• Actuator
    A device that introduces motion by converting electrical energy into mechanical energy in an electromechanical system. (An actuator may also stop motion by clamping or locking.) A dynamo is an example of an actuator.
  • ADAS
    Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
  • Additive Manufacturing
    The industry-specific term for 3D printing, involving building products by adding layers rather than the traditional technique of removing material via milling.
  • Addressability
    The capacity for an entity to be targeted and found. To be addressable, an entity must be uniquely identifiable, meaning that it must be associated with something — typically an alphanumeric string — that is not associated with anything else that exists within that system.
  • Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
    Digital features incorporated into vehicles to enhance driver safety and performance. ADAS functionality includes digital vision for lane departure warnings, blind spot detection, radar for collision avoidance, and V2V communication for multiple vehicles operating near each other. The data and connectivity integral to ADAS transforms vehicles into IoT devices.
  • Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
    The specification for encryption of electronic data established in 2001. Operates on a public/private key system, and planning for key management is an important aspect when implementing AES encryption.
  • Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP)
    An open-source standard for business message communication. Main features include message orientation, queuing, routing, reliability, and security.
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    The name given to a collection of remote computing services, offered by Amazon.com, that combine to make a cloud computing platform.