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Customization comes with a competitive edge—and security challenge
By Guillaume Crinon   -   September 6, 2018
Whether you have an in-house team or are exporting the building of infrastructure to a trusted partner, make sure the team is asking the right questions when it comes to implementing and deploying IoT solutions.
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The rise of machine intelligence in the AI era
February 25, 2019
Whether you know it or not, this technology has a lot of potential to deal with business-specific challenges and the benefits of deep learning outnumber its drawbacks.
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IoT: More Than Just Cool Technology
By Alex Iuorio   -   April 25, 2017
I can’t remember the last time I read an article about the Internet of Things (IoT) that didn’t start with market projections about the phenomenal number of devices that will be enabled in the next five to 10 years.
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A decade of smart cities: What has changed and what has remained unchanged...
October 21, 2019
In the latest global smart city development report published by MarketsandMarkets, the global market size for smart cities is expected to grow from US$308 billion in 2018 to US$717.2 billion by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate of 18.4%. Since i
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Strange Bedfellows: Marketing and IT
April 14, 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a special alliance between two business departments that aren’t always a natural fit: Marketing and IT.
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Paving the way for IoT in your organisation
November 14, 2019
In order for businesses to accelerate innovation by harnessing IoT, they have to overcome three key challenges – getting stakeholder buy-in, implementation and lifecycle management.
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Why does Iq matter for USB Type-C?
November 11, 2019
This change is driving an increase in demand for Type-C AC/DC chargers and power banks because the Type-C connector has flip capability which gives convenience to users.
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ADAS: paving the way for autonomous vehicles
November 11, 2019
In order to realize fully automated driving without human intervention, three conditions must be met - the vehicle must be fully aware of the surrounding environment, be able to respond accordingly when the environment changes, and the security of th
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Would you believe it? The next five years will be the era of Smart Home 2.0
November 11, 2019
2014 was generally viewed as the beginning of smart homes, marked by Google’s symbolic acquisition of smart thermostat maker, Nest for US$3.2 billion. Since then, smart home companies have sprung up.
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It is time to say goodbye to Micro USB!
November 11, 2019
Type-C’s greatest advantage is its integration capability. In addition to not having a right or wrong side (a perennial problem for Micro USB users), Type-C is able to offer integrated power delivery (PD) during charging.
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Unreliable autonomous driving? Take a look at how difficult vehicle-mounted vision processing is
November 11, 2019
We all have high expectations for autonomous driving, a fact that’s exemplified by the display of autonomous driving technologies at every major tech expo. Development in this sector has however been accompanied by an increase in accidents related
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Data Defines Your Destiny in IoT
By Lou Lutostanski   -   November 11, 2019
Data can be daunting. It’s intangible, invisible and typically isolated in physical things like the trucks in your fleet, monitors in your hospitals, or machines in your factory.
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Who decides whether an IoT device is secure
November 11, 2019
Global IoT is continuously expanding. A source of concern is that, along with network scale, the challenges of IoT security are also increasing.
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Add security to your IoT devices
November 11, 2019
As the development of Internet of Things (IoT) gains momentum, its security issues have become increasingly important. Safety certification of IoT devices is critical to improve the security of IoT.
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What Types of Sensors Are Required by the Trillion-Dollar IIoT Market?
November 11, 2019
The trillion-dollar IIoT is the driving force behind a new surge of development for industrial sensor products. Keeping abreast of this exciting trend in the IIoT sector will help ensure that our new designs are both relevant and innovative.
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Where is FPGA in cloud computing today?
November 11, 2019
Our world is becoming increasing reliant on cloud computing and big data. While this may be a good thing for users, it puts more and more pressure on cloud developers.
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Providing one-stop service for IoT service development
November 11, 2019
To accelerate customers’ success in the Internet of Things market, Avnet has gained the capability to offer an end-to-end solution in IoT.
Using Programmable Logic to Build Power-Efficient Systems
October 29, 2019
The successful implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) requires new thinking about how to power connected devices.
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Engineering Considerations for the Substitution of Solid Tantalum and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Surface-Mount MLCCs
October 18, 2019
Due to current bottlenecks in the procurement of surface-mount ceramic capacitors, designers are looking for substitutes to keep their production lines running smoothly, and to find long term replacements for hard to find ratings.
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IP&E sourcing considerations for developers
August 8, 2019
Designing with IP&E components comes down to more than just simple part selection.
