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 1
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?
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” 1
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
May 1, 2015
blog

Transition from the Academe to the Industry Unraveled (Part 2) 2

Some few months ago, I wrote an article contrasting academe and work life as well as the adjustments and precautions that had to be made by a typical fresh graduate......More
Mar 6, 2015
blog

Programming Efficiency: Part 2 2

A number of years ago I did some work on a PABX. The device was electromechanical and far from state of the art, but the owner had been talked into spending a bunch of money expanding it and couldn’t justify scrapping it....More
Jan 21, 2015
Commentary

How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics 9

In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software....More

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