How Cloud and IoT Are Reshaping Industrial Computing

Keeping up with IoT and embedded technology is now easier than ever. Just visit insight.tech—formerly the Embedded Innovator—for ideas on everything from smart factories to autonomous cars.

It's destined to become your "go-to" resource thanks to:

  • Emerging design trends that will keep you on the cutting edge
  • Advanced strategies from software and hardware experts
  • The latest solutions for IoT and embedded challenges

We’re excited to continue serving you with this new website. Check out the stories below for the first taste of the great content coming in 2017!

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Featured Articles

Fog Computing and the Evolution of Industry 4.0

Fog computing is an emerging trend that distributes computing for more timely analytics. The OpenFog Consortium — founded in 2015 by Intel and other industry leaders — is helping define fog computing architectures and ensure interoperability. See the strides the Consortium is making, especially around system architecture specifications and IoT gateways that localize data analysis.

Pattern-Matching: Low-Power Intelligence at the Edge

Keeping power consumption in check is a serious challenge when you need deep intelligence. The Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller C1000 tackles this issue with an innovative pattern-matching engine and smart sensor subsystem. Discover the benefits of offloading processing from the main core to deliver edge intelligence at low power.

Simplify Sensor Connections with Modular IoT Software

Integrating Internet of Things (IoT) sensors can be a time-consuming and tedious process. American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) provides a modular, plug-and-play approach to sensor interfaces that speeds up the early stages of development. Learn how their software stack uses sensor hubs, IoT gateways, cloud connectivity, and more to take the pain out of sensor integration.

IoT Kit Puts Cloud Hooks in the Gateway

Few companies have expertise in both embedded design and Big Data — or know how to combine these domains. The Advantech IoT Gateway Starter Kit simplifies matters. Find out how this gateway comes preloaded with cloud connectors and a drag-and-drop interface that powers sophisticated data analytics.

Keep an Eye on the Factory with the IoT

Collecting and analyzing production and equipment data is a big challenge. ADLINK recently demonstrated a smart factory system that monitors production lines in real time, and predicts order fulfillment and maintenance needs. Learn how this end-to-end data analytics platform, with a data acquisition unit and smart cameras, helps increase factory productivity.

Push OT-IT Convergence to Full Throttle

A lack of compatibility keeps manufacturing data isolated within machines, engineering reports, and accounting databases. Operational and information technology (OT-IT) convergence breaks down silos, providing a pathway from factory to cloud. Discover how NEXCOM is enabling Big Data analytics and Industry 4.0 scenarios through cross-platform connectivity and drag-and-drop simplicity.

Monitoring and Securing the Smart Grid

Smart grids use phasor measurement units (PMUs) to assess and manage independently operated grid systems. National Instruments, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and OSIsoft created a best-of-breed smart grid platform that includes flexible PMUs and phasor data concentrators (PDCs). Check out how it provides deeper, faster insight into grid issues.

LoRa and LTE Cat. 1 Extend Wireless Sensing Range

Emerging wireless technologies like LoRa and LTE Cat. 1 provide longer range at lower cost and power than stalwarts like Wi-Fi* and ZigBee*. LoRa can handle 65,000 end devices on one interface. Meanwhile, LTE Cat. 1 provides blazing-fast connectivity over low-cost cellular. Learn why both are vital, and how to implement them.


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Rugged Embedded Design: Ready for Extremes

Harsh environments wreak havoc on electronics. Many industries benefit from, if not require, rugged electronics. Learn how ADLINK infuses its hardware with rugged technology from the innermost components to the protective shell.

Optimize Global Enterprise IoT Deployments with an eSIM Solution

Read the new Arkessa white paper and discover how eUICC and eSIM technologies give early Enterprise adopters the edge on global IoT deployments and the rollout of new mobility services.


Vecow ECS-9000 Fanless Embedded System with Quad-Core 6th Generation Intel® Xeon®/Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

All-in-one integrated features, excellent performance, -40°C to 75°C extended temperature, PoE+, M12, 10G LAN, PCIe x16 expansion, 6V to 36V DC-in, 80V surge, ignition control, EN50155, rugged. The Vecow ECS-9000 is a powerful and versatile solution for Industry 4.0 applications.

IBASE EN50155 Certified 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Railway System with M12 Connection and WWAN Redundancy

MPT-7000R is a multi-purpose fanless system designed for railway applications. It features an innovative cable-free power supply module design with one PCIe (x4) expansion that allows module swapping to meet various regulatory requirements.

eXtremeDB Database System for IoT

eXtremeDB Database System for IoT provides affordable, fast, and highly reliable database capabilities, along with a small footprint. Over 25 million copies have been deployed in a wide variety of devices around the world.

SINTRONES VBOX-3150 for In-Vehicle Computing Solutions

Certified industrial-grade unit supports -40ºC – 70ºC temperature and 9V-36V DC-in for use in a wide variety of public transit, railway, police, and emergency vehicles. 2x PoE, 1x GbE, 4x COM, LTE, WLAN, GPS, Bluetooth, and internal UPS backup complete the feature set.

SBS Rugged Embedded Processor Module COMe9623 – Powered by Intel® Atom™ Processor E39xx Processor Series

Benefitting from the new Intel® Atom™ processor E3900 series, the COMe9623 delivers faster processor and graphics performance, lower power standby with improved memory performance, and enhanced security. It is ideal for IoT applications like energy, transportation, logistics, etc.

ATP DDR3L-1866 ECC SODIMM: Memory Solutions for Intel® Atom™ Processor-based IoT and Embedded Platforms

ATP DDR3L-1866 ECC SODIMM comes in both commercial temp (0°C to 85°C) and industrial temp (-40°C to 95°C) ranges with capacities of 4 GB and 8 GB. It is well suited for Intel® Atom processor-based IoT and embedded platforms.

FUJITSU D3433-S Mini-ITX – Efficiency and Connectivity for Smart Solutions

Industrial motherboard with up to 32 GB DDR4 memory supports three independent displays and offers the highest functionality in a small footprint with Intel® vPro technology and Intel® Active Management Technology 11.0 for out-of-band management. PCI Express x16 Gen 3, mini PCIe slot, external and internal USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports. Chassis kit optional.