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Emission Compliant IoT Solutions from SMART Wireless

Emission Compliant IoT Solutions from SMART Wireless

Innovative technologies and an expanded Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem have transformed how the world connects, computes and communicates today. Consumer adoption of connected devices has exponentially increased and this can lead to potential issues with electromagnetic interference if the devices being sold do not conform to regulatory guidelines. Imagine a doctor’s handheld device’s signal interferes with the operation of a medical equipment that was being used to monitor a patient in intensive care! Continue reading Emission Compliant IoT Solutions from SMART Wireless

Qualcomm Snapdragon enabled IoT Edge Connectivity Solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects devices that exchange data with other devices and systems over the internet. Connecting everything everywhere leads to a continuous stream of enormous data being generated and this data needs to be processed in real-time to make good use of it and drive applications.Qualcomm Snapdragon enabled IoT Edge Connectivity solutions

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SMART Wireless’s Virtual booth at the MUST IoT Trends event

IoT brings a massive surge of smart, connected devices and SMART Wireless has been in the forefront to drive this market with its solutions and products that span over multiple generations of Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and cater to a diverse set of applications.SMART Wireless’s Virtual booth at the MUST IoT Trends event

The current pandemic situation has necessitated virtual events and e-meetings to replace physical trade shows and exhibitions to showcase our solutions. Must is a B2B Matchmaking platform, and brings virtual infrastructural support to companies by using powerful technologies to enable visitors to e-meet and network with other visitors and Exhibitors’.

Smart Wireless is participating in an exciting Virtual Tradeshow organized by Must!  Experience it with this link, and select ‘Access to VE,’ then drag to the right and select the SMART logo.   With cool graphics and 3D motion akin to a video game, visitors ‘walk’ through the booth as if at a convention center. Enter from the lobby, and ‘walk’ around to see our product presentations and posters.MUST - VIRTUAL EXHIBITION IoT Trends in 2020

There are resources to download such as product collateral, and a ‘chat’ function that visitors can use to message in real-time, as well as a meeting request function to schedule a convenient online conference.  Give it a spin and join thousands of others!

Understanding the Potential of Snapdragon™ ISPs and Selecting the Right Camera

Understanding the Potential of Snapdragon™ ISPs and Selecting the Right Camera

Defining the ISP

Snapdragon™ technology in the IoT space is often chosen for applications because of its advanced multimedia capabilities making it stand out over alternatives. When you use Snapdragon, you benefit from the performance efficiency of the CPU, immersive graphics from the GPU, a dedicated DSP and sensor core, integrated connectivity and the advanced imaging capabilities of the ISP. Without fully understanding each part of Snapdragon, you could be potentially missing out on making your application the best it can be! Today we focus on the role of the ISP, and help you choose a camera that perfectly fits your use case. Continue reading Understanding the Potential of Snapdragon™ ISPs and Selecting the Right Camera

Secure Boot Loader

Qualcomm® Secure boot Prevents malicious software from loading during the system start-up process of Inforce platforms

Hackers keep devising unique new ways to circumvent traditional anti-virus/anti-malware software but with a secure boot process, it becomes extremely difficult if not impossible to gain malicious entry into a system. The bootloader is the first code that is executed after the board is powered up. The bootloader performs initialization of low-level hardware like clocks, memory, communication etc and is therefore highly coupled with the hardware. A boot process is considered vulnerable when bootloader attacks use the boot process itself to load malicious code masquerading as a legitimate operating system, prior to the loading of the real OS. The secure boot process is a way to prevent such attacks to the system before the bootloader is started and to ensure that the bootloader and kernel code are from trusted sources. Continue reading Qualcomm® Secure boot Prevents malicious software from loading during the system start-up process of Inforce platforms

Snapdragon 600 and 410E are game changers for the Internet of Things with 10-year commitment

Snapdragon 410E and 600 are joining a diverse and powerful CPU family
Snapdragon 410E and 600 are joining a diverse and powerful CPU family

On Tuesday, Inforce Computing was featured at the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ for Embedded Community event in San Francisco where they announced the availability of the Snapdragon 410E and 600 embedded processors.  These processors were specifically designed for IoT and embedded applications.  Whether you are a global OEM or a maker working out of your garage, the Internet of Things is the future.  We will soon see millions of devices communicating with us and each other in every aspect of our lives. And the best part, Qualcomm has committed to supporting these processors for at least 10 years which is great news to IoT and embedded application developers.

