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Jürgen Kalwa is a German journalist living and working in New York.

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Why artificial intelligence at the edge matters
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 10, 2020
Technical article
AI at the edge will have profound effects on many industries, including transportation, defense, manufacturing and healthcare to name a few. How will AI at the edge change these industries, and why does it matter?
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How AI and IoT are transforming logistics
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 8, 2020
Technical article
The latest developments in AI and IoT are shaping the future of logistics with data-driven, intelligent supply chains employing machine learning (ML). AI can deliver increased optimization in logistics while giving businesses speed and flexibility.
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Why settle for just any IoT platform?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   October 17, 2019
Technical article
To capitalize on IoT, it's important to assess exactly what's needed from an IoT platform like security, interoperability and flexibility.
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Don’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to IoT
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   October 17, 2019
Technical article
Avnet’s scalable, repeatable vertical SaaS applications are each between 60 and 80% complete, speeding time to market in IoT.
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Bing Maps V8 Control Brings Exciting Upgrades for Developers
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
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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10 Things Every Intelligent Systems Needs
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 20, 2018
Technical article
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 sys
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Finding the Best Wireless Option for Your IoT Design
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
The Internet of Things (IoT) relies on a facile communications framework able to move data easily between embedded "things" and systems located at higher levels of the IoT hierarchy. For designers, a diverse set of wireless connectivity options...
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New iPad Application Helps Pilots Assess Flying Risks
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
A new application, the iPad Flight Risk Assessment Tool (iFrat), is making it easy for pilots to assess, document and communicate risks in upcoming flights. The app is designed for fixed-wing and helicopter general aviation and private pilots...
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Q&A: How supply chains can survive the pandemic
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 7, 2020
Technical article
Tom Linton, retired Chief Procurement and Supply Chain Officer at EMS giant Flex, shares his unique insights on the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on supply chains, and tips on what industry executives can do to keep their businesses afloat.
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Prospects for V-Shaped Recovery
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 7, 2020
Technical article
Prospects for V-shaped recovery from COVID-19 shutdown dimming, but veteran tech analyst Dale Ford confident in ability of supply chain to persevere.
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Spending on design up front can save you from long-term pain
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 20, 2020
Technical article
Spending money in the early phase of development may be painful, but problems with quality, production runs and backers can be far more painful.
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The State of Automotive Only Starts with Autonomous Driving
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2020
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2020
Technical article
Learn more about developing adaptable automotive automation with Xilinx
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Capstone's IntelliH2O® intelligent water meter
Connected tech helps cities conserve resources and reduce costs
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 28, 2020
Case Study
Capstone enables municipalities to save water with a little help from the Internet of Things (IoT) — and Avnet’s IoTConnect platform and Partner Program
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How LoRaWAN and AI at the Edge Revolutionize the IoT
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 3, 2020
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 9, 2019
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 9, 2019
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 9, 2019
Technical article
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?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 9, 2019
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 9, 2019
Technical article
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. An operational amplifier (Op Amp) is one such integrated circuit that has pl...
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Securing the Keys to the Kingdom: Hardening the IoT-connected supply chain
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 21, 2019
Technical article
To harden the IoT-connected supply chain, cybersecurity strategies need to move beyond a single enterprise’s digital infrastructure and encompass all the players within the value chain.
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Setting a Course For A Golf Course With Bing Maps
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   October 29, 2019
Technical article
With more than 25 million regular players worldwide, there’s no doubt that golf is one of the most popular past times on the planet. And it’s a sport that’s growing every year.
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3 ways IoT means true business transformation
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   October 17, 2019
Technical article
IoT is business transformation and will change organizations more than Six Sigma or agile methodologies or social media.
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Your business doesn’t have one IoT use case, it has dozens
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   October 17, 2019
Technical article
It’s a well-worn story: finding the appropriate use case is crucial to ensuring that organizations can build an IoT system structured for insights.
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IP&E sourcing considerations for developers
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   August 8, 2019
Technical article
Designing with IP&E components comes down to more than just simple part selection.
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Wired together: How automation systems power the Industrial Internet of Things
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   July 16, 2019
White paper
From process control and automotive assembly, to robotics and the food and beverage industry, the concept behind Industry 4.0 touches all industries.
