Story Makers

  • October 18, 2017

    Developing a bill of materials (BOM) is a crucial step in a hardware team's journey from prototyping to manufacturing. On Nov. 7, 2017, 1pm (EST), Dragon Innovation CEO and co-founder Scott Miller will be hosting a live stream seminar on Hardware Studio demonstrating how a well structured and researched BOM can help teams see into their manufacturing future, providing valuable insights that enable them to avoid costly mistakes and common pitfalls.

  • October 13, 2017

    Nearly 75% of the applications received for the Startupbootcamp IoT were from startups working on B2B IoT devices, demonstrating the growing recognition of the power and potential for IoT in B2B sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, education, the environment, health, agriculture and retail, according to Raph Crouan, founder of the London-based accelerator program.

    Premier Farnell is among the corporate partners who have committed to supporting the Startupbootcamp

  • October 3, 2017

    Avnet, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, are currently accepting applications for the 2018 ASUio, a multi-round competition that supports student ventures from across the U.S. in driving technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

  • 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.