As electronics product designers we know that the compliance process in electronics product development can appear intricate and precarious, if rules or regulations are misinterpreted.
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The cellular IoT market is in a significant state of flux in terms of standards, and as we have seen in the past, betting wholesale on one or the other is a risk. Here we start to explore the Cellular IoT sector.
While working on Apple HomeKit projects, we have found that some challenges crop up again and again. This guide helps new Homekit developers climb the ladder to smart home success.
A series of market, regulatory and technical changes mean that demand is slowing, and as those factors continue to snowball, we will soon see the ultimate demise of PHEVs.
VIGIL, an innovate UK funded consortium has rolled out a new control platform for Vehicle-to-Grid/Building (V2G/V2B) systems and distribution networks.
Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support New Series: Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know - Part 1 With end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS, our new series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know explores the key considerations when planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices. Part 1: Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Windows Embedded Compact 6.0 has been available since 2006 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 dates back to 2011. For device manufacturers and software developers, there are several important dates in the platforms’ product lifecycles, especially when ‘mainstream’ and ‘extended' support ends. Mainstream support is available during system development when problems occur that may require Microsoft assistance. [...]
New EU Radio Equipment Directive: 5 key things you need to know We have updated this post, so please head over to if you want to know what's new in 2019: https://www.bytesnap.com/eu-red-2019/ As electronics product designers we know that the compliance process in electronics product development can appear intricate and precarious, if rules or regulations are misinterpreted. Now, our community has the European Union’s new Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU (RED) to grapple with. The RED came into force on 13th June 2016, replacing the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive (R&TTE Directive 1995/5/EC). With a significant bearing on how manufacturers gain a CE Mark, due to changes between the two frameworks, it’s crucial to fully understand these regulatory differences to avoid time and cost [...]
Winner of BEEAs 2016 Design Team of the Year, ByteSnap Design, is launching the latest iteration of SnapUI at this year’s EDS on stand L22. Developers can now use SnapUI for accelerated development of production-ready code Faster UI Prototyping: ByteSnap Design’s user interface development framework SnapUI has now been extended to support Raspberry Pi and i.MX6-based embedded devices. SnapUI already allows Windows embedded and Linux developers to build and test user interfaces before hardware development of the target device is complete. When designing new hardware devices, keeping the user interface design in step with hardware development can be difficult; worse, when the user interface is overlooked or is the last consideration in the design process, projects can suffer significant delays in getting product to market. SnapUI mitigates [...]
The move of the Smart Home Summit to Olympia in 2016 from a hotel in 2015 is a sure indication that business opportunities are growing in the smart cities, smart home and industrial internet sectors. The Smart Home Summit took place last week in London - a two-day conference and an exhibition that hosted the leading players across the sector - and we'd say yes, it was worth attending. 160 speakers gathered to make predictions and offer insight into the expansion of the three key IoT sectors, with presentations such as “Where Do Real Industry of Things Opportunities Lie for Businesses and Consumers?” from Sascha Backhaus, from CTC Stade/Airbus. He included information about industrial IoT opportunities such as asset and material tracking, real time localisation and foreign object damage [...]
ByteSnap has provided both electronics design and software expertise for award winning smart home security device Cocoon. Cocoon is a technology company transforming the home security market by designing beautiful products that help people feel safe. It won silver at the 2014 London Design awards and recently secured a £2 million investment from Aviva Ventures and Breed Reply Investments. Features of the innovative smart home security system include device side encryption and unique SUBSOUND™ technology to sense activity throughout a home. It even detects intruders through closed doors. Cocoon enlisted ByteSnap Design as experts in both electronics design and software on embedded platforms. Following an extensive investigation into the various system on chips (SoC) on the market, Cocoon’s in-house specialists chose NXP/Freescale iMX6 for its availability and technical support. [...]