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Getting started in enterprise IoT: Six tricks for solving the puzzle
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   July 9, 2019
Executive overview
IoT is like a technological Rubik’s Cube. Here are some of the best tips to solving the IoT puzzle.
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Don’t ignore analog—it’s the secret sauce of IoT
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 19, 2019
Technical article
Most of the innovation in IoT is focused on digital technology. From power servers running software in the cloud, to increasingly more intelligent devices operating ever closer to the edge in our factories, homes and personal devices. What is often l
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Today's case for AI at the edge for engineers
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 16, 2019
White paper
AI might feel far away, but engineers are innovating everyday. Should you consider edge AI?
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Decreasing Time to Design in the Industrial Internet of Things
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 23, 2019
Technical article
The huge potential for innovation in industrial IoT (IIoT) offers the promise of significant productivity gains, operational efficiency and bottom line revenue increases, but only if it’s enabled by a supply chain based on reliability, stability an
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Designing for the IoT as Intelligence Moves to the Edge
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 23, 2019
Technical article
The Internet of Everything will be all inclusive, from huge data centers to single-purpose sensors. While individual power requirements vary across the IoT, the need for energy efficiency will be present everywhere.
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We’re All Part of the Automotive Evolution
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 23, 2019
Technical article
ADAS (Advanced Drive Assist Systems) and its evolution into full autonomy could see the end of road-based fatalities, injuries and incidents. Technology is now providing the solutions that can help the automotive industry achieve Vision Zero within j
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Transportation Safety: 5 Protocols & Processes to Know
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 4, 2019
Technical article
A dynamic range of protocols can help make our transportation technology safer.
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Transportation Trends in Commercial & Non-Passenger Vehicles
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 29, 2019
Technical article
Some of the most exciting technology trends shaping transportation are for commercial vehicles.
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Specialists vs. end-to-end partners: the pros and cons for developers
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 27, 2019
Technical article
Getting a product to market requires more than just the right idea; it also needs the right partner.
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Making sense of sensors
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 26, 2019
Technical article
If creators still don’t think that sensors are getting the attention they deserve now, then there really is no limit to where the IoT can go.
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Avnet and Microsoft Azure Sphere: IoT security in hardware, software and at the edge
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 5, 2019
Technical article
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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How AI-powered virtual assistants can transform healthcare
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 26, 2019
We have witnessed a paradigm shift in the way patients are being treated by the doctors with the help of AI and machine learning.
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AGI, artificial general intelligence, the AI bubble and more: Q&A with Toby Walsh
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 25, 2019
Technical article
We sat down with "rock start of AI" Toby Walsh to talk about the buzz around AI, how far true intelligence really is and how to operationalize AI today for benefits in your business tomorrow.
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4 ways AI connects retailers and customers
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 25, 2019
Technical article
Technologies like machine learning and AI help retailers to process massive amounts of customer data. And with this data in hand, retailers can thoroughly understand their customers’ buying behavior.
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How leading manufacturing companies are reaping various benefits of AI
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 25, 2019
Technical article
Manufacturing companies are applying AI-powered analytics for multiple use cases, such as, cutting unplanned downtime, better product designing, increasing product quality, ensuring employee safety, and many more.
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The rise of machine intelligence in the AI era
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 24, 2019
Technical article
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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The Car: A Rolling Smart Device
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 5, 2019
Technical article
Be it for streaming your favorite music, sending emails or getting real-time information on traffic jams: cars have long since played host to mobile internet—and will continue to via diagnostics, hotspots and ADAS.
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 Avnet booth at CES 2019
Our Top Takeaways from CES 2019
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 15, 2019
Trend report
More than 180,000 people flocked to Las Vegas for CES, where Avnet debuted IoT and AI products as well as showed the expertise within our global ecosystem.
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5 of the best artificial intelligence use cases
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 3, 2019
Technical article
AI’s upgraded algorithms make predictive analytics, parse data, and help businesses make smarter decisions from the boardroom to the factory floor.
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The Avnet ecosystem comes to life at Electronica 2018
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 28, 2018
Technical article
Here’s how Avnet Abacus, Avnet Silica, EBV Elektronik, Premier Farnell and Hackster.io brought the Avnet ecosystem to Electronica this year.
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Top 6 Trends: Get ready to meet the demand for IoT solutions
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 11, 2018
Technical article
Gartner predicts that in less than two years, more than 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be deployed. Here are the top six technology trends to ensure your IoT strategies are successful.