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Asset Tracking: Industrial IoT Solutions for Improved Outcomes

In a previous blog, we spoke about the need for high-performance computing at the edge of the network for a video analytics IoT use-case. We will continue along the same vein in this article, but will look at the transformation happening at Industrial IoT in the asset tracking, monitoring, and maintenance marketplace. While this is an extremely broad subject with thousands of use-cases, we will make an effort to look at it from an Industrial IoT perspective with a few examples. Continue reading Asset Tracking: Industrial IoT Solutions for Improved Outcomes

Inforce Insights June 2016: Vol.2 Issue 3–the Newsletter of Inforce Computing

Inforce Insights Newsletter on buliding Embedded Products

Welcome to Inforce Computing’s June 2016 Newsletter! In this issue of Inforce Insights, we’d like to share a couple of useful technical application notes and two exciting customer case studies (scroll down). What does enabling 3D printing, computer vision, video analytics, and space-bound free-flying robots have in common? All of these are powered by advanced Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor-based Inforce Computing platforms [SOMs and SBCs]. Moreover, Inforce’s value added software and hardware design assistance services have complemented and accelerated product development in these cases. Continue reading Inforce Insights June 2016: Vol.2 Issue 3–the Newsletter of Inforce Computing

Checkout Inforce’s Snapdragon-based Products at CES 2016: Go to the Qualcomm Booths!

Hope all of you have had a great start to 2016 after a much needed Christmas and New Year’s break. If you will be at CES 2016 this week (January 6-9) in Las Vegas, please do stop by the following Qualcomm® booths to take a look at Inforce Computing’s exciting Snapdragon™ processor-based compute platforms in the form of SBCs, SoMs, and development kits.

1. Qualcomm Main Booth: Central Hall, #8952–What to see:

  • IoT Wall:
    • An Enterprise Videoconferencing Endpoint solution powered by a custom Inforce 64XX SBC (Snapdragon 600 processor)
    • A connected point-of-care (battery operated/portable) Ultrasound Imaging System powered by an Inforce 64XX SoM (Snapdragon 600)
  • Smart Cities Area:
    • Inforce 6309 Micro SBC (Snapdragon 410) for industrial IoE applications at the edge-of-the-network
    • Inforce 6401 Micro SoM (Snapdragon 600) for SWaP constrained designs requiring low power and full-HD video processing
    • Inforce 6540 SBC and Inforce 6501 Micro SoM (Snapdragon 805) for 4K Ultra HD video capture/playback and high-end processing

2. Qualcomm Unmanned Systems Booth: South Hall, #25824–what to see:

  • Inforce Robotics Development Kit running ROS on Linaro Linux: Inforce 6410Plus SBC (Snapdragon 600) and a Peripheral Abstraction Core (PAC) Mezzanine card with an ARM® Cortex®-M4; Grove connectors and Arduino compatibility for connecting multiple external sensors, SBUS for motor control, 10 DoF on-board sensors, and more.

Best wishes for a wonderful year ahead! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need further information.

Cheers,
Vasu Madabushi
Inforce Computing

Introducing the Affordable Inforce 6309™ Micro SBC

Commercialize Your Next Gen Industrial IoE Product Based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 Processor

Inforce 6309 Micro SBC Full Development Kit
Inforce 6309 Micro SBC (Full Development Kit)

OK, have you been working on or thinking of bringing that cool high-performance next generation industrial internet-of-everything (IoE) idea to market? Are you feeling weighed down by stringent requirements such as robust upstream Linux kernel/Android OS and device driver support, extended operating temperature range (you could possibly be designing a next-gen outdoor smart signage or billboard that does real-time heavy-duty analytics, to withstand the deep freeze of the winter in Minneapolis or sizzling summers in Las Vegas or Phoenix), and your end-products have a long product lifecycle? Does your product live in hostile environments (electrical and thermal) that requires EMI noise protection, proper thermal design/heat dissipation, and are actively considering including things like Power-over-Ethernet and RS485 ports? While all of this sounds really exciting and challenging at the same time, are you struggling to find the right high-performance compute platform that fits these needs in a cost-effective and reliable way to scale to production volume manufacturing? Despair not; help is on the way in the form of the latest Inforce 6309 Micro SBC, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor!

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