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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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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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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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Semtech brings IoT indoors with SX1308

Semtech has announced it will shortly be releasing the SX1308 picocell digital baseband parts which will bring within reach their LoRaWAN Internet of Things (IoT) gateway technology within the cost bounds of manufacturers of home consumer goods and embedded smart home tech.  Combined

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Milliamp evaluating new Murata LoRa modules

For the past couple of months we have been evaluating some interesting new tech from Murata – the CMWX1ZZABZ-078 LoRa wireless module. In a 12.5×11.6×1.76 mm package, this incorporates a SX1276 RF transceiver from Semtech and a STM32L Cortex M0+

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Internet of Things – Is your TV out to get you ?

A few weeks ago a major cyber attack occurred that knocked offline a large part of the Internet including Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, but more seriously public web services and even government infrastructure in Sweden.  This attack did not originate from

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Milliamp supports African Yellow Fever Vaccine Monitoring Trial

Milliamp is pleased to be providing ongoing electronics/PCB design and manufacturing assistance to DistriNet @ KU Leuven for a trial involving monitoring the storage and transportation of Yellow Fever vaccines in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The UN World Health Organisation (WHO)

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