Industry Term

What is PCB?

Stands for "Printed Circuit Board." A PCB is a thin board made of fiberglass, composite epoxy, or other laminate material. Conductive pathways are etched or "printed" onto board, connecting different components on the PCB, such as transistors, resistors, and integrated circuits.

What is PCBA?

(Printed Circuit Board Assembly) is the board obtained after all printing solder paste on the PCB and then mounting various components like resistors, ICs (Integrated Circuits), capacitors and any other components like transformers depending on the application and desired characteristics of the board.

What is IoT?

The internet of things, or IoT, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

What is AIoT?

Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) is the combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies with the Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure. AIoT uses big data analysis and AI to process a massive volume of data that is generated and collected from the IoT and stored on the cloud or edge, to build an intelligent ecosystem with everything digital, intelligent, and connected.

Power-off memory function

If the product has a power failure memory function, it will maintain the state before the power failure. For example, the socket: if it was off before the power was off, it will remain off after power on. The power-off memory function is a hardware function and needs to be carefully considered according to the product use. For example, the power failure memory of the socket: * If the socket is used by remote unattended equipment, the customer wants the socket to maintain the state before the power failure, and then use the power failure memory. * If the socket is connected to high-power electrical equipment, the customer wants the socket to be turned off by default after power onl, so the power-off memory function cannot be used.

What is poor binding?

Poor binding refers to the restriction of network configuration that can be reconfigured without the previous user unbinding

What is Echo show?

Echo Show is the first Echo series product equipped with a display screen, which means that in addition to speaking out, the information returned by Amazon voice assistant Alexa can be displayed on the display screen. For example, when inquiring about weather information, you can scroll the weather information by sliding your finger.

What is the product ID?

The product ID is the unique identifier for a kind of device, such as qDubdA9x9LwAFfH7. The product ID is linked with the device function point and the product description.

What is half duplex?

Data transmission allows data to be transmitted in two directions, but at a certain time, only data is allowed to be transmitted in one direction. It is actually a simplex communication that switches directions; only one party can receive or send messages at the same time. To achieve two-way communication, eg:"interphone."

What is simplex?

Data transmission only supports data transmission in one direction, and only one party can receive or send messages at the same time, and two-way communication cannot be achieved. Examples: TV, radio

What is a full-duplex serial port?

Data communication Transport data is transmitted in two directions at the same time. Therefore, full-duplex communication is a combination of two single-duplex communication methods. It requires that the sending and receiving devices have the ability to receive and send independently; they can be simultaneously Receive and send messages for two-way communication. Examples: telephone communication.

What is the RST pin of a module?

The RST pin resets a module.

What is virtual device?

Virtual devices exist in Tuya Smart Cloud and are used to simulate real hardware devices. It can receive the instructions issued by the client like the real device. Besides, it can also simulate the data reported by the real device. APP interface debugging can be completed even if the hardware device has not been developed completely.

What is firmware key?

It's Identification of the firmware.

What is general firmware?

When you use the MCU universal docking method, Tuya provides a module that has burned the general firmware. The program in the general firmware is only used for the module to communicate with the customer.

What is the account system?

The accounts of Tuya Smart APP, Smart Life APP, and OEM APP are not connected to each other. They are different account systems. Even if they have the same username and password, they cannot log in to each other.

What is an OTA upgrade for a module?

An over-the-air (OTA) upgrade is the remote firmware upgrade for a module.

What is lumen?

The lumen (symbol: lm) is the SI derived unit of luminous flux, a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source per unit of time. Luminous flux differs from power (radiant flux) in that radiant flux includes all electromagnetic waves emitted, while luminous flux is weighted according to a model (a "luminosity function") of the human eye's sensitivity to various wavelengths. Lumens are related to lux in that one lux is one lumen per square meter.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.[1] Superseding the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the regulation contains provisions and requirements related to the processing of personal data of individuals (formally called data subjects in the GDPR) who reside in the EEA, and applies to any enterprise—regardless of its location and the data subjects' citizenship or residence—that is processing the personal information of data subjects inside the EEA.

