The Internet of Things – a great opportunity
Thermocouple temperature measurement with cold junction compensation
This Circuit Note introduces a thermocouple temperature measurement system with amplifier-based cold junction compensation. As all "Circuits from the Lab" from Analog Devices, this reference circuit is engineered and tested for quick and easy system integration.
The circuit shown in the figure above is a complete thermocouple signal conditioning circuit with cold junction compensation followed by a 16-bit sigma-delta (Σ-Δ) analog-to-digital converter (ADC). The AD8495 thermocouple amplifier provides a simple, low cost solution for measuring K type thermocouple temperatures, including cold junction compensation...
Overcoming the complexities to multi-core designs
This paper shows how simulation solves the problems that have been holding back multi-core adoption, and provides an overview of the capabilities of Wind River Simics for multi-core software development.
It has been almost a decade since AMD proudly proclaimed that multi-core would soon be “the pervasive computing model.” It’s happening, but slowly. Yes, the benefits of multi-core are real. But the added complexity of multi-core system development has slowed adoption. Simulation in general offers a way to accelerate the business benefits of multi-core without further complicating life for development teams. Simulation using Wind River Simics makes it possible to overcome the complexities of parallelism while actually simplifying life for developers. Further, Simics makes design, debug, and test of multi-core software more efficient than is possible via traditional methods.
Gateways bring fitness centers to the Cloud
The cloud is revolutionizing healthcare, helping patients manage chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease by remotely monitoring their condition and automatically and securely uploading data to their care provider. Now the same technology is being used to update fitness centers, to the benefit of both owners and exercisers.
Simple isolated digital input interface reference design for industrial and automation
This webcast explains the Corona subsystem reference design, by Maxim Integrated, which provides a compact and simple isolated digital input interface for industrial control and automation applications. The reference design provides the front-end interface circuit of a digital input module for a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or Programmable Automation Controller (PAC). It accepts high-voltage inputs (36V, max) from binary sensors and switches, and features isolated power and data—all integrated into a very small form factor. The Corona design integrates an octal, digital input translator/serializer (MAX31911), a digital isolation device (MAX14850), and an H-bridge transformer driver for isolated power supply (MAX13256).
Motor control systems solutions or all main motor types
Motor Control and Solar Inverter solution based on ARM Cortex-M4
In this Webttalk, Anders Frederiksen, Global Manager for Motor and Power Control Markets, takes you through the benefits of ADI’s next-generation mixed-signal control processors, the ADSP-CM40x. This complete solution integrates the industry’s highest precision A/D converter and fastest ARM Cortex-M4 to meet the stringent performance demands of next-generation industrial control and electrical grid equipment. The ADSP-CM40x series is the first of a new generation of mixed-signal control processors being developed for precision control applications. In addition to its analog conversion performance and 380-ns conversion speeds, the ADSP-CM40x provides a number of other features such as a full sinc filter implementation to interface directly to isolated sigma-delta modulators (AD7400A/AD7401A) which are used in shunt-based current sensing system architectures.
High-performance embedded computing with 4th Generation Intel Core processors
Capturing the Big Data explosion
The market for Big Data is exploding. Billions of devices connected to the Internet of Things are accelerating a new era of data analytics that promises to revolutionize efficiency and create industry-shifting services. Intel believes that this year marks an inflection point when these Big Data opportunities will move into mainstream use across a broad range of markets including automation, energy distribution, retail, healthcare, and more.
Inductance-to-Digital – introducing an entirely new data converter category
LDCs provide high-resolution sensing of any metal or conductor – including the human body. This is achieved by using coils and springs as inductive sensors to deliver higher resolution, increased reliability, and greater flexibility than existing sensing solutions at a lower system cost. Inductive sensing is a contactless sensing technology that can be used to measure the position, motion, or composition of a metal or conductive target.
Mainboards for semi-industrial and industrial applications
In this Webtalk Peter Hoser, Director OEM Sales with Fujitsu Technology Solutions present facts and figures about the European embedded mainboards market and introduces several new Intel 4th Generation Core i and AMD Embedded GX SoC based mainboards for semi-industrial and industrial applications.
IP-based fieldbus holds the key to smart factory of Industry 4.0
The essence of Industry 4.0 lies in maximizing network coverage to streamline production and sales processes, facilitating information sharing and communication between the processes to build a smart factory. In achieving the vision of such kind of smart factory, building an industrial network and implementing PC-based controllers have now become important topics.
Using a comprehensive matrix approach to hardware and software compatibility,NEXCOM has precisely integrated a stable industrial control system that is able to link the communication between the factory and the field, and then share the information to the management and operation levels of the enterprise network.