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2018 Was IoT’s Breakout Year
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 11, 2018
Technical article
From connected devices at home to security cameras and sensors in factories, the acceleration of IoT in 2018 has ignited the imagination and pushed product development in new directions.
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AI From A-Z: The biggest buzzwords around artificial intelligence
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 28, 2018
Technical article
Companies across markets from consumer electronics to factory floors are finding power in the introduction of two letters: AI (artificial intelligence).
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Increasingly powerful chips driving artificial intelligence
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 13, 2018
Technical article
AI-supported applications must keep pace with rapidly growing data volumes and often have to respond simultaneously in real time. The classic CPUs that you will find in every computer quickly reach their limits in this area because they process tasks
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How wireless communication protocols make or break designs
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 11, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 9, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 8, 2018
Technical article Case Study
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 6, 2018
Technical article
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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Solid Tantalum and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Surface-Mount MLCCs
Engineering Considerations for the Substitution of Solid Tantalum and Tantalum Polymer Capacitors for Surface-Mount MLCCs
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   October 18, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   October 12, 2018
White paper
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   September 25, 2018
Technical article Case Study
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?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   September 7, 2018
White paper
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   September 5, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   August 9, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   July 17, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   July 6, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   June 22, 2018
Technical article
Catch the story of Frederick Vandenbosch and how element14 helped him kindle his passion for computer hardware.
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UltraZed SoM & PCIe Carrier Card
Building PetaLinux for the UltraZed & PCIe Carrier Card
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   June 22, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   June 22, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   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?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   June 18, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 30, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 17, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 4, 2018
Technical article
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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Insurance and the Internet of Things
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 21, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 20, 2018
Technical article
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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Edico Genome: Fast forward to the future of medicine
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 16, 2018
Case Study
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 9, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 4, 2018
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 4, 2018
Technical article
With smart building automation and home security comes the need to protect a home's hardware and software.
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From enabled to proactive: the evolution of home automation
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 3, 2018
Technical article
The demand for smart homes is booming and homes are getting 'smarter' along the way.
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Meeting Next-Generation Automotive Design Challenges
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 2, 2018
Technical article
As the automotive industry advances toward Level 5 fully autonomous vehicles, automotive engineers will have to continue driving more functionality out of vehicle subsystems that deliver safety, infotainment, and other features.
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Key Design Considerations for Selecting the Right RF Antenna
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 16, 2018
Technical article
Know when to choose standard, when to go custom.
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Model behavior with microcontrollers: Kitty Yeung’s intersectional engineering spans art, science
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2018
Technical article
Learn how Kitty Yeung used open source communities and platforms to incorporate electronics into her fashion designs.
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Creators See Progress Moving Technology from Development to Market, but Hurdles Still Remain.
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2018
Technical article
See how engaging with a partner that has a robust ecosystem can help creators and startups get new and exciting hardware products to market.
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3 ways All Programmable SoCs create new opportunities for designers
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2018
Technical article
In the growing market of embedded vision, there’s a need to not only rapidly scale to compete but to also be ready for machine learning’s effect on the space. That’s all while keeping up with lightning fast design cycles.
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Clarius takes ultrasounds further
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 30, 2018
Case Study
From the magical to the unimaginable, ultrasound technology gives critical insight in to what’s going on in the depths of our bodies. Despite a century of innovation, the multi-billion-dollar ultrasound industry is still dominated by large, cart-based sys...
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Avnet booth at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show
3 Hardware Takeaways from CES 2018
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 18, 2018
Technical article
If the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is any indication, a huge hardware evolution is coming.
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What’s A Lead Time – And Why Should You Care?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 19, 2017
Technical article
Learn how effective management of lead times and partnering with a distributor can help you keep promises.
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VGAs Manage, Optimize RF Signal-Chain Ranging
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 18, 2017
Technical article
The variable-gain amplifier (VGA) is a critical part of the RF receiver signal chain. Its function is to solve the problem of received RF signals having more dynamic range than the analog-input circuitry can accommodate.
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How all programmable technology revolutionizes embedded vision
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 14, 2017
Technical article
Autonomous driving is just the start of EV solutions. Learn how all-programmable is revolutionizing embedded vision.
