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.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.