Appreciate the RECOM service to analyse the failed parts even if the companies have purchased the parts from non-authorized distributors. I beleive the OEM's should be careful and purcahse the parts only from approved distributors to avoid huge problems at the cost of small extra component costs.
There is a delicate balance between RECOM publicizing the diagnostic differences between the real product and the counterfeits for the benefirt of their customers ... and teaching the counterfeiters which changes need to be made for the counterfeits to become indistinguishable. An "arms race".
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.