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Cognitive Computing and IBM Watson IoT: Unlocking the Power of Information
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 9, 2017
Technical article
Businesses, academic institutions, cities, and other enterprises may have diverse objectives and missions but all have two things in common: Data, lots of it, and the need for a comprehensive—and comprehensible—way to make use of it. Most executi
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For Industry 4.0, Reliability Builds on Robust Connections
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 9, 2017
Technical article
Looking to relieve increasing product complexity and cost pressures, manufacturers are moving toward the next phase of industrial automation envisioned in Industry 4.0. In this concept, smart factories respond instantly to changing workloads to more
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Avnet: Your Key Enabler for Efficient IoT Product Development
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 8, 2017
Technical article
There’s no shortage of hype when it comes to IoT! Fashion designers, futurists, gadget geeks, salespeople…Beyond the logistic efficiencies and capabilities of being the largest global component distributor, Avnet focuses significant technica
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Circuit Protection: Helping Drive Reliability and Longer Life
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   December 8, 2017
Technical article
The primary concerns of engineers designing mobile devices connected to the IoT remain device functionality, performance and feature set. With more devices connected to the IoT intended for long life, remote operation circuit protection increasingly
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3 levels of Qi testing
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 14, 2017
Technical article
See how the Qi Sniffer and Qi Certified Product Testers can help you test and certify your Qi products.
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Watch for these two problems in your Qi wireless charging project
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 14, 2017
Technical article
Here are two of the most common problems engineers face in integrating Qi wireless charging in their projects.
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How to get your Qi project certified by the Wireless Power Consortium
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   November 14, 2017
Technical article
By aligning with the Wireless Power Consortium and Qi standard—the way big name brands like Apple, Samsung and Avnet have—you can help verify the quality of your product to new customers.
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Zero Downtime Industrial IoT Using Programmable SoCs
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   July 10, 2017
Technical article
See an IP design from SoC-e for the Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC, providing a flexible solution for equipment that will be connected to HSR rings, PRP LANs, etc.
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Driving Data with Unintentional New Uses: Internet of Things
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   June 11, 2017
Technical article
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a natural evolution of the things we already make today. It is created by the convergence of several key trends, including: growing intelligence of devices that put new power to good use, ubiquitous and cheap connecti
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Shark Tank Big Winner Saves Lives
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   May 5, 2017
Technical article
Smart mobility changed everything, but it was advancements in wireless connectivity such as Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® Smart that truly freed...
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How Retailers are Using Location Awareness Technology to Track Buyers’ Habits
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 21, 2017
Technical article
Location tracking has been in use for a lot longer than one may expect. For example, military Special Forces and intelligence organizations have been using trackers and tracers for decades. Auto theft recovery services such as LoJack have offered rea
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Harnessing the Power of IoT: Microsoft’s Unique Approach
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 19, 2017
Technical article
Little could this now-famous British serial entrepreneur have known in 1999 that the name he chose to define his approach for using RFID in P&G’s supply chain would top Gartner’s 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report. Hackneyed though
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Wearables: Tracking, Computing and Making Sense of Context Awareness
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 15, 2017
Technical article
Wearable devices are moving quickly from concept to reality based on evolving technologies such as sensor fusion, communications and vision. Wearables have evolved to become perceptually aware agents that learn through users’ experiences, activitie
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The Edge to Enterprise - Avnet and IBM Partner to Deliver IoT Offering
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 11, 2017
Technical article
This white paper examines the Internet of Things market with a lens on the complexity of the vendor ecosystem and how partnerships are enabling holistic solutions to come to market.
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Real-Time Operating Systems - What's Really at the Core
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   April 2, 2017
Technical article
For most design engineers, the Internet of Things is referenced regularly. From an abundance of applications and security concerns to discussions about how data will be used, the topic of IoT is pervasive. When questions arise regarding the core of I
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OCF and Thread Group Alliance Boosts Windows 10 and its Smart Home Initiative
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 29, 2017
Technical article
Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) and Thread Group, recently collaborated to fire up the automated ‘smart home’ functionalities on the Windows 10 operating system.
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An Introduction to IoT Components
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 29, 2017
Technical article
From locomotives and jet engines to baby monitors and home appliance controls, new applications are challenging the imaginations of designers — both in startup companies and within giant corporations.
