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Five Building Blocks of Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Nodes

Niranjan Pathare, Battery Management Solutions Marketing, 
Will Cooper, MSP Microcontroller Product Marketing
Texas Instruments

Today, autonomous sensors are in use for a variety of applications. Typically found in smart buildings and factories, these sensing applications include humidity, temperature, and chemical gas monitoring. They are often placed in remote locations where line power is unavailable, so rely heavily on battery power to function. In order to provide dependable operation, batteries have to be changed often, adding to the total cost of ownership. Ownership cost includes expensive labor needed to change the batteries during routine maintenance. MORE

Fog, Edge and the Internet of Things

Anu Sood, ORBCOMM

Wireless broadband communications has been an integral part in the realization and proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT). Where terrestrial communications like fiber is not available, wireless communications like cellular and satellite have quickly stepped in to provide the communication means to enable the flow of data. MORE

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