Technical Features

March 2017
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers
Courtsey Eaton Corporation

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the
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Date:
10/31/2019
Poised to deliver incredible efficiency, safety, and convenience improvements across all market sectors and applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing rapid and widespread growth. In fact, Gartner estimates that 20.8 billion IoT devices will be in active operation by 2020 [1]. IoT
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03/17/2017
No longer just a device you’d only see in a cool science fiction movie (thank you James Bond 007, Minority Report, and Dick Tracy!) and only dream about using, wearable devices are here to stay. In the beginning, they were as simple as a walking or running step counter (a.k.a. a pedometer). However, over a
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Date:
03/17/2017
A security evaluation should help you to understand your risks. Risks are situations or properties of a system that expose things that you care about to danger or loss. For example, security problems in your product may expose you to a financial liability or cause your customers to stop trusting you and hence
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Date:
03/17/2017