FTF Americas 2014
   
Live Chat Not Available: Create Service Request

FTF Americas 2014


FTF Americas

Making the World a Smarter Place

FTF 2014 Dallas, Texas

FTF Americas was a great success. We had more than 2,000 embedded design enthusiasts in Dallas, for this year’s four-day event which was packed with incredible demos, insightful speakers and extensive technical training.

Gregg Lowe

Watch the Opening General Session with Freescale President and CEO Gregg Lowe

Get insight into Freescale's vision for a world of connected intelligence where big data, security and cloud computing meet, with Freescale president and CEO Gregg Lowe.

Featuring several prominent customers, including Oracle, Cadillac, OrCam and Alcatel-Lucent Gregg provides a comprehensive look at Freescale solutions and the future of innovation.

Watch the video

Catch Up, Read the Blog

Brandon Tolany

Freescale Technology Forum: Making the world a smarter place

By Brandon Tolany, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer


No matter how you define "smart", it starts with innovation. And innovation and creation are in Dallas this week at the 2014 Freescale Technology Forum Americas (FTF). We're bringing design engineers, ecosystem partners, media, product experts and executives under the same roof to celebrate the innovation that makes the world a smarter place.


I'm already feeling the energy and excitement build as more than 2,000 embedded design enthusiasts check in for four days of FTF. Thought-provoking panel discussions, more than 400 hours of technical sessions and 250 demos in the interactive technology lab await us. FTF is all about collaboration, designing and scanning the future.


With more than 50 billion devices connected by 2020, a key theme throughout this year's event revolves around the Internet of Things. Freescale's products bring enhanced embedded intelligence to a wide range of devices and to technologies shaping the network of tomorrow.


Watch for news and demos on the IoT, automotive advance driver assistance systems (ADAS) and car dashboards, software-defined networking (SDN), sensor fusion – plus so much more. Just today, we announced an exciting expansion of Freescale's flagship Kinetis K series of MCUs and we launched the new QorIQ LS2 family of ARM-based network processors designed to support SDN, and network function virtualization.


You're paid to think. Whether you're here with us in Dallas, or you're watching online, FTF allows you to think in a more open environment. We're excited to share this with you and to see what innovations you create to make the world a smarter place.

Experience FTF virtually:
EMBED FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM AMERICAS 2014: WHAT TO EXPECT
Freescale Technology Forum 2014

It has begun!

9:00 p.m. | Make IT Lab Insider

Let the Make IT Challenge begin. Our challengers are off to build an internet thing with the brand new FRDM-KL64F. From what the contestants are divulging we should have some pretty cool ideas that are totally unique. No dishwashers yet, but the judges from Hackaday, Freescale and mbed can't wait to see what the final outcome will be and who will take home a Sonos Sound System. Come back tomorrow to get an update on how our challengers are doing.

Freescale Technology Forum Make IT Lab Freescale Technology Forum Make IT Lab Freescale Technology Forum Make IT Lab

The networking has started in the Tech Lab with the help of the SteadyServ® iKeg™ and we're capturing all the fun with the Freescale enabled photo booth

6:30 p.m. | FTF Insider

The Steady Serv® iKeg™ system is a mobile, SaaS-based beverage sales optimization platform designed to provide retailers a clear competitive advantage. Powered by ZigBee Pro, MC13224, the SteadyServ tells retailers which beers are selling best, what is popular nearby, and what's on tap near them – giving them the ultimate knowledge of what brew their customers are thirsty for. At FTF the SteadyServ is helping engineers relax from their day of training with a nice cold Texas made Shiner. The fun is getting captured at the i.MX 6 applications processor and Kinetis MCU enabled photo booth where engineers can get creative with fun props and hats and take home a memento to remember their week at Freescale Technology Forum. Stay tuned to Facebook for photo updates.

Freescale Technology Forum Tech Lab Freescale Technology Forum Tech Lab Freescale Technology Forum Tech Lab

FTF is for students too. FTF nurtures a love of science and technology in future engineers

3:00 p.m. | FTF Insider

We're already blown away by the smarts and energy of the students and professors visiting from over 22 universities and from as far afield as India and China. Each year, FTF hosts college students and engineers with the hope that we'll ignite a lifelong passion for engineering, science and technology. Today, as part of Educator's Day, we're listening keenly to their ideas about how to make the world a smarter place and hosting tailored sessions about Freescale solutions.

