Articles tagged with: Connected

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5 months ago
 

Current Tech Trends: Attack of the Drones!

I recently purchased a set of Star Wars drones and it got me thinking about all the practical and impractical uses for IoT devices. Drone technology is constantly evolving as new innovation and big investment is bringing more advanced drones to the market every few months.

The complexity of these perceived simplistic products is amazing. You have physical components that start with lightweight composite materials to radar/positioning, sensors and circuit boards and finally software or the brain that controls all aspects of the drone.

What could go wrong? Well… everything could. For industrial use and military grade applications, the results can be disastrous. Quality becomes the critical component of the production lifecycle. The obvious first step is to make sure all components work according to requirement specifications. Do all the components behave correctly?

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7 months ago
 

Internet of Things: Creating Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturers

We recently posted “Internet of Things: Expanding Into Medical Device Enterprise,” and welcome you to part two of the ongoing discussion about medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Realization

Because field update of software is possible for hardware that is no longer manufactured it is now probable that more than one DMR will be approved for use with the variety of different product configurations (hardware and software variants).  In addition to this an update of the product in the field requires the DHR not be a static lot based document.  It is now time based.

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7 months ago
 

Internet of Things: Expanding into Medical Device Digital Enterprise

What is the definition of the Internet of Things (IoT)?

Gartner defines IoT as the following: “The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with the internal states or the external environment.”

If a medical device firm is implementing an IoT device, implied in the definition is a set of new product features related to the company ideation, realization and utilization systems. We will begin with a delineation some of the new capabilities and potential features IoT promises to bring to our devices.

This list will be fairly short to illustrate the difficulty in implementing this kind of technology, and the need for a digital model to support the effort not only in creation of the product, but just as critical, in management of the device after deployment.

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10 months ago
 

Embedded Computing Creating New Business Opportunities

Embedded software is becoming even more important in product development, leading innovation in connected and engineered products.

Although embedded software presents new business opportunities, there are also development and security complexities that must be addressed. More functionality is needed to support new and differentiated products, with demands on price, performance, size, and time to market are accurately discussed.

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1 year ago
 

ALM-PLM and Good Software: Helping You Transition into the I4.0

Internet connectivity is making drastic changes in your home and workplace, while manufacturers try to keep up with the ongoing software evolution.

Embracing I4.0 presents great benefits, but there are a number of different challenges: risk management, test management, quality assurance, cybersecurity, and other causes for concern.

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1 year ago
 

ALM: Helping Make Sense of Evolving Medical Device Complexities

Software has evolved to become the key differentiator for medical device manufacturers, even though there are continued challenges.

The use of a unified application lifecycle management (ALM) solution, such as Polarion ALM, accelerates innovation while at the same time streamlining quality assurance and automating proof of compliance.

Despite the benefits of software innovation for medical devices, there are a number of strict quality requirements, product failure risks, and even more regulatory complexity.

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1 year ago
 

Discussing Cybersecurity in the Connected Car Era

Millions of connected cars are hitting the roads each year, but cybersecurity remains a puzzling problem facing automakers, tech companies, and OEMs.

Auto buyers enjoy mobile connectivity, but trying to keep all of these emerging services secure is extremely difficult. To help discuss some of the challenges, and current solutions available, Polarion Software would like to invite you to the following webinar: “Cyber security for the connected car.”

The webinar takes place on:

Wednesday, May 18 @ 11:00 AM (8 AM PST). It’s a free 60-minute webinar, featuring Polarion Software’s Mike Borse, in addition to three other industry experts.

To register, please click the following banner:

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1 year ago
 

Software Eating The World: Is Your Organization Ready?

During Polarion Kick Off 2016, there were numerous references to the realization that “software is eating the world.” It’s true that the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0) are disruptive, as customers look for ways to safely adopt IoT.

The application lifecycle management (ALM) [Polarion ALM] and product lifecycle management (PLM) processes are no longer siloed away from one another, with ALM-PLM helping bridge the gap for managing physical components – and the software needed to help create and deliver products.

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1 year ago
 

Guest Post: Software and Security of Connected Products, Part Two

Part 2: Exposing information about electronic and software is critical for product security

by Oleg Shilovitsky @ Beyond PLM
To view part one by Oleg, Software and Security of Connected Products, please click here

The complexity of modern manufacturing products is raising questions about how to manage a multidisciplinary information located in products – mechanical, electronics and software. The software element was largely missed part in product data and lifecycle management solutions.

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1 year ago
 

Guest Post: Software and Security of Connected Products, Part One

Part 1: Role of software in product development
by Oleg Shilovitsky @ Beyond PLM

We live in the era of smart products. The last decade of mobile device technology created a new platform – smartphones. Originally designed as a communication device, smartphones transformed into a ubiquitous platform of elements – chip, WiFi, memory, display, Bluetooth, storage, and similar products that can be reused in every product.

The cost of these components has declined significantly in the last few years. The average person today travels with a mobile device that has the computational capability equal – or even more powerful – than computers that the aerospace industry uses for navigation. If you think about the cost and availability of Raspberry Pi and Arduino, computers built on single circuit boards, you can understand why and how it revolutionizes many products in the modern era. However, widespread use of these devices has drawbacks that must be properly addressed. (more…)