Title: Develop Secure, Interoperable Smart Home Devices with Z-Wave
Date: July 11 & 12, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Johan Pedersen, Product Marketing Manager of Z-Wave
Topic: Z-Wave is a popular wireless technology for smart home applications with a large ecosystem of interoperable devices, such as smart lighting, energy monitoring, and home security systems. Consumers benefit from Z-Wave’s ease of use and secure interoperability thanks to mandatory product certification and features including SmartStart plug-and-play installation, Security 2 (S2), and backwards compatibility. Adding Z-Wave connectivity to your product is straightforward due to clearly defined software stacks, published device profiles, pre-certified modules, a finished product certification program and development tools that ensure high-quality products get to market fast.
In this webinar, we explore how Z-Wave wireless technology enables easy-to-use, secure, and interoperable products for the smart home market.
Title: Benchmarking Bluetooth Mesh, Thread, and Zigbee Network Performance
Date: June 13 & 14, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Tom Pannell, senior director of marketing for IoT products at Silicon Labs
When it comes to mesh networking wireless connectivity, one size does not fit all. Bluetooth, Thread, and Zigbee protocols each present unique advantages depending on the use case, and it’s important to understand how they perform in the key areas of power consumption, throughput, and scalability. The inner workings of these mesh networking technologies goes beyond a list of key features and Silicon Labs has released the industry’s first comprehensive network performance results based on large-scale, multicast testing of each of these stacks.
In this webinar Tom Pannell, senior director of marketing for IoT products, will provide an overview of this benchmarking and discuss how developers can make more informed choices when designing products for the IoT.
Title: Why the IoT Needs Upgradable Security
Date: May 9 & 10, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Lars Lydersen, senior director of product security at Silicon Labs
In this webinar, Lars Lydersen, senior director of product security at Silicon Labs, delves into the historical data of how adversary capability has evolved, and discusses how these can be extrapolated into the future. This understanding gives a necessary background to evaluate what security functionality is necessary in an IoT design. Even with advanced security functionality, there will always be unknown unknowns, and it will be necessary to secure against attacks and adversaries of the future. Lars will also discuss the typical properties of an attack that can be thwarted via updates, why enabling software updates is needed, and the consequences for IoT designs.
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Title: Webinar: Enhance Home and Building Automation with Multiprotocol Wireless Connectivity
Date: February 7 & 8, 2018
Duration: 1 hour
Speaker: Øyvind Borgan, Strategic Marketing Manager at Silicon Labs
Smart lighting has experienced notable success in home and building automation thanks to a wide selection of application-specific wireless protocols. During this webinar, we’ll discuss the wireless technologies that best serve smart lighting, homes, and buildings and consider the benefits of enabling simultaneous operation of Zigbee and Bluetooth low energy (LE) on a single device. We’ll also review key considerations related to multiprotocol implementation and outline advanced functionality that can be achieved such as beaconing and smartphone direct control of smart lamps and connected luminaires.
Join our hour-long webinar and get your questions answered by our experts during our Live Q&A session at the end.
Title: Webinar: Expanding Device Capability with Multiprotocol Connectivity
Date: December 13 & 14, 2017
Duration: 1 hour
Multiprotocol connectivity makes it easier to deliver proximity-based mobile experiences with Bluetooth beacons through connected lights and building automation systems. Consumers also gain the ability to commission, control, and monitor IoT devices operating in Zigbee® mesh networks directly over Bluetooth® with smartphone apps. Smartphone control of connected devices is achieved through a single multiprotocol SoC or module supporting Bluetooth with low energy functionality and Zigbee, eliminating the need for gateways or border routers to send or receive messages to the cloud.
In this webinar, we explore how multiprotocol wireless technology advances IoT connectivity for next generation applications that are easier to deploy, use, and update.
Join our hour-long webinar and get your questions answered during our Live Q&A session at the end.
Silicon Labs CMO Michele Grieshaber takes a moment to review one of Silicon Labs' four core values.
We hire, foster and empower great talent.
At Silicon Labs we believe this great talent can come from anywhere and anyone. Therefore we support a diverse workforce, from gender to age to ethnicity to sexual orientation, and so on. We also support and believe in the importance of STEM initiatives around the globe. Venn diagram these and you’ll get Women in Tech.
Our Chief People Office, Lori Knowlton, elaborated on our support of women in tech in a recent article: “Women bring new ideas and perspectives to the table. And in doing so, they open the door to well-rounded thought processes that create better, more flexible products and higher performing teams. Successful teams employ a combination of left-brain and right-brain thinking. Companies who deeply understand and invest in the value of diverse, inclusive thinking are outperforming and outthinking their competition. By three times.”
Within the last couple of years a grassroots movement was started by a few women at Silicon Labs with the mission focused on support, inclusion and driving change. It started as a get-together by a small group within a specific department and has since expanded to include anyone who wants to participate within the organization. The Women @ SiLabs group is currently lead by Holly Ammerman, a Senior Product Marketing Engineer, and co-chaired by Renee Curfman, our Director of IT Infrastructure Services. One example of this group driving change is its work with the senior leadership team, and one-on-one with current and future women to make sure they’re growing and have all the opportunities awarded to them so they can help Silicon Labs get to where it needs to be.
Renee Curfman shares her perspective: “We have this opportunity to really bring amazing innovation and change to this industry. I think we can get there faster and we can get there better if we do even more to open up that conversation and include more women. There’s always more work to be done to demonstrate your commitment to diversity and having different values and frames of mind at the table will propel us forward faster.”
We believe it’s very important to amplify these voices and to engage in a conversation about gender and diversity. Hear the advice some of our employees give to women trying to break into the tech industry:
While this video represents just a few of the gems these ladies shared, we’ll continue to share more of their powerful thoughts on our social media channels. We encourage you to follow along and join in the conversation.
Let’s continue the conversation: