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Components search for design engineers

The electronics design engineer of today invariably turns to online electronic components search tools for help in researching electronic components to use in a new equipment design or product revision. In this article Adam Fletcher, Chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn) reviews a new search engine dedicated to manufacturer authorised distributors that promises to provide engineers with invaluable additional information to assist in this process.
15th September 2017

Fostering growth and innovation with open standards

Fostering growth and innovation with open standards
This summer Wind River was involved in the leadership of an R&D project that fell under the guidance and nurturing of CENGN, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks. This project brought together some of Wind River’s leading NFV and virtualisation technology, with an innovative cloud management tool from the cloud consulting and services company CloudOps. The results of this project were both eye opening and thought provoking. Guest blog by Ron Breault.
14th September 2017

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out

V2V and V2X automobiles and infrastructure roll out
With high-level autonomous vehicles, the necessary elements are starting to roll out as GM deploys Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) systems in its vehicles, while Vehicle‑to‑Everything (V2X) test beds begin in Tampa, New York, and Wyoming. It’s finally started: Automotive giant GM has begun V2V deployments with the rollout of dedicated short range radio (DSRC) in its 2017 Cadillac CTS models.
11th September 2017


Making perfect sense for gas, water and heat metering

Making perfect sense for gas, water and heat metering
All across Europe, Asia and the United States, smart electricity metering is being rolled out, and other utilities are looking to get in on this action. Those involved in water, gas and heat are now also seeking to take advantage of the benefits. There’s a key difference, however, between the smart meters used for electricity and those required for other utilities. This is around choosing suitable communications technology.
4th September 2017

Wind River earns fourth consecutive ‘Top Workplaces’ award

Wind River earns fourth consecutive ‘Top Workplaces’ award
  For the fourth year in a row, Wind River has been recognised by the Bay Area News Group in its Top Workplaces 2017 list, an annual profile of the top 95 places to work in the greater Bay Area.
4th September 2017

Custom semiconductors: the economical solution

Custom semiconductors: the economical solution
  Darren Hobbs, Director of Marketing and Strategy at S3 Semiconductors talks about how custom semiconductors are an expensive and out-of-reach tech solution has become a statement of past significance. Today, System on Chip (SoC) solutions are in abundance, and companies like S3 Semiconductors make custom silicon not only practicable, but cost effective as well.
1st September 2017

Solving Critical Business Challenges for 'Industry 4.0'

Solving Critical Business Challenges for 'Industry 4.0'
When asking about ‘Industry 4.0’ in the manufacturing or industrial control sectors typically responses fall into one of two categories. Some haven’t yet spent much time exploring the concept are likely to dismiss the term as Marketing hype, or a gross over-simplification like ‘Web 2.0’. But companies who have investigated the principles behind a smart factory see this trend as an opportunity to significantly increase their revenues while at the same time slashing their operational costs. Guest blog by Charlie Ashton.
31st August 2017

Happy 20th birthday u-blox!

Happy 20th birthday u-blox!
Cast your minds back to 1997, what were you doing? Daniel Ammann, Jean‑Pierre Wyss and Andreas Thiel were inventing the world’s smallest GPS module as part of their post‑graduate research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). The idea was a simple as it was ingenious and, within a matter of months, they teamed up with their professor and a well‑wishing mentor and investor to found u‑blox.
11th August 2017

Are you familiar with the new OpenStack live migration features?

Are you familiar with the new OpenStack live migration features?
For over 5 years now Wind River has been exposed to OpenStack, and Ron Breault believes he has grown blasé to the Live Migration feature. It just does what it is supposed to and does it well. Guest blog by Ron Breault.
11th August 2017

Make sure you read the small print

Make sure you read the small print
Steve Rogerson looks at some of the news that may have missed the front page. How often do you read term and conditions? Most people, including me, just tick the box without a second thought. Maybe you should think again after an experiment by WiFi company Purple. It stuck an extra clause into its WiFi agreement saying users may have to do 1,000 hours community service as part of their contract, including stuff such as cleaning loos and sewers and hugging stray dogs. More than 20,000 people unknowingly signed up, but so far Purple has not enforced the clause.
9th August 2017


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