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Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI

Industry giant Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI, a company founded a few years ago by Elon Musk and Sam Altman. The aim is to improve development and research work in order to positively influence AI growth. The aim is to promote the responsible development of artificial intelligence. ...more on heise.de

Stanford and NASA cooperate and launch IoT satellites into space

Stanford and NASA have jointly launched numerous small Internet of Things satellites into space. These satellites are intended to bring about significant improvements in space research in the future and provide scientists with more data relating to our universe. This should lead to new insights into the Earth. The project started a few years ago on Kickstarter - it was created by a team of students....more on theiotmagazine.com

Anything as a Service

Gone are the days when Software as a Service was a novelty. Today, alongside PaaS, IaaS and Co., there is almost every service on demand – XaaS is born. So there is also AR, advanced training or robot as a service. Read more about the new service offerings at produktion.de ...more on produktion.de

Decreasing Time to Design in the Industrial Internet of Things

Discussions about the industrial market today are often focused on the vast potential in the industrial IoT (IIoT). The huge potential for innovation offers the promise of significant productivity gains, operational efficiency and bottom line revenue increases, but only if it’s enabled by a supply chain based on reliability, stability and longevity. These values will be even more important as manufacturers and system integrators adopt greater levels of automation, connectivity and autonomy—all with faster design cycles and more competition i ...more

Key Considerations for Powertrain HIL Test

Safety, availability, and cost considerations can make performing thorough tests of embedded control devices using the complete system impractical. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation is a real-time test technique used to test these devices more efficiently. During HIL test, the physical system that interfaces to an embedded control device is simulated on real-time hardware, and the outputs of the simulator mimic the actual output of the physical system. The embedded controller “thinks” it is in a real system. HIL simulation meticulously test ...more

The Workstation Buyer's Guide for Manufacturing and Engineering

Forward-looking enterprises are investing in digital transformation, acquiring technology and services that accelerate innovation, enhance competitiveness, and help develop new areas of growth. Workstations are often crucial for development and use of manufactured machines. What you will learn in this infobrief: 1 Digital transformation means many key parts of the business now depend on specific and often very demanding applications. 2 The outcome of these applications can determine the health of the company. 3 Applications can ha ...more

Fundamentals of Building a Test System

Most organizations do not consider production test a top priority, but it is a necessity to prevent major quality issues in the products that represent the company brand in the hands of customers. The costs, however, can be significant and are often greatly misunderstood, especially when there’s no easy way to quantify the positive business impact of high-quality products or shortened time to market. But best-in-class organizations are unfazed by this “necessary evil” viewpoint, because they seek to understand the total cost of developing, depl ...more

NI Solutions Brief: ADAS Test

As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) introduce new technology into vehicles, they need adaptable, futureproof test systems. NI offers a single, software-defined platform approach to automotive test that can natively integrate all the I/O types you need to test today’s and tomorrow’s ADAS technology. Read this whitepaper from National Instruments to find out more. ...more

VDE founds Competence Center for Information and Corporate Security

Joachim Ringelnatz, the author of humorous poems, has put it in a nutshell: "What is certain is that nothing is certain. Not even that." Less humorous for those affected is the threat of cyber attacks by criminals. After all, 45 percent of VDE member companies are of the opinion that their IT systems are not sufficiently protected. Medium-sized companies in particular are increasingly finding themselves overburdened when it comes to financial and personnel resources to protect their IT security. The VDE has reacted to this by creating the "C ...more

Choosing the Right Surge Protection for Industrial Automation Equipment

In this whitepaper we highlight the need to employ circuit protection devices within equipment used in the industrial automation environment. With an emphasis more on the aspects of ESD rather than EMC/EMI, we highlight the possible causes of surges and the different types of protection devices available to incorporate in control systems and their associated network interfaces (CAN, Ethernet etc.). In highlighting the different types of circuit protection available, a small selection of applications are discussed, along with specific produc ...more
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