for Switching Power Supply Applications
from PCA Electronics
Compatible with Maxim
Integrated® MAX253 &
Industrial / Medical
OCL: 394, 793 & 988 uH
4500 VRMS Isolation
Operating Temp: -40 to +85C
Packages: .400 x .380 x .250
and .290 x .270 x .088
TIME TO MAKE A SWITCH
expensive because they use proprietary technology. New generations of home monitoring
will be ZigBee-based and integrated with the set-top box and smart phone and will be very
cost-effective. Subscribers will also be capable of remotely controlling the locks of their house
with their smart phones, from any place in the world. Just like your car, you can press a
button and all your home’s doors and windows will lock and be secured. Because of ZigBee’s
built-in security and encryption protocols, ZigBee-based Smart Home devices are extremely
resistant to hacker attacks.
Energy management services will allow people to manage their energy consuming devices from any place in the world. Subscribers will be able to turn on/off their lights, heating/
air-conditioners, etc. from anywhere.
Smart Home services will also become popular — services that automatically react to
stimuli within the home. For instance, systems can make sure that empty rooms do not have
unnecessary lights burning or heaters on.
Home care or assisted living is a set of services that can help the aging generation to live
comfortably, being able to send a warning to family or any service organization if there is a
medical problem or allowing monitoring by relatives, while still respecting privacy.
In the future, we expect that our homes will show a consistent integrated behavior for all
these devices, and this will pave the way for a new way of living, with increased security,
comfort, and increasingly capable of managing our energy consumption.
Today, we live in an integrated Internet infrastructure. We are capable of sharing information anywhere. Our computers, tablets, and smartphones form a set of consistent devices
that can access information straight from our homes. When we are with friends, we can pull
up photos and videos from our home server and share them. However, if we want to use the
smartphone to change the temperature setting on our thermostat, currently that is not possible. We can reach our homes, but we cannot reach into our homes — and that is what ZigBee
and the Real Smart Home is going to change.