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      12 billion IoT devices – and why design engineers should care... (03/01/2020)

      According to Gartner, it was expected that by 2020 there will be more than 12 billion IoT sensors & devices in use. The market is ever growing, with applications in everything from flight path optimisation & tracking production in oil fields to robotic control & vertical farming.

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      IoT pushes frequency control to new dimensions (03/01/2020)

      Much has been written about the Internet of Things (IoT), but what does it mean for users & manufacturers of frequency control products, asks Shaun Mellors, Director at AEL Crystals. IoT or Industry 4.0 represents the rapidly expanding concept of universally linked systems communicating together via the internet, usually with little or no human intervention, often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution.

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      Advanced technologies pave the way for new phased array radar architectures (03/01/2020)

      A proliferation of digital beamforming phased array technologies is emerging, spawned by both military & commercial applications, along with rapid advancements in RF integration at the component level. While discussion often centres around massive MIMO & automotive radar, a great deal of recent radar development & beamforming R&D has actually been in the defence industry – and is now being adapted for commercial applications.

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      5 technology trends set to impact security in 2020 (19/12/2019)

      The proliferation of smart technology – with electronics-driven connectivity & intelligence being added to all manner of applications, products & devices, from home, building & industrial automation to wearables, medical devices & autonomous vehicles – has resulted in a corresponding rise in the importance of security. Here, Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis Communications identifies 5 technology trends that will impact security in 2020.

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      Digital factory revenues to jump to US$375 billion by 2030, says ABI Research (11/12/2019)

      Technology investments in the industrial & manufacturing sector are set to skyrocket, jumping from US$59 billion in 2019 to US$375 billion in 2030 – representing substantial opportunities for both the manufacturing sector & technology vendors. Including hardware revenues, the figure climbs to over US$1 trillion, according to data from global tech market advisory firm, ABI Research.

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      EPDT December 2019 issue (inc. Components & Industrial features + Distribution supplement) now available online (03/12/2019)

      This month’s issue, now available in print or digital editions, contains features on Component technologies & Industrial applications, plus EPDT's twice-yearly Electronics Distribution supplement.

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      EPDT's H2 2019 Electronics Distribution supplement now available online (03/12/2019)

      Included in this month’s EPDT December issue, the second of this year's twice-yearly Electronics Distribution supplements is now available in print or digital editions.

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      ecsn electronic components 2019 market update... (02/12/2019)

      After a 5-year period of sustained sales revenue growth, global electronic component markets unexpectedly stalled in 2019, and now look likely to end the year with single digit growth at best. Here, chairman of the Electronic Components Supply Network (ecsn), Adam Fletcher reviews industry performance in the first three quarters of 2019 – and shares his thoughts on the likely outcome for the full year & beyond...

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      Evolving challenges of powering industrial IoT applications (02/12/2019)

      There seem to be no limits for new ideas & potential business models based on evolving IoT technologies & solutions. But, while much IoT attention is focused on consumer electronics, as Florian Haas, Director of Marketing at power supply specialist, TRACO Power, contributing for Digi-Key Electronics tell us, in the industrial environment too, there is rapidly increasing demand for professional IoT applications.