PHOENIX -- Engineers designing for safety-critical applications require electronics that provide protection against both random and systemic failure, room for application differentiation, and simplified development and system certification. Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has teamed up with Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) to offer a free webinar on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m. EDT called "Innovation with Purpose: Optimal Microcontroller Solutions for Safety-Critical Applications." To register, visit: www.em.avnet.com/TIMCUsafety.
Jim Carver, technology director, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, will be joined by Anthony Vaughan, marketing and business development manager, TI. The two will provide a brief overview of the TI Hercules® RM4 and TMS570 ARM® Cortex™-R4F safety microcontrollers, as well as detail the integrated feature that make this product family well suited for safety critical applications. In addition, Carver and Vaughan will illustrate the performance aspects of the Hercules safety microcontrollers’ ARM Cortex-R4F floating point CPU and peripheral interfaces (e.g. USB, Ethernet, Flexray). The entire agenda can be found on the Avnet Electronics Marketing website.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.