It's 1 p.m. and the halls are eerily quiet. FTF technical training sessions and hands-on workshops have kicked off

01:00 p.m. | FTF Insider

Training is at the core of the FTF experience and this year is no different, with more than 280 sessions attendees have just started what will be four days full of accelerated learning and immediate feedback. Attendees will leave on Friday with useful technical knowledge, hands-on experience and the right solutions for their design challenges. Furthermore, even if they came to learn about automotive solutions, with 6 other tracks, attendees won't be able to avoid learning about key aspects of other markets. By the end of FTF, attendees will gain the knowledge they need to stay relevant in this ever changing industry.

Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum

FTF attendees have started checking in; over 2,000 embedded design enthusiasts expected to attend FTF 2014

11:00 a.m. | FTF Insider

It's shaping up to be another great FTF! It's faster and simpler than ever before to collect an attendee badge with our new self-check-in kiosks. The FTF app for iOS®- or Android™-based devices is a must-have to get the most out of the many training and networking opportunities in Dallas. If you are one of the holdouts still on a Blackberry® device, we've got you covered with complimentary iPod® touch devices with the FTF app to use at the event. Pick one up at the SpotME desk.

Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum
Freescale Technology Forum 2014

IoT, SDN and ADAS are key themes evolving at FTF

Wednesday Recap | FTF Staff

Ninety minutes of design inspiration – that’s how one attendee described Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe's keynote this morning to a packed crowd of more than 2,000 embedded design enthusiasts. And we couldn't agree more. With so many compelling innovations on stage, from RF technology that cooks a fish in a block of ice without thawing the ice, an electric luxury car, a professional performance system for vocals, guitar and phase looping, to glasses that can help some of the 246 million visually impaired see, we’re hard pressed to pick the crowd pleaser.

Today with Oracle, we demonstrated the Freescale IoT gateway, the hardware platform that forms the foundation of the flexible one box concept. It will be equipped with multi-party software, and engineered to support the secure delivery of IoT services to end-users in a home, business or other locations.

Engaging in the Internet of Things (IoT), Freescale is featuring its embedded leadership and ability to touch all areas of the IoT – from microcontrollers, digital networking, secure data, connected cars, AirFast RF power solutions, RF lighting, defense, aerospace, land mobile and cellular infrastructure. And with the dramatic expansion of networking infrastructure, these devices are connecting to the Internet at a dramatic pace.

The landscape for software-defined networking

With 50 billion devices expected to be connected by 2020, there has been a surge in the volume of machine- and human-generated data as well as an increase in network endpoints. Many of these networks have also become virtualized in order to cope with new data traffic and volumes, giving rise to software-defined approaches to build the networks of tomorrow.

Two years ago, Freescale was the first to address these fast-moving dynamics by introducing the next generation of QorIQ platforms built on our Layerscape architecture. This week, we announced the new QorIQ L2 family of ARM-based network processors designed to support software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). The new processors enable engineers to focus on innovating at the application level by abstracting tasks such as setup, initialization and teardown. The devices also support wireless access, enterprise routing, and data center processing applications.

In this video, Freescale's Tareq Bustami discusses how software-defined networking is transforming the networking space. He also explains how software-aware solutions have become crucial by helping engineers fully and easily exploit architectural capabilities and join the "new network".

Engineers and programmers agree that networking processors have traditionally been complex to program, often requiring the manual coding of software. Freescale's new QorIQ LS2 is fully programmable and highly flexible, enhancing performance for smarter, more capable networks. Check out these demos from FTF:

Paving the way for advanced driver assistance systems

In the IoT, the evolution of the connected vehicle is a driving force. Cars are the ultimate smart mobile device with electronic solutions replacing mechanical systems to enhance the driving experience, improve safety and increase vehicle efficiency.

The average car now contains more than 60 MCUs and more than 10 million lines of code. By 2018, one in five cars on the road will be self-aware and able to share information on the mechanical health, their global position and surroundings. Network service operators see automobiles as their next big opportunity.

Today, we continue increase the intelligence inside the car with the introduction of the highest performance MCU in the industry that will enable the next generation of mid-range vehicles to include highly advanced graphics and display technology for in-car dashboards.

In this video, Freescale's Andrew Robertson, ADAS applications engineer demonstrates the latest Qorivva MPC577xK MCU and the MRD3000 multi-channel 77 GHz radar transceiver chipset that powers this radar-based safety systems to help drivers manage blind spots and to detect for side impacts. This long- and mid-range frontal radar is also used for adaptive cruise control.

