Mike Fahrion

Mike
Fahrion

Mike Fahrion, director of product management at B&B Electronics, has more than 20 years of design and application experience overseeing M2M connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. He also is author of the eConnections newsletter.

Articles
IoT Technologies Prepare To Tackle Global Problems
The Internet of Things is about more than connecting your refrigerator to your phone to tell you if you're low on milk. It also can be used to address problems like climate change, dwindling resources, population growth, and aging.
Looking Forwards And Backwards On The Internet Of Things 1
The Internet of Things will be more than a network of small, smart new devices. It will include older equipment as well. Like an old C-47 waiting its turn in the landing circle above a modern airport, your valuable legacy device will be welcome to keep on doing its job.
4G Resolves Challenges On The Network’s Edge 3
Innovative solutions are enabling 4G communications to reach previously distant and remote locations and operate there efficiently and effectively.
Data Mashups Will Make The Internet Of Things Useful
The Internet of Things will collect data from myriad sources and crunch it into digestible bites to make your day easier in ways we have yet to imagine.
Wi-Fi And Cellular Growth Will Continue In 2013
Mike Fahrion projects that Wi-Fi and cellular wireless will continue to grow and why.
Is “Industrial Wireless” A Myth? 1
Mike Fahrion discusses Ethernet for industrial applications and how it can be implemented with cellular and Wi-Fi.
“Wireless Everything” Impacts System Design
Industrial wireless sensors must be power efficient and can function well with just an "often available" rather then "continuously available" communications protocol.
Moore’s And Metcalfe’s Laws Descend Upon “The Internet Of Things” 3
A view of how both Moore's IC law and Metcalfe's network law are bringing about the Internet of Things concept through M2M technology.
Commentaries and Blogs
Guest Blogs
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Who Are You? (I Really Want to Know!) 1

Borrowing a stanza from The Who’s hit song seemed like a good way to bring attention to a critical topic often ignored by engineers. When finding information on a company that has an interesting product, what do we do? Of course, we look at its Web page to learn more....More
Dec 15, 2014
blog

Bridging Technical Communication Barriers Between Cultures

Understanding technical concepts in different languages can sometimes prove to be difficult, particularly when you have to communicate it. In this article, I discuss the challenges and possible courses of action....More
Dec 1, 2014
blog

Programming Efficiency 7

When I started college, the Intel 4004 was being designed. The C programming language and UNIX operating system were being developed (unbeknownst to me). I did most of my programming in BASIC on an HP 2100 series mini-computer....More
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