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How wireless communication protocols make or break designs
November 11, 2018
The design process includes many critical decisions for engineers, such as which wireless communications protocol to use.
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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 sound. But sound is vibrations—and the key to how Avnet created a wearable to allow deaf and hard of hearing people to listen to live music.
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The 3 IoT Security Fundamentals Startups Need to Know
November 6, 2018
In a startup environment, when funding sources—or lack thereof—are looming every day, security might not be on the top of your mind. Here are 3 reasons why it should ... and what to consider about security.
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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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Engineering Considerations for the Substitution of Solid Tantalum and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Surface-Mount MLCCs
October 18, 2018
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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Choosing A Pressure Sensor
October 12, 2018
When comparing pressure sensors, there are a number of physical and performance attributes to be considered.
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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 IoT.
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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. Here's the value of these communities from the members themselves.
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Alternative Solutions For Powering IoT Devices
August 9, 2018
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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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
Learn how having an understanding of the pros and cons of charging and battery options is key to realizing the full potential of your new product.
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How one engineer found both confidence and community in element14
June 22, 2018
Catch the story of Frederick Vandenbosch and how element14 helped him kindle his passion for computer hardware.
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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
Learn about the UltraZed SoM - the latest in a line of embedded computing technologies from Avnet which include a heterogeneous System on Chip (SoC).
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Element14 allows Sneha Nidhi to continue a lifetime of learning
June 22, 2018
Sneha Nidhi describes her love for technology and appreciation for the element14 community.
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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
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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 IoT World 2018 in Santa Clara, Calif.
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Xilinx SoCs and the reVISION Stack Accelerate Embedded Vision Integration
May 4, 2018
See how designers can capitalize on the power and efficiency of Xilinx's Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices to implement designs using Avnet's Embedded Vision Kits.
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As technology reshapes our world, ecosystems reshape our business models
By Bill Amelio   -   April 25, 2018
See why businesses are now increasingly reliant on formal structures that tap into the power of partnership - “the company you keep.”
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Insurance and the Internet of Things
April 21, 2018
Learn about the impacts of IoT on insurance - from auto, home, health and other insurance policies.
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Ensuring robust connectivity in the Industrial Internet of Things
April 20, 2018
The industrial Internet of Things promises to bring greater visibility and control of manufacturing processes. To achieve its potential, however, industrial data networks need robust interconnect solutions able to maintain robust connectivity despite
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Why Blockchain May Not Reach Beyond the IP Gateway in IoT Security
By Guillaume Crinon   -   April 19, 2018
Gain an understanding the basics of crypto currencies and the security built into them.
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Edico Genome: Fast forward to the future of medicine
April 16, 2018
Edico Genome’s DRAGEN Platform is changing the way clinicians diagnose and treat deadly diseases like cancer by giving them crucial genetic information at unprecedented speed, scale and accuracy.
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Autonomous vehicles are the future
April 9, 2018
Autonomous vehicles do not just replace the driver, helmsman or pilot, but have the potential to create completely new business models worth billions.
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4 energy applications for smart home technologies
April 4, 2018
See 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
With smart building automation and home security comes the need to protect a home's hardware and software.
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