Commercial IoT News, Thoughts and Ideas

Rigado Announces the R41Z Multi-Mode Thread + BLE Module

We are excited to announce today the newest addition to our module family, the Rigado R41Z. This multi-mode module for Thread and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is designed to offer a future-proof foundation for designers looking for an ultra-low-power, highly-integrated single chip device that effectively balances power and performance with scalability, and easy, secure updating. […]


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Inexpensive & Secure BLE Devices –
You Can Have Both

Every day we see some sort of new Internet of Things (IoT) device.  The Maker movement is coming up with hundreds, if not thousands of these devices and they’re all ready to take on the world as the next great widget. But you have to ask yourself: “Are all connected devices better simply because they […]


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5 Reasons to Consider a Bluetooth Module Over an RF Chip-Down Design

In many cases, certified Bluetooth modules offer significantly lower cost and faster time-to-market than designing your own chip-down approach. So, you have an incredible idea for a product that connects to a computer or mobile device without being too power hungry. Where will you start? Well first you would choose the protocol that you are […]


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Rigado Announces Availability of BMD-350

We are excited to announce today the availability of the Rigado BMD-350, a Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC module. Smaller than the size of an aspirin, at only 8.6 x 6.4 x 1.5mm, the BMD-350 has a range of well over 100 meters. This combination of power, size and range makes the BMD-350 ideal for advanced […]


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Rigado at the Wearable Tech in Sport Summit

We were excited to be in San Francisco this week at the Wearable Tech in Sport Summit, alongside some of the most innovative names in wearables and connected devices – GoPro, Reebok, Motorola, Gatorade, Fossil / Misfit and others.   Personally, I thought one of the highlights was hearing more about Gatorade’s Gx platform for […]


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Surj Patel, Toban Zolman & Kevin Tate join the Rigado executive team

It has been a big summer for Rigado so far, and we have some new people that we’d like to welcome to the team:   Surj Patel, VP of Strategy Surj joins us from Sharp Labs, where he was running IoT Strategy & Development.  Surj was previously the founder of Smart Mocha (connected monitoring devices for […]


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