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Sensors


In today’s smart world Sensors are all around us, in almost everything we use, touch, wear etc., connecting the physical world and sending pre-defined information on. Sensors collect information from people, machines and their environment. Smart Cities will need millions of sensors to make these Cities more sustainable. Smart Sensors have hardware and software built-in which means that they can perform simple calculation processes, and therefore have the ability to make logical decisions independently. EBV supply a range of different sensors including motion, MEMs, pressure, humidity, gas, temperature, optical to name but a few and is therefore able to help clients with partitioning the hardware and software related to specific application requirements.

Microcontrollers


A microcontroller provides power-efficient processing that enables sensing, actuation and connectivity necessary for today’s Smart World.  Millions of embedded processors are enabling smarter and more efficient products to be produced.  With today’s applications becoming more varied and often with very little space (such as wearables) microcontrollers need to be able to perform many tasks within a single device.  As a result, they have become more integrated with A/D converters, sensing functions for safety critical situations and a host of peripherals for a range of high performance applications such as 3D graphics or Edge computing.

An SoC is a microcontroller capable of high speed connectivity, signal processing and radio communications enabling a highly optimised communication subsystem.   A necessary solution for today’s Smart environment where the requirement is for smaller and smaller components with big capabilities.

Connectivity


Real-time communication technology is a definite requirement for the development of IoT applications. With that comes communication protocols. Devices must talk to each other; Device data must be collected and sent to a server infrastructure. That server then sends the information on to other devices, data centres etc.  These stages go through protocols and there are hundreds of them. At EBV with our expertise and knowledge we are able to help with communications whether it is local, LPWAN or cellular as well as the implementation of the relevant protocol be it stacks, software integration or cloud integration. We consider the devices that are working together and connecting to the cloud and advise on the correct protocols to use to ensure a secure communication process.