Technical Articles

Newark, An Avnet Company has published these technical articles:

(Specialty Software)
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The landscape of technology is changing every year and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) are the most buzzing technologies of the decade. AI is not something new, what...
(Specialty Software)
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What is the most important aspect to consider when developing IoT solutions?...
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Is Artificial Intelligence really ready for primetime in customer care? Here are the most common customer care questions we hear on AI....
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This article starts by looking at what AI is, and what it could become. It then returns to the present, and considers the current relationship between AI and the IoT, and how this is bringing benefits...
(Industrial Computing)
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Designing an embedded system suited to IoT requires a different approach than a classic embedded design. It is safe to assume that an 'Embedded IoT' device will be connected, at some point, to the...
(Specialty Software)
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In The Matrix series of movies, humans are controlled by machines equipped with artificial intelligence (AI). Is this storyline close to becoming true? As smart, connected products gain greater...
(Capacitors)
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This article examines capacitors, and the meaning of electrical capacitance. It then looks at the properties - in addition to capacitance - that define the components' performance and impact on its...
(Industrial Computing)
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What is Cloud? The Cloud is a combination of middleware and software services offered to carry out complex computations, processing, and analytics, as well as to provide storage, database networking...
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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This is the front-most device of any IoT system. It primarily works as either a sensing device to collect physical environment information, or as an actuator to control the outside world with an...
(Industrial Computing)
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If you imagine an IoT ecosystem, a gateway is what sits between the devices and sensors to communicate with the cloud....
(Electrical and Electromagnetic Sensing)
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This learning module discusses the causes of ESD and prevention techniques with a few application examples...
(Industrial Computing)
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We spoke to Eivind about the development of the Futurehome project; their plans for the future and how collaborating with Premier Farnell helped them to turn their vision into a reality....
(Industrial Computing)
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We reached out to our global customer base with an IoT survey between September 2019 and December 2019. We got 2,015 completed questionnaires, primarily from engineers of IoT solutions, in 67...
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Smart factories integrate multiple advanced technologies to realize an efficient production line. Advanced technology is used to improve the manufacturing and production process....
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The Internet of Things (IoT), a current buzzword gaining traction in a number of industries. The IoT is not just one piece of technology, but an interrelated collection of hardware, software,...
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Safety and maintenance are important to keep facilities and equipment in their functional state. Maintenance guarantees industrial productivity and regular maintenance leads to healthier and safer...
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Explore the latest IoT wireless protocols to assist in the selection of the right wireless network protocol for your next IoT application....
(Industrial Computing)
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what exactly is smart parking system? At the foundation of any smart parking system lies the technical solution that provides real-time parking space availability data. In today's smart city projects...
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IoT (Internet of Things) is interconnected computing devices forming a system. These devices swap data networks sans human interaction. Multiple IoT applications are under development like smart city,...
(Industrial Computing)
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From connected things to living in the data, preparing for challenges and IoT readiness...
(Industrial Computing)
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After achieving global recognition and successfully building a data network that covered the entirety of their home city of Amsterdam, The Things Network recently announced a partnership with Premier...
(Industrial Computing)
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The creativity of this new era is boundless, with amazing potential to improve our lives. What does the IoT need to become a reality? In this white paper, Freescale and ARM partner to answer that...
(Industrial Computing)
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Wireless communication is one of the most desired modes of communication (connectivity) between two or more devices. In this technology, the data communication is performed and delivered over the air...
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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Anyone who makes their living by working with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything with even a remote chance of being "live." Yet the pressures of the getting a job done on time...
(Sensor Transmitters)
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This article will discuss the basic concept of ToF, its benefits, and an application example: 2D LiDAR using ToF Sensors....
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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This paper proposes the key steps to rapidly design a NCL30288-driver buck-boost converter to power an LED string....
(Networking Equipment)
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5G - What is 5G, capabilities and its applications...
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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Where safety is a concern, choosing an electrical tester is like choosing a motorcycle helmet–if you have a “ten-dol- lar” head, choose a “ten-dollar” helmet. If you...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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This article describes an experimental test using a step-down DC-DC converter with 500V input voltage and 7kW power, a simulated running test using an EV traction inverter with 800V input and 100kW,...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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With constantly changing environmental conditions, farmers are kept on their toes, adapting to every situation...
(Industrial Computing)
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ML on embedded devices has many advantages. It eliminates the need to transfer and store data on cloud servers, and reduces data loss and privacy leaks during data transfer. It also reduces the theft...
(Sensor Transmitters)
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Reducing power consumption in battery-powered devices...
(Industrial Computing)
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The traditional manufacturing industry is undergoing a digital transformation that is being accelerated by exponentially growing technologies all over the world...
