11, 2014

    “We find ourselves in the midst of an exciting time, when the number of objects has recently eclipsed the number of people (PCs, smartphones) on the web,” writes Green Hills Software’s David Kleidermacher in a recent report on the IoT challenges and opportunities. The Internet of Things has the potential to generate exponential benefits for […]

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  • The internet of farming

    Dec 5, 2014

    “The demise of the small family farm has been a long time coming. But for farmers like Mr. Tom, technology offers a lifeline, a way to navigate the boom-and-bust cycles of making a living from the land” – Quentin Hardy, New York Times Quentin Hardy, of the New York Times, has published an article on […]

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  • The next evolution in running

    Dec 2, 2014

    The wearables market has been an important focus for Freescale in 2014, strengthened by our recent CES Innovation Awards Honoree for WaRP (wearable reference platform). With the 2015 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon on the horizon, we wanted to share some of the interesting stats we discovered from last year’s race. Leading up to the 2014 marathon, […]

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  • A connected Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2014

    In honor of Thanksgiving we thought we would provide a few suggestions to make your Thanksgiving and holiday meals a bit more connected. The Tweeting Turkey! Need a quick DIY project for turkey day? Hinkmond Wong, from the Oracle Java community blog, has provided step by step instructions on how to have your turkey live […]

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  • The true value of a wearable will be in its 1’s and 0’s

    Nov 24, 2014

    In the race to discover the true potential of wearables, many manufacturers are designing products with more sensors and features that allow their products to do more. The problem we see is that these added features aren’t always enough to keep users tied to their wearables. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study found that a third of wearable […]

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  • Kinetis MCUs: Meeting the challenge of wearable designs today and tomorrow

    Nov 19, 2014

    In my previous blog I focused on the functionality of the new ARM® Cortex®-M7 core. I wrote of the higher processing throughput, new micro-architecture, cache for the memory interfaces and the advantages of ARM Cortex-M core compatibility. There is another dimension to meeting the challenge of today’s IoT applications that I failed to mention. This […]

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  • Freescale offers Thread beta, see why it matters

    Nov 18, 2014

    Last week at Electronica, Freescale, a founding member of Thread Group, announced its Thread beta development program. The Thread beta program lets a select group of developers get their hands on the Thread software for the first time, running on Kinetis W series wireless MCUs. What is Thread and why is this important? At a high level, Thread is an IP-based […]

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