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Smart Things

Idea to Creation: Architect of “Light of Thoughts” Talks

215 Views June 21, 2017

Light of Thoughts

Light of Thoughts” brightened millions of faces at Vivid Sydney 2017. The interactive exhibit, a collaboration between ST and Australia-based artists, featured 270 acrylic cubes, built as a giant “brain” in pixel form that reacted and projected different animations and illuminations based on hand movements to captivate attendees.

Joe Peng, an architect of Lights of Thought, and Application …

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by Michael Markowitz

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Safety and Wellness Wearable Protects Loved Ones

720 Views May 24, 2017

Necessity is the mother of invention. Jacqueline Ros and Andrea Perdomo are the mothers of Revolar. They founded the company and developed their wearable safety product from unfortunate experience: the feeling of helplessness that comes from family members finding themselves in unsafe situations and unable to communicate. 

What is Revolar? It is a small wearable that can be worn discreetly on …

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Cloud-Connectable Discovery Kit Puts More Stuff On-Board for Fast IoT Development

709 Views April 26, 2017

Cloud-Connectable

Building a Cloud-connectable IoT device can be a bear. Choosing the hardware can be the easy part; integrating all of the pieces and writing (and debugging) all the device drivers takes a lot more time. The STM32 Discovery kit IoT node was developed to eliminate much of that time-consuming effort and get makers and developers focused faster on adding value to …

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Wireless Charging Made Easy with the STWLC33

345 Views April 3, 2017

We have all experienced it – our smartwatch battery runs out but our cell phone is fully charged. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to transfer some power between these devices until you can get home and plug in: on-the-go wireless charging? Well now you can.

The STWLC33 wireless power receiver also adds transmit capabilities to a receiving coil, thereby …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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LIS2DW12 : New 16-bit “Femto” Accelerometer With 10 Power Settings, Only 50 nA Of Current Consumption

796 Views February 16, 2017

LIS2DW12 is the new accelerometer from ST that will greatly improve IoT and wearable devices. A fundamental paradox in modern electronics is that as a product becomes smaller, its use cases become more numerous and varied. Usually, a bigger canvas means more choices, and opportunities, yet when the phone was a brick, its feature list was very …

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Smart Parking becoming a reality

1K Views January 25, 2017

Hate wasting time driving around looking for a parking spot? While circling the streets or parking lots, we waste time, add to traffic congestion, increase carbon emissions and, if you ultimately give up and go home, hurt the economy.

Good news! Technological advancements and standardized specifications (LoRaWAN™) that support IoT devices, including low-power wide-area networks and wireless RF technology, …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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ST Powering Big Trends at CES 2017

845 Views January 7, 2017

As the tech masses gathered in Las Vegas this week for the 50th annual CES conference, ST technology was powering some of the hottest trends.

AI & Smart Assistants:  Voice-activated “smart assistants” are everywhere. Just speak and they can help you with almost anything you need to do. These assistants are now in smartphones, home automation devices, and Smart-Home applications …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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NFC Technology is simplifying the IoT

333 Views November 29, 2016

FC (Near Field Communication) technology is at the heart of an expanding spectrum of easy-to-use, contactless applications

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is at the heart of an expanding spectrum of easy-to-use, contactless applications because it helps simplify the connection of devices. Available at low cost and operating with low to zero power, it is ideal for IoT connectivity in devices that need to connect only occasionally. NFC-enabled devices within IoT applications talk to each other and then to …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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STM32 Secure Firmware: Protecting your privacy in the connected digital world

508 Views November 4, 2016

STM32 microcontrollers are now available in more than 700 different devices in 10 different series, spanning the spectrum from ultra-low power to extremely high performance. Many of these use state-of-the-art security features, including cryptographic accelerators and provision for secure-key storage, to provide connected objects with a high level of protection against online threats.

From traditional smartcard applications such as SIM, banking, …

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by Pamela Mccracken

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Stepper Motor Drivers – A Look at the PowerSTEP01

238 Views October 26, 2016

Did you know that ST offers a system-in-package stepper motor driver? The PowerSTEP01 integrates 8 N-channel 16 mΩ MOSFETs for stepper applications up to 85 V with a SPI programmable controller, providing full digital control of the motion through a speed profile generation and positioning calculations.

To learn more, check out this video:

 

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by Pamela Mccracken

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