In short because we’re at the battlefront of every IoT application. We hardened semiconductor warriors are on the front line taking any and every kind of analog signal and transferring it to the digital world.
Does light, pressure, vibration temperature movement come in a nice neat digital format? You bet not. So Analog Devices (ADI) is one of the translators of real information into usable data. We focus on very difficult modalities because that’s our history, but simply said the first stage of the IoT battle is to sense (we do that too!), measure and then then transform into data. And frankly, how well you do this sets the stage for success further down the line. If you put garbage in then, sorry to disappoint you, but you’re going to get garbage out (big secret unveiled!). Need a location that’s within a mm, or a temperature that ensures you understand different growing conditions for unique crops, or a vibration that tells you exactly what ball bearing will fail next in your rotor? You need precision, and reliability. Don’t like changing batteries? You need measurement that is always on but also consuming ultra-low power (or self powered) to ensure even the most demanding IoT applications are empowered with the right data at the right time.
And silicon innovations enable interpretation of the world around us by bridging the physical and digital domains with technologies that sense, measure, interpret and connect.
From Rant to Reality
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