The evolution of Robo-Dogs

The potential for automated technology has long been explored, but a specific type of robot called quadrupedal robots – otherwise known as four-legged robots – have seen a considerable surge in interest and research over the last few decades.  The…

AI and the food industry

2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. As the first screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book, it tells the story of Charlie Bucket’s life-changing visit to the famous confectionery manufacturing plant,…

Supply Chain Transformed: Episode 1

Digi-Key’s launch of its video series entitled ‘Supply Chain Transformed’ explores the effects of digital transformation. This includes looking at the ways that suppliers and distributors have adapted technology to introduce new forms of visibility and asset monitoring into the…

Five industries transformed by IoT

Five vital and often considered conservative industries are manufacturing, construction, rail, automotive and healthcare.  Over the last few years, they have witnessed growing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). Much of this expansion is down to the wider adoption…

Increased graphics and processing performance with 12th gen Intel core processors

Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), announces new boards and modules featuring the 12th gen Intel Core processors (Codename Alderlake-S series) for the Internet of Things. Kontron will update the current mini-ITX, µATX and ATX motherboards…

IoT connectivity advanced with secure tri-radio device

NXP Semiconductors announced the IW612, the industry’s “first” secure tri-radio device to support the Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and 802.15.4 protocols. Part of NXP’s new family of tri-radio products, the new device enables seamless, secure connectivity for smart home, automotive…

Edge AI computer for Smart City applications

Axiomtek – a provider of research, development, and manufacturing of innovative and reliable industrial computer products of high efficiency – is pleased to announce its partnership with leading AI chipmaker Hailo to launch the RSC100, an ARM-based edge AI computer (also…

Advanced connectivity to precision tools enabling Industry 4.0 solutions

Sylvac SA, a Swiss based manufacturer of measuring tools, has incorporated BLE modules from Insight SIP, the specialist in ultra-miniature RF modules, to enable enhanced connectivity features within its range class leading digital measuring instruments. Sylvac SA is a family-owned…

Data centre infrastructure: the importance of effective power supply

It goes without saying that a constant power supply is absolutely vital for a data centre. The fire that burned down the OVH data centres in Strasbourg, France in March this year, proved to be a big wake-up call for facility managers around the globe.  The financial impact…

IEC-62443 compliance and industrial security

– Originally written by Paul Taylor, Business Development Director, Industrial Services at TÜV SÜD – The increasing prevalence of cyber-physical systems has a significant impact on industries worldwide. For manufacturers deploying such machines this new connectivity also translates into a…