Industrial IoT requires edge computing
The industrial IoT (IIoT) differs from the consumer IoT and is probably more important as it helps improve efficiency of industrial processes and optimises resources. It is, in fact, fast becoming a must-have for manufacturing companies – as there is a direct and easy-to-measure return on investment (ROI) based on the higher cost efficiency of their operations. By Suhel Dhanani, Director of Business Development, Industrial & Healthcare...
Controller importance in NAND Flash storage systems
Solid state drives (SSDs) based on NAND Flash memory are replacing hard disk drives (HDDs) in many applications, especially for portable and consumer devices. Steffen Allert of Hyperstone explains.
Bringing synchronisation to digital electronics
Most electronic systems that you design or use will have one or more oscillators to provide a clock to synchronise operations, act as a frequency reference or enable accurate timing. This article discusses the advantages of quartz crystal oscillators, and some of the choices available. Qin Zhuang, Applications Engineering Manager, Diodes Incorporated explains.
The design priorities shaping thermal management in 2019
Over the next five years a flurry of new innovations and technology trends are coming into the mainstream with major implications for the world of electronics engineering. From Artificial Intelligence (AI) to edge computing, 5G to the Internet of Things (IoT), new technologies are redefining the ways that we live, work and communicate. Tom Gregory, Product Manager, Future Facilities explains.
Advancing AI with faster memory systems
Steven Woo of Rambus explains some of the challenges to closing the AI memory gap. Over the last 15 years the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques has boomed. We now carry AI assistants in our pockets, trust algorithms to provide image recognition in autonomous vehicles and use machine learning to predict the spread of disease. The development of these modern AI applications has only come about because of advances in AI algorithms,...
Demystifying Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to add intelligence to commercial systems in offices, shopping malls and even warehouses. Smart offices are modern marvels, reducing energy use while improving the workspace. Malls and stadiums use wireless connectivity to better serve customers and track occupancy numbers. Sensors and RF tags continue to revolutionise asset tracking in warehouses. Charlie Ice, Senior Product Manager, Power Products, Si...
The accuracy and cost benefits of precision
As Farhana Sarder of ON Semiconductor explains, general purpose op amps aren’t all purpose op amps.
A new approach to oscilloscope analysis
Debugging embedded systems often involves looking for clues that are hard to discover just by looking at one domain at a time. The ability to look at time and frequency domains simultaneously can offer important insights. Lee Morgan of Tektronix explains further.
Using a Device Firmware Monitor (DFM) to deal with software bugs
Johan Kraft, CEO and Founder of Percepio, introduces a new solution that leverages cloud connectivity to root out software bugs after device deployment. Computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra once said, “Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence”. Despite developers testing their software as much as possible, they just can’t prove that bugs don’t exist in the system.
The Tech XLR8 show explains how industry makes vision a reality
The industrial world is undergoing a technology revolution, as Steve Rogerson found out at the Tech XLR8 show, part of the London Tech Week, at Excel. Automation has been part of the industrial world for decades, but the transformation that the Industrial IoT (IIoT) can and is bringing to factories is like nothing the industry has ever seen before.