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  • System-on-Chip for IoT Applications
    Published November 2018
    A new study from Netscribes examines the role of the system-on-chip architecture in the Internet of Things ecosystem and the opportunities it presents for the semiconductor industry. The report delves into the challenges facing SoC implementations, current and future trends, and key companies that are in the race to succeed in this market. (17 pages)
  • Testing Approach for Next-Gen IoT Solution
    Published October 2018
    The Internet of Things has become an important tool in driving competitive advantage. It has the ability to take analytics to a different level, which can help companies to reduce costs and gain market share. This paper, from SunPower's Nikhil Padhi, highlights several key aspects of test planning during an IoT project. (6 pages)
  • Developing a Testing Approach for Robotic Automation
    Published October 2018
    Robotic automation has become ubiquitous during the past decade, and has the strong potential to reduce costs and improve productivity at factories. During such a project's implementation, testing sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. This paper, from SunPower's Nikhil Padhi, highlights several key aspects of test planning for robotic automation. (6 pages)
  • Should Manufacturing Applications Be Hosted on the Cloud?
    Published September 2018
    Social, mobility, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies have dominated discussions in recent days, with companies increasingly adopting these trends to improve productivity and reduce cost in smart factories. Most major software providers offer cloud-based options, and organizations must assess whether applications and infrastructure can be moved to the cloud, and whether they can achieve a return on investment. SunPower's Nikhil Padhi provides a broad-level evaluation approach. (14 pages)
  • Selecting a Manufacturing Execution System for a Smart Factory
    Published September 2018
    Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are a key application for smart factories. Many companies opt for a home-grown system so they can map custom business process steps, but in recent years, there has been a strong adoption of packaged MES technologies. One challenge has been how to select the appropriate MES. SunPower's Nikhil Padhi outlines several key elements to consider during selection. (14 pages)
  • Foundational Research in Integrated Buildings: Internet of Things (IoT) Data Standards
    Published September 2018
    The Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) investigates how to achieve data interoperability in smart-building systems applications. (82 pages)
  • Driving New Modes of IoT-Facilitated Citizen/User Engagement
    Published September 2018
    The Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) summarizes the collective opinions of practitioners and researchers regarding the Internet of Things, highlighting the inherent intricacies of the IoT value chain, the possible road-maps to success and the critical issues that must be resolved. (116 pages)
  • Leveraging Robots in Smart Factories
    Published September 2018
    Robots and robotic automation are key components of a smart factory. As factories become smarter, robots and resulting automation will play an important role in enhancing productivity and reducing costs. This paper from Nikhil Padhi provides a high-level approach for robotic automation within a factory. (10 pages)
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