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This ‘Indoor GPS’ Works Where GPS Can’t!

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Setting new standard for indoor GPS accuracy, antenna maker Toaglas has created a new range of indoor radio antennas, accurate to a centimeter. For designers working with tight budgets, ST has unveiled a tiny, new 8-bit MCU offered at $0.2. ST has also taken a step forward to speed designing of a variety of amazing IoT applications with a small, all-in-one BLE 4.2 module.

First-Ever Ultra-Wideband Antennas Join The Indoor IoT Revolution

Antenna maker Taoglas has created the world’s first ever ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna range for centimetre-level indoor positioning of assets, objects and people. The products are geared for today’s emerging applications such as asset tracking, automotive keyless entry systems, follow-me drones, healthcare monitoring, smart home, sports, etc. The antennas are said to offer high efficiencies across a wide spectrum of frequency bands from 3GHz to 10GHz. Read more.

8-bit MCU Comes With $0.2 Price Tag

Designers who have to work with tight budgets can leverage a new 8-bit STM series microcontroller offered in a tiny SO-8 package. The new STM8S001 from ST is ideal for many new applications for industrial devices like smart sensors and lighting controls, as well as consumer products such as toys, small appliances, personal electronics, PC peripherals, battery chargers, and many others. The MCU comes with versatile connectivity options, 8KB Flash memory, 1KB RAM, 128-byte EEPROM, 3-channel 10-bit ADC, and much more. Read more.

All-in-one, Tiny Bluetooth 4.2 Module For IoT

New all-in-one Bluetooth 4.2 Module from STMicroelectronics is designed to significantly speed up prototyping and developments of connected, smart objects, while reducing costs. Applications include smart home, building and industrial automation, smart lighting, remote and access control, fitness, wellness and sports, PC and smart phone peripherals, etc. Not only is the SPBTLE-1S tiny with a 11.5 x 13.5 x 2 mm size, it is also versatile with a supply-voltage range of 1.7V – 3.6V, making it ideal for small, battery-operated objects powered by a variety of power sources such as a primary button cell or rechargeable Li-ion battery. Read more.

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