Urban Air Mobility: transport of the future
An important part of a maxon Sales Engineers role is to predict the future. We need to think ahead to what applications the world will need in five or ten years. Here Andrew Gibson, Aerospace Sales Engineer, has looked at urban air mobility, and the transport of the future.
4 myths about UWB, debunked
Like any emerging technology, the myths around UWB hit the headlines almost as fast as the facts, and sometimes linger on in our memories. We asked several UWB ecosystem players to weigh in on the misconceptions they see attending UWB now and in the future as the technology becomes more accessible. Let’s demystify four misunderstandings about UWB. Guest blog written by Peter Pirc, UWB Solution Manager at NXP.
Shining a spotlight on operational resilience and cyber risk
The new digital landscape has welcomed financial institutions with open arms. Emerging technology such as Artificial intelligence (AI), crypto-currencies and big data have shown widespread benefits throughout the years, particularly how they have driven innovation and change. When it comes to retail banking, fintech providers have quickly taken the chance to offer personalised services to ensure they remain relevant to their target market and sta...
Can 5G private networks boost industrial productivity?
The 5G mobile standard is being heavily marketed to consumers as enabling faster downloads, but it's industry that may have the most to gain. In part, this is due to 5G’s adaptation to the requirements of industrial digital transformation. It is about lower latency, higher reliability, the ability to provide connectivity to a much greater density of industrial sensors, localisation with higher precision down to sub-meter level indoors, and ...
A milestone in the making: 1 billion Spartan family devices sold
We’ve achieved a monumental milestone in the company’s history with over one billion Spartan family devices sold to date! No other FPGA family in our portfolio has reached this significant milestone. The flagship of our cost optimised portfolio, Spartan family devices are an industry staple with each generation delivering new and cutting-edge capabilities for industrial, consumer, and automotive applications including any-to-any ...
New paradigms in e-micromobility
To differentiate their offering in a fiercely competitive market, e-micromobility brands continuously refine their services to make them more convenient, satisfying, fun, and, ultimately, the best way to get from one place to another. But there’s a lot going on behind the scenes - a lot of complexity to manage - to create the illusion of simplicity needed for customers to return to the same brand again and again. In this blog post, we ...
How GPS tech is bringing atomic timing to industrial applications
How on earth, you might wonder, can GPS receivers use weak electromagnetic signals emitted from distant satellites to determine its position to within just a few meters (or even centimeters)? To a large extent, it’s because they are excellent timing devices that determine their position based on the time it takes for the satellite signals to reach them from orbit.
The tech that can make or break micromobility
Without reliable real time knowledge on the whereabouts of each individual e-scooter, e-bike, or e-motorcycle in a fleet, today’s platform-based business model in micromobility would simply fall apart. You’d be hard-pressed to find a single provider that doesn’t depend on satellite-based positioning information. As a result, micromobilty has, in just a few years, become a key market for GNSS receiver manufacturers.
Why speed is the new competitive advantage
The introduction of big data, artificial intelligence and 'smart everything' is transforming homes, workplaces and daily lives - it’s known as the fourth industrial revolution. Underpinning this revolution, however, is a new master: speed. Guest blog written by Michael Chalmers, MD EMEA at Contino
Forecasting – why managers should care
Forecasting is not a new concept for most companies. However, not all companies have historically treated forecasting as a key business process, claiming that 1-2% more accurate forecasts wouldn’t make a tangible difference to their business. By Spiros Potamitis, Data Scientist at SAS UK & Ireland