Reliable Electronic Components For IoT And Smart Home Applications

The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to any electronic device that is remotely connected to the internet. IoT technology has been integrated into every aspect of our modern world. Electronic systems are used in everything from computers, to industrial manufacturing plants, agricultural sciences, and even running the most basic devices in the home, like lighting. Many of these technologies rely on their ability to communicate with their operators remotely through desktop computers or other mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets.

Reliable Electronic Components

As the electronic technology field rapidly expands, more businesses than ever, are going after a piece of the market share. High quality, reliable and robust electronic components in the design of all IoT devices ensure the longevity of the product and overall customer satisfaction.

IoT devices designed with high quality electronic components have long term, reliable performance that will ultimately steal the market share. Quality is key, and consumers make purchasing decisions largely based on product reviews.

Electronic Components That Are Built for Reliance

Electronic components built for durability are essential to the reliability and longevity of every IoT device. Some of the most important parts used in IoT design are frequency control and magnetic products:

  • Frequency Control Products generate the clocking signals to ensure all processes happen in an orderly manner and error free.
  • Inductors are used to clean D/C power supplies by opposing sudden changes in current and eliminating spikes and A/C noise.

Some other commonly found products used in IoT are:

  • Capacitors store and fluctuate voltages between electrical components.
  • Antennas are designed to receive and project outside electromagnetic signals to and from electronics. Antennae are a crucial component of any IoT technology needing to communicate with outside equipment like mobile devices.
  • Connectors are used to join conductors in an electronic device to complete an electrical circuit. Connectors are typically engendered male or female to assist with adjoining one unit to another.
  • Magnets are commonly essential to the operations of many electronic devices. They are used to store data, operate speakers and monitors, and are often an intrinsic part of power generation.
  • Switches and Buttons are the external physical interface most users use to operate a device. They are comprised of components like light switches, buttons on a remote, controls on an appliance and more.

Smart Home Devices

Smart home devices allow a home’s appliances and interior devices to connect to WiFi. This enables homeowners the opportunity to adjust the parameters of systems like lighting, thermostats, and security sensors remotely via their smartphones or tablets.

Smart home enabled devices are typically controlled through phone applications that are downloaded directly to the homeowner’s smartphone or tablet. These applications allow homeowners to control home systems via their smartphone or tablet on-site and remotely.

Reliability and convenience are key features that homeowners rely on in smart home products. Many consumers search for smart home electronics that include the following features:

  • Connectivity which is crucial for an IoT device to operate remotely. The ability to interact with home systems and electronics over the internet propels convenience and sophistication to a whole new level.
  • Touch Screens have become the new standard in technology interface design. Consumers are used to the touchscreen technology built into their smartphones and tablets. Smart home device design and engineering should incorporate this feature as well when possible.
  • Voice Recognition / Facial Recognition is another important feature in the hands-free technology category. Consumers can connect to the internet, ask their devices to perform tasks, adjust settings on their devices and more without having to physically interact with the keyboard or touchscreens on their devices.
  • Sensing Technology is also a prominent feature on smart electronic devices. Computers, smartphones, and cameras often have motion sensing capabilities. These features enhance security, provide swift application/device response, and decreases wasted energy output.

Smart home devices improve the lives of many households. To ensure smart home devices are a source of comfort and not aggravation, it’s important to invest in high quality products manufactured with reliable electronic components.

The Internet of Things is about being connected and ECS Inc. has the broadest selection of quality high performance timing and inductors in the industry.

Here are some recommended products from ECS Inc. to ensure your design has quality clocking signals and clean power supply.

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Part NumberFrequencyBoard LayoutPackage SizeInventory
ECX-121032.768 kHz2 Pad1.2 x 1.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-1632.768 kHz2 Pad1.6 x 1.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-1232.768 kHz2 Pad2.0 x 1.2 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-31B32.768 kHz2 Pad3.2 x 1.5 mmCheck Inventory Here


Part NumberFrequencyBoard LayoutPackage SizeInventory
ECX-104832 – 54 MHz4 Pad1.2 x 1.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-1048B32 ~ 60 MHz4 Pad1.2 x 1.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-124724 – 80 MHz4 Pad1.6 x 1.2 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-163716 – 80 MHz4 Pad2.0 x 1.6 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-1637B16 ~ 50 MHz4 Pad2.0 x 1.6 mmCheck Inventory Here
CDX-209432 MHz4 Pad2.0 x 1.6 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-223612 ~ 80 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECX-2236B12 ~ 50 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECS-33B10 ~ 54 MHz4 Pad3.2 x 2.5 mmCheck Inventory Here


Part NumberFrequencyBoard LayoutPackage SizeInventory
ECS-327MVATX32.768 kHz4 Pad2.0 x 1.6 mm
2.5 x 2.0 mm
3.2 x 2.5 mm
5.0 x 3.2 mm
7.0 x 5.0 mm
Check Inventory Here
ECS-1612MV3 – 80 MHz4 Pad1.6 x 1.2 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECS-2016MV1.5 – 54 MHz4 Pad2.0 x 1.6 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECS-2520MV0.75 – 60 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECS-2520SMV8 ~ 60 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECS-2520MVLC1 ~ 75 MHz4 Pad2.5 x 2.0 mmCheck Inventory Here
ECS-3225SMV8 ~ 60 MHz4 Pad3.2 x 2.5 mmCheck Inventory Here


Part NumberInductance RangeBoard LayoutPackage SizeInventory
ECS-MPI25200.47 – 4.7 uH ± 20%
0.47 – 10 uH ± 20%
2 Pad2.5 x 2.0 x 1.0 mm
2.5 x 2.0 x 1.2 mm
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ECS-MPI40400.90 – 10 uH ± 20%
0.47 – 10 uH ± 20%
0.22 – 22 uH ± 20%
0.22 – 22 uH ± 20%
2 Pad4.7 x 4.31 x 1.2 mm
4.7 x 4.31 x 1.5 mm
4.7 x 4.31 x 1.85 mm
4.7 x 4.31 x 2.0 mm
Check Inventory Here

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