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Business people around a table in a meeting about IoT security
Customization comes with a competitive edge—and security challenge
By Guillaume Crinon   -   October 29, 2019
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
November 11, 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.
IoT conceptual icons in cloud server room
IoT: More Than Just Cool Technology
By Alex Iuorio   -   October 29, 2019
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...
November 11, 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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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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Not Your Father’s Billboards – Bing Maps Brings The Out-Of-Home Industry Into the Digital Age
November 12, 2019
When you hear the words “Outdoor Advertising” you might think of dusty highway billboards and smiling realtors on bus stop benches. 20 years ago, that was probably pretty close to accurate. Today, it’s a different story.
Battery powering
Batteries are key to charging options
November 11, 2019
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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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.
UltraZed SoM & PCIe Carrier Card
Building PetaLinux for the UltraZed & PCIe Carrier Card
November 11, 2019
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
November 11, 2019
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
Man using a soldering tool to work on a circuit board
What’s A Lead Time – And Why Should You Care?
November 11, 2019
In the world of technology components, there is no Amazon to save the day, nor is there a place where you can walk in and pull an item off of a store shelf. Getting your crucial component depends on a lead time: the time it takes from when you place
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Zero Downtime Industrial IoT Using Programmable SoCs
November 11, 2019
Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems rely on robust communication networks.
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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.
Three people sitting around a coffee table playing a game with Spatial Gaming
Hardware Studio Helped Spatial Gaming Get Funding
November 11, 2019
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.
Kitty Yeung, maker, kittyyeung.com
Model behavior with microcontrollers: Kitty Yeung’s intersectional engineering spans art, science
November 11, 2019
“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.”
Alex Glow
From hacker spaces to Hackster.io: Alex Glow owes her career in hardware to communities
November 11, 2019
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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In their words: Benefits of the world’s biggest engineering community
November 11, 2019
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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Element14 allows Sneha Nidhi to continue a lifetime of learning
November 11, 2019
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
November 11, 2019
Tracking Santa Claus changed the track of Frederick Vandenbosch’s life.
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Going Up? Elevators, Windows 10 And The Internet Of Things
November 11, 2019
People are excited about the Internet of Things for a variety of reasons. It’s already made us more connected. And as more and more things are connected, a number of industries are poised to become faster, more efficient and more reliable.
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Fueling Up On Smart Maps – Mapping Technology In Oil And Gas
November 11, 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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Bing maps V8 control brings exciting upgrades for developers
November 11, 2019
For developers, being able to pack more features into apps is definitely a plus. And that’s exactly what Microsoft is trying to help you with.
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Bing Maps Is Bringing The World To The Classroom
November 11, 2019
You’ve heard about Bing Maps for business, right? Companies in a wide variety of industries are using Bing Maps to drive sales, increase efficiency and save money.
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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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Choosing A Pressure Sensor
November 11, 2019
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
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Differentiated FPGAs Provide Security in Today’s Hyperconnected World
November 11, 2019
We live in a hyperconnected world that is constantly redefining how people communicate, congregate, collaborate and share information globally and instantaneously.
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Zynq SoMs Decrease Customer Development Times and Costs
November 11, 2019
Xilinx’s Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP) System-on-Chip (SoC) provides a new paradigm for embedded system design ...
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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.
MicroSD card
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.
two polymer microchips in front of circuitboard
Engineering Considerations for the Substitution of Solid Tantalum and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Surface-Mount MLCCs
November 11, 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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