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The Next Wave of Our Connected World

The Next Wave of Our Connected World

The Internet has transformed numerous industries and created new markets. With the proliferation of bandwidth, mobile applications and cloud-based services, the Internet is poised to enable much more.

Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines

IoT is Changing the Privacy and Security Landscape. When the news broke in January that Google was buying Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion, the eye-popping valuation…

How the IoT will Change the Supply Chain?

How the IoT will Change the Supply Chain?

Enhance Your Competitive Advantage with IoT. The potential applications of Internet of Things (IoT) technology across any industry or sector are vast. Existing and future IoT applications…

The Building Blocks of the Internet of Things

The Building Blocks of the Internet of Things

It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 40 billion connected devices across the globe. Within this same time frame, projections forecast that every person will have, on average, seven connected devices.

Perspectives From Across The Water

Perspectives From Across The Water

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the basis of the information world of tomorrow: whether in the smart home, smart grid, smart factory or smart car. As a result, the IoT has an effect on all areas of our lives, including the way we drive cars, the way we live…

Indispensable Building Blocks of Mobile IoT Devices

Indispensable Building Blocks of Mobile IoT Devices

The concept of IoT connected devices connotes many different ideas. Some think of data centers full of servers, network switches and storage arrays aggregating untold gigabytes of random data. Others identify with Ethernet-enabled devices…

Security in the Internet of Things

Security in the Internet of Things

As every player with a stake in IoT is well aware, security is paramount for the safe and reliable operation of IoT connected devices.It is, in fact, the foundational enabler of IoT.

To Build or Buy?  That is the Question.

To Build or Buy? That is the Question.

At Avnet, we can supply a variety of embedded processing solutions, from the chips themselves to board-level products such as Systems on Module (SOMs) and Single Board Computers (SBCs).

10 Things Every Intelligent System Needs

10 Things Every Intelligent System Needs

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way businesses use technology. This web of interconnected devices and machines gathers information from gas-oil-water exploration…

The Internet of Everything Is Here…or Is It?

The Internet of Everything Is Here…or Is It?

The next great age of technology is the Internet of Things (IoT), if, that is, you believe everything you read on the Internet. Supposedly, technology will be so inexpensive that we will connect everything.

Billions of Smartphones with Bluetooth<sup>®</sup> Await

Billions of Smartphones with Bluetooth® Await

The wave of consumer familiarity building around Bluetooth® is triggering a chain reaction in how embedded designers think about wireless sensor networks. With Bluetooth now in practically every smartphone and tablet, consumers are taking connectivity…

Prototyping the IoT with mbed™ from ARM<sup>®</sup>

Prototyping the IoT with mbed™ from ARM®

Developing smart connected products for the Internet of Things (IoT) creates a unique set of challenges for product development. Complex applications and wireless connectivity create application requirements which cannot be met with the 8- or 16-bit MCUs that have been used in past products.

Powering the Internet of Things via Energy Harvesting

Powering the Internet of Things via Energy Harvesting

The push is on to add Internet capability to everything — often called the Internet of Things (IoT) — and the challenge for design engineers is to figure out how to power each of these IoT nodes. If there is an AC power line or conventional long-life battery available, the decision is greatly simplified, of course.

Put the “Internet of Things” in Drive!

Put the “Internet of Things” in Drive!

Avnet Corporate Accounts Manager, Corey Meyer, takes a look at how enabling and embracing IoT can speed and enhance vehicle development times, as well as reducing knowledge gaps that can lead to costly recall issues that many car manufacturers are dealing with today.

Circuit Protection: Helping Drive Reliability and Longer Life

Circuit Protection: Helping Drive Reliability and Longer Life

The primary concerns of engineers designing mobile devices connected to the IoT remain device functionality, performance and feature set. With more devices connected to the IoT intended for long life, remote operation circuit protection increasingly…

Antennas for RF Designs in the IoT

Antennas for RF Designs in the IoT

The physical connection for many IoT nodes leverages legacy wired networks found in homes, offices, schools, factories and other areas. As we become mobile, wireless physical connections are becoming the norm. Each wireless connection requires at least two antennas: one on both the transmitter and receiver.