april 2017



Feature Article



CIA Exploits of IoT Devices, What Lessons Can We Learn?

Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder
Icon Labs


Recent WikiLeak documents allege that the CIA developed, or sought to develop, or even “borrowed”, cyberattack technology that could target a wide range of IoT devices, including smart TVs, connected cars, and mobile phones. In the case of smart TVs and mobile phones, the attacks allowed these devices to be used to eavesdrop on either voice communication, data communication or both.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT West 2017 Dates Announced

The dates for the IoT West Conference have been announced. Already in its 4th year, IoT West will pick up and head to Denver, Colorado for 2017. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, an interactive exhibit hall, and pre-conference technical workshops.


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New for 2017 - The Low Power Networking Summit
IoT West will host a new event covering all manners of low power wide area networking. LPWAN is taking the IoT market by storm, enabling a wide range of IoT and M2M applications with low-bandwidth connectivity. The applications are as endless as the technologies rush to gain dominance in the marketplace. Attend to learn more about: LoRa, zigbee, Bluetooth, RPMA, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ultra Narrow Band, LTE-MTC, Narrowband IoT and more. Learn More

  Industry News

The Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Energy Market is Expected to Reach USD 26.5 Billion by 2023

Research Nester has announced its latest research on Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Energy Sector Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023. Rapid growth of urbanization across the globe is changing the way of using devices and things present in the technological environment. Internet of Things (IoT) in energy sector includes the devices and software which have connectivity feature with internet. - Read More


The Installed Base of Fleet Management Systems in South Africa to Reach 1.9 Million Units by 2021

According to a new research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in South Africa reached an estimated 1.1 million in Q4-2016. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6 percent, this number is expected to reach 1.9 million by 2021. - Read More


Keysight Technologies to Help China Telecom Accelerate NB-IoT Device Test

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has announced that its cellular-IoT test solution was selected by China Telecom to help accelerate its Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT) chipset and module certification progress. - Read More


MIPI Alliance Expands CSI-2 Camera Specification Beyond Mobile

The MIPI Alliance has released MIPI CSI-2 v2.0, a next-generation advancement of its widely used MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) specification.The release expands the applicability of MIPI CSI-2 the global industry’s de facto solution enabling advanced photography and video streaming in mobile devices to open up more opportunities for innovation on the popular architecture. - Read More

  New Products

Red Lion RAM Industrial Cellular Products add MQTT Protocol Support

Red Lion Controls has announced that its Sixnet series RAM industrial cellular RTUs support the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/Internet of Things (IoT) protocol designed for lightweight data transmission and is an important part of Industrial IoT (IIoT) communications. - Read More


Eta Compute Debuts with Worlds Lowest Power Microcontroller IP Targeting Energy Harvesting Segment

Eta Compute has announced its flagship solution, EtaCore, a low power microcontroller IP, which operates on the smallest energy harvesting supplies without compromising functionality or performance. Operating in deep subthreshold (as low as 0.25 V) where conventional approaches fail, the company’s low-power system-on-a-chip (SoC) and microcontroller intellectual property is expected to be the foundation for a wide range of applications that support a more intelligent IoT. - Read More


EEMBC and prpl Align to Drive use of Hypervisors to Create Security-by-Separation for a More Trusted IoT

The prpl Foundation and EEMBC announced a formal partnership to advance the use of security-by-separation in Internet of Things (IoT) edge devices. By developing an industry-standard hypervisor benchmark, the collaboration aims to shatter the perception that the use of hardware virtualization in low-power embedded devices comes with big performance and energy overheads. - Read More


Bsquare Unveils Cross-Platform IoT Apps

Bsquare has introduced a suite of cross-platform Internet of Things(IoT) apps as part of its DataV Hybrid IoT platform (HIP). DataV already supports a rich array of use cases focused on business and industrial markets; with DataV cross-platform IoT apps, time-to-value is dramatically reduced and deployment flexibility is enhanced. - Read More



Event Listings


Sensors Expo & Conference is the only event in North America focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For 30+ years, Sensors has brought technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems. The 3-day program explores cutting-edge trends and applications including Energy Harvesting, Emerging Technologies, Flexible & Wearable, IoT & Wireless, Measurement & Detection, MEMS & Sensors, Novel Sensor Applications, Optical, Sensors & Embedded Systems, and Sensor Data in an information-packed Conference Program and reflects those trends throughout the Exhibit Floor. Register at and use code WEBCOM100 for special discount to attend.




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