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Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
4/18/2014  2
Beginning on Monday, April 21, and running through Friday, April 25, the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center will present Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX.

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Rob Spiegel

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10 Engineering Toys From Your Youth
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Control
4/17/2014  45
Boomers and early Gen-Xers will recognize these toys that once appealed to young engineers. Like me, many of you probably owned all of them, and spent countless hours playing with them.

George Hsu

Guest Blogs
Want a Better Coffee Maker? Try the IoT
George Hsu, PNI Sensor Corp.
4/17/2014  6
I just searched Google News for "Internet of Things," and more than 9.5 million stories popped up. It's hard not to pay attention to something like that; but it's even more ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

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GE, PowerStream Team Up on Microgrid to Showcase Renewables
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
4/17/2014  1
The Canadian energy company PowerStream has teamed up with GE on a microgrid demonstration project designed to raise public and consumer awareness about renewables and alternative ...

Elizabeth Montalbano

Blog
10 Ways Robots Are Better Than Us
Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer
4/16/2014  21
There's been a lot of talk lately about robots replacing humans in a variety of jobs, along with worries that robots will soon take over the world and even become more powerful than ...

Cabe Atwell

Product News
AMD Fires Up to Release New Graphics Card
Cabe Atwell, Contributing Editor, Design Hardware & Software
4/16/2014  1
AMD is as ambitious as any other computing company when it comes to its hardware. However, with its latest graphics card it is going to be raising the bar for the possible ...

Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com

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Teardown: Dismantling the Samsung Galaxy S5
Miroslav Djuric, ifixit.com
4/15/2014  14
Every so often, the Earth-bound teardown team at iFixit gazes skyward. Today, they look to take the Samsung Galaxy S5 to pieces. Will this device be immortalized among the stars of ...

Richard Nass

Blog
Industry 4.0 Is Really My IIoT
Richard Nass, Brand Director
4/15/2014  2
Last year at Hannover Fair, lots of people were talking about Industry 4.0. This is a concept that seems to have a different name in every region -- and arguably a different ...

Charles Murray

Electronic News & Comment
Slideshow: Automotive Infotainment Still 'Bugs' Luxury Vehicles
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
4/14/2014  7
There's good news and bad news regarding the sub-systems of today's late-model vehicles. The good news is that new engines and transmissions are more trouble-free than in the past. ...

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Optimizing Electronic Design Performance Through Test Integration
4/8/2014
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The choice of tools significantly influences the development cost and number of prototype iterations necessary before a design goes to manufacturing.

Evolving Solutions for Remote HMI Monitoring
4/1/2014
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Web-enabled monitoring of production data is expanding to focus on a broader set of users, device types, use cases, and resulting workflows.

Hybrid Hexapods Resolve Inherent Weaknesses of Conventional Hexapods
3/12/2014
 5
The hybrid hexapod enables applications that can benefit from six-degrees-of-freedom motion.

The Growing Importance of Wireless Standards for the Smart Home
3/10/2014
 9
ZigBee, a global standard, is a low-power compliment to WiFi.

The Heat Is On: Wireless Automation Technology Application for Smart Homes & Buildings
3/7/2014
 4
Advancements in embedded MCU and wireless design provide power efficiency and secure connectivity for smart homes.

Alternative Energy Fires Up Plants
3/6/2014
 16
Technology has made renewable energy a contender to power factories.

Military Mechatronics Stores a Lethal Punch
3/5/2014
 4
A new weapon storage management system converts helicopters and single-engine aircraft for surveillance and precision strike missions.

Coatings Stand Up to Harsh Environments
3/4/2014
 8
Engineers are using additive manufacturing with powder metals to cut costs and cycle times in materials R&D, new product development, low-volume manufacturing, and in-service product repair.

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