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Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable

Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable
The word ‘smart’ now is everywhere and relates to everything. Take the trusted watch for example. From the Apple Watch, to the Samsung Gear and Huawei 2, more and more smartwatches are popping up every day on people’s wrists. What started as a simple luxurious fashion accessory is becoming increasingly respected as a useful wearable.
20th November 2017

Cybersecurity: The importance of protecting data at rest with VxWorks

Cybersecurity: The importance of protecting data at rest with VxWorks
Cast your minds back a few months ago, Equifax had a data breach that exposed to hackers the names, social security numbers, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive personal information which resulted in a total of 145.5 million consumers impacted by this cyber security breach after the forensic investigation concluded. Guest blog written by Ka Kay Achacoso.
20th November 2017

Is it dog food or is it fine cuisine?

Is it dog food or is it fine cuisine?
Did you know, according to Wikipedia, one of the first uses in the tech industry of the term ‘Eating your own dog food’ was at Microsoft, circa 1988. Today in the industry, we’ve taken the concept and have evolved it into a new verb –‘Dogfooding’!   Guest blog by Ron Breault.
8th November 2017


Climax leads to big buffer in the middle of the night

Climax leads to big buffer in the middle of the night
Steve Rogerson looks at some of the news that may have missed the front page. I gave a wide berth to one company’s stand at last month’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. I decided I really didn’t want to find out what Climax Technology had to offer or even why they thought that would be a good name for a company.
3rd November 2017

Wind River Simics selected to design software to meet IoT demands

Wind River Simics selected to design software to meet IoT demands
As it is constantly evolving and generating ever-increasing volumes of data, the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing in demand also, as businesses want high-speed processing technology to handle big data analytics. Guest blog by Ross Dickson.
1st November 2017

Making Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) work for you

Making Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) work for you
Well established as the preferred method of connecting accessories to mobile devices, Bluetooth Classic offers a very easy to use service where connected and paired devices are remembered and automatically reconnected when in range. At first sight, Bluetooth Classic would appear to be a useful technology for devices in the IoT space. However, Bluetooth Classic has a couple of major drawbacks that severely limit its usefulness for general IoT applications. Written by Simon Bliss, Customer Applications Support Engineer, Alpha Micro Components.
31st October 2017

Connected sportswear and u-blox

Connected sportswear and u-blox
It’s not quite a natural combination bringing together electronics and sportswear. First of all the materials are very different, you have hard, rigid and fragile electronics compared to the soft, flexible, robust and washable textiles. However, bringing the two together opens up a world of new possibilities and innovations, as a team of Fashion Design students from Shih Chien University, Taiwan found out when they recently attended a ten day workshop on electronic sportswear.
30th October 2017

The Industrial Internet of Things and You

The Industrial Internet of Things and You
Over the past two years, it is safe to say there has been a lot of attention on the internet of things (IoT). Jeff Gowan in this guest blog talks about how before coming to work at Wind River he had never even heard the term before!? Written by Jeff Gowan.
30th October 2017

Accelerate Virtual RAN Deployments

Accelerate Virtual RAN Deployments
RAN or as we know it, Radio Access Network is pretty confusing. Traditional RAN configurations are now termed ‘Distributed RAN.’ The first phase of cost optimisation through consolidation is typically called ‘Centralised RAN’ or ‘CRAN.’ Guest blog by Charlie Ashton.
25th October 2017

Brexit and the ecsn

Brexit and the ecsn
As Brexit negotiations grind on, it is perhaps an opportune time to ponder how the electronic components supply network might be affected when the UK eventually exits the single market. In this article ecsn Chairman, Adam Fletcher reviews the key points and the likely impact but points out that ecsn remains apolitical and neutral in its stance to the entire process. Any perceived bias is therefore merely that of the writer and should not be viewed as representing the opinion of the association.
23rd October 2017


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