Farnell element14 join Avnet Silica at Embedded World

Visit Farnell element14 at the Avnet Silica Stand : Hall 1, stand 1-370

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Farnell element 14, The Development Distirbutor, will be joining Avnet Silica at Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany from 27th February to 1st March, located in Hall 1 at stand 1-370.  Farnell element14 will focus on embedded technologies, connectivity and the IoT, with advanced solutions from market leaders including ST, TI,, 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.

Avnet Silica will demonstrate its extensive range of products, technologies and knowhow across key application sectors. It 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 with conjunction with Avnet Abacus, who 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.

In addition, Avnet Silica has three speaking slots at the Embedded World Conference 2018:


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“High Resolution Multi-Camera Tool to Develop an Autonomous Vision System Solution”

Wednesday, February 28

14:00–14:30 (Session 25)

Michaël Uyttersprot

“TSN – Future Industrial Ethernet Standard or AVB 2.0?” Thursday, March 1, 10-10:30 (Session 35 I) Torsten Rothe
“Timon, Rex and Tux: How TPMs and On-Chip Security Modules Improve Trust and Security in GNU/Linux” Thursday, March 1, 13:30-14:00 (Session 26 II) Michael Röder

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance and repair.  From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7.  With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localised websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe, Newark in North America, and element14 in Asia Pacific.  It also sells direct to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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