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      Smart cities – transformed (04/10/2018)

      The influx into the world’s urban landscapes is accelerating adoption of technologies being used in smart cities to drive greater efficiency through reduced operating costs and improved quality of life for citizens. And as this piece explains, the numbers behind this use of smart technology are growing.

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      The path to high-precision GNSS accuracy (28/09/2018)

      For fully autonomous driving to become a reality, several technologies will have to reach maturity and be rolled out in concert. One of them is affordable, scalable and reliable high-precision positioning. As this piece illustrates, the past decades have seen substantial improvements in the performance of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technology…

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      Accelerating the pace of IoT development (20/09/2018)

      As IoT market development gathers pace, Arrow’s SmartEverything Concept is expanding to offer greater flexibility and faster time to market. This piece discusses how the project is rising to the changing tides in technology.

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      Design for IoT security: a multi-layered, full-lifecycle challenge (08/08/2018)

      The importance of security for the Internet of Things is increasingly being recognised. However, understanding of the issues among companies looking to harness the power of the IoT for business growth still seems quite basic. Therefore, keeping IoT devices secure must start before the first eval board is even powered up – and continue through to safe decommissioning at end-of-life.

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      The future of European broadband (14/06/2018)

      Gone are the days where linear TV dominated our video entertainment: thanks to modern broadband, video content creation is now shifting to a many-to-many model, and professional TV and movie content is increasingly consumed on demand...

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      5G poses new generation of test challenges (05/06/2018)

      5G will bring a step change in the speed at which we access data via mobile devices. This is great news for consumers, but only scratches the surface of the societal and business benefits that will be felt...

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      OTA testing of 5G’s massive MIMO antenna arrays requires 3D perspective and high-performance equipment (01/06/2018)

      5G will apply multiple antenna systems and combine them with enhanced spatial multiplexing to provide data for multiple users – known as massive MIMO. One consequence is that performance evaluation of radiation patterns cannot be performed using conducted methods, so connection over-the-air (OTA) will be essential. This piece outlines the technical aspects of how to measure three-dimensional antenna patterns using an OTA testing setup.

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      Ensuring security when connecting IIoT systems to the cloud (05/04/2018)

      Opening up factories and their industrial plant to remote access to enable industrial IoT (IIoT) applications is creating potential security vulnerabilities, but as this piece explains, these can be mitigated...

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      Interoperability in Industry 4.0 (04/04/2018)

      The cornerstone of Industry 4.0 is the convergence of enterprise IT and operational technology (OT). New generations of complex networks are being created as the boundaries between these two areas, previously largely separate, become increasingly indistinct – and IoT devices and new automation technologies are rapidly introduced. This piece considers the challenges and how to address them.