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Near Field Communication (NFC) is hot. It is available in hundreds of millions of smartphones, tablets, and other consumer electronics, and enters more and more the industrial space as well.This article shows how to implement the demos of our "Industrial NFC Demonstrator", first exhibited at embedded world 2017 in Nürnberg.       Parameterization & Diagnosis This demo shows how you can use an NFC phone to parameterize/configure a DIN rail module (or any other piece ...
Microsoft recently launched the AI for Humanitarian Action program, which will make their technology available to those working on various humanitarian efforts. The tech giant wants to use its AI technology for good causes. (Image is of the Microsoft Research Lab - asia via Microsoft)   Microsoft’s latest initiative sees them moving beyond high-end gadgets and classroom programs in an effort to give back. The tech giant plan to offer their AI technology to those taking part in humani ...
This post entry provides a detailed description of how to port the NFC Reader Library to Kinetis K64F MCU. It is used a real porting example exercise to show the steps required to adapt the NFC Reader Library to a sample target MCU. The goal of this post is to serve as a guide for software developers requiring to port the NFC Reader Library to their MCU of choice for their designs.   NFC Reader Library overviewNFC Reader Library architecture NFC Reader Library porting to FRDM-K64F stepsN ...
DARPA launches a new program called Short-Range Independent Microrobotic Platforms (SHIRMP) to develop swarm bots to use in disaster relief efforts. DARPA hopes to employ these tiny guys for their disaster relief programs. (Photo via DARPA)   Tiny robots don’t seem very strong, but when you get a whole pack of them together, they’re stronger than you think. The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) knows this and wants to take advantage of swarm bots for their la ...
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have disrupted and are simultaneously transforming consumption, production, and society by improving efficiencies and reducing costs. The Notes from the AI frontier - Insights from hundreds of use cases discussion paper from McKinsey Global Institute estimates AI has the potential to annually create more than $5 trillion in value, across nine business functions in 19 industries. Despite this, the What's your AIQ? study from the global management consulti ...
Near Field Communication (NFC) is already present in more than 1.5 Billion smartphones. Well-known applications like payment and access control are enabled by NFC, but also emerging and innovative use cases which are just appearing on the horizon now.   This article gives you more information, background and how-to guides around our NFC demos, first exhibited at embedded world 2018 in Nürnberg - to help you put NFC Everywhere.   Accessories and consumablesIdentifying and authentic ...