Basics on Why IoT Needs to Get Serious About Circuit Protection

Basics on Why IoT Needs to Get Serious About Circuit Protection

The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to network literally billions (and probably trillions) of smart devices together. This connectivity trend has been around for years, initially implemented in factory automation. The need for integration started with the implementation of smart sensors, which was driven by the need for greater productivity—while reducing energy consumption, improving quality, and decreasing maintenance costs and unscheduled shutdowns. By enhancing peer-to-peer communications, the automation industry paved the way for interconnected devices, showing how connectivity could bring the same benefits to other markets.

Circuit protection has been, and will continue to be, a major design consideration for IoT applications. Even with the increased usage of wireless devices, the main infrastructure components of IoT systems will continue to be “hard wired.” Automotive, home and building automation, and factory automation are just a few examples of vertical markets that will realize an increased need for circuit protection to ensure IoT reliability.

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