TI SensorTag CC2541 iOS application

After downloading the application from the App Store and activating Bluetooth, in the application the SensorTag can be connected to the iOS device.To enable the connection, the push button of the SensorTag must be pushed once. The LED on the device will start blinking and the SensorTag can be connected now by the application.

Pictures coming soon …

TI CC2541 SensorTag Development Kit unpacking and first experience

Texas instruments TI offers with the CC2541 Sensor Tag a nice development tool with quite a lot of functions. The SensorTag includes these sensors:

  • IR Temperature Sensor (TMP006) from TI
  • Humanidity Sensor (SHT21) from Sensirion
  • Pressure Sensor (T5400) from Epcos
  • Accelerometer (KXTJ9) from Kionix
  • Gyroscope (IMU-3000) from InvenSense
  • Magnetometer (MAG3110) from Freescale

The complete SensorTag is optimized to low power consumption by TI. When not used the sensors been in sleep mode.

The communication between the SensorTag and the iOS device needs Bluetooth 4.0 and the TI application.

 

Choosing a new mobile phone

From time to time, exactly every 2 years customers have to choose between quit or extending the mobile contract. The business terms of t-mobile been fine and when extending the next choose will be between invoice credit or a new phone. Mostly my decision had been the new phone, but which one ?

The technical data was discussed alot and I’ll not repeat it here. I hadn’t experience with the Microsoft Windows 8 OS until now and no time to test. Still Android and iOS on the list. The new Nexus and the Sony Xperia Z wasn’t available at the time of ordering and the other competitors are to heavy in their dimensions for a mobile phone. Decision between Android, iOS and Windows 8 was a neck-and-neck race and the key point had been the invested money in Apps. Binding the hardware and the software in the way Apple does makes it some kind of difficult to change the operation system.

iPhone 5 slims in weight and is still good-looking, overall a good decision.



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An iPhone case that can do MORE – TaskOne

„Now you can carry a multi-tool built right into the case of your iPhone.  Sixteen of the most useful tools engineered into a thin and trim package. And at 89 grams TaskOne adds suprisingly little weight to your phone.

Utilizing quality hardened tool steels, aircraft aluminum, and polycarbonate, TaskOne is the next generation of multi-tools.

Not only is TaskOne functional, but it is also stylishly designed. Its total thickness is as thin or thinner than many other cases, and comes in a variety of brilliant colors, including Slate Grey, Cherry Red, Jet Black, and the Indiegogo only color Orange Flame.  TaskOne does not sacrifice performance, yet is elegant and beautifully integrated with your phone.“

Unfortunately only for pre order until now.

http://thetasklab.com/products/

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Ambient Light – Philips Hue control your light environment from your iPhone or iPad

Control your light environment from your iPhone or iPad. The starter pack is available for 199$ and in Germany for 199€ via the Apple online store. I’m not aware of the opportunity to buy them in the retail store, but maybe they have the Hue in stock too.

http://www.meethue.com/en-US/buy

http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA779VC/A/philips-hue-connected-bulb-starter-pack

http://www.meethue.com/en-US

Light automation without the need for an additional home house bus system like KNX / EIB for example.

KNX is a standardized (EN 50090, ISO/IEC 14543), OSI-based network communications protocol for intelligent buildings. KNX is the successor to, and convergence of, three previous standards: the European Home Systems Protocol (EHS), BâtiBUS, and the European Installation Bus (EIB or Instabus). The KNX standard is administered by the KNX Association.“

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KNX_%28standard%29