How NFC Works

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi seem similar to near field communication on the surface. All three allow wireless communication and data exchange between digital devices like smartphones. Yet near field communication utilizes electromagnetic radio fields while technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi focus on radio transmissions instead. Near field communication, or NFC for short, is an offshoot…

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Building Management System

A building management system (BMS) is a control system that can be used to monitor and manage the mechanical, electrical and electromechanical services in a facility. Such services can include power, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, physical access control, pumping stations, elevators and lights. A very basic BMS consists of software, a server with a database and…

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I2C, I2S, SPI, PCIe, SDIO Busses

To meet the demands of modern multiple I/O based applications, you need a comprehensive set of busses. These busses are used to connect various peripheral devices to provide optimal I/O devices. Today the core serial busses apart from CAN and USB are SPI, I2C, PCIe, SDIO and I2S. In the Unison OS, busses were designed…

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Automation Jobs – A Study

It is not just low-skill, low-wage jobs that are affected by automation; some high-skill, high-wage jobs too, are susceptible to automation. Take for instance, the task of collecting and analysing data. Some of it falls into the category of low-skill, low-wage. But, some of the activities that fit into the category of collecting and analysing…

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Selection of stainless steels for the food processing industries

Introduction Stainless steels are widely used in food and beverage manufacturing and processing industries for manufacture, bulk storage and transportation, preparation and presentation applications. Depending on the grade of stainless steel selected, they are suitable for most classes of food and beverage products. Guidlelines on the Materials of Construction for Equipment in Contact with Food…

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