Suppliers continue their quest to provide new wireless products
to support the standards they support. ZigBee provides a good example
of recent progress. ZigBee wireless sensing addresses automatic meter
reading applications, home, building and industrial automation.
Recently, the ZigBee Alliance announced the public availability of its
ZigBee Smart Energy public application profile. In May, the Alliance
certified 19 ZigBee Smart Energy products. One example is Ember's Smart Energy Suite. A
collection of embedded software, tools and silicon to simplify the
delivery of devices certified to ZigBee Alliance's Smart Energy (SE)
Profile, the Smart Energy Suite a complete Smart Energy Profile
reference application, other application-appropriate software and uses
Ember's EM250 system-on-chip and the EM260 network co-processor.
During a teardown of the iPad Air and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at the Medical Design & Manufacturing Show in Schaumburg, Ill., an engineer showed this "inflammatory" video about the dangers of maliciously mishandling lithium-ion batteries.
The Window Watcher stops the burglar before he does damage or enters the house. House alarm service companies set off alarms and call the service only after the burglar has damaged and entered the house.
If you’re designing a handheld device or industrial machine that will employ a user interface, then you’ll want to check out the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center course, "Engineering Principles Behind Advanced User Interface Technologies.”
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