Portland’s Rivetry merges with Salem-based hardware firm

Rivetry, the Internet of Things development shop founded by serial entrepreneur Greg Rau, has a new partner. Rivetry will merge with Salem-based Rigado, a hardware engineering consulting firm. Under the all-stock deal, the Rivetry brand ceases and the combined company continues as Rigado, said Rau. The company will have offices now in Portland and Salem and […]


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A Closer Look at Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC

You know we’re excited about Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 system-on-chip, and we think you should be too – here’s what we’re looking forward to about using the nRF52 in our next module, the BMD-300.   Physical features Let’s start with the basics. The nRF52’s physical attributes make it versatile and easy to integrate. It’s Nordic’s smallest […]


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Introducing the nRF52 and BMD-300

On Oct. 5, Nordic Semiconductor kicks off the Global Tech Tour to announce the release of their latest system-on-chip, the nRF52832. The tour is an opportunity for embedded application development engineers to engage with the latest in Bluetooth Smart technology. Each seminar features a walkthrough of the nRF52 and an afternoon of software examples from […]


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Five reasons to use a Bluetooth Low Energy module in your next design

Don’t shy away from creating a Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled product. BLE modules eliminate many design challenges and help developers connect to the IoT.   So, you have an incredible idea for a product that connects via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, also known as Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth 4.x) to your computer or mobile device without using too much […]


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Bluetooth Smart (in)security: how to fight firmware attacks

When it comes to protecting users from data sniffing, Bluetooth Smart Secure Connections just doesn’t cut it. Your firmware updates are just as vulnerable. Firmware attacks have been around for almost two decades, and it’s well-documented  that Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, also known as Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth 4.x) enabled devices are not airtight. While […]


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