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Why paying for complier, licence fee, property rights, antennas, schematics and code? Today: Trailer detection by active RFID

Reference design trailer detection for OBU One Board Unit by using active RFID Description of the trailer detection by active RFID At the trailer is a 2400 MHz transceiver working as active RFID tag and it transmits its unique ID each few seconds. By selecting the duty cycle the standby time of the battery will […]

First ANT+ telemedical remote monitoring system could cut health care costs

The i-Residence telemedical and telehealth system is the world’s first fully comprehensive ANT+ telemedical remote monitoring system. Based on Nordic nRF24AP2 8-channel 2.4GHz ANT transceivers and developed by Austrian company, Spantec, the i-Residence is said to eliminate the need for costly human-based health care monitoring. The unit is capable of automatic fall detection, remotely monitored […]

Casio Bluetooth Low Energy Watch communicates with smartphones

Casio’s Bluetooth Low Energy Watch prototype employs Nordic µBlueTM nRF8001 Single-Chip-Connectivity to wirelessly link to Bluetooth v4.0-equipped smartphones, enabling time synchronization, incoming call or message alerts, and misplaced handset alarm activation. The ultra-low power consumption of the nRF8001 ensures up to 2-years of battery life from the watch’s CR2032 coin cell with 12-hours per day of continuous wireless communication.

Arduino plus GSM / GPS shield and Google Earth to create a GPS tracker

Arduino with GSM / GPS shield A new version of the library and the example program for the Arduino GSM/GPRS/GPS-Shield is available. Version 1.2 allows for both the Arduino Duemilanove/UNO, as well as for the Arduino Mega2560 to transmit the current GPS coordinates in formatted form via SMS. This data can then be entered to […]

ANTplus (ANT+) radio in smart phone will control machines

Last week I proposed to one of my project customers to use an ANTplus (ANT+) powered smart phone as remote control for their machines. As we all know, there is no Bluetooth LE available. The other reason was that the costs for qualification with ANTplus are much lower than with Bluetooth LE. Even if we […]

First snow in 2010 – Santa Claus please help me with a Bluetooth or Bluetooth Low Energy controlled robot to clean the sideway!

We all have access to the new integrated circuit that already comes with Bluetooth and a micro controller like the MD8710 The MD8710 was planned to be used in the healthcare sector for medical applications, but why not using it for my new smart home? As mentioned in an earlier blog post, we all will […]

AC wall outlet with integrated mobile phone

AC wall outlet with integrated mobile phone – mobile phone with integrated AC wall outlet , remotely controlled with any land-line or mobile phone. With a simple voice-call using any land-line or mobile phone a 230V consumer can be switched ON and OFF. Control commands (ON, OFF, …) are typed in over the phone keypad […]

Cellular antenna working inside all-metal case

Capacitive-feed antenna that can be enclosed in an all-metal mobile handset case People that know and follow me a longer period already note that I am reading and collecting anything about embedded cellular antennas that looks unique.  My hard disk is full with files about special small embedded antennas. Today I make a text public […]

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