Robots and lots of lights– it's not a Hollywood movie set – it's the FTF Tech Lab and it's open, so come explore.

7:30 p.m. | FTF Insider

Robots aren't an uncommon presence at FTF, but this year we have a flying robot – Spiri from Pleiades. Not only does Spiri fly, she is also autonomous, programmable and a tangible example of human/technology interaction. With front and downward facing cameras, GPS, wifi and cloud support, the i.MX 6 applications processor powered Spiri is a powerful robot that recognizes and interacts with the environment around her. Fully programmable, users can create and share apps to make Spiri dance, find a lost dog, or even check out a dangerous environment just to name a few.

Gadgets are coming together on day two in the Make IT Lab

6:30 p.m. | Make IT Lab Insider

Day 2 Make IT Challenge Update: Engineers are getting creative as they show up with bags of goodies from Radio Shack and the hardware store, obviously not letting anything stop them from creating the next best invention utilizing Freescale's mbed™-enabled, ARM® Cortex®-M4 Freedom development platform. So far, there is a pet door, a "thing" toy and lots of gadgets with blinking lights. The clock is ticking and things should start coming together as the last full night in the Make IT lab wraps up.

Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum

Freescale Foundation: Investing in the engineers of tomorrow

3:00 p.m. | FTF Insider

With demos galore, the Tech Lab is the place to see technology in action. The impressive room is packed with engineers getting a chance to showcase their latest and greatest inventions while networking seamlessly with the FTF app. A key aspect of the Tech Lab is the University Programs area where young engineers have made quite the impression with robots, autonomous model race cars and a redesigned car with impressive gas mileage capabilities. With support of the Freescale Foundation, local high school students from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas have created a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition that has the ability to throw a yoga ball through a 10-foot high goal. The young women on this team range from freshman to seniors and are all interested in pursuing engineering as they continue their education. As a supporter of STEM, the Freescale Foundation is proud to invest in the minds of the future. Find out more about the Freescale Foundation and our participation in STEM education at www.freescale.com/freescalefoundation.

Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum

General session kicked off Wednesday morning with a showcase of just a few of the amazing applications Freescale enables

12:30 p.m. | FTF Insider

General Motors brought to the stage the luxurious electric 2014 Cadillac ELR, which engineers will get to experience first-hand when they schedule a test drive later in the day. Following the automotive theme, Levant Power showed the audience you can have a vehicle with the agility of a sports car and the safety of a sedan with their regenerative suspension system GenShock. Seeing is believing and the OrCam's power of Artificial Vision displayed how technology can be used to assist the visually impaired to be more independent. Wrapping up general session, attendees got to rock out with a live demonstration of VoiceLive3, a 3-in-1 professional performance system for musicians. Now that the engineers are more inspired than ever, they will get to spend another day getting hands-on experience they can use to make their dreams a reality.

Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum

Good Morning, FTF!

7:30 a.m. | FTF Insider

It's bright and early in Dallas, but that's not stopping attendees from making their way downstairs for breakfast, coffee and seats for today's opening general session with CEO and President, Gregg Lowe. What big announcements will he make, what demos will be unveiled, who will be joining him on the big stage? Check back later for all the scoop.

Freescale Technology Forum
Freescale Technology Forum 2014

Intelligent, integrated solutions to bring the Internet of Things to life

Thursday Recap | FTF Staff

At Freescale, we see the Internet of Things (IoT) as billions of intelligent connections that will encompass every aspect of our lives and make our world smarter, greener and safer. From smart wearables, to smart energy, homes, factories and data centers, we are bringing the IoT to life by bringing connected intelligence to the embedded technologies that are shaping the network of tomorrow.

To the front line of the IoT

Yesterday, Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe kicked off FTF with a focus around the IoT, highlighting technology and customers that are demonstrating successful implementations from the consumer to the home. And this morning we continued our discussion, taking you to the front line of the IoT with Freescale Senior VPs and General Managers Geoff Lees from the Microcontrollers division, James Bates from the Analog & Sensors division and Tom Deitrich from the Digital Networking division. Joining them on stage were U.S. Department of Energy's Patrick Davis, General Motors' John Haraf, Edgewater Networks' Dave Martin, Envirologger's Jim Mills, and Freescale's Kevin Traylor. There were also several simulcast demos from the tech lab with Freescale's Steve Nelson, Sujata Neidig and Kwok Wu. Together, they shared more about the vast array of devices enabled by our microcontrollers, sensors, analog devices and the network that connects it all together.

