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Modular Hardware Platforms Require Tradeoffs Charles Byers
Modular hardware platforms have a set of elements that can be configured to meet individual system requirements, upgraded in the field, and improve supply chain options. We’ll discuss some of the tradeoffs and techniques to modularize platforms, using the PICMG AdvancedTCA packaging standard as an example.

ZigBee vs. Z-Wave: What’s the Difference? Tyler Wojciechowicz
With a myriad of IoT products available, consumers and engineers are left to wonder which technology best suits their needs. Popular IoT ecosystems ZigBee and Z-Wave offer two unique solutions to this design question. Learn how their specifications differ to decide the optimal use for your application.

Apps Benefit from FPGA Processing Power Jim Harrison
Though FPGAs and programmable logic have been an engineering staple for years, some engineers designing with MCUs are not necessarily aware of the added value of integrating FPGA logic into their designs. Explore how some applications can benefit from the real-time processing power of an FPGA.

5G IoT Emerges as a Platform for AI and Robotics Sravani Bhattacharjee
Innovations in IoT and the cloud are enabling highly sophisticated applications of AI and robotics. Learn about the intricacies and dependencies of a new generation of cloud-enabled AI/Robotics and the crucial role of 5G architectures to materialize those applications.

Energy Harvesting Is an Emerging IoT Enabler Sravani Bhattacharjee
Learn about energy harvesting, a fast-emerging option for system designers to address IoT power design challenges. Get deeper insights on what IoT energy harvesting involves, its promises and challenges, R&D success stories, and some futuristic applications.

How to Scale Various IoT System Levels M. Tim Jones
Scaling means many things in the Internet of Things (IoT). Here we explore the idea of scaling at the various levels of an IoT system.

How Blockchain Protects Smart Cities Data Paul Golata
Distributed ledger technology is at the heart of blockchain. Blockchain enables smart city data to be securely captured and manipulated without interference from malicious third parties. Take a walk around the block of the smart city of tomorrow to learn about blockchain component considerations.

Spark Cloud Curiosity with Microchip Greg Toth
The Microchip SAM D21 Curiosity Nano Evaluation Kit along with the cloud-based Medium One IoT Platform and supporting components provides hardware, software, and cloud-based tools to create applications that collect, process, and visualize IoT data.

Industry 5.0 Bridges Cobots and Humans at Work Lee Hibbert
Modern production facilities have become increasingly dominated by automated systems. But Industry 5.0 promises to re-introduce humans to the loop—to valuable effect. Learn how Industry 5.0’s collaboration of humans and machines supports smarter and expanded production activities.

DIGI Seminar Offers Insights into Remote Working Tommy Cummings
In a recent webinar, “Secure, Reliable Connections: Networking Strategies for Remote Workers,” co-sponsored by Mouser Electronics, DIGI offered insights into which of its products provide a safe remote working environment.

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