Suppliers continue their quest to provide new wireless products
to support the standards they support. ZigBee provides a good example
of recent progress. ZigBee wireless sensing addresses automatic meter
reading applications, home, building and industrial automation.
Recently, the ZigBee Alliance announced the public availability of its
ZigBee Smart Energy public application profile. In May, the Alliance
certified 19 ZigBee Smart Energy products. One example is Ember's Smart Energy Suite. A
collection of embedded software, tools and silicon to simplify the
delivery of devices certified to ZigBee Alliance's Smart Energy (SE)
Profile, the Smart Energy Suite a complete Smart Energy Profile
reference application, other application-appropriate software and uses
Ember's EM250 system-on-chip and the EM260 network co-processor.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived.
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