Bluetooth low energy (BLE) is designed to intermittently transmit information using a limited amount of power. This article provides the building blocks that allow you to add BLE to your projects for $5 (plus a one-time purchase of a $15 programmer).
June 28, 2017 by Mark Hughes
MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) is a popular low-overhead messaging protocol used by many IoT devices to communicate. This tutorial will show the user how to to set up a basic MQTT network using Python on his or her computer and an ESP8266 running the NodeMCU firmware.
September 15, 2015 by Patrick Lloyd
Many embedded applications benefit from a communications interface that allows for convenient data transfer between a PC and a microcontroller. This article explains how to use the virtual COM port library from Silicon Laboratories to send data from a Windows application to an EFM8 microcontroller.
July 17, 2015 by Robert Keim