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IoT security magazine

IoT Security

The latest edition of "u" takes a deep dive into IoT security – what it is, why it matters, and what you can do to protect your – and your customers' – business. Find out how hackers are constantly finding new ways to weaponize the IoT and monetize their activities, and learn what you can do to implement security that meets the IoT’s unique needs.

20 May 2020

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Connected future

When you think about the future, what do you see? Flying cars? Robotic nurses? Green cities that respond to our every need?
While we need imagination to conceive our shared tomorrow, innovation, commercialization, and implementation are, ultimately, what get it built. It’s about hitting the sweet spot between the cutting edge and what actually adds value.

01 November 2019

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Connected buildings

Do you talk to your home? And more importantly, does it listen? Just a decade ago, these questions would have seemed absurd. Today, they reflect reality in millions of households around the world, as the Internet of Things expands into – and enables – a new generation of smart, connected buildings.

01 May 2019

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Connected food

In this sixth edition of our u-blox magazine, we explore the transformational impact digitalization has already had on the global food industry, as well as its future potential to tackle some of the challenges that lie ahead.

01 November 2018

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Connected people

Where is our brave new connected society headed? This magazine will take you on a tour of the connected society and the many future applications it has the potential to enable.

01 May 2018

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The connected industry

We are in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution, where sensors wirelessly send data over the Internet to machines or people where they are analyzed to automate processes and enable productivity gains and better products. Join us as we dissect the connected industry of the future.

01 November 2017

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Born in 1997

We are delighted to present to you the third edition of the u-blox magazine, celebrating twenty years of technological, geographic, and market expansion. Let us take you on a trip down memory lane and peer into bright future ahead.

01 May 2017

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The connected city

By 2050, more than 60 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. It seems only inevitable that a city should become smarter to accommodate this growth and meet the needs of its inhabitants. But did you ever wonder what the connected city of the future might look like?

01 November 2016

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The connected vehicle

We are thrilled to present you the first edition of “u” – the u blox technology magazine. In it, we look at how the Internet of Things is revolutionizing the automotive industry - reinventing mobility patterns and expanding the driver's experience in ways never seen before. Buckle up!

01 May 2016

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18 February 2020

Reducing the impact of RF interference to improve GNSS performance

GNSS receivers are finding their way into an ever-growing variety of devices, from connected wearables, homes, and vehicles to people, vehicles, and asset trackers. Co-packaging GNSS receivers with cellular and short-range modems challenges the GNSS receivers, whose performance can be degraded by RF signals emitted by the wireless modem during transmission.

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27 September 2019

Four steps to IoT security

IoT devices are exposed to a wide variety of rapidly evolving threats, often intended to disrupt their communications or misuse their capabilities. This white paper equips you with the background, vocabulary and key concepts necessary to develop and deploy IoT ecosystems that are resilient to evolving cyber-threats.

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11 July 2019

Future-proofing EV charging solutions with Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is transforming EV charging systems present in charging stations and the electric vehicles themselves. Big players in the industry have already started evolving towards solutions that use Wi-Fi to simplify charging for their customers and sell new value-adding services. In this white paper, we explain and.

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08 May 2019

Energy Harvesting

This paper discusses the design and use of a cellular IoT application circuit that is powered from harvested energy. The application combines GNSS-based positioning as well as short range (Bluetooth) and cellular (NB-IoT and LTE-M) communication. The solution developed uses the u-blox SARA-R4 (LTE Cat M1 / NB1) or the u-blox SARA-N2 (LTE Cat NB1) cellular modules, the u-blox NINA-B1 Bluetooth low energy module and applications processor, and the u-blox ZOE-M8 GNSS receiver. In addition there are several sensors for ambient light, UV, motion, temperature, humidity, magnetic detection and air pressure. A video of the vibration harvester example is available on YouTube. While energy harvesting is the focus of this paper, all the techniques described apply just as well to any ultra-low power system operating from a primary battery.

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02 November 2018

Accurate timing for the IoT

Time synchronization is crucial in all network applications, from the Internet to industrial, financial, and scientific applications. This has led to the development of a variety of approaches to achieve highly accurate synchronization of devices across networks. Today, the spread of the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the timing game. An increasing number of distributed applications are wireless, so we face a big opportunity but also a challenge, how do we distribute highly synchronized timing wirelessly?