What is Raw?

Function points that are transparently transmitted in binary form. It is generally not recommended to use, for complex functions that cannot be met by the above function points.

What is BOM?

Bill of materials.A bill of materials or product structure (sometimes bill of material, BOM or associated list) is a list of the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts, and the quantities of each needed to manufacture an end product. A BOM may be used for communication between manufacturing partners or confined to a single manufacturing plant. A bill of materials is often tied to a production order whose issuance may generate reservations for components in the bill of materials that are in stock and requisitions for components that are not in stock.

What is a private mesh?

Private mesh is based on the protocol that each chip manufacturer customizes according to needs. Each company may develop its own gateway and sub-devices before they can use it. Compared to private meshes, sigmesh is standard, which means that sigmesh gateways support sub-devices of any manufacturer.

What is antenna gain?

Antenna gain tells us the power transmitted by an antenna in a specific direction as compared to an isotropic antenna. This specification describes how strong a signal an antenna can send out or receive in a specified direction.

What are sampling resistors?

Sampling resistors are used for current sampling and voltage sampling. To sample currents, connect a resistor with a small resistance value in series. To sample voltages, connect a resistor with a large resistance value in parallel.

What is a wireless transparent transmission module?

The wireless transparent transmission module, as its name implies, can transparently transmit data. During the transparent data transmission process, the sender and the receiver do not need to process the data, so the data from the sender is the same in length and content as that reaching at the receiver. The wireless transparent transmission module is equivalent to a data cable or serial cable.

What is an I/O pin or GPIO?

An input/output (I/O) pin is a signal pin on an integrated circuit or module. A general-purpose input/output (GPIO) is an uncommitted digital signal pin that has no predefined purpose and is unused by default.

What is an I/O pin or GPIO?

An input/output (I/O) pin is a signal pin on an integrated circuit or module. A general-purpose input/output (GPIO) is an uncommitted digital signal pin that has no predefined purpose and is unused by default.

What is an AC-DC power module?

An AC-DC power module provides a constant current in the circuit. AC-DC power modules include dry cells, storage batteries, and DC generators.

What is Android UI Package?

The runnable package built by CLI is called an android UI package on the android system.

What is iOS UI package?

The runnable package built by CLI is called the iOS UI package on the iOS system.

What is an app SDK?

Tuya provides an app software development kit (SDK) to be integrated with your app.

What is the attenuation in the 5.8 GHz frequency band?

108 + 20 lgD

What is a smart gateway?

A smart gateway is the heart of a smart home for system information collection, input, and output and centralized, remote, and associated control.

What is smart household?

Smart household is to use integrated cabling, network communication, security protection, automatic control, and audio and video technologies to integrate home facilities and establish an efficient management system for home facilities and routine affairs to ensure a safe, convenient, comfortable, beautiful, eco-friendly, and energy-saving home environment.

What is a smart meter?

A smart meter is a smart device in the smart power grid. Besides electricity metering same as traditional meters, it also has various intelligent functions, such as bidirectional metering with multiple rates, controllable through a client, bidirectional data communication with multiple data transmission modes, and anti-theft. Smart meters represent the development directions of smart terminals for the future energy-saving smart power grid.

What is a smart socket?

A smart socket not only saves electricity but also protects appliances and can be connected to handhold devices through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth for remote or voice control.

What is a pin?

A pin is used to connect an IC (chip) to peripheral circuits. All pins form interfaces of the chip.

What is a smoke detector?

A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire. Ionization smoke detectors that use advanced technologies and work stably are widely used in different firefighting and alarm systems. Their performance is superior to fire alarms that use gas sensitive resistance.

What is a sleep tracker?

A sleep tracker analyzes your sleep quality and depth every night and can set an alarm to wake you up when you are in light sleep. During sleep, the sleep tracker synchronizes data to your mobile phone.

