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We’re off to the Electronics Design Show!

We will be visiting the Electronics Design Show (part of the larger Engineering Design Show) at the Ricoh Arena Coventry this week on Wednesday and Thursday (18-19th October), so if you also plan to attend let us know on social

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30cm GPS Accuracy Gamechanger by Broadcom

In an earlier than expected move, Broadcom have just announced the imminent availability of the dual band L1/L5 BCM47755.  Whilst this may not mean much to many people, it will be a future gamechanger for consumer tech currently in development that

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4G/5G, LPWANs and the Internet of Things

Here at Milliamp we are huge advocates of the Internet of Things, and in particular license free LoRaWAN and The Things Network (including TTN Lancaster), yet many people ask us why we bother with this technology and why we don’t just

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LoRaWAN FOTA Breakthrough

The Things Network have recently announced a major breakthrough in solving one of the biggest challenges of LoRaWAN: “Firmware Over-the-Air” (FOTA or FUOTA) updates – a killer feature that allows IoT deployed devices in the field to be updated remotely.  One of the

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Android Studio 3.0 with IoT

Google has released Android Studio 3.0 (Canary) preview beta, its purpose-built IDE for Android development, with an interesting range of support for new features, in particular support for Android Things, their excursion into the Internet of Things (IoT) development.  Core

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Industry First MCU + GPU – PIC32MZ DA

Some exciting news for embedded hardware design – Microchip has announced the 32-bit PIC32MZ DA series microcontroller (MCU) with integrated high performance 2D graphics processing unit (GPU) capable of driving Super eXtended Graphics Array (SXGA) 1280×1024 displays with an industry

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ST invest in Decawave

Real time location system (RTLS) and indoor positioning system (IPS) company Decawave has recently received a $2.5M cash injection from ST New Ventures (part of manufacturer ST Microelectronics), which is in addition to the $30M already raised from other partners.  This signals

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Manufacturer Mergers …

The merger between two giants of the electronics manufacturing world – Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) and Linear Technology Corp (LTC) – has completed, ADI have announced.  As many of the key players in the electronics industry continue  to coalesce with each other, such

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Back to the Future – Nokia 3310 Returns !

Last week at Mobile World Congress , it’s been reported we saw the return of the tech giant Nokia with an updated version of its 3310 mobile handset – widely regarded as the most reliable and indestructible consumer mass market phone product ever built.

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TTN Lancaster moves to Production Servers

Following on from our recent post announcing that The Things Network production platform has now gone live, we are please to report we have successfully migrated our TTN Lancaster kit to v2.0, with our Multitech Conduit 210L gateways.  We are currently

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