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MIPI Alliance’s New I3C Interface Looks Set for Stardom

by Jim Turley

They say there are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary arithmetic and those who don’t. Over at the MIPI Alliance, they’ve gone one better, too.

If you’re not a follower of MIPI, this is the nonprofit group that defines interface standards for small, mobile, and handheld devices. (BTW, MIPI stands for… nothing at all. They just liked the way it looked, apparently.) It’s not the only such group, for sure, but it’s one of the more successful ones, in the sense that its standards actually do get adopted and used.  Read More


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Posted on 03/23/17 at 12:13 PM by bmoyer

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What do you think about the improvements being made to these sensors?

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Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:42 AM by dborisov

Thank you for great article! It really helps to understand QoS levels nuances!

Could you please describe does MQTT somehow specify what should happen if PUBCOMP missed in case of QoS 2?

I mean if receiver has sent PUBCOMP but ACK tcp packet missed a…

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Posted on 03/20/17 at 11:09 AM by bmoyer

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What do you think of Menlo Micro's approach to RF and power (and other) switches?

Radio FPGA!

Posted on 03/20/17 at 4:01 AM by steverino

I would be curious as to whether Xilinx has made arrangements with third party vendors to have chip antennas ready to go with these parts.

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@Bryon - Wait, somebody is offering to replace you for FREE?!?! Why didn't I hear about this? (just kidding)

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