Why does your manufacturing partner secretly hate you?

You finally moved the design to production. You have selected a perfect size, great manufacturing partner who has the capability and capacity to deliver what you need. They are supportive and the relationship is great.  Now that your job is done, you can relax and watch thousands of devices coming out of the oven. Let’s […]

6 steps from concept to production

Every once in a while, I hear this from our customers: “We have a working prototype and now we just need your help to produce it.”   Surprisingly, after this statement, they proudly show me something like this: Finally, I stopped being shocked that this comes from both startups and established companies. Both see unique […]

Case study: Development of IoT home alarm hub

Project overview: Startup from the UK, saw an opportunity to meet the user’s needs and position in premium segment on the security systems market. After looking for ready-made and OEM solutions, the client did not find appropriate product that would meet the requirements. This means that design of custom solutions was the way to go. […]

3 legal requirements for secure IoT device

On the 27th January 2020, the UK Government announced plans to introduce laws to protect users of internet connected household items from the threat of cyber attacks. The new laws will focus on the first three recommendations from the code of practice recommended in the Secure by Design report previously published. These are: All consumer internet-connected device […]

CE Marking: How to setup the technical file

As we wrote in one of previous posts, in order to CE Mark a product, manufacturer has the responsibility to: Carry out conformity assessment. Set up the technical file Issue the EU Declaration of Conformity Affix a CE Mark to their product In this text, we will do a brief explanation of what’s the big […]

Environmental tests for your electronic product

In this text we would like to share with you the information on environmental testing that may be required for your electronic product. The most convenient way to explain this would be to use practical example, so here we will list the tests that we have performed in-house in our environmental chamber, during development of […]

Properties of secure IoT device

Industry largely underestimates the critical need for the highest levels of security in every network connected device. Even the most mundane device can become dangerous when compromised over the Internet: a toy can spy or deceive [1], an appliance can launch a denial of service [2] or self-destruct, a piece of equipment can maim or […]

Product Approvals & CE Marking – In a Nutshell

If you are “placing products on the market within the EU” then you should always evaluate any possible legislative rules that may apply. The “Blue Guide” on the implementation of EU product rules provides a comprehensive guide. However, at around 150 pages, you may find that a time consuming read, so here is our summary….. […]