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Beacons Entering Industrial Service
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5/19/2016   Post a comment
Beacon technology is expanding from retail use to address industrial applications.
Comment: Two - RichQ - 5/17/2016
Honeywell Sharpens Thrust into IIoT
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5/9/2016   Post a comment
Honeywell Process Controls has created a new business unit to focus on the industrial IoT.
Enhanced Guidelines Appear for Safe, Secure C Programs
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5/5/2016   Post a comment
MISRA C, the coding standard for safety-critical systems, has been enhanced with new rules addressing security in C coding.
Open Source: Licensing Pitfalls May Outweigh Benefits
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4/18/2016   4 comments
Using open-source software can reduce development cost and effort, but pay close attention to the licenses involved.
US Government Seeks Guidance On Its Role in IOT
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4/12/2016   3 comments
In a Request for Comments, the US Department of Commerce is asking for help defining the government's potential role in fostering development of the Internet of Things.
Peek Behind the Curtain on the ESC Collector's Badge
4/5/2016   Post a comment
EDN's Rich Quinnell provides design details on the ESC Boston collectable mesh network attendee badge.
Navigation Modules Promise Telematics Upswing
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3/9/2016   Post a comment
Two novel positioning modules from navigation specialist u-blox brings telematics capabilities to a host of new applications.
Embedded World in Brief
3/4/2016   Post a comment
A quick look at the myriad new products and demos Rich encountered at Embedded World in Germany.
Comment: Heck with the DNA... - RichQ - 3/3/2016
x86 SoC Series Spans Wide Application Range
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3/1/2016   Post a comment
Enabling a new generation of x86-based designs, AMD's new SOCs offer a range of price, power, and performance alternatives.
Resource-rich MCU targets wearable IoT
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2/29/2016   Post a comment
Resource-rich MCUs for wearables may seem like a contradiction, but ARM aims to provide that with its Cortex-A32 processor.
Near Field Communications Addressing IoT Adoption Barrier
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2/23/2016   Post a comment
Proclaiming a "new era in NFC" (near field communications), semiconductor vendor NXP has announced two new devices that target applications beyond traditional financial transactions.
PSoCs Aim for 8-bit Replacement
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2/23/2016   12 comments
Cypress Semiconductor has expanded its popular PSoC (programmable system on chip) product line with a new series that fills a gap in its lineup between the low and high end of devices of its PSoC-4 family. The PSoC-4S series targets replacement of 8-bit processors in existing as well as new embedded designs.
Data Analytics Moves to the Edge
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2/16/2016   1 comment
Analytics for the Industrial IoT moves into the factory with Glassbeam's Edge Capabilities.
Protect Industry Against Cyberattack with These 7 Steps
1/25/2016   Post a comment
A report from the Department of Homeland Security recommends seven strategies for protecting industrial control networks against cyberattack.
Comment: Good luck - RichQ - 1/22/2016
Embedded Board Standards Reach for the Sky, and Beyond
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1/22/2016   Post a comment
Standards-based modular systems continue to expand their range of applications in rugged and safety-critical systems design.
On the Future of LP-WAN
1/8/2016   1 comment
Joel Young of Digi International shares his views on the future of low-power wide-area networking.
Mobile Apps Get Easier for Enterprise IoT
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12/14/2015   Post a comment
Mobile apps, the forgotten element of the IoT, can now be created without the need for coding.
Top Industrial Control Stories of 2015
12/9/2015   Post a comment
A compilation of top attention-getting articles on the Industrial Control DesignLine from 2015 shows a mix of new and old, reflecting important events and the enduring appeal of solid design insights.
Positioning Servo Design Gets Jumpstart with SoC and Software
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11/25/2015   Post a comment
Making things move just the way you want may have gotten a bit easier with TI's new Position Manager.
Comment: Re: Finally - RichQ - 11/18/2015
Comment: Re: Misleading Title - RichQ - 11/13/2015
Ambiq Leaps to Front of Low-Power MCU Lineup
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11/12/2015   10 comments
MCU vendors have been leapfrogging one another in low-power claims, but one has now jumped well out in front.
64-Bit Debug Tool Works Back in Time
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11/10/2015   2 comments
By recording system state for later reconstruction and replay, this unique debug tool simplifies debugging of 64-bit ARM systems running Linux.
AMD Unveils 64-bit x86 SOC for High-Performance Embedded
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10/22/2015   Post a comment
AMD claims high-end embedded leadership with x86-based R-Series SOCs.
Comment: Dev kit - RichQ - 10/19/2015
Comment: Re: Bubble level - RichQ - 10/16/2015
Novel Approach to Embedded Development Revealed at Renesas DevCon
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10/15/2015   3 comments
With the Synergy platform, Renesas Electronics aims to simplify embedded design while encouraging rise of a support ecosystem comparable to smartphone apps developers.
Industrial-Strength Processor Has a Core For That
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10/15/2015   Post a comment
With as many as 10 cores on chip, the new Sitara processor packs a lot of processing muscle.
Comment: Bubble level - RichQ - 10/9/2015
Amazon Stakes Claim in IoT Cloud Services
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10/8/2015   1 comment
Amazon Web Services is now offering a full platform for IoT deployment and operation, including hardware development kits.
Comment: Re: BLE Module Lowers - RichQ - 10/8/2015
Micromirror Light Projector Chipset Targets Industrial Apps
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10/8/2015   Post a comment
3D printing, digital lithography, and other industrial apps now have their own digital light projector.
BLE Module Lowers IoT Development Costs
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10/7/2015   2 comments
All the building blocks for a sensor-based IoT design using Bluetooth Low Energy are in this module.
Comment: Marketing campaign - RichQ - 10/6/2015
AMD Adds to Embedded Graphics Lineup for Industrial and More
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9/30/2015   Post a comment
Three new graphics module series from AMD address a broad range of applications, from industrial control to casino gaming.
Comment: Re: training - RichQ - 9/24/2015
SCADA Vulnerability on the Rise
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9/24/2015   3 comments
Industrial control systems are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks, while the attacks themselves are getting easier, reports say.
Comment: Another solution - RichQ - 9/21/2015
VxWorks Security Flaw Found, Patches Available
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9/18/2015   1 comment
Security flaws have been found in the popular VxWorks RTOS, but you can fix them.
Low-Power Wide-Area Networking Options for IoT
9/17/2015   Post a comment
WiFi and ZigBee have limited range, and cellular can be too expensive and power hungry. So numerous alternatives for low-power wide-area networking have arisen to serve the needs of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Collaborative Robots Aim to Work Alongside Humans
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9/9/2015   Post a comment
Targeting small to medium manufacturing operations, the new generation of industrial robots can share space and tasks with human workers.
National Instruments Extends Push into Industrial IoT
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9/8/2015   Post a comment
NI has introduced new modular components to address industrial IoT needs, and is backing that up with education.
10 Robots That Collaborate With Humans
9/6/2015   7 comments
Collaboration is the next wave in industrial robotics, because humans need to work alongside robots in work sites and assembly lines.
Comment: Re: Reality check? - RichQ - 9/4/2015
Wireless and PLC Merge for Novel Mesh Networking
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9/4/2015   Post a comment
Greenvity Communications has found a way to make wireless and powerline communications work together as a single mesh network.
Comment: Re: Reality check? - RichQ - 9/3/2015
NIST Charts Course to Fault-Free Manufacturing
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9/3/2015   7 comments
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a roadmap for applying prognostics and health management (PHM) to improve manufacturing productivity.
Comment: LinkedIn discussion - RichQ - 8/21/2015
IoT Dev Platform A One-Stop-Shop for Device Developers
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8/20/2015   1 comment
Targeting smaller device developers, Redpine Signals has created an IoT development platform that provides a one-stop-shop for device, cloud, and app development.
DDS Can Move Industrial IoT Data End-to-End
8/20/2015   Post a comment
Real Time Innovations has augmented its Connext DDS software to meet the needs of management IT as well as factory systems.
Forget Hall Effect, Use Magnetic Junction Tunneling
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8/12/2015   1 comment
Novel magnetic sensors and memory are appearing that use quantum tunneling effects.
Comment: Re: DS2431 Copycat? - RichQ - 8/12/2015
One-wire EEPROM Needs No Power
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8/11/2015   4 comments
This EEPROM gets all the power it needs from its data interface.
Weightless Expands Wide-Area IoT Spec
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8/10/2015   Post a comment
The Weightless SIG has a new standard in the works, for two-way, low-power, wide-area networking in the IoT.
Comment: False alarm - RichQ - 7/31/2015
Industrial Automation Companies Combine
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7/31/2015   Post a comment
Japan's Omron is acquiring US-based Delta Tau Data Systems.
IoT Accelerators Offer Advice to Entrepreneurs
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
Startup accelerator experts panel offers IoT entrepreneurs insights into Kickstarter, manufacturing in China, and making the transition from prototype to production.
8-bit Fights Back with Autonomous Peripherals
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
Using smart peripherals, 8-bit MCUs are trying to reclaim advanced applications from 32-bit contenders.
Comment: Another provider - RichQ - 6/22/2015
Wide Area Network for IoT Gets Protocol Standard
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6/22/2015   3 comments
The LoRa approach wide-area IoT networking now has an open protocol standard available.
Comment: Re: false promises - RichQ - 6/19/2015
ASICs for the IoT Cross the Horizon
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6/19/2015   2 comments
The custom chip industry is working to jump-start ASIC development for the Internet of Things.
Comment: Re: What about Coding? - RichQ - 6/17/2015
Embedded Systems Developers Reveal Slow, Steady Shifts
6/16/2015   6 comments
The annual UBM Embedded Market Study is out, providing insights into embedded systems development's evolution worldwide.
Comment: Boston snow - RichQ - 6/11/2015
Comment: Re: Taglines . . . - RichQ - 6/3/2015
Comment: Slight correction - RichQ - 6/3/2015
Comment: Total agreement - RichQ - 6/2/2015
Development Kit Targets Motion Control Design
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5/22/2015   Post a comment
TI's DesignDRIVE gives motion control developers a sandbox in which they can experiment with sensor and motor control topologies.
Robot Revolution Initiative Launches in Japan
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5/21/2015   Post a comment
Seeking to lead the "robot revolution," Japan has initiated development of a five-year plan to dramatically expand the role of robots in industry and society.
EtherCAT Linking Factory to Office
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5/14/2015   2 comments
The need to bridge between factory equipment and the corporate office is moving EtherCAT into a leading role among industrial networks.
Comment: Re: Others - RichQ - 5/12/2015
Comment: Re: Why Connect a Car? - RichQ - 5/11/2015
Comment: Re: Why Connect a Car? - RichQ - 5/11/2015
Comment: Re: Others - RichQ - 5/11/2015
Comment: Re: Why Connect a Car? - RichQ - 5/11/2015
3D Expands Vision Applications in Industrial Automation
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
Manufacturing has used 2D vision in automated inspection for years, but now there's a whole new dimension to vision in industry.


What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.

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