Optical meter reading more secure with UK M2M company’s new probe

February 3, 2015
UK machine to machine company Metmotec has launched a new product that allows remote reading of manually read utility meters. The company, which supplies modems for use in industrial and commercia...

US’s Nighthawk makes mesh-cellular module for GE residential smart meters

January 30, 2015
US wireless smart grid company Nighthawk has lifted the curtain on a new module for use in GE Digital Energy's residential ANSI electricity smart meters. The RD960, which is an extension of RDM960...

Components: Renesas launches new low-power MCU for sensing applications

January 23, 2015
The European subsidiary of Japanese microcontroller supplier Renesas Electronics has launched a new solution that offers low-power consumption and integration of analog function in sensing applicatio...

Component: Dolphin Integration’s silicon IP for utility billing meters

January 16, 2015
French silicon IP component manufacturer Dolphin Integration has released a new product for fabless and system on chip (SoC) integrators with the aim of targeting smart grid services including uti...

Deal watch: Semtech buys EnVerv to tap into global PLC market

January 15, 2015
US semiconductor supplier Semtech Corporation has bought out power line communications company EnVerv for an undisclosed amount. Under the acquisition agreement, EnVerv's staff have joined Semtech...

Deal watch: Semtech and Link Labs create radio module for North American market

January 6, 2015
US semiconductor supplier Semtech has teamed with a wireless product design company to produce a module for smart metering and sensor network applications. Under the agreement, Washington DC-based...

Smart meter design: TI’s solution to providing constant backup power

December 1, 2014
The answer to giving smart meters a backup power source? A low-power and bypass converter, says a Texas Instruments applications engineer in a recent blog posting. US-based Chris Glaser commented...

Component: u-blox’s new M2M module for better building penetration

November 7, 2014
Swiss wireless semiconductor manufacturer u-blox showcased a new voice and data module at European Utility Week, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday this week. The LISA-C210 CDMA450 1xRTT is suited...