(Specialty Software)
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We will discuss here more on how Edge is deployed in an Industrial environment considering its scalability, reliability, latency and data/bandwidth, and discuss the supporting IEEE standards....
(Networking Equipment)
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Discover the main communication protocols and their impact on energy consumption....
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Even small, mobile electronic devices are now expected to deliver high-quality audio while still providing long battery life. Given their tiny form factor, however, this is a tall order to meet from a...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Tomorrow's wireless technology today, issue 1...
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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Tomorrow's wireless technology today, issue 2...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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Renewable energy reduces our dependence on fossil fuels, which helps reduce our carbon footprint....
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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The growth of Hybrid Electric vehicles (HEV) and Electric vehicles (EV) has spurred the need for conventional 12 V circuits to communicate with higher voltage circuits....
(Power Supplies)
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Design decisions and component choices can have a significant impact on the operational life of a power supply – both positive and negative. In this article Andrew Skinner, Chief Technology...
(Sensor Transmitters)
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How to use ToF Sensor to make 2D LiDAR...
(Industrial Computing)
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In Smart edge technologies, IIoT devices, sensors, actuators and controllers are used to track the health of equipment and the moving parts within it. With edge computing, the machine does not need to...
(Networking Equipment)
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Using an NFC (Near-Field Communications) system to wireless power and access a 1- wire network...
(Batteries and Accessories)
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An overview of how battery management systems in EVs keep batteries working at their best....
(Industrial Computing)
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How to configure this device for MQTT data communication with AWS (Amazon Web Services) using built-in Node-Red, an open-source software program....
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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Learn alternatives and decisions that a designer must make in order to achieve optimal power consumption in an IoT device....
(Electronics and Microelectronics Manufacturing)
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5G signals are transmitted using ultra-high frequencies, as high as 39GHz or more. In contrast, 4G uses 700 MHz to 2500 MHz to transfer data. Such high frequencies make 5G vulnerable to...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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As power demand in portable designs is more and more important, designers must optimize full system efficiency in order to save battery life and reduce power dissipation. Energy losses study allows...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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How does an isolated buck converter work?...
(Industrial Computing)
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Digital input and (DI) and digital output (DO) modules for automated industrial controllers have, historically, used discrete components in their design....
(Optical Components)
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The 3D capabilities of Time-of-Flight (TOF) cameras open up new opportunities for a number of applications. One of the challenges of TOF systems is due to the high modulation frequency operating...
(Specialty Software)
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The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the broad transformation underway that will make pervasive sensing across connected machines not just a competitive advantage, but an essential...
(Networking Equipment)
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Learn about achieving Net-Zero through IoT-based energy-efficient solutions....
(Industrial Computing)
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Over the past decade, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has meshed into various industries. The era witnessed a dramatic increase in tools, applications, and platforms based on AI and Machine Learning...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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This learning module discusses methods of improving motor and drive efficiency with the use of variable frequency drives (VFD)....
(Sensing and Measurement Instruments)
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Investment in MEMS process technology, coupled with design innovations, has greatly improved MEMS performance enough to make MEMS a viable option for a wider range of condition monitoring...
(Industrial Computing)
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IoT devices enable enterprises to understand the needs of their customers and offer products that meet their specific needs. From offering related products to increasing customer loyalty, the Internet...
(Power Supply and Conditioning)
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Power density requirements and increased focus on protection features make digital power modules a great option in space constrained applications...
(Industrial Computing)
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Learn the primciples of predictive maintenance and why organisations are implementing predictive maintenance systems to reduce energy waste in and industrial context....
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Engineers working on systems built using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies now have access to a huge range of sensor options. The available modalities have moved well beyond temperature and...
(Relays and Relay Accessories)
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A Solid State Relay (SSR) is a relay that does not have a moving contact. In terms of operation, SSRs are not very different from mechanical relays that have moving contacts....
(Electrical and Electronic Test Equipment)
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Every electric wire in your plant - whether it's in a motor, generator, cable, switch, transformer, etc. - is carefully covered with some form of electrical insulation....
(Power Supplies)
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The Essential Guide to Power Supplies is designed for power supply users, considering the many aspects of power supplies & DC/DC converters and their integration into today's electronic equipment....
(Optical Components)
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An informative guide for the use of thermal imaging cameras in industrial applications....
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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A comprehensive overview of VSD applications in improving machine efficiency and saving energy from electrical motors in industrial appications...
(Networking Equipment)
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While silicon is an excellent general-purpose semiconductor, its limitations when dealing with high voltages, temperature, and switching frequencies are well-documented. As the market continues its...
(Semiconductors)
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While silicon is an excellent general-purpose semiconductor, its limitations when dealing with high voltages, temperature, and switching frequencies are well-documented. As the market continues its...