IoT

Internet of Things

  • Notes from the Board Room - on Checklists

    Notes from the Board Room - on Checklists

    Not just one, there should be a sanity check at every major step in the life of a layout. Some of us fondly remember the Apollo program on the grainy black-and-white TVs of the day. The whole...

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  • How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    How Do Manufacturing Tolerances Work?

    In July 2017, a rollercoaster ride in Ohio failed dramatically, killing one person and injuring seven others. The cause of the accident? Corrosion. Roller coasters must operate and withstand...

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  • What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    What is the Cost of Field Failures?

    We see it in the news frequently; a battery explodes, car brakes malfunction, electronic systems are hacked, a material inexplicably fails. Field failures are costly and unforgiving, necessitating...

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  • Design Strategies - WiFi 802.11

    Design Strategies - WiFi 802.11

    Of course, you know what WiFi is. You can get it wherever money changes hands. Being WiFi-enabled is a low-risk strategy when it comes to the number of hot-spots you're likely to pass through on a...

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  • What to Watch in Modern 3D Electronics

    What to Watch in Modern 3D Electronics

    Today’s 3D electronics manufacturing processes let you create circuitry on 3D surfaces, giving you flexibility and control that flat circuit boards of the past could not. This enables smooth,...

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  • 5 Steps for First-Time Hardware Entrepreneurs to Make Their Ideas Real

    5 Steps for First-Time Hardware Entrepreneurs to Make Their Ideas Real

    As an engineer, you’ve most likely spent countless hours using other companies’ toolsets. And you've probably got ideas on how you could improve upon them and bring a better solution to market....

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  • How Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is Using Discarded Tech to Power the Future

    How Photographer Benjamin Von Wong is Using Discarded Tech to Power the Future

    Viral photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently partnered with Dell to create a gorgeous photo series emphasizing the importance of recycling everyday e-waste.

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  • Wearable technologies help Olympians achieve top performance

    Wearable technologies help Olympians achieve top performance

    As Fitbits and other wearable activity monitors change how regular people exercise and track their activity, they’re having similar effects on how Olympians train and recover between workouts.

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  • Are autonomous cars really safer than human drivers?

    Are autonomous cars really safer than human drivers?

    Much of the push toward self-driving cars has been underwritten by the hope that they will save lives by getting involved in fewer crashes with fewer injuries and deaths than human-driven cars....

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  • Why don’t electric cars look like the future?

    Why don’t electric cars look like the future?

    Electric cars were supposed to be the future – or at least look like it. So now they’re here, why do they still look like ordinary petrol and diesel cars and not dazzling props from a science...

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  • Gadget of the Month: Knocki

    Gadget of the Month: Knocki

    For those that are new to this series, Arrow has recently teamed up with Cadence to provide integrated design tools to engineers, creating an accelerated path for new product development and the...

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  • Gadget of the Month: Brixo-Building Blocks Meet Electricity and IoT

    For April, the Gadget of the Month is Brixo- building blocks (similar to legos) that use motors, and electronic sensors to let you safely conduct electricity and bring your designs to life through...

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  • 5 Tips for Building Secure PC Boards

    5 Tips for Building Secure PC Boards

    Before we begin it is important to note nothing is ever 100% secure. A device that is secure one day can easily become vulnerable the next day. That being said, increasing security measures in...

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  • Gadget of the Month: MATRIX PowerWatch

    Gadget of the Month: MATRIX PowerWatch

    For those of you who are new, Our Gadget of the Month series celebrates the recent collaboration between Arrow and Cadence as well as Arrow's collaboration with Indiegogo. The series highlights...

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  • Chat Bots: The Latest Trend in Technical Communications

    Since the 1980’s major technical communication developers at Apple and Microsoft have been working to create more user friendly environments for consumers. Graphical user interfaces in the form of...

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  • PCB Design Requirements for IoT

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzz word hard to avoid in today’s technical society. Known as the biggest thing since the .com boom, the IoT increases connect-ability between the physical and...

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  • PSpice Simulation with Arduino-Driven Sensors

    PSpice Simulation with Arduino-Driven Sensors

    Ideally what engineers want is a blend of virtual and physical prototyping—something possible in PSpice. Since many IoT innovators use inexpensive development boards to develop their idea, I...

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  • PSpice Simulates with Arduino-Driven Sensors

    PSpice Simulates with Arduino-Driven Sensors

    Have you ever wanted to simulate a design with existing hardware? Sure you can create a stimulus of what you expect from the hardware then simulate in PSpice, but sometimes there’s no...

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  • Cadence Releases OrCAD 17.2-2016: A Solution to Address Flex and Rigid-Flex Design Challenges for IoT, Wearables, and Mobile Devices

    On Tuesday, May 3rd, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced new capabilities for OrCAD® 17.2-2016 which addresses challenges with flex and rigid-flex design as well as mixed-signal simulation...

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