What is a water detector?

A water detector is an electronic device that is designed to detect the presence of water for purposes such as to provide an alert in time to allow the prevention of water leakage.

What is burning?

Burning is a process to burn required data to CDs and ball grid array (BGA) flash cards by using tools, such as a burner.

What is software launch?

Software launch is the process to launch software on an app store.

What is poor binding?

With poor binding, a device can be paired and bound to a user without being unbound from the previously bound user.

What is module encapsulation?

Module encapsulation is also known as Integrated circuit (IC) packaging. IC packaging indicates that the semiconductor IC chip is encapsulated in a supporting case. The case stores, fixes, seals, and protects the chip, enhances the electrical performance, and connects the chip to external circuits. Connectors on the chip are connected to pins on the case through a conductor. These pins then connect to other components through the conductor on the PCB. Packaging is important to the CPU and other large-scale integration (LSI) circuits.

What is the module Vcc?

Voltage Common Collector (Vcc) is the power supply pin of a module.

What are the characteristics of an SoC development-free solution?

An SoC development-free solution has the following characteristics:

1. You can select the panel and firmware based on the TuyaSmart and Smart Life apps.

2. You can configure hardware items as required.

3. You can purchase modules with firmware without contacting the project manager, saving time and energy.

4. The solution is applicable to over 85% of products in all lighting categories.

What is a door sensor?

A door sensor is a peripheral security sensor that lets an alarm system know whether a door is opened or closed. When a door is opened, the sensor will activate and let the system know about the situation. The system will then respond based on the programming settings for that zone.

What is a door and window magnetic sensor?

A door and window magnetic sensor detects the On and Off states of doors and windows in real time to provide the intelligent anti-theft function. It employs the ultra-low power consumption technology.

What are neutral and live wires?

In the electricity supply for civilian use, the AC power supply voltage of the mains is 220 V (varied in different countries). The electricity supply has three wires: neutral wire (N), live wire (L), and earth wire (PE).

What is an IR remote control?

An IR remote control remotely controls multiple electrical appliances through self-taught learning. In this way, users do not need to use separate controls to control these appliances.

What is an infrared gateway?

The infrared gateway uses the "Wi-Fi + infrared" method to enable infrared appliances to achieve network control even if they are disconnected. It can easily integrate all appliances in the home, and can provide remote control, timing tasks, third-party AI voice control, and other functions. You can operate the functions you need through Tuya Smart, Smart Life or OEM apps.

What is firmware upgrade?

Firmware upgrade refers to upgrading the embedded firmware of portable devices such as music players. Firmware upgrades can improve device functions, enhance device stability, and patch device vulnerabilities.

What is a firmware SDK?

A firmware SDK is the software development kit of the firmware.

What is a Wi-Fi hotspot?

A Wi-Fi hotspot converts the GPRS, 3G, or 4G signals that a mobile phone receives to Wi-Fi signals to allow portable devices, such as other mobile phones, tablets, and laptops, to access the Internet through a wireless NIC or WLAN module.

What is Wi-Fi pairing?

Wi-Fi pairing is the process where a Wi-Fi device obtains the SSID and password of a Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the Wi-Fi network for IP-based communications with other devices.

What is a Wi-Fi module?

A Wi-Fi module, also known as a serial–to–Wi-Fi module, is an embedded module that functions at the network transmission layer to convert the serial port or transistor-transistor logic (TTL) level in compliance with the Wi-Fi communication standard. Wi-Fi modules are embedded with the IEEE 802.11b/g/n and TCP/IP protocol stacks.

What is Sub-1 GHz?

Wireless communications on bands below 1 GHz, such as 315 MHz, 433 MHz, 868 MHz, and 915 MHz, are called Sub-1 GHz communications.

What is a Skill?

Skills allow you to control smart home devices in Amazon Alexa. Developers can customize skills on Amazon's open platform for developers and release the skills on app platforms for Alexa users.

