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Driving the LED Revolution for Light and for Art
March 6, 2017
The emergence of LEDs as a usable and hugely beneficial light source has created a massive impact in the global lighting market. Old incandescent technology – if an approach that sees light created as a consequence of a conductor glowing and where
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LEDs: The Eyes and Ears of the Internet of Things
March 6, 2017
It may seem to be a stretch to assert that LEDs play a truly important role in the future of the Internet of Things. After all, by themselves, they’re just lights. However, with sensors tucked neatly inside and a bit of intelligence...
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Technologies and Components for Designing Electric Vehicles
March 6, 2017
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) such as the Toyota Prius and the Chevy Volt and electric vehicles (EVs) such as the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Tesla Model S are growing in popularity amid concern for global warming.
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What To Do With All That Data
March 6, 2017
Just as important as the hardware and the data it collects in an Intelligent System are the tools we need to process and analyze information. Otherwise, an Intelligent System does nothing to serve our purposes.
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Standout Product Keeps Employees from Sitting Too Much
March 6, 2017
You’ve probably heard in the news lately how unhealthy sitting can be. According to WebMD, sitting for long hours has been linked to mental health problems, obesity, death from heart disease and cancer, and other conditions.
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Not Your Father’s Billboards – Bing Maps Brings The Out-Of-Home Industry Into the Digital Age
March 6, 2017
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.
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Mobile Asset Tracking With Bing Maps: Keeping Your Fleet Fleet
March 6, 2017
You can have a fleet of things, like vehicles. Or you can be fleet, as in fast. OR, in the case of transportation logistics, it could mean both.
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Maps For Your Business: It's More Than You Think
March 6, 2017
If you run a business, then you want to be found. It seems like a no-brainer right? Customers have to be able to find your store to be able to make a purchase. So you put your address and a map of your locations on your website.
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Mapping For Senior Care: The Potential of Bing Maps In A Growing Industry
March 6, 2017
It’s hard to admit it, but we’re all getting old. With the huge population of Baby Boomers all entering their senior years, the number of senior Americans is higher than it’s ever been.
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Securing LED Networks in the Age of the Internet of Things
March 6, 2017
Recently, in Nuevo Arenal, a little sleepy village in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, a dozen criminals cut the lights to the town’s main street during the quiet 3 a.m. hour, and then injured...
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Microsoft and GE Partnership to Make Industrial IoT More Accessible to Businesses
March 6, 2017
General Electric (GE) and Microsoft Corporation recently announced the beginning of a new alliance. The technology collaboration will make available GE’s Predix platform for Industrial Internet on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses
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Internet of Things: Using Wireless-Controlled Lighting to Reduce Energy Costs
March 6, 2017
Traditional mechanical wired lighting systems offer users few cost effective options in managing usage and controlling lighting expense.
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Internet of Beer? Avnet Helps iKeg ‘Tap’ Into the Internet of Things
March 5, 2017
You might think that running out of beer is only a major concern if you are the “refreshment coordinator” for a college fraternity, but it turns out that beer inventory management is actually a pretty big deal for bar and restaurant owners these
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Strange Bedfellows: Marketing and IT
March 5, 2017
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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Monitoring Impact Levels in Sports
March 5, 2017
Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a very serious topic in the world of sports today.
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Defense/Aero Spinoffs Remain an Exceptional Source for Breakthrough Technology
March 5, 2017
Yes, automatic across the board cuts within the Department of Defense (DoD) will put the squeeze on many within the defense/aerospace supply chain.
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Defense Cuts Put Squeeze on Mil/Aero Design Chain
March 5, 2017
Cutbacks in U.S. defense spending is putting the squeeze on designers and builders of military, aircraft, aerospace, communications and intelligence equipment.
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Mitigating Cyber Attacks MCU Hardware Accelerators Boost
March 5, 2017
Over the years, cyber attacks on finacial institutions and news organizations have garnered the lion's share of attention...
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Top 5 Tech Trends in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
March 4, 2017
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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New TFT LCD Technology Shape Infotainment for Cars of the Future
March 4, 2017
Although the technology has been around since the 1990s, the use of thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal displays (TFT LCDs) is on the rise in automobiles.
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Getting Started in Automotive Smart Vision Design
March 4, 2017
Advances in embedded vision technology have heightened interest in applying smart vision solutions for automotive safety.
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Red Hat and Eurotech Partnership: Paving Way for End-to-End Architecture for IoT
March 4, 2017
Red Hat Inc., in its March 2016 press release, announced its collaboration with Eurotech, a leading M2M and IoT solution provider based out of Italy.
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Avnet WTWH Basics of LEDs
March 3, 2017
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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The Challenge of Dimming LEDs
March 3, 2017
One of the major issues that continue to plague light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is the challenge of dimming.
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LEDs Shed Light on New Applications — From Fighting Insomnia to Healing Wounds
March 3, 2017
LED use has dramatically increased as performance improves and costs decrease. Recently, nontraditional applications of LEDs delivering surprising quality-of-life improvements have grown in number.
LEDs and Their Rapidly Changing Form Factor
March 3, 2017
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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32-bit MCUs Penetrate IoT Ecosystem
March 3, 2017
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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Top 5 Myths in Automotive Vision: Designing Embedded Vision Systems Is Easier Than You Think
March 3, 2017
Vision has always occupied a special place in information science and popular culture. One does not need to be an engineer to appreciate the vast bandwidth available in normal human vision. Most people understand that the common saying “a picture i
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Automotive Electronics: Top 5 Tech Trends of Tomorrow’s Smart Cars
March 3, 2017
In the United States alone, motor vehicles travel well over four trillion miles each year according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.* To gain a sense of this distance, consider that while it takes light approximately eight minutes to travel
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Gesture Recognition, Proximity Sensors Drive Advances in Automotive Infotainment
March 3, 2017
Safety must remain paramount when designing interactive interfaces for automotive applications, including guarding against distracted driving.
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