Story Makers

  • September 28, 2017

    Whether you’re designing a wearable device, an interactive lighting system, or even a jet engine, the basic topology of an IoT-enabled wireless sensor node always includes three elements:

    • Sensors – gather information about the environment and condition signals before transmitting to the microprocessor.
    • Microcontrollers – process the signal from sensors, determine appropriate responses, manage power consumption and local memory.
    • Communication – wireless chips, radio modules and protocols needed to
  • September 18, 2017

    Google, Hackster and NXP are inviting designers around the world to test drive Google’s Android Things technology for the creation of professional, mass-market embedded systems for Smart Home, Robotics, Smart City, Industrial IoT / Manufacturing, Retail and Entertainment market segments.

  • September 12, 2017

    When it comes to building IoT-enabled devices and systems, it can take, as the saying goes, a village, or more aptly, an ecosystem – hardware, software, SoCs, SoMs, sensors, connectors, memory, transceivers, power supplies, infrastructure and gateway solutions, cloud platforms, etc.

  • September 7, 2017

    Just months after Avnet and Xilinx® announced the expansion of their global channel relationship to include Avnet’s EMEA-based specialist semiconductor distribution arm, EBV Elektronik, Avnet-owned Premier Farnell has signed a franchise agreement with Xilinx, adding Xilinx’s industry-leading All Programmable devices to its extensive product offering.

  • August 31, 2017

    To support the education and training of next-generation engineering talent, Farnell element14 has introduced the "ultimate education list" for electronics educators – featuring popular and “must-have” products to provide students hands-on experience with real-word tools, and help educators assemble the best equipment and tools available to give students a running start in their engineering careers.

  • August 22, 2017

    Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems rely on robust communication networks. Protocols such as HSR (High-availability Seamless Redundancy) and PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) ensure high availability for networks on critical infrastructure, offering zero-delay recovery time and no frames lost in the case of a network failure.

  • August 17, 2017

    With just $1000 of products from Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America or element14 in Asia Pacific, makers across the world were challenged by Premier Farnell, the development distributor, to “Change the World.” Last month, Premier Farnell announced 10 winners of their design competition, who will now have the opportunity to turn their ideas into real projects that can change the world.

  • August 11, 2017

    Avnet Electronics will be hosting a one-day seminar on Industrial IoT product development Tues., August 15 in Irvine, Calif. and Friday, August 18 in San Jose. The seminar will include a review and discussion of wireless protocols and the software available to make connecting to the cloud easier.

  • August 9, 2017

    Citing Avnet’s success in advancing penetration of Molex technology solutions, expanding channels and outperforming the competition, Molex has named Avnet Abacus its 2016 European Distributor of the Year.

    “Avnet Abacus serves an integral role in continuing the growth of Molex innovative technical solutions into the European market. We are proud to recognize their significant contribution to our distribution channel,” said Henry Fuerniss, vice president sales and marketing EMEA, Molex. “Their

  • August 7, 2017

    In 2009, element14 debuted an online platform for makers and engineers from all over the world to discuss the latest technical developments, collaborate on design projects and RoadTest exclusive new releases from leading global brands. This month, the element14 Community is celebrating its milestone 500,000th member, making the community the largest and most diverse maker space in the industry.