Driven by the desire for higher capacity appliances within the same external design envelope, and by the more complex functions, electrical design is being steered towards more and more compact solutions that include combining signal and power lines within a single connector, and reducing the pitch of board connectors.
Strict regulations and standards imposed and set by such organizations as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as well as by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of medical devices, ensure among other things quality-assured preparation of medical cables for diagnostic, therapeutic or monitoring applications.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, demand response provides an opportunity for consumers to play a significant role in the operation of the electric grid by reducing or shifting their electricity usage during peak periods in response to time-based rates or other forms of financial incentives.
Don’t be surprised if your next refrigerator arrives with a 20-inch high resolution color LCD display, touch screen interface and WiFi connectivity. More and more appliances are integrating sophisticated user interfaces along with the ability to communicate with their owners or the internet as part of a “smart home.”
Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen & bath, and international design.