Distributor focusses on surveillance/security with applications specialist site

October 24, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Mouser Electronics has a Security Applications Site on Mouser.com offering design resources for engineers looking to develop cutting-edge security systems.

For internet connectivity with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) convergence, the role of security and combatting threats and vulnerabilities is becoming more important. Mouser says its Security Application Site simplifies security design by providing access to the latest security resources all in one place.

The site contains resources for developers interested in developing security related systems. The Applications section provides a comprehensive overview of IP Cameras including a detailed system diagram with recommended components. Developers can learn how an IP camera captures and transmits live images over a network, with remote viewing and user control available from anywhere at any time. Clicking on a block on the IP camera diagram brings up a list of applicable components including MCUs, image sensors, and audio codecs. Also available is a block diagram of a Video Content Analytics Server that explains how this technology processes many digital images and videos simultaneously.

The Featured Products section lists important components used for security applications including Analog Devices' Blackfin 16-/32-bit Processors, TE Connectivity’s CLOUDSPLITTER Connector System, and Broadcom’s Fast Ethernet Switches.

The Articles section of the website lists papers focusing on key topics including Applying Modern Machine Vision Technologies to Security; Silicon, Security, and the Internet of Things; and Smarter Solutions for Video Surveillance. All articles offer an area to post comments and questions to facilitate further discussions on the topic.

The Resources section lists videos and application notes that discuss device selection and application considerations for different security applications. Target applications include Authentication, Automotive, Biometrics, DVR, Embedded System Vision, Encryption, Ethernet, Industrial, IP Camera, Security ICS, Smart Grid and Surveillance.

Mouser; www.mouser.com/applications/security/