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ThingWorx, Analog Devices Collaborate to Offer Cloud Environment for IoT Applications
2016-12-22

 

Geneva / 11 一月 2016

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced a new solution for USB Type-C™ and Power Delivery with an interface IC aimed at clearing the “Rat’s Nest” of cables in the office and living room currently used to charge and connect computers, smartphones, tablets, TVs, set-top boxes, gaming platforms, and a broad range of consumer, industrial, and IoT smart devices.

ThingWorx, a PTC (Nasdaq:PTC) business and a leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, today announced it is working with global semiconductor company Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADI) to offer customers an integrated sensor to cloud environment using the ThingWorx® IoT Platform.

Smart, connected products and devices can generate thousands of real-time readings that create tremendous amounts of data. The collaboration between ThingWorx and ADI is designed to make it easier for customers to intelligently bridge the physical and digital worlds with technologies that sense, measure and connect. This collaboration will support the smart, connected product data’s IoT journey from devices and sensors to wireless communication to big data collection and analysis.

“A multitude of partners representing a variety of industries around the globe have selected the ThingWorx IoT Platform to help deliver IoT products and services that enable customers to increase value and grow revenues, “ said Russ Fadel, president, ThingWorx. “We’re excited to collaborate with Analog Devices and endeavor to solve IoT infrastructure challenges such as connectivity, communications and other foundational services, so that customers can focus their time and energy on creating IoT applications, the part that generates business value."

ADI offers a broad portfolio of high performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment. Used by over 100,000 customers worldwide, ADI signal processing products play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed, and motion into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic devices.

Our vision in this IoT era is to help companies harness the power of the data generated from sensors in smart, connected products,” said Martin Cotter, vice president, Healthcare, Consumer and IoT, Analog Devices. “Through our collaboration with ThingWorx, we will strive to enhance our customers’ experience utilizing the data provided to the ThingWorx IoT Platform to empower rapid, rich and interactive IoT applications, real-time dashboards, collaborative workspaces, and mobile interfaces quicker than ever before."

The ThingWorx Partner Program supports the engagement and enablement programs for technology partners, system integrators and consultants that complement the ThingWorx IoT technology platform. ThingWorx partners add high value to customers – by providing IoT expertise and technologies that contribute to a more complete IoT solution.

ThingWorx enables partner success by offering partners an appropriate mix of technical education and certification, sales training, co-marketing, and a variety of go to market models maximizing partner investment and optimizing their success with ThingWorx in the IoT space. To learn more about becoming part of the ThingWorx IoT partner ecosystem, visit here.

Additional Resources

◦ Harvard Business Review: “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Companies”; authors Mr. Heppelmann and Professor Michael Porter, Harvard Business School

◦ ThingWorx IoT Platform

◦ PTC Internet of Things

◦ Analog Devices IoT

The USB Type-C connector and new standard Power Delivery modifies the USB ecosystem from a data interface capable of supplying limited power to a primary provider of power that includes a well-proven and widely adopted data interface. The connector offers reversible plug orientation and cable direction, delivering data rates up to 10Gbps and power up to 100W, making it ideal for consolidating numerous cables.

Manufactured using ST’s 20V process technology, the STUSB16 interface IC integrates short-circuit, over-voltage, over-current protection, eliminating the need for external circuitry. Additionally, it offers plug power support (VCONN) with up to 600mA programmable current capability and, per the USB Power Delivery specification, it integrates Bi-Phase Mark Coded (BMC) Physical Layer (PHY) coding and decoding logic.

"Knowing well the frustration of being surrounded by numerous different cables with very limited interoperability, ST, as member of the USB-IF Board of Directors and an active player on the USB Implementers Forum, is working aggressively to build a strong and flexible portfolio of USB Type-C and power delivery solutions that include our STM32 microcontroller, ESD protection devices, and power-management products," said Andrea Onetti, Group Vice President and General Manager Volume MEMS Division, STMicroelectronics. “The new STUSB16 family embeds higher levels of circuit protection and a customer-configurable non-volatile memory, which enables IC configuration at power-up without software support. Overall, the ST portfolio delivers a low BOM cost and flexible hardware/software solution capable of meeting every power-profile requirement and customization need.”

ST has enabled the migration to the USB Type-C port through the simple addition of an STUSB16 companion chip to existing MCU-based designs, while minimizing MCU-resource requirements compared to alternate solutions. Together these features simplify software development and reduce time-to-market while allowing customers to focus on their own added-value differentiators.

The first member of the STUSB16 family, the STUSB1600QTR, is sampling to lead customers now at $0.95 in 1ku.

About STMicroelectronics

ST is a global semiconductor leader delivering intelligent and energy-efficient products and solutions that power the electronics at the heart of everyday life. ST’s products are found everywhere today, and together with our customers, we are enabling smarter driving and smarter factories, cities and homes, along with the next generation of mobile and Internet of Things devices. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2014, the Company’s net revenues were $7.40 billion, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.st.com.

 

 




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