NXP Talks Internet of Things Security
The Internet of Things was a hit theme at this year's electronica, with a number of companies showcasing IoT solutions that go beyond the chip and data sheet to offer fuller solutions. In this press conference to announce its new solution, NXP and other experts covered security and other market needs.
Amazon Co-Develops IoT Reference Design
This IoT reference design from Microchip provides WiFi capability, the MCU, interface, etc. A zero-touch provisioning kit, it was co-developed with Amazon for its IoT service but can be replicated with other cloud providers.
Bringing Predictive Maintenance to Factories
These example reference designs from Texas Instruments enable industrial IoT applications like predictive maintenance.
Infineon Uses Light to Sense Surroundings
This 3D sensing demo shows how transmitted and received light can be used to find phase difference and thus provide depth sensing. This technology gives machines a human sense of space and motion, says Infineon.
Services Define the Internet of Things, Says Qorvo
One of the best things about electronica is the number of experts in attendance. Pictured is Cees Links from Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business unit (formerly Green Peak Technologies). According to Links, the IoT is not actually about "things," but services.
The Industrial Internet of Things in Miniature
An Industrial IoT factory rendered in miniature. Here, STMicroelectronics shows the solutions and capabilities that are already available for smart manufacturing.
The Pocket IO Packs a Big Punch in a Small Footprint
Sponsored by: Maxim Integrated
With the rapid evolution of adaptive manufacturing processes, designers of programmable logic controllers must pack more functionality than ever before into enclosures that keep getting smaller. The new Pocket IO™ PLC development platform integrates a total of 30 industrial IO's while reducing heat dissipation and increasing throughput, in a remarkably small footprint of less than ten cubic inches. Find Out More
Under the Hood: Microchip HMI
In this human machine interface (HMI) demo from Microchip, capacitive touch sensors are used to replace mechanical push buttons.
What Computers and Sensors Can Do for Cars
This electric vehicle car demo from TI demonstrated how sensor and DLP technology can help drivers travel more safely. Cutting-edge infotainment applications are shown on the right.
Vishay Takes Aim at Competition
Companies often use major trade shows like electronica to show where they stand against the competition. In this comparison from Vishay, for example, two surface-mount high-frequency MLCCs are driven with the same circuit and power to show the difference in ESR across a specific frequency range.
Infineon's Intelligent Headlights
This LED matrix demonstrator from Infineon uses PCBs with LEDs to show how intelligent headlights will shut part of the matrix off to illuminate glare for oncoming vehicles.
STMicroelectronics Take Chips to the Sky
This drone application example from STMicroelectronics provides electronic speed control, contextual awareness, a flight-control unit, and gimbals.
The Lighting Revolution
Remember when a light was simply a light? This application example from Littelfuse shows how much lighting has changed to save energy and money for municipalities.
Harwin Parts Span Aviation and Automotive
A Micro-D replacement perhaps? The Gecko Screw-Lok from Harwin targets high reliability rugged applications like aviation, aerospace, and automotive. The one-piece solution comes in four sizes and options include male, female, and cable versions.
Latest Version of WEBENCH on Display
The popular WEBENCH tool from Texas Instruments, which was originally introduced in the late 1990s, has been steadily maintained and upgraded. The latest version focuses on high-voltage design—specifically ac-dc conversion.
The Smart Home's Intestines
A growing trend with smart devices is to have an increasingly simplified human machine interface or HMI that relies on complex circuitry. Here's a look at the guts of a smart thermometer from Littelfuse's booth.
Maxim's IO-Link Demonstration
Relying on IO-Link Devices, this Maxim Integrated demo used a light grid to show that when certain beams have been interrupted with the ball, the light grade can tell which ones.
What You Need for 5G Testing
The SMW200A high-end vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz offers new options for higher-frequency ranges like 5G. It can generate noise, fading, and more and flaunts a larger demodulation bandwidth.
Giving a Robot Arm Smarts
This development platform from Maxim uses Pocket IO to add intelligence to the robot arm. The arm picks up the soccer ball, checks its circumference, weighs it, tests it's balance, kicks it through a chosen quadrant, picks it up again, locates the label and then prints the requested name on the ball.
Harwin Springs on Springs
This spring-contact development kit, which will soon be available from Harwin, is refillable for life and comes with 16 of the most popular sizes.
TE Connectivity's Vision of the Smart Home
This application example from TE Connectivity provides a glimpse into some of the parts used in today's new smart home solutions.
Tallyho the FieldFox
Using real-time spectral analysis, this version of Keysight’s FieldFox is able to capture spectrum without gaps. It promises to pick up very short signals with 100% amplitude accuracy. In the photo, Deutschland and Vodafone channels are both shown and are not interfering.
Making Over-the-Air Measurements
This over-the-air (OTA) measurement solution from Rohde & Schwarz serves both 5G and wireless gigabit components. It measures transmit power over the air interface, allowing users in development and production to calibrate the output power of a DUT’s antenna and test the DUT’s beamforming function.
Arrow Electronics and Harting Sign Distribution Deal
On Thursday, Harting signed a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, expanding its sales partnership to include Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Harting's Edgar-Peter Düning and Jon DeSouza stands with John Drabik, Vice President and General Manager at Arrow Electronics.