Computer & Communication Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

MicroTCA.4 System suits data acquisition applications.

February 25, 2015

Intended for large control and data acquisition applications, NAT-MCH-PHYS80 addresses requirements for high bandwidth to both AMCs and rear transition slot of MCH as well as for optical and copper uplinks in PCIe-based MTCA.4 systems. Board provides PCIe bandwidth of 128 Gbps to local main CPU; supports cascading of MicroTCA.4 systems to increase number of PCