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Future launches Avalanche Board with Microsemi PolarFire FPGA

December 16, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
Future Electronics has announced immediate availability of the new Avalanche board featuring Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGA along with a series of free hands-on workshops. 
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Denso and BlackBerry co-develop integrated automobile HMI platform

December 15, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
Virtualization technology enables integrated control of in-vehicle HMI systems
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AI will create more jobs than it eliminates: Gartner report

December 15, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
AI will create 2.3-million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8-million
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MIPI Alliance opens access to its MIPI I3C sensor interface spec

December 14, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
The MIPI Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, announced it is opening access to its sensor interface specification, MIPI I3C.  All companies, including those not currently members of MIPI Alliance, may access the MIPI I3C v1.0…
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Smart clothing wearables forecasted for continued growth

December 13, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
ABI Research forecasts that the smart clothing market will top 31 million device shipments annually by 2022
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Microsoft releases free preview of quantum development kit

December 12, 2017 by Allison Linn, senior writer, editor at Microsoft
So you want to learn how to program a quantum computer. Now, there’s a toolkit for that. Microsoft is releasing a free preview version of its Quantum Development Kit, which includes the Q# programming language, a quantum computing simulator and other…
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Electro Sonic enters partnership with CalcuQuote

December 11, 2017 by Stephen Law
Electro Sonic, Toronto-based distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, recently entered a partnership with CalcuQuote. The move allows electronics manufacturing services (EMS) companies using CalcuQuote to search Electro Sonic’s database for pricing and availability information.  CalcuQuote is a Cloud…
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Edge computing system MICA integrates wireless sensors

December 10, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
Harting’s compact yet powerful edge computing system MICA (Modular Industrial Computing Architecture) now offers wireless functionality. Harting teamed with Arrow Electronics, a member of the MICA.network, to develop the MICA Wireless Sensor Networks solution that adds wireless communications to the…
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Sierra Wireless completes acquisition of Numerex

December 10, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
Sierra Wireless Inc., Richmond BC, the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), completed the previously announced acquisition of Numerex Corp.  “The acquisition of Numerex accelerates our IoT device-to-cloud strategy by adding an established…
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IRYStec wins TiEcon Canada and selected for CDL AI

December 9, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
IRYStec Software Inc., Montreal-based provider of perceptual display processing technology, recently won the first prize at TiEcon Canada 2017 Pitchfest and has been accepted into the Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) AI program at Rotman School of Management University of Toronto…
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Computer vision helps mobile devices see and do more than ever

December 9, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
We are entering an era where devices can see rather than simply respond to touch.  Recent smartphone launches from Apple (iPhone X), Huawei (Mate 10), and Google (Pixel 2 and Google Clips) are starting to shift the focus from what…
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BlackBerry and Qualcomm extend strategic relationship

December 8, 2017 by EP&T Magazine
Firms to deliver automotive platforms for next generation vehicles