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Powering the Internet of Things via Energy Harvesting
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 27, 2017
Technical article
The push is on to add Internet capability to everything—often called the Internet of Things (IoT)—and the challenge for design engineers is to figure out how to power each of these IoT nodes.
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10 Companies and Municipalities that Are Harnessing the Internet of Things to Run Smarter Cities
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 25, 2017
Technical article
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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The Internet of Everything is Here…or Is It?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 18, 2017
Technical article
The next great age of technology is the Internet of Things (IoT), if, that is, you believe everything you read on the Internet.
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Wearable Electronics: Four Approaches to Implement a Sensor Hub and Save Power
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 17, 2017
Technical article
As more sensors are added to nearly every electronic device including smartphones, tablets and wearables, more power is needed to run sensor data and turn it into useful information.
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PoE + LEDs: An effective pairing, with some limitations
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 17, 2017
Technical article
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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It’s Time For The Government And The Internet Of Things
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 15, 2017
Technical article
The Internet of Things or IoT has become quite the well-known term in the past year or two. What started out as a radical concept – connecting everything to everything else and to the Internet!
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Internet of Things: Designing Sensor-Based Devices with Coin Cell Batteries
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 11, 2017
Technical article
A popular vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it will comprise billions of sensors gathering information about their local environment and transmitting that data back to servers in the cloud. Such data will be compiled, analyzed and shared
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Indispensable Building Blocks of Mobile IoT Devices
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 10, 2017
Technical article
The concept of IoT connected devices connotes many different ideas. Some think of data centers full of servers, network switches and storage arrays aggregating untold gigabytes of random data. Others identify with Ethernet-enabled devices in their pl
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The Internet of Things at Cruising Altitude: Airlines and the IoT
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 10, 2017
Technical article
What are your thoughts when you step onto an airplane? “Where’s my seat?” “Is this a Wi-Fi flight?” “I hope I make my connection.”
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How the IoT will Change the Supply Chain?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 10, 2017
Technical article
The potential applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technology across any industry or sector are vast. Existing and future IoT applications promise new ways of value creation and revenue streams for businesses in a digital world.
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What’s All The Buzz About? Bees And Smart Map Technology
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
You’ve heard about the problems with the bees, right? Their population numbers are dwindling and that’s not good news.
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MEMs Revolutionizes Sensor Landscape
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
Until fairly recently—roughly 15 to 20 years ago—sensors for ubiquitous physical parameters such as pressure, motion and magnetic fields were relatively large, costly, power-hungry and electrically incompatible with standard circuitry.
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Zynq SoMs Decrease Customer Development Times and Costs
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
Xilinx’s Zynq®-7000 All Programmable (AP) System-on-Chip (SoC) provides a new paradigm for embedded system design.
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The Internet of Slacks? IoT and Smart Clothing
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
When you think of wearable technology you probably think about those fitness trackers that you wear on your wrist. What you probably don’t think about is your shirt, your pants or even your socks.
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Using Programmable Logic to Build Power-Efficient Systems
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
The successful implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) requires new thinking about how to power connected devices.
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Differentiated FPGAs Provide Security in Today’s Hyperconnected World
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
FPGAs offer the fastest way to integrate a specific design into a single device. See why an FPGA might be the perfect solution for your next project.
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AC/DC Supplies: Design and Make, or Just Buy?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
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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The Internet of Things Has Thumbs – And They’re Green
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 8, 2017
Technical article
It’s no surprise that technology, data and intelligent systems are transforming industrial agriculture.
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All-Around ESD and Heat Protection
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
See why LED lighting systems require high-performance ESD and overtemperature protection to achieve the best lifespan, maintenance costs and reliability.
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Automotive LEDs Deliver Greater Design Flexibility for Safety, Style and Efficiency
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
LED lighting has been making major inroads into the automotive market for two key reasons: safety concerns and energy consumption.
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One Windows to Rule Them All
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
Unless you’ve been on an extended vacation on a remote tropical island you know Windows 10 was released on July 29. And the hype is huge.
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An Overview of FPGAs: The Solution to Countless Design Challenges
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
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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Risky Business: IoT’s Impact on Insurance
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
Risky Business: IoT’s Impact on Insurance By Steve Gereb August 25, 2016. I enjoy reading about how the data collected by Intelligent Systems will help people live better lives.