What are PWM I2C types?

Hardware PWM I2C and software PWM I2C.

What is PWM2?

PWM2 is a PWM mode that applies to an STM32 timer. In up-counting, channel 1 is inactive as long as TIMx_CNT is less than TIMx_CCR1; otherwise it is active. In down-counting, channel 1 is active as long as TIMx_CNT is greater than TIMx_CCR1; otherwise it is inactive.

What is PWM1?

PWM1 is a PWM mode that applies to an STM32 timer. In up-counting, channel 1 is active as long as TIMx_CNT is less than TIMx_CCR1; otherwise it is inactive. In down-counting, channel 1 is inactive as long as TIMx_CNT is greater than TIMx_CCR1; otherwise it is active. Channel 1 is active when OC1REF is 1 and inactive when OC1REF is 0.

What is PWM?

Pulse width modulation (PWM) is an analog control method, which modulates the transistor base or MOSFET gate bias based on changes of the corresponding load to change the conduction time of the transistor or MOSFET and thereby to change output of the switch-mode constant-voltage power supply.

What is PIR?

Passive infrared.

What is a NAT gateway?

A network address translation (NAT) gateway provides IP address translation, including secure network address translation (SNAT) and destination network address translation (DNAT), for secure and high-performance Internet access to virtual private cloud (VPC) resources. A NAT gateway supports high availability up to 99.99%, 5 Gbit/s bandwidth, and over 10 million concurrent connections.

What is MCU Simulation and Debug Assistant?

Tuya MCU Simulation and Debug Assistant simulates MCU data transmissions and is connected to developers' Wi-Fi modules through a USB-to-TTL tool.

What is an MCU SDK?

Micro controller unit software development kit.

What is CCT?

Correlated color temperature.

What is the AP mode?

The AP mode is a device pairing mode, in which a mobile phone establishes a direct connection with the Wi-Fi chip of a smart device and sends the Wi-Fi name and password for pairing to the device. The device can then connect to the correct router.

What is AI face recognition?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) based face recognition is a technology capable of identifying or verifying a person by analyzing patterns based on the person's facial textures and shape.

What is an Action?

Actions allow you to use features embedded in Google Assistant, for example, to ask questions, play voice games, and control smart home devices.

What is A60?

The A60 bulb is the most commonly used A-series light bulb type. The A-series light bulb is the "classic" glass light bulb shape that has been most commonly used for general lighting service (GLS) applications since the early 20th century. It has a pear-like shape and is typically fitted to an Edison screw. The number that follows the "A" designation indicates the nominal major diameter of the bulb, either in one-eighth inch units in the United States or in millimeters in the rest of the world. The A60 bulb is 60 mm (19/8 inches) wide at its widest point and approximately 110 mm (35/8 inches) in length. It is also known as the A19 bulb.

What is an 86-type switch?

An 86-type socket panel is an 86 mm x 86 mm square. The panel can hold one, two, or three functional parts.

What is UUID?

UUID indicates the unique ID of a device on Tuya Cloud.

What is 2.4 GHz wireless?

2.4 GHz wireless technology operates from 2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz. 2.4 GHz wireless technology, Bluetooth, and 27 MHz wireless technology are three most used wireless technologies in the market.

What is SSID?

A service set identifier (SSID) uniquely names a wireless local area network (WLAN) that needs independent identity verification. Only authenticated users can access the WLAN, preventing unauthorized access and ensuring network security.

What is NFS?

Network File System (NFS) is an application based on User Datagram Protocol (UDP) or Internet Protocol (IP). It uses Remote Procedure Call (RPC) that provides a set of remote file storage and access operations independent of the machine, operating system, and underlying transfer protocol.

What is a socket relay?

Socket relay is an electric control component in a socket. When the change of the input amount (incentive amount) reaches the specified value, the socket relay enables the controlled amount to make the predetermined step change in the electric output circuit.

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