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19 February 2018

The Navigation Conundrum

Global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology has become seemingly ubiquitous in our daily lives, embedded in everything from car navigation systems to wearable devices. The following white paper looks at the current state of GNSS functionality in terms of accuracy, size, power, and cost. It then goes on to outline what needs to be done to deliver the necessary high precision solutions for given applications as well as the framework required for a new era in GNSS accessibility.

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29 September 2017

Innovation Trends in Cellular Connectivity for Alarm Panels

This paper discusses some use cases related to the adoption of cellular connectivity technology in alarm panels and connected buildings, and how manufacturers of such devices can improve their time to market, enrich the feature set, and enhance the added values of their applications when adopting cellular and short range connectivity modules.

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13 September 2017

Super-E: low power and good performance

Find the best balance of size and performance in GNSS solutions for portable applications with Super-E.

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22 May 2017

Design guide for small, high performance GNSS patch antenna applications

How to find the best balance between size and performance in GNSS patch antenna designs?

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15 September 2016

Use Cases and Regulatory Approvals for Wireless Medical Devices

With the advent of wireless technology in medical applications, new possibilities open up for medical diagnostic and monitoring equipment in a hospital, health care facility, or for care in the home environment.

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05 June 2020

Webinar: Next-generation wireless connectivity for Industry 4.0

The transition to Industry 4.0 will depend on a successful adoption of many new technologies. Not only will they help make factories more efficient, production lines more flexible, and smart machines smarter – they will also bring enhancements in safety, security, and sustainability. In this on demand webinar, we walk you through the latest technologies to make sure you are ready to implement the next generation of wireless connectivity to help you solve the business challenges of Industry 4.0 in a secure way.

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23 April 2020

Webinar: New to SARA-R5? Here’s what to expect when integrating LTE-M and NB-IoT modules

Despite their apparent similarities, IoT device development is not the same as traditional cellular product development. If you’re considering adding SARA-R5 to your product platforms, there are some useful things you should know first. This webinar will help you get up to speed and off to a good start!

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09 April 2020

Webinar: How to scale up your mesh network for massive deployment – US version

Over the past years, mesh technology has revolutionized the IoT. Now mesh continues to push that trend by playing a crucial role in the development of a smarter world. And it has become mature! In our webinar you will learn how to scale up your mesh network for massive deployment. Register on the link and learn how to enable a scalable, reliable, and cost-efficient IoT solution.

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31 March 2020

Webinar: Trust in a digital world

The nature of trust is going through an evolution as it becomes inherently tied to technology and our increasingly digital lives. The consequences are both wonderful and fearful. In this webinar by The Institution of Engineering and Technology you hear industry experts give their view on how to establish trust in a digital world.

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05 March 2020

Webinar: GNSS timing – what you need to know – part 2

With our GNSS receivers you are able to achieve great timing accuracy. To achieve this, the ZED-F9T module uses reference measurements against an atomic clock. We have assembled industry experts and real customer use cases to help you do just that.

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19 February 2020

Webinar: Mitigate RF interference: What you need to know

In today’s connected world, millions of wireless devices are used not only in our private lives, but also in the industry. More than ever, RF interference, can reduce a GNSS receiver’s performance or, in the worst case, even disable its function. Join our webinar and learn how to reduce the impact of RF Interference and see your GNSS performance improve.

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19 February 2020

Webinar: Mastering GNSS timing- what you need to know - part 1

Whether you’re brand new to GNSS timing or looking to enhance your 5G vision, our latest webinar series addresses all your GNSS timing-related questions. In this first part we are looking at GNSS timing basics and the benefits of our dedicated timing modes for 5G networks.

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16 January 2020

Webinar: How to scale up your mesh network for massive deployment

Do you dare to connect? Together with Wirepas we created this webinar on how to best solve the large-scale IoT challenges of today.

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05 December 2019

Webinar: IoT Security: It’s time to get serious

The faces of criminality have changed and so have the consequences. That is because your devices and your data can be monetized by criminals. Learn more about what types of IoT devices are at highest risk of attack, how criminals monetize your data and what you can do to protect your business with IoT security.

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18 October 2019

Webinar: Learn to master the ZED-F9P like a pro

Why should you care about our u-blox F9 offering? Because it takes GNSS precision to the next level and paves the way for high precision navigation, augmented reality, and unmanned vehicles. Take this opportunity to join our webinar as we go through the ZED-F9P technology highlights and show you a step-by-step description on how to get started with our C099-F9P board.

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