Machina Research, the world’s leading provider of strategic market intelligence on M2M and the Internet of Things published its annual guidance on the size of the M2M market opportunity
The key findings are as follows:
> The total number of M2M connections will grow from 5 billion in 2014 to 27 billion in 2024, a CAGR of 18%.
> Today 72% of all M2M connections are connected using a short range technology (e.g. WiFi, Zigbee, or in-building PLC), by 2024 that will have declined to 69%. The big short-range applications, which cause it to be the dominant technology category, are Consumer Electronics, Building Security and Building Automation.
> Cellular connections will grow from 256 million at the end of 2014 to 2.2 billion by 2024, of which the majority will be LTE. Just over 50% of those cellular connections will be in the ‘Connected Car’ sector, including both factory-fit embedded connections and aftermarket devices.
Murata has announced the NCS3 series of isolated 3 watt DC-DC converters manufactured by Murata Power Solutions. These through-hole mounting converters are packaged in an industry standard, pin compatible, SIP format, making them ideal as a replacement part when updating older product designs.
Accommodating a wide 4:1 input voltage range around either a 12 VDC or 48 VDC nominal, the NCS3 series comprises eight single-output regulated models providing a choice of 3.3, 5, 12, or 15 VDC output. The wide input voltage suits applications where the nominal input voltage might be different, or where wide voltage deviations are anticipated. Output regulation is quoted as better than 1% of stated output, meaning that no additional voltage regulation components are required, saving both cost and valuable board space. Input / output isolation of 1,500 VDC is standard across the range.