Maxim Integrated Products has announced new solutions designed to empower design innovation for the industrial, healthcare and automotive markets. Enabling the Factory of the Future - Lost productivity is a common concern for Industry 4.0 designers challenged with keeping a manufacturing line running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With Maxim's Pocket IO programmable logic controller (PLC) development platform, traditional manufacturing processes are transformed with real-time intelligence, adaptive manufacturing, and distributed control. Enabling a Healthier Tomorrow - Creating a custom board with sensors for wearable health and fitness applications can be complex, as designers must first build custom hardware and firmware to validate their concepts and then build prototypes before starting any field trials. From there, they generally spend a significant amount of time evaluating sensors and existing solutions. Maxim’s ultra-small hSensor platform allows designers to quickly and easily validate next-generation solutions for wearable health and fitness applications. The complete development platform with ARM mbed support eliminates up to six months of design time, says the company. Electronica, Hall A4, Stand 279.