Setting safety standard for arc detection in solar industry Design How-To 1/22/2013 1 comment The UL 1699B standard marks the beginning of a trend across industries to increase safety in high-voltage applications. It requires the use of arc detection in high-voltage systems to increase personal safety, protect equipment and prevent catastrophic damage. This article focuses on implementing arc detection in solar applications.
Using SoCs for portable medical equipment Design How-To 1/21/2013 3 comments Cypress Semiconductor explains that using SoCs in portable medical electronics applications makes design simpler, protects IP, and provides novel methods to implement product-differentiating functionality that can make FDA certification simpler.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times