Microcontrollers are at the genesis of the Internet of Things. Geoff Lees covers embedded solutions, from K2, the next generation of Kinetis solutions that offers the latest power-efficient, cost-effective Kinetis MCUs and expanded enablement solutions. to an expanded range of i.MX 6 series processors making it the industry':s first processors with ARM Cortex-A9 plus Cortex-M4 core to provide heterogenous multicore processing for high performing and graphically rich devices that require real-time responsiveness.

One promise of the Internet of Things is that our connected electronic devices will sense and monitor our environment, consult information acquired from the cloud and repond with appropriate physical action to enhance our convenience or safety or both. Freescale offers an extensive analog, mixed-signal and sensor portfolio for bridging real world senses or environment to digital, embedded processing intelligence in the automotive, industrial and consumer markets.

Tom Deitrich covers the most critical aspect of the Internet of Things. And that would be, of course, the Internet. The networking infrastructure implications for the dramatic increase in data traffic are significant, and the network transformation has already begun. This week, Freescale introduced a new family of QorIQ multicore processors built on Layerscape architecture, delivering a breakthrough, software-defined approach to advance the world’s new virtualized networks.

Expanding on the IoT landscape

In this video, Freescale's Steve Nelson discusses the current IoT landscape and Freescale's ongoing mission to shepherd customers into the brave new world of 50 billion connected devices by 2020.

In this video, Freescale's Joe Byrne discusses the current IoT trends and how Freescale is positioned to support this market.

Get into the IoT gateway

This week, we also announced new products aimed at streamlining the design process of IoT devices and applications, including the IoT gateway, the result of collaboration between Freescale, ARM and Oracle. The IoT gateway helps simplify the secure delivery of IoT services to end users in a home, business or other location, supporting the rapid deployment of a vast array of innovative IoT services. Here, Freescale's Michael Haight discusses the importance of the IoT gateway for the embedded community.

i.MX 6 series expands

Freescale also expanded its popular i.MX 6 series of application processors, the industry's first application processor to integrate an ARM Cortex-A9 processor and an ARM Cortex-M4 processor in a single chip design. By bringing the flexibility, performance and low-power advantages of heterogeneous computing to its flagship i.MX 6 series of applications processors, Freescale is taking display-centric embedded processing to new levels. Both the one box gateway and the new i.MX 6 series are being demonstrated in the Freescale Technology Lab each evening.

The challenge has closed, the judging awaits

6:30 p.m. | Make IT Lab Insider

The Make IT Challenge has come to a close and I spy a grocery based thing, a medical rehabilitation device, and a WiFi controlled "thing" hand (a la Adams family) running around. We also have a couple of pet projects with a cloud controlled pet door and feeding station. Final presentations and judging is about to start. Check back tomorrow for the announcement of winners.

Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum

So many demos, so little time; the demo lab is the place to see and be seen

4:30 p.m. | FTF Insider

Bright lights, big screens and engineers sharing their latest creations in a collaborative and interactive environment makes the tech lab a hub of creative, innovative energy. With over 250 demos, there is a lot to see and learn. A key section of the tech lab is the Freescale IoT Experience, where numerous consumer products are being showcased for their ability to connect and interact with each other, humans, environments and infrastructures. The i.MX 6 applications processor powered Hydra-F6 by InHand Electronics is one tough tablet. Sitting in a fish tank filled with water and then having a lead ball dropped on the display, the Hydra-F6 proves it can survive the harshest environments. Meeting all specifications for temperature, fluid contaminates, solar radiation, fungus and immersion while being a fully functional tablet makes this gadget ideal for military, medical, industrial and commercial uses. Close by is another eye-catching demo, the Lectronix's in-dash system for Ford Interceptor police vehicles. This police vehicle's center stack features an i.MX 6 applications processor with a 12.1" touch screen display, real-time video playback and provides law enforcement officers the ability to perform their duties safely and efficiently.

