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IoT Platforms: Build, Buy, or Both?
By Lou Lutostanski   -   April 9, 2020
With the accessibility, affordability and overall democratization of technology, it is tempting today to try and do everything yourself.
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Wi-Fi 6 is here. Is it time to make a move?
November 11, 2019
The Wi-Fi Alliance announced in September 2019. This refocuses attention on Wi-Fi, an old friend who has been quietly by our side but hardly top-of-mind.
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How to win future battles against disease - Four case studies (Part 2)?
March 5, 2019
Opportunities are already emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. While grasping these opportunities is no simple task, we can learn from the success stories of the recent past.
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How to win future battles against disease - Four case studies (Part 1)?
March 5, 2019
The idea of using IoT technology to deploy healthcare resources more efficiently, to cover a wider population and to provide more convenient treatment services, has gained traction.
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Can IoT Apps be protected with Azure Sphere? Have you worked out how to bridge the hardware gap?
March 5, 2019
The three-in-one solution system offered by Azure Sphere – namely, secured MCU, secured OS, and cloud security, looks so perfect that you would expect comprehensive IoT security to be within easy reach.
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Who provides the “hard” support behind Microsoft’s Azure Sphere IoT security platform?
March 5, 2019
Two years after its official release, Azure Sphere, Microsoft’s IoT high-security application service development platform, was launched for commercialization in February 2020.
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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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Harnessing the power of IoT
March 5, 2019
Unique hardware, software and security requirements have to be addressed at every stage of the development cycle.
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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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The State of Automotive Only Starts with Autonomous Driving
March 6, 2020
Learn how the state of automotive spans a variety of applications, from electrication to in-cabin AI.
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Somewhere Between the Flintstones and the Jetsons
March 6, 2020
Learn more about developing adaptable automotive automation with Xilinx
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How LoRaWAN and AI at the Edge Revolutionize the IoT
January 3, 2020
Learn how LoRaWAN and artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge can revolutionize the internet of things by reducing data transmission and improving latency.
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Redefining nanopower for the Internet of Things
December 9, 2019
Internet of Things trends today revolve around shiny objects—whether they be artificial intelligence or blockchain—but what if one of the most revolutionary parts of the IoT is something designers consider every day in devices?
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Designing Reliable Analog Circuits in a Less-Than-Reliable World
December 9, 2019
Analog touches everything. If not for the multitude of analog and mixed-signal components that vendors have developed in the past decades, the digital “revolution” that has made so many industry sectors leap forward would not be possible.
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Connectivity Among Major Analog Design Considerations in Health Wearables
December 9, 2019
Development of very low powered analog body sensors, digital microcontrollers, and innovative power and battery management circuits are driving the growth of wearable healthcare products.
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Is best in class the only consideration for your analog design?
December 9, 2019
It’s easy to seek out the absolute top of the line when it comes to a design. Whatever the “best” part is, is probably what’s going to be the most compelling for your design, right?
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6 Unique Op Amp Circuits
December 9, 2019
Electronics circuits evolved from discrete circuits to highly integrated circuits (IC) on a single chip enabling highly advanced analog and digital systems saving space and cost.
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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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