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SECO Acquires InHand Electronics

Rockville, MD, November 1st, 2019 – SECO Group acquires 100% of InHand Electronics. SECO, a high-tech manufacturer of computer miniaturization and “ready-to-use” integrated systems, with shareholder FII Tech Growth fund backed by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, is pleased to announce that today it has signed an agreement to acquire InHand Electronics, a…

Intrinsically Safe Circuit Design Device Needs Across Industries

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Oct 10th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

As mobility in harsh and volatile industrial and manufacturing environments has become a necessity for productivity, safety, monitoring, and management, intrinsically safe circuit design has had to meet stringent regulatory device needs. Making matters more challenging for device manufactures are the varied environments, product features, and complex requirements of meeting…

Using CPLDs to Tackle Unforeseen Design Requirements/Enhancements Late in the Electronic Design Cycle

  • By: Paul Sayles
  • Published: Jul 25th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Complex programmable logic devices, commonly known as CPLDs, have become a staple for modern digital electronic design. Although CPLDs have their limitations (they are primarily used for relatively small amounts of digital logic and low-power architectures), they are hard to beat their combination of low power consumption, on-the-fly design flexibility,…

Why a Rugged Tablet Must Have An IP67 Rating

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Jul 18th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Today, the rugged tablet is commonly used across sectors like manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, defense, energy/utilities and more. One key performance parameter in these environments is ingress protection (IP) rating – resistance to ingress of dust and water into the device. For business-critical operations, the best rule of thumb…

The Role of the Custom Medical Device in Interoperability

  • By: Keith Lowe
  • Published: Jul 11th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

While the pursuit of true interoperability in healthcare continues to accelerate, data security concerns still loom large. Data standards, security and privacy requirements, and advanced health IT systems are critical to achieve full healthcare interoperability, according to a report from the Hospital Agenda for Interoperability. In truth, full and unfettered…

Intrinsically Safe Product Design Part 4: Role of the Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL)

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Jul 1st 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Part 1 of this series introduced the concept of intrinsically safe design for explosive environments. Part 2 described considerations for the definition of explosive environments and how geographic regions for device use can impact both explosive atmosphere characterization and product implementation. Part 3 describes regulatory and quality requirements for ongoing production and sale…

Intrinsically Safe Product Design Part 3: Production Quality Requirements

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Jun 11th 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Part 1 of this series introduced the concept of intrinsically safe design for explosive environments. Part 2 described considerations for the definition of explosive environments and how geographic regions for device use can impact both explosive atmosphere characterization and product implementation. This blog describes regulatory and quality requirements for ongoing…

Intrinsically Safe Product Design, Part 2: Defining the Hazardous Location Environment

  • By: Mark Price
  • Published: Jun 3rd 2019
  • Categorized: Blog

Part 1 of this blog series introduced the concept of intrinsic safety (IS). Part 2 describes the characterization of hazardous environments with respect to intrinsically safe electronic devices. Internationally, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is considered to be a benchmark in the definition of explosive atmospheres and certification of electrical equipment…

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