Freescale Technology Forum

From EcoCAR 3 to wearable technology, the Thursday General Session covered the Internet of Things

1:30 p.m. | FTF Insider

The second general session did not disappoint with the announcement of EcoCAR 3, and the Freescale leadership team introducing new launches with real-life IoT applications. The morning started with the announcement of EcoCAR 3, a three-year collegiate engineering competition that offers students hands-on experience in a variety of powertrain architectures focusing on electric drive vehicle technology. Fifteen teams compete from universities across North America and this year the tech lab is displaying Mississippi State's enhanced 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. The focus changed to the world of IoT as Senior Vice President and GM of MCUs, Geoff Lees, introduced K2 – the next generation of Kinetis solutions. With low-power performance, memory scalability and attractive price point, the K2 offers a solution that builds on the strong history of innovation that Kinetis is known for. Next to the stage was James Bates, Senior Vice President and GM of Analog and Sensors, explained the importance of sensing and sensor fusion to the rapid growth and proliferation of connected devices and IoT applications. Closing out the session was Senior Vice President and GM of Digital Networking, Tom Deitrich, who introduced the QorIQ LS2 family of processors. The QorIQ LS2 family delivers high performance and integration for the smarter networks of tomorrow. Both launches follow Freescale’s initiative of providing customers ease-of-use performance and fast time-to-market capabilities.

Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum Freescale Technology Forum

Day three begins and we are bringing to life the Internet of Things

7:30 a.m. | FTF Insider

When it comes to the Internet of Things the possibilities and applications are endless. Freescale Senior Vice Presidents Geoff Lees, James Bates, and Tom Deitrich will showcase the extensive array of Freescale products that make the IoT a reality.

Freescale Technology Forum 2014

#FTF2014: It's a Wrap!

Wrap Up Recap | FTF Staff

More than 2,000 embedded enthusiasts joined us at the 2014 Freescale Technology Forum this week to explore technology innovations that are making our roads safer, our networks more productive, our homes more connected, our cities more efficient – our world smarter.

Everywhere we turned, partners, customers and engineers were building things together. The Hack-A-Day, sponsored by Make It Lab, brought together participants and mentors to finalize a design and make it Internet-of-Things-ready using the brand new Freescale FRDM-KL64F based on ARM-Cortex-M4. Many of our guests got the chance to program their own Kinetis Freedom Platform and take home the unique swag. We also had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the engineers of tomorrow, when local high school students from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas joined us to design robots that could throw a yoga ball 10 feet in the air. Simply walking around the Tech Lab hallways exposed us to hundreds of innovations that will make our lives more connected and fun. The Cadillac ELR car demo and SteadyServ® iKeg™, for example, were huge hits!

Sensor fusion at FTF

Another technology we are excited about is sensor fusion. The combination of data derived from different sources resulting in better, more accurate, complete and dependable information. We've seen examples of it throughout the tech lab – the Xtrinsic sensor fusion for Kinetis MCUs that combines an accelerometer, magnetometer and a gyroscope with the Kinetis MCU analyzing the data. Ideal for a variety of applications such as smart phones, IoT machine monitoring and failure prediction applications. Automotive applications such as Advanced Drive Assistance Systems (ADAS) are also a great example of where sensor fusion plays a critical role in advancing safety and ultimately brining the self-driving car to reality.

In this video, Freescale's Mike Stanley discusses Sensor Fusion to Sensor Intelligence as the IoT continues to help shape the sensor market.

Intelligent battery sensor and i.MX 6 series expansion

To close the week, we announced the industry's first general market AEC-Q100 qualified intelligent battery sensor designed to support both conventional and emerging battery chemistries for automotive and industrial applications. In addition, Freescale announced the expansion of its i.MX 6 portfolio with the industry's first applications processor to integrate an ARM Cortex-A9 processor and an ARM Cortex-M4 processor in a single chip design. Freescale’s i.MX 6 series of applications processors is growing quickly, particularly in the automotive space, where shipments grew more than 50 percent from 2012 to 2013.

Inventor Dean Kamen shares the FIRST story

Inspirational, motivational, forward-thinking problem solver -- that's Dean Kamen. "Understated brilliance" is how one attendee described his Friday keynote. In his captivating address, he shared amazing innovations, which make our world smarter, greener and safer, from prostetic arms to tech that cleans drinking water in remote communities. His roles as inventor and advocate are intertwined—his own passion for technology and its practical uses has driven his personal determination to spread the word about technology's virtues and by so doing to change our culture of how we engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Through it all, one theme was clear: You can help inspire generations of kids to STEM, and the FIRST organization makes it easy for all of us to participate. More on FIRST @ http://www.usfirst.org/.