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Smart Cities: What To Look For In 2016 And Beyond
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
In a recent article in Government Technology, IDC research director Ruthbea Yesner Clarke discusses three trends emerging around the growing smart cities movement
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Will HaLow Open the Door for More Intelligent Systems?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
Reporting on the recent announcement of the “long-awaited Wi-Fi HaLow standard for products incorporating IEEE 802.11ah wireless networking technology,” Jim Hunter of Tech Crunch explains why this new standard may pave the way for more connected
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Power Management Techniques for Low-Energy IoT Devices
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded designers are, more than ever, focusing their attention and efforts on system energy usage.
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Study: Digital Intelligence Driving Massive Business Transformation
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 7, 2017
Technical article
The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely regarded as the next revolution in technology. Cisco predicts that by 2020, there will be 50 billion things connected to the Internet, generating revenues of $19 trillion.
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One-Click Manufacturing: Could It Really Be That Easy?
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
One click manufacturing (OCM) is a concept that arose from the 3D printing world: design a 3D model of a part ...
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Driving the LED Revolution for Light and for Art
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 6, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 5, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 5, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 5, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 5, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 5, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 5, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 4, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 4, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 4, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 4, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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.
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LEDs and Their Rapidly Changing Form Factor
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
Safety must remain paramount when designing interactive interfaces for automotive applications, including guarding against distracted driving.
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Resistors 101: What to Consider When Designing With These Essential Passive Components
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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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Antennas for RF Designs in the IoT
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
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. Each wireless connection requires at lea
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LED Lighting Drives Efficiency & Control
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 3, 2017
Technical article
According to recent Energy Star publications, LED-based lighting can use 75% less energy than incandescent lighting. This can dramatically cut energy costs in large installations.
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Accelerating the Motor Control revolution Using New MCU and FPGA Solutions
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
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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3D Printing Maximizes Design Flexibility
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
The aerospace and defense industries have long been developers and early adopters of cutting-edge technology.
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Going Up? Elevators, Windows 10 And The Internet Of Things
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
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 Is Bringing The World To The Classroom
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
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
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
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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A Look at the MicroSD Card of the Future: Speed and Capacity meet Reliability
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
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, and the fastest speeds of these microSD cards now rival ot
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A “Canned” Module/IC Solution Simplifies Wireless Implementation, but Potential Design-in Issues Remain
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   March 2, 2017
Technical article
Incorporating wireless connectivity into a product is now a standard design requirement for Wi-Fi, IoT, and other applications.
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London’s Pigeon Population Flocks to IoT
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 25, 2017
Technical article
In one of the strangest, most innovative uses of Intelligent Systems we’ve seen so far, DigitasLbi Creative Director Pierre Dequesnoy came up with the idea of using pigeons equipped with sensor-loaded backpacks to analyze pollution in the UK’s ca
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Internet of Things: Low Power, Low Cost Connected Devices Fuel Demand for Microco
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 25, 2017
Technical article
At the heart of the devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) are a variety of ultra low power microcontrollers (MCUs), sensor networks, systems-on-chip (SoC) and communications protocols such as ZigBee. These underlying technologies operate
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Embedded vision is everywhere! See for yourself
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 20, 2017
Technical article
Embedded vision technology will soon touch nearly every aspect of our daily lives –- from automatic vacuum cleaners in our homes to augmented-reality applications in our mobile phones and even in the self-driving cars of the future.
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The Internet of Things is Driving The Internet of Autos
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   February 14, 2017
Technical article
In the early 1900s Henry Ford made the automobile affordable and accessible. But what he really did was offer people connection. Rural residents could connect with more urban areas to sell crops and buy supplies.
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The Internet of Things Pushes the Possibilities Offered by Big Data
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 29, 2017
Technical article
The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses things as tangible as a light switch, things as ethereal as a cloud, and all things in-between.
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Invest in the Future with IoT
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 20, 2017
Technical article
You and I have known for a long time that connected devices are becoming pervasive throughout society, and it seems like the investment world is finally catching up.
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New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Get Security Right in 2016
By Jürgen Kalwa   -   January 29, 2016
Technical article
BBC Business News recently reported that cybersecurity will be the main issue of global business in 2016. Another top trend this year? IoT and "the development of the hyper-connected world."
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