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LTE: the mobile future of the Internet of Things

Sep 20, 2016

In the not too distant future, the Internet of Things will connect several billions of devices to the Internet. According to Harbour Research, an estimated two billion IoT devices were sold in 2014, in 2020 it will be more than seven billion. This is only possible if cost-effective communications networks and wireless devices are available.
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Display specification – avoiding the common pitfalls

Sep 13, 2016

Mike Logan, Display and Input Technology Manager, Paul Hooper, European Sales Manager, andersDX   When should I choose the display for my design, and what factors should I think about? Can I visualise what my user interface will actually look like? Can I try my content on different screens before making a choice? How can
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No need for lead acid

Sep 6, 2016

Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology enhances life and performance   Professional battery manufacturer Accutronics is now offering lead acid replacement batteries for use in security, medical and defence applications that currently use Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries. The range, manufactured by their parent company US battery specialist Ultralife, uses Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry
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Take digital control of power supply designs

Aug 30, 2016

By Bob Cantrell, Senior Application Engineer, Ericsson Power Modules   Power conversion and distribution is under pressure in data centers, telecom offices, cellular base stations, and countless industrial computing applications. Modern life is reliant on massive computing power to handle tasks ranging from managing huge numbers of small IoT data packets, to streaming high-definition video
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Creator: connecting the Internet of Things one device at a time

Aug 23, 2016

By Paul Evans, Director for the MIPS Business Unit, Imagination Technologies   2008 marked the year when the number of internet connected devices overtook the world’s population; right now, a few households are generating more web traffic that the entire Internet just six years ago. No matter the exact scale, the Internet of Things has the
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Experience the Network as Your Customers Do — Closing the Turn-Up Gap

Aug 16, 2016

Sam Darwish, Microlease (Viavi (formerly JDSU) reseller in the UK and Germany) and Samuel Bureau, Director-SSO Broadband Networks EMEA, Viavi (formerly JDSU) Traditionally, Layer 2/3 turn-up tests such as RFC 2544 are conducted when installing Ethernet services. After providers certify their networks with either an RFC 2544 test or the new Y.1564 test, they can still receive
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Reduce data centre asset liabilities with HARTING’s Ha-VIS RFID LOCFIELD® antenna

Aug 9, 2016

With regular headlines about the latest cybercrime attack stealing important or commercially sensitive data, the physical security of IT equipment is often overlooked.  One area in particular is the almost casual theft of small pieces of equipment from the racks. For example, the latest helium filled 10TB hard drive represent a £600 investment and with
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Optimizing in-building wireless networks

Aug 2, 2016

The lion’s share of mobile data traffic occurs inside buildings. The high density of subscribers in buildings makes it especially important to ensure the best possible network quality. In order to plan, implement and optimize in-building wireless networks, a reliable and comprehensive assessment must first be made of the radio channel quality of all prevalent
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Video bridging solution promises design flexibility and innovation

Jul 26, 2016

Today mobile platforms lie at the heart of new innovations not only in smartphones and tablets, but also DSLR cameras, drones, virtual reality (VR) systems, medical tools and industrial displays. Ideally each device in a system would interface directly to the applications processor, but in today’s emerging video markets that is not always the case.
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Updates to Legislation Drive External Power Supplies’ Efficiency

Jul 19, 2016

Gary Bocock, Technical Director at XP Power   As concern for carbon emissions grows, most countries have introduced legislation to regulate the efficiency of external power supplies (EPS), so that as little as possible of our natural resource is wasted. This legislation encourages power supply manufacturers to introduce EPS models with higher efficiency and lower
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