Thanks to our Diamond sponsors

Our diamond partners and sponsors including Arrow Electronics, Oracle, Wind River, Avnet and Mentor Graphics were also showing off some of the coolest tech. And in partnership with Oracle and ARM, we demoed the Freescale Internet of Things Gateway, the foundation of the one box concept that will support the secure deployment of a vast array of IoT devices under a common standard.

If you didn't get the chance to join us at FTF this year, we hope you'll consider it for the future! Next year: We're excited to share our hometown with the embedded community. FTF Americas 2015 will be in Austin, TX!

And the Winners Are...

10:00 a.m. | Make IT Lab Insider

#1 – "Don't Not Enter"

Ernie Aguilar and David Isbister, Whistle Labs Inc.
An internet controlled cat door lock. A cat touches the capacitive sensor on the door to "knock", which sends a tweet to its owner who can then use the smartphone app to unlock/lock the pet door.

#2 – "The Internet of Thing"

Eli Hughes, Wavenumber LLC
"Thing" (Adams Family) controlled via internet and touch screen. The Windows touch tablet app sends commands to the FRDM-K64F, which translates into IR commands to make the "Thing" toy come alive!

#3 – "CloudPhysioBar"

Antonio Quevedo, University of Campinas
Physical therapy monitor, logger and tracker. A doctor sends a prescribed exercise set to the patient. CloudPhysioBar downloads the exercise routine and monitors the exercises via onboard accelerometer, magnometer and pressure sensors to log patients completion of exercises and to send reports and exercise pattern history to doctor.

Exciting things have happened at FTF and we still have one more day

7:30 a.m. | FTF Insider

The last three days at FTF have been filled with great keynotes, informative technical sessions and more demos than ever before, but we aren’t done. Entrepreneur, inventor, creator of the Segway human transporter and advocate for science and technology, Dean Kamen is giving the closing keynote in an hour. We can't think of a better way to start our morning than to hear how innovation and technology can solve the world's most challenging problems.

Diamond Sponsors

Arrow

Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions, with 2012 sales of $20.4 billion. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55 countries.

A Fortune 150 company with 16,500 employees worldwide, Arrow brings technology solutions to a breadth of markets, including telecommunications, information systems, transportation, medical, industrial and consumer electronics.

Arrow provides specialized services and expertise across the product lifecycle. Arrow does this by connecting customers to the right technology at the right place at the right time and at the right price.

Arrow provides extraordinary value to customers and suppliers - the best technology companies in the world - and connects them through the company's industry-leading services.

Visit www.arrow.com

Avnet

Avnet Electronics Marketing is one of the world's largest technology, marketing, distribution and services companies, offering leading design chain services combined with world-class supply chain services in support of the electronics industry. Avnet serves electronic original equipment manufacturers (EOEMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers in more than 70 countries, distributing electronic components and embedded solutions from leading manufacturers.

Avnet provides ground-breaking technical education programs such as SpeedWay Design Workshops™ and On-Ramp Technical Sessions™ that eliminate the lengthy learning curve on new products and technologies. Avnet also manufactures and supports a wide variety of hardware evaluation, development and reference design kits, which allow users to experiment, benchmark, prototype, test, and deploy complete designs for field trial. Coupled with a passion for innovation and customer service, Avnet's differentiated product options and services assure customers and suppliers that they have chosen the right partner to accelerate their success.

Visit www.em.avnet.com

Oracle

With more than 400,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100—and with deployments across a wide variety of industries in more than 145 countries around the globe, Oracle offers an optimized and fully integrated stack of business hardware and software systems.

Oracle’s Internet of Things Platform – The platform for a connected world. Oracle’s IoT platform provides the only device to data center solution for a simple, scalable and cost-effective IoT architecture across all markets that make these applications possible. From Oracle Java Embedded running on a wide range of smart sensors, devices and innovative smart gateway platforms that bring intelligent decision making out to the edge to help save time and reduce costs, through to smart data centers with Oracle Fusion Middleware which provides a scalable platform to move, process & accelerate automated action on data from connected devices and Oracle Business Applications, Oracle Database, Oracle Industry Applications and Oracle Engineered Systems.

Supported by the world’s largest community of developers and deployed in over three billion devices, developing with Java enables the utilization of ubiquitous Java talent to rapidly create and adapt sophisticated IoT & M2M solutions.

Visit www.oracle.com


Return to Top Return to Top