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Designing an underwater drone is surprisingly hard

Designing an underwater drone is surprisingly hard
As there has been a recent growth in autonomous flying drones, driven by advances in technology and economies of scale, thoughts turn to underwater drones becoming as cheap and ubiquitous as their airborne counterparts. Guest blog by Mirko Bernacchi, Mouser Electronics. 
26th May 2017

Top three PC board storage hazards

Top three PC board storage hazards
It's late. Do you know where your PC boards are? Let me rephrase that: Can unused PC boards be stored for future use? Yes, they can - if stored properly. Keep them wrapped up or sealed in a bag. Anti-static isn't necessary in this case, but it won't hurt. It’s best to keep them in a cool, dark place. Be sure to keep them clean and do your best to avoid dropping them on the floor and stepping on them. Author: Duane Benson, Chief Technology Champion, Screaming Circuits
25th May 2017

Helping Waterous lead digital transformation of fire trucks

Helping Waterous lead digital transformation of fire trucks
The leading manufacturer of water pumps for fire trucks, Waterous, has recruited Wind River and Intel to help develop Tellurus, the first digital touch-screen control panel for its advanced water and foam pumps. Guest blog by Keith Shea. 
25th May 2017


IoT: What, Where, When, Why and How?

IoT: What, Where, When, Why and How?
A major industry trend in the telecom industry and beyond is IoT (The Internet of Things). It is generally agreed there is no shortage of potential on many different fronts. IoT brings the potential for businesses to be much more efficient due to the ability to analyse data that was previously locked within non-IoT enabled equipment. Guest blog by Jeff Gowan.
23rd May 2017

Why does Smart Metering need next‑gen cellular technology?

Why does Smart Metering need next‑gen cellular technology?
Not being the most obvious application for next-generation cellular technology, smart metering can be beneficial. Utility metres don’t need the high data speeds of up to 100Mbps that are designed for consumer mobile video streaming. The amounts of sent data are small, the speed of transmission is not critical and low power operation is desirable.
22nd May 2017

Can you vandalise an anti-vandal switch?

Can you vandalise an anti-vandal switch?
Writing blogs, especially on technical subjects, is a strange way to make a living. What is even stranger is when blogs start to write themselves. When I started researching and preparing for this blog, my intention was to discuss a new range of vandal resistant switches. With my interest in applications, materials and performance, I was fascinated to understand exactly what 'vandal resistance' actually means in the world of switches.
17th May 2017

A tailored approach to High Net Worth marketing

A tailored approach to High Net Worth marketing
New technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and virtual reality only just warming up, the pace is unlikely to let up. In this environment is it easy to become convinced that, when competing in a global marketplace, speed is the greatest of virtues. Indeed, in The Great Acceleration, author Robert Colvile argues that speed has become the defining feature of the modern economy, the driving force behind wealth creation in the 21st Century.
11th May 2017

What is Personal Manufacturing?

What is Personal Manufacturing?
  There's a lot of buzz floating around these days about 'Personal Manufacturing'. I'll do my best to describe it, and what it can do for you. The short answer: personal manufacturing is building your PCB boards on your terms, not on the terms of some nameless, faceless factory. The longer answer is probably more useful. Duane Benson, Chief Technology Champion, Screaming Circuits, explains.
11th May 2017

Partnerships help build next geneartion networks

Partnerships help build next geneartion networks
As a member of Canada’s CENGN (Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks) consortium, Wind River will now be working with a set of talented individuals who are committed to keeping Canada’s place on the map as a technology and innovation power house. Guest blog by Ron Breault.
10th May 2017

Security gets FASTR for automotive

Security gets FASTR for automotive
The world we live in is a very connected world, with very few worthwhile things happening in isolation. This is especially true of automotive security and privacy. That’s why the Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR) consortium recently released a very formal and detailed manifesto, and with it, a call‑to‑action to the entire automotive supply chain.
8th May 2017


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