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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.