Avnet Silica solutions targeting key application sectors on show at Embedded World

Avnet Silica will be exhibiting at Embedded World 2018 and showcases a wide range of innovative solutions that target key markets including the Internet of Things, connectivity, security and embedded vision. 

Avnet Silica will use its 250sqm booth to host demo and application solution areas, including more than 60 demonstrations of boards and tools across six demo-stations. These stations will include advanced technologies and products in the areas of: data acquisition; control; Microsoft solutions; connectivity, safety and security; embedded software and services; and storage. As well as the demo-stations, the Avnet Silica solutions area will showcase demos that address a range of challenges encountered by system design engineers and developers, including edge-to-enterprise IoT solutions, connectivity, security, embedded vision, and datacoms.

Special focus will also be provided on key technologies for the development of IoT products and systems. For example, the new Avnet Silica NB-IoT sensor shield will be on display: the board is Arduino compatible and enables connectivity via NB-IoT and LTE-Cat.M1, the latest LTE cellular based narrowband standards that have been developed for IoT applications. In addition, there will be demo solutions on the company’s highly scalable cloud-based IoTConnect software platform, which uses Microsoft’s enterprise-grade Azure hybrid cloud computing service. Applications that will be showcased on the booth include ‘smart factory’, ‘smart asset monitoring’ and ‘smart connected worker’ solutions.

 

Another major highlight is a demonstration of the Microsoft HoloLens, the first self-contained holographic computer that comes in the form of a pair of augmented/mixed-reality smartglasses. Enabling users to engage with digital content and to interact with holograms, the system is being used to show its capabilities in an industrial fill-level control system application that includes sensors and actuators.

The company will also be co-exhibiting in conjunction with Avnet Abacus and Farnell Element 14. Avnet Abacus will be using the show to present its advanced sensor, power and connectivity solutions for the IoT including products and technologies from Omron, Panasonic, TE Connectivity and Varta. Farnell Element 14 will be focusing upon embedded technologies, connectivity and the IoT, with advanced solutions from market leaders including ST, TI, BeagleBoard.org, Raspberry Pi and BBC Micro:bit. A demo highlight is an end-to-end data-to-cloud solution based on the BeagleBone Black platform and a Linux-based cloud gateway for long-range sensor data.


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