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Today's case for AI at the edge
November 11, 2019
AI might feel far away, but engineers are innovating everyday. Should you consider edge AI?
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10 companies and municipalities that are harnessing the Internet of Things to run smarter cities
November 11, 2019
Many of the devices we interact with today are enabled by computers and connected to the Internet. Much of the popular interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) focuses on consumer electronics, with everything from smart refrigerators to thermostats,
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A “Canned” Module/IC Solution Simplifies Wireless Implementation, but Potential Design-in Issues Remain
November 11, 2019
Incorporating wireless connectivity into a product is now a standard design requirement for Wi-Fi, IoT, and other applications.
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Antennas for RF Designs in the IoT
November 11, 2019
The physical connection for many IoT nodes leverages legacy wired networks found in homes, offices, schools, factories and other areas. As we become mobile, wireless physical connections are becoming the norm.
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3 ways All Programmable SoCs create new opportunities for designers
November 11, 2019
Usually, two heads are better than one. Yet sometimes, they introduce conflicting perspectives and priorities.
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2018 Was IoT’s Breakout Year
November 11, 2019
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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3 Hardware Takeaways from CES 2018
November 11, 2019
At times, it feels like software dominates the headlines in technology. But if this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is any indication, a huge hardware evolution is coming.
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3 Steps to IoT Deployment
November 11, 2019
Learn how to set your IoT solution up for success.
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5 (nearly) universal IoT security problems
November 11, 2019
Can you solve your Internet of Things dilemma for a couple bucks? Just maybe.
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As technology reshapes our world, ecosystems reshape our business models
By Bill Amelio   -   November 11, 2019
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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5G is here – and maybe it’s time to buy a new car!
November 11, 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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Automotive Electronics: Top 5 Tech Trends of Tomorrow’s Smart Cars
November 11, 2019
In the United States alone, motor vehicles travel well over four trillion miles each year according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.*
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32-bit MCUs Penetrate IoT Ecosystem
November 11, 2019
While 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs are well suited for IoT end-node applications, the 32-bit MCU has a key function in the IoT pyramid: It provides the data throughput, reading sensors and sending real-time sensor data over an IP-based network.
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3D Printing Maximizes Design Flexibility
November 11, 2019
The aerospace and defense industries have long been developers and early adopters of cutting-edge technology.
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Automotive LEDs Deliver Greater Design Flexibility for Safety, Style and Efficiency
November 11, 2019
LED lighting has been making major inroads into the automotive market for two key reasons: safety concerns and energy consumption.
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AC/DC Supplies: Design and Make, or Just Buy?
November 11, 2019
How to implement the ubiquitous AC/DC supply is a complicated decision with many factors and perspectives, ranging from technical to regulatory ones.
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Accelerating the Motor Control revolution Using New MCU and FPGA Solutions
November 11, 2019
Motors provide the muscle for electronic controls to interact with the physical world. Whether in transportation, process control, robotics, appliances or even just opening a garage door, motors are the primary movers in our connected and controlled
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A Look at the MicroSD Card of the Future: Speed and Capacity meet Reliability
November 11, 2019
Manufacturers recently released the largest capacity and fastest microSD cards ever made. The 128 GB cards demonstrate more than a 1,000-fold increase in storage density over the last decade.
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An Overview of FPGAs: The Solution to Countless Design Challenges
November 11, 2019
The field-programmable gate array as a primary processing element offers many design, debug, and production benefits with few, if any, downsides.
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Alarm bells ring for unsecured connected devices
November 11, 2019
A hot topic at the annual Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas this summer was the increasing risk companies are facing with the Internet of Things (IoT).
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6 reasons why startups choose Bluetooth for their projects
November 11, 2019
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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3 levels of Qi testing
November 11, 2019
You’ve designed, prototyped and built a revolutionary product with cutting edge Qi technology – congrats! Before you get to officially certifying your Qi product, you’ll need to do some testing to ensure its veracity.
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10 things every intelligent systems needs
November 12, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way businesses use technology. This web of interconnected devices and machines gathers information from gas-oil-water exploration sensors to sensors in corn fields, to medical devices and train control
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10 Things Every Intelligent Systems Needs
By Steve Hanna   -   October 30, 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way businesses use technology. This web of interconnected devices and machines gathers information from gas-oil-water exploration sensors to sensors in corn fields,, to medical devices and train control an
Paving The Way For IoT In Your Organisation
Paving The Way For IoT In Your Organisation
November 11, 2019
IoT goes beyond technology. At its core is the massive potential in transforming and creating new wealth avenues for businesses. In order for businesses to accelerate innovation by harnessing IoT, they have to overcome three key challenges – gettin
Resistors 101 - What to Consider When Designing with These Essential Passive Components
Resistors 101: What to Consider When Designing With These Essential Passive Components
November 11, 2019
Along with the inductor and capacitor, the resistor is a one of the trio of fundamental passive components in electronics. Each appears to provide just a simple electrical function; for resistors, it is to impede current flow, which produces an assoc
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Shark Tank big winner saves lives
November 11, 2019
Smart mobility changed everything, but it was advancements in wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® Smart that truly freed...
The Growth and Increasing Sophistication of ADAS in the World
November 11, 2019
As electronics in our cars continue to become more sophisticated, ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) are taking center stage. These systems make many of the aspects of driving easier, and---most importantly—safer.
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Top 5 Tech Trends in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
November 11, 2019
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) promise to enhance vehicle safety by helping to simplify the driving process, reducing sources of driver distraction and inattention that often lead to accidents. With ADAS support, drivers and their passenge
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Avnet WTWH Basics of LEDs
November 11, 2019
Using the evolving Power over Ethernet standard to supply DC power to LED-based lighting in place of using the AC line offers both new options and some serious concerns.
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