The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a fiction. It is quickly becoming a reality. By the year 2020, an estimated 20 billion devices will be connected and be communicating with each other, whether they are smart home devices, appliances, wearables, connected healthcare devices, or connected cars.
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We are living in the age of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things and other catchy buzzwords that represent our highly connected and data-driven world. Smartphones and smart devices like watches and bracelets make use of the features of WiFi, Bluetooth, and other protocols.
While this makes the lives of users easier, it more often than not causes developers a few headaches. Low power, small size, low cost and the ability to handle more than one protocol are requirements that can be challenging when implemented in one device.This brings us to the point at which the synergy of the required protocols demands a new generation of components and peripherals that are able to meet the emerging new trends.This is where multiprotocol comes into play.
Topics: Components IoT Mesh Bluetooth Wireless Networks
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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a new mesh topology available for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices that enables many-to-many (m:m) communications.
A mesh network is a network topology in which all nodes cooperate and relay data for the network.
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