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How the Deaf Experience Music—Then and Now
November 8, 2018
When you think of experiencing music, what comes to mind? The rhythm, cadence, beat, pitch—the sound.
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The 3 IoT Security Fundamentals Startups Need to Know
November 6, 2018
An enterprise healthcare business faces risk and privacy considerations every day. However, in a startup environment, when funding sources—or lack thereof—are looming every day, security might not be on the top of your mind.
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How to Turn Your IoT Solution into Recurring Revenue
By Lou Lutostanski   -   November 6, 2018
Companies in almost every industry are investing in Internet of Things (IoT) applications with high hopes of creating new revenue streams. Here's how you can ensure ROI from your deployment.
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IoT at the Edge: How AI Will Transform IoT Architecture
By Lou Lutostanski   -   October 26, 2018
Futurists say artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform business and society more profoundly than the industrial and digital revolutions combined, and we’re now starting to see how that world might shape up.
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Choosing A Pressure Sensor
October 12, 2018
Pressure sensors’ accuracy is an important performance attribute, which is typically given as a percentage of full-scale pressure over a certain temperature range. Some sensors also exhibit hysteresis, non-repeatability and non-linearity, which sho
More than 200 prototypes of the sophisticated full-body wearable Music: Not Impossible debuted at the 2018 Life is Beautiful festival
3 Lessons for Hardware Creators from a Desert Music Festival
September 25, 2018
When a creator has a big idea, they often need a big partner to help them make it happen. Music: Not Impossible was no exception.
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Does Your IoT strategy have a connection problem?
September 7, 2018
You’ve heard it everywhere: IoT is a game-changer, a disrupter and a gigantic business opportunity for everyone. That’s all well and good. However, the reality is that many companies have eyes bigger than their stomachs when it comes to the Inter
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Customization comes with a competitive edge—and security challenge
By Guillaume Crinon   -   September 6, 2018
We talked about this before: there’s no one-size-fits-all IoT solution because every industry, vertical and business is different. Whether you have an in-house team or are exporting the building of infrastructure to a trusted partner, make sure the
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In their words: Benefits of the world’s biggest engineering community
September 5, 2018
In the summer of 2018, Avnet celebrated a major milestone: 1 million community members across Hackster.io and element14. As a project-based site, Hackster enables anyone to jump feet first into hardware through knowledge sharing, as well as contests
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Hardware Studio Helped Spatial Gaming Get Funding
August 15, 2018
If gaming 1.0 is analog board games and gaming 2.0 is video games, then Spatial Gaming is solidly 3.0—merging face-to-face interaction with high quality graphics using augmented reality.
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6 reasons why startups choose Bluetooth for their projects
July 26, 2018
Bluetooth technology originated in the 1990s, but its primary function was device-to-device (or point-to-point) protocol for securely sharing data between devices in close proximity. Think less music streaming, more wireless printers.
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MEMs Revolutionizes Sensor Landscape
July 19, 2018
Until fairly recently—roughly 15 to 20 years ago—sensors for ubiquitous physical parameters such as pressure, motion and magnetic fields were relatively large, costly, power-hungry and electrically incompatible with standard circuitry.
Alex Glow
From hacker spaces to Hackster.io: Alex Glow owes her career in hardware to communities
July 17, 2018
Exposure to engineering as a kid helped Alex Glow fall in love with hardware. But it was communities that gave her confidence to turn her hobby into a career.
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Batteries are key to charging options
July 6, 2018
Wired power is a strong option for developers that need to get to market fast and require an inexpensive, proven solution. For products where convenience and future compatibility are paramount, you can move forward confidently with standards-based wi
Kitty Yeung, maker, kittyyeung.com
Model behavior with microcontrollers: Kitty Yeung’s intersectional engineering spans art, science
July 6, 2018
“Current established industries don't often leverage people's multiple talents and passions. But the forthcoming generations of the workforce are getting more interdisciplinary and they need opportunities to develop and grow.”
UltraZed SoM & PCIe Carrier Card
Building PetaLinux for the UltraZed & PCIe Carrier Card
June 22, 2018
In this installment of our exploration of Avnet’s UltraZed SoM and the PCIe carrier card, we will develop an example application.
UltraZed SoM and PCIe Carrier card
Working with the UltraZed SoM & PCIe Carrier Card
June 22, 2018
I recently had the opportunity to evaluate the UltraZed™ System on Module (SoM) and accompanying PCIe Carrier Card from Avnet. The UltraZed SoM is the latest in a line of embedded computing technologies from Avnet, which includes a heterogeneous S
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Element14 allows Sneha Nidhi to continue a lifetime of learning
June 22, 2018
Sneha Nidhi always comes from a community of engineers. Her first was her family.
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How one engineer found both confidence and community in element14
June 22, 2018
Tracking Santa Claus changed the track of Frederick Vandenbosch’s life.
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How Secured Is Your IoT Business?
June 18, 2018
Think of reliability, safety and profit when considering security in the Internet of Things
Bill Amelio, Chief Executive Officer, Avnet, Inc.
Learning to utilize the benefits of Artificial Intelligence
May 30, 2018
Learn about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the market opportunities it presents.
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Blending IT, OT among hot topics at IoT World 2018
May 17, 2018
Avnet Internet of Things experts harnessed the knowledge gained from working with more than 2 million customers around the world to present ideas at this year’s IoT World in Santa Clara, Calif.
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Xilinx SoCs and the reVISION Stack Accelerate Embedded Vision Integration
May 4, 2018
SoCs with programmable logic are an essential element of real-time embedded vision systems. Designers can capitalize on the power and efficiency of Xilinx's Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices to implement their designs using Avnet's Embedded Vision Kits
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How To Stand Out In Your Hardware Studio Application
April 30, 2018
We get it: hardware is hard. So we cooked up a way to make it a little bit easier on creators.
Bill Amelio, Chief Executive Officer, Avnet, Inc
As technology reshapes our world, ecosystems reshape our business models
By Bill Amelio   -   April 25, 2018
There’s an old saying, “You are only as good as the company you keep.” That has never been more true than today.
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Why Blockchain May Not Reach Beyond the IP Gateway in IoT Security
By Guillaume Crinon   -   April 19, 2018
Blockchain is a technology initially deployed at the heart of crypto-currency systems such as Bitcoin or Ethereum where the basic idea is to get rid of centralized banking systems ruling monetary transactions.
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Autonomous vehicles are the future
April 9, 2018
Self-driving cars, unmanned aircraft or driverless tractors—autonomous vehicles stopped being merely an idea on paper a long time ago.
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Survey Says: Creators See Progress Moving Technology from Development to Market, but Hurdles Still Remain
April 9, 2018
It’s become cliché, but nonetheless it still holds true: hardware is hard. There are dozens of reasons why your product may never see the light of day, but the good news is that creators and makers have an unprecedented access to technology.
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4 energy applications for smart home technologies
April 4, 2018
Many engineers struggle to find the right application to integrate into the overall connected home. But here are four energy and utilities applications that can transform a one-off technology into an integral part of the home of the future.
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Security and surveillance: two sides of the coin in smart homes
April 4, 2018
The new era of home security won’t just be an alarm that rings when a lock was picked or a window broken. With the rise of new technology comes the added need to protect a home’s hardware and its software.
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