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Electronics – New England Mar 26-27

We'll be exhibiting.  Come see us at booth 214!


Top Wireless Product Development Articles of 2013

Thank you for keeping up with our e-news and blog articles throughout the year. We know that you don’t always have time for industry reading, so we thought we’d summarize some of our more popular write ups for you. What Would your Product do if it Knew its Location? Today, each time you assemble or modify your system, you have ...


R&D in RF Energy Harvesting

Researchers at the University of Washington's Networks and Wireless Lab have taken a novel approach to self powered device communications, using ambient RF energy to both power a device and provide a communication channel - up to 1kb/s.  Ambient sources can be almost anything - TV, Wifi, cellular.  ...


Highlights from Sensors Expo 2013

[pullquote_right]How was Sensors Expo 2013 for Venture? In a nutshell:  Intense. [/pullquote_right]From the moment the doors opened, both Chase and I were deep in non-stop conversations with folks that wanted to know more about what RFOS could do.  As the show was packing up and booths were being dismantled, we were still in deep conversations!  Here are some of ...


>Myth one: Zigbee is low power
>Myth Two: Zigbee is low cost
>Myth Three: Zigbee is an ‘easy’ development, with low NRE and fast design cycle
>Myth Four: Zigbee is an ad-hoc, self healing network
>Myth Five: Zigbee is long range


The promise and opportunity of wireless device connectivity is enormous.  Some observers have identified the “Internet of Things” and Machine to Machine Communications as being bigger and more impactful than the explosion of the internet itself.  Will your product and market be impacted?  Almost certainly. [right_text_box]5 Myths of Zigbee 1. Low Power – Yes, compared with Bluetooth or wifi, but nowhere near ...


Venture @ Sensors Expo, in June

Venture is pleased to be taking part at the Sensors Expo & Conference this year: [bulletlist] Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL June 4-6, 2013 [/bulletlist] We will be located Booth #1130 in the Wireless Pavilion on the main expo floor. We look forward to seeing you there.  If you would like arrange to meet us ...


3 New Wireless Application Areas Spurred by RFOS

RFOS, Venture’s wireless M2M technology, continues to prove to be the route to low-cost, long-range and ultra-low-power wireless application solutions. We thought we’d round up some of our most recent application evaluations fueled by our previous innovations including our outdoor lighting controls,



We are an advanced design partner for Atmel, testing and incorporating many new features of their RF devices.


By now of course we're all familiar with GPS and location-aware personal phones and devices.  In principal, the same functionality can be built into any device that has a radio link. While this has been known for many years, the costs reserved this functionality for special applications.  What is about ...