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Lock Up Your Blockchain with the IBM Watson IoT™ Platform

Lock Up Your Blockchain with the IBM Watson IoT™ Platform

The IoT has fundamentally influenced the way we do business. And in this age of connected people, places and things, protecting your network is no easy feat. Find out how blockchain technology coupled with a secure cloud platform are meeting the unique security needs of the IoT.

Delivering Complete, Layered Security for Secure Connected Cars with NXP

Delivering Complete, Layered Security for Secure Connected Cars with NXP

Today’s cars are not the same Model T’s that rolled off the assembly line in 1908. Between having microcontrollers in the body and powertrain, our vehicles now are more like cloud-connected computer networks on wheels. Understanding the security threats facing these systems helps protect consumers.

Keeping the New IoT Frontier Safe with Microsoft’s Comprehensive Security

Keeping the New IoT Frontier Safe with Microsoft’s Comprehensive Security

The Internet of Things is growing. What else is growing along with it? Security risks. The concerns to consider are great and make it complicated to select the right solution. To protect your designs, you need a solution that secures from the device level out to the Cloud. Find out how companies can keep the new IoT frontier safe.

Selecting the Right RF Antenna for Your Wireless Device

Selecting the Right RF Antenna for Your Wireless Device

Wireless devices are used for a host of diverse applications and, as a result, there are many considerations when selecting the RF antennas to meet the demands of your wireless design. Find out how to select the RF antenna that works efficiently and effectively.

Simplifying Connector Selection, Simulation and Analysis

Simplifying Connector Selection, Simulation and Analysis

Engineers find themselves asking a series of electrical and mechanical questions when it comes to selecting a connector. As electronic designs increase in complexity, satisfying these questions may also. Luckily, there are best practices to consider when choosing an interconnect solution.

Building Efficiency into Your Building

Building Efficiency into Your Building

The way companies are using and managing their physical buildings and offices spaces has evolved over the last decade. As this area continues to evolve, OEMs and System Integrators can capitalize on the advancements in building automation.

Faster Time to Innovation with IBM® Bluemix™

Faster Time to Innovation with IBM® Bluemix™

Speed to market is essential for businesses to maintain a competitive edge. Often the challenge is not identifying the differentiating innovation but rather being able to quickly incorporate it into a new or existing product. Find out how the IBM® Bluemix™ platform is helping businesses ‘get it done’ today.

Personalizing Personal Fitness

Personalizing Personal Fitness

Step into any gym and you’ll find an abundance of Fitbit® devices and Smart Watches tracking fitness progress. The next wave in the connected physical-fitness experience will take this even further. Learn about the future of personalized fitness.

Windows 10 IoT Gets You to Market Faster

Windows 10 IoT Gets You to Market Faster

Moving a project from concept to production raises the questions of interoperability. Microsoft has provided the means for efficiently achieving scale to meet your business objectives of manageability, enterprise-grade security and interoperability.

Getting the Job Done Faster at the Edge

Getting the Job Done Faster at the Edge

Wearable technology is expanding past the consumer market and into other segments, like industrial. In this space, wearables have the potential to improve both safety and job performance. Find out how Intel is enabling this technology.

Connecting Every Step of the Way

Connecting Every Step of the Way

With every IoT design, the designer must consider the specific requirements and constraints. This challenge only intensifies as the designer must ensure interoperability while enduring pressures to get to market. Read how Texas Instruments is solving these challenges.

IoT Makes Factories Smarter….and More Profitable

IoT Makes Factories Smarter….and More Profitable

Factory automation and, specifically, the build out of IIoT functionality in support of Industry 4.0 is a significant opportunity for both Original Equipment Manufacturers and System Integrators. Read about how OEMs and SIs can address the manufacturing sector.

The Internet of…Bees

The Internet of…Bees

One of the deep concerns facing agriculture today is the disappearance of bees, known as “Colony Collapse.” Find out how the IoT is helping fight against this problem.

Power Management Techniques for Low-Energy IoT Devices

Power Management Techniques for Low-Energy IoT Devices

With the continuous evolution of the Internet of Things, design engineers’ attention to efficient energy usage has crept to the forefront. Learn about useful considerations to keep in mind when implementing battery-saving techniques in a low-power device.

Capitalizing On the IoT

Capitalizing On the IoT

By simplifying the design process, semiconductor vendors can help customers develop unique, connected applications that capitalize on the evolving IoT economy.

The Challenges of Wearable Electronics

The Challenges of Wearable Electronics

Wearable devices are showing up in a variety of applications, from infotainment and medical to soldier systems. Find out how wearables are being designed to fit our ever‑changing needs.

Who Can You Trust?

Who Can You Trust?

Long gone are the days of using gates and guards to protect information. As the use of connected devices grows, so do security risks. Make sure your industrial networking applications are secure.

Role of BLE in Wearable Technology

Role of BLE in Wearable Technology

From watches to fitness bands, wearable devices are becoming more and more popular. Find out how to navigate the unique considerations for designing a wearable, such as size, weight and battery life.

Technology Trends: IoT (The Internet of Things)

Technology Trends: IoT (The Internet of Things)

The “Internet of Things” is proving to be the latest trend on everyone’s mind. Explore the industries affected, the challenges faced and the evolution of the ecosystem as this concept continues to grow.

All-Round ESD and Heat Protection

All-Round ESD and Heat Protection

LED lighting systems require high-performance ESD and overtemperature protection if they are to live up to their potential in many areas. Find out how to optimize your system.

Shark Tank Big Winner Saves Lives

Shark Tank Big Winner Saves Lives

The diversity of IoT applications allows for a new generation of designers to enter the marketplace with innovative devices. Find out how one company is using the IoT to improve highway safety.

Storing Big Data: 5 Things to Think About

Storing Big Data: 5 Things to Think About

Building an industry leading Big Data storage platform has taught Amplidata a few things about the storage challenges faced by organizations. Find out the five considerations to include in your next design.

Big Data Gets Crunched!

Big Data Gets Crunched!

Crunching big data is where businesses encounter the challenges that make or break the investment, time and effort they put into the technology. Telcos look to save big dollars with NFV/SDN-based data analytics.

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…

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…

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.

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.