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Wired together: How automation systems power the Industrial Internet of Things
July 16, 2019
From process control and automotive assembly, to robotics and the food and beverage industry, the concept behind Industry 4.0 touches all industries.
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Getting started in enterprise IoT: Six tricks for solving the puzzle
July 9, 2019
IoT is like a technological Rubik’s Cube. Here are some of the best tips to solving the IoT puzzle.
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Alternative Solutions For Powering IoT Devices
June 26, 2019
In this article, we look at why edge devices need power, and the options for reducing this need to a level where energy harvesting becomes sustainable.
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Transportation Safety: 5 Protocols & Processes to Know
May 29, 2019
A dynamic range of protocols can help make our transportation technology safer.
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Transportation Trends in Commercial & Non-Passenger Vehicles
May 29, 2019
Some of the most exciting technology trends shaping transportation are for commercial vehicles.
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5G is here – and maybe it’s time to buy a new car!
May 27, 2019
The mission of 5G is to create the ‘Internet of Everything’, drastically expanding the scale of the Internet in the process. As one of our most valuable possessions, it is inevitable that cars will join the network.
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Don’t ignore analog—it’s the secret sauce of IoT
May 19, 2019
Most of the innovation in IoT is focused on digital technology. From power servers running software in the cloud, to increasingly more intelligent devices operating ever closer to the edge in our factories, homes and personal devices. What is often l
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Today's case for AI at the edge
May 17, 2019
AI might feel far away, but engineers are innovating everyday. Should you consider edge AI?
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Special Coverage | Chia-Yuan Chang at Avnet: One-stop solutions simplify and expedite the development of IoT
May 16, 2019
A hot new concept and enthusiasm are not enough to ensure a successful business. It requires steady research and development and lots of practice. And it needs more support from the upstream solution providers. Avnet is dedicating itself to providing
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Robots, reimagined.
May 16, 2019
The era of cobots has dawned. Having a robot like C-3PO from Star Wars to keep you company may not be possible in the foreseeable future. However, having a cobot prepare your daily bento box may soon become a part of the “new normal.”
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Decreasing Time to Design in the Industrial Internet of Things
April 23, 2019
The huge potential for innovation in industrial IoT (IIoT) offers the promise of significant productivity gains, operational efficiency and bottom line revenue increases, but only if it’s enabled by a supply chain based on reliability, stability an
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We’re All Part of the Automotive Evolution
April 23, 2019
ADAS (Advanced Drive Assist Systems) and its evolution into full autonomy could see the end of road-based fatalities, injuries and incidents. Technology is now providing the solutions that can help the automotive industry achieve Vision Zero within
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Designing for the IoT as Intelligence Moves to the Edge
April 23, 2019
The Internet of Everything will be all inclusive, from huge data centers to single-purpose sensors. While individual power requirements vary across the IoT, the need for energy efficiency will be present everywhere.
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Don’t get caught in proof of concept purgatory
April 9, 2019
Here are the 5 classic signs you are in PoC purgatory.
LEDs and Their Rapidly Changing Form Factor
March 31, 2019
From street lamps to industrial applications, LED use goes well beyond screwing an LED light into a desk lamp. Historically, retrofit LEDs have often emulated the form factor of the lamps they were replacing.
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Specialists vs. end-to-end partners: the pros and cons for developers
March 27, 2019
Getting a product to market requires more than just the right idea; it also needs the right partner.
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Wearable product plays a key role in IoT
March 27, 2019
Just as its name implies, Internet of Things (IoT), is a kind of Internet among connected things. This can be interpreted by breaking it down into two parts. The first is ‘Internet’. In other words, the Internet is still the core and foundation o
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Making sense out of sensors
March 26, 2019
If creators still don’t think that sensors are getting the attention they deserve now, then there really is no limit to where the IoT can go.
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Fueling Up On Smart Maps – Mapping Technology In Oil And Gas
March 22, 2019
It’s a political hot topic, a major export and even the reason wars have been fought. It touches almost every aspect of our lives.
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How to Turn IoT Insights into Action
By Bill Amelio   -   March 22, 2019
While an IoT platform can generate a lot of insight, you don’t improve your organization’s efficiency, increase customer satisfaction, or open a new business opportunity without applying it.
Home security system on tablet
Video Doorbells: Big Business in a Small “Cat’s Eye”
March 21, 2019
Home security has always been one of the primary focuses in a smart home. It is no surprise that home security cameras have become one of the hottest market trends over the past few years. But what will be the next up and coming product? From the loo
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Will Smart Homes Become the Next Fulcrum for the NFC Market after Mobile Payment?
March 21, 2019
Engendered in 2002, near-field communication (NFC) stands out from among other wireless connection technologies. With an operating frequency of 13.56 MHz, maximum speed of 848 kbps and typical communication distance of 10 cm, it is a safer and more c
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The Art of Creating IoT Insights
By Lou Lutostanski   -   March 13, 2019
One of the biggest opportunities created by the Internet of Things (IoT) is the ability to use data to generate surprising new insights that guide you to act.
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Avnet and Microsoft Azure Sphere: IoT security in hardware, software and at the edge
March 5, 2019
IoT has transformed various industries by automating them at large, but the security concerns associated are just as large as the market opportunity this technology presents. That’s where Azure Sphere comes in.
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Reimagining the ‘things’ of IoT
By Bill Amelio   -   February 28, 2019
While our collective vision for IoT’s impact on the future is grand in scale, it is still too easy for companies to get distracted by the minutiae of our present day IoT challenges.
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How AI-powered virtual assistants can transform healthcare
February 26, 2019
We have witnessed a paradigm shift in the way patients are being treated by the doctors with the help of AI and machine learning.
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4 ways AI connects retailers and customers
February 25, 2019
Technologies like machine learning and AI help retailers to process massive amounts of customer data. And with this data in hand, retailers can thoroughly understand their customers’ buying behavior.
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How leading manufacturing companies are reaping various benefits of AI
February 25, 2019
Manufacturing companies are applying AI-powered analytics for multiple use cases, such as, cutting unplanned downtime, better product designing, increasing product quality, ensuring employee safety, and many more.
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The Car: A Rolling Smart Device
February 5, 2019
Be it for streaming your favorite music, sending emails or getting real-time information on traffic jams: cars have long since played host to mobile internet—and will continue to via diagnostics, hotspots and ADAS.
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Will the smart speaker market cool off?
January 20, 2019
The news at the start of this year that Tencent had suspended its smart speaker project ‘Tingting’ sent chills down the spines of many. What’s more, statistics show that half of the 50 Chinese companies that had invested in smart speakers when
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Our Top Takeaways from CES 2019
January 15, 2019
More than 180,000 people flocked to Las Vegas for CES, where Avnet debuted IoT and AI products as well as showed the expertise within our global ecosystem.
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AGI, artificial general intelligence, the AI bubble and more: Q&A with Toby Walsh
January 11, 2019
We sat down with "rock start of AI" Toby Walsh to talk about the buzz around AI, how far true intelligence really is and how to operationalize AI today for benefits in your business tomorrow.
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5 of the best artificial intelligence use cases
January 3, 2019
AI’s upgraded algorithms make predictive analytics, parse data, and help businesses make smarter decisions from the boardroom to the factory floor.
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The Avnet ecosystem comes to life at Electronica 2018
December 28, 2018
As much as we learn from our established industry experts, emerging developers as well as creators in our online communities, element14 and Hackster, are forging new paths, too.
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Top 6 Trends: Get ready to meet the demand for IoT solutions
December 11, 2018
Gartner predicts that in less than two years, more than 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be deployed. Here are the top six technology trends to ensure your IoT strategies are successful.
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2018 Was IoT’s Breakout Year
December 11, 2018
From connected devices at home to security cameras and sensors in factories, the acceleration of IoT has ignited the imagination and pushed product development in new directions in 2018.
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AI From A-Z: The biggest buzzwords around artificial intelligence
November 28, 2018
Companies across markets from consumer electronics to factory floors are finding power in the introduction of two letters: AI. The world of artificial intelligence is vast...
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The Building Blocks of IoT: You Just Can't Stack Them Up
By Bill Amelio   -   November 14, 2018
I’ve spent my entire career in the business of technology, and I’ve watched many ideas go from “shiny new object” to “buzzword” to “table stakes.”
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Increasingly powerful chips driving artificial intelligence
November 13, 2018
AI-supported applications must keep pace with rapidly growing data volumes and often have to respond simultaneously in real time. The classic CPUs that you will find in every computer quickly reach their limits in this area because they process tasks
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How startups can integrate with design partners
November 9, 2018
While it might feel like the rubber truly meets the road at the manufacturing stage, the design process is truly where creators’ great ideas take shape. It’s also where you’ll make major decisions that impact your production and deployment.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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