Why reworkable components matter in manufacturing
The pressure to become more environmentally conscious and more sustainable in operational terms is a major consideration for modern manufacturers. Often, it forms a key element of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model. By Chris Snowdon, Head of Account Development, P2i
End-to-end IoT security in resource constrained devices
The availability of LTE‑M and NB‑IoT Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) cellular networks has enabled countless new applications in areas as diverse as smart homes and cities, connected factories, and public and private utilities.
Delivering the best Linux solutions for embedded markets
Fifteen years ago Wind River became a commercial Linux provider for the embedded industry. At the time it was driven by one of our largest Telecom customers making a transition from proprietary RTOS to open source and Linux. Guest blog written by Glenn Seiler
Why are some engineers still wary of digitalisation?
The benefits of digitalising the manufacturing process are plentiful and obvious for many engineers, who are open to new ways of working. Here, Andreas Velling, mechanical engineer and head of marketing at Fractory, explores why some engineers still aren’t on board with digitalisation.
Three projects at the forefront of robotics
Antonio Gaudi revolutionised how people understand architecture. The significance of his work is not only in representing nature with entirely original structures and ceramic mosaics, it is also in the example he set for future artists. Similarly, figures in Industry 4.0 are examples of both what is possible today and what will inspire the robotics engineers of tomorrow.
Streamlining electrical components
Variety is the spice of life. But, as anyone who’s tried to throw a curry together without a recipe knows well, you can certainly have too much. When specifying electrical components, engineers are often presented with dizzying spreadsheets filled with technical datapoints, for hundreds of devices.
Blockchain: A revolution picking up momentum
I recently read a BBC article, the headline of which shocked me: 'Blockchain: The revolution that hasn't quite happened'. Yet, just a few days later, I read that the Bank of England has teamed up with other major central banks to assess the case for launching their own digital currencies as the debate rages on over the future of money. As always, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. By Nish Kotecha, Chairman and Co-founder of Finboo...
Designing embedded systems: why to use simulation
The rules of embedded system product development are changing. Virtual labs using hardware/simulation solutions like Wind River Simics allow developers, product designers, and testers to work in parallel with compressed time cycles. They can take advantage of faster and more agile methodologies like DevOps. Guest blog written by Sean Evoy, Wind River.
Changing the game in video surveillance
Wireless connectivity, AI, and the cloud are transforming video surveillance as we know it. With a new generation of surveillance cameras that connect wirelessly to the cloud, deploying, managing, and leveraging video surveillance systems has become cheaper, easier to use, more secure, and more efficient. Designed for network connectivity, these digital IP cameras outperform analogue CCTV cameras on a number of metrics, from image resolution and ...
IoT: Preparing our future workforce
Data scientists have often been compared to the heart and soul of the running of IoT projects. As the gatekeeper to every organisations capability to make more informed decisions with their data, these individuals are considered vital for successful projects. By Anthony Sayers, IoT Evangelist at Software AG