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Industry 4.0 Is Really My IIoT
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4/15/2014  2 comments
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. Iíve been referring to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), not to be confused with the plain old Internet of Things (IoT). Others refer to it as the Connected Industry, the smart factory concept, M2M, data extraction, and so on.
Rebranding: Let's Hope This Story Has a Great Ending
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4/7/2014  2 comments
With a new tag line of "the power to amaze," Fairchild Semiconductor is poised to reinvent itself in the power industry. Can the company do it?
IoT Comes Down to the Sensors
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4/3/2014  2 comments
Design News is holding a class next week in its online Continuing Education Center that goes through the basics of various types of sensors.
My Opinion on the IoT: It Isn't Just for Consumers
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3/26/2014  2 comments
Having a sensor sitting at every node of your operation might seem like information overload, but itís actually not.
Picking the Right Processor Is Crucial
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3/21/2014  30 comments
Weíve put together a series of classes in our Continuing Education Center that looks at the PIC family of microcontrollers. The lecture series is named Pick (and Implement) the Right PIC MCU.
How to Get a Great Understanding of Your Customers
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3/7/2014  10 comments
Autodeskís new San Francisco facility is full of various workshops that can build particular products for its customers to help them better understand what they are trying to accomplish.
My Opinion on Walking the STEM Walk
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3/4/2014  18 comments
We are giving the First folks (and any associated parties) a mechanism to get their word out. If you're involved with First or have anything to say about the organization, let us know.
3 Questions Answered by an Energy Harvesting Expert
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2/11/2014  12 comments
Brand Director Rich Nass recently sat down with Yogesh Ramadass, a design engineer with Texas Instruments and an expert on the subject of energy harvesting. He asked him some pertinent questions on the subject.
My Opinion on Manufacturing: It Is Coming Back - Really!
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1/28/2014  28 comments
After decades of having jobs move to countries where labor was far cheaper, the tide is finally beginning to turn.
Youíll Need to Test That MIMO Radio
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1/22/2014  Post a comment
Weíve assembled a series of classes in our Digi-Key Continuing Education Center called Testing MIMO Radios. While taking these online classes wonít make you an expert, itíll get you much further down the road in your wireless development.
Judging the Golden Mousetrap Awards Was Fun (& Difficult)
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1/20/2014  1 comment
We aren't allowed to tell you who the winners of our annual Golden Mousetrap Awards are just yet, but we'd love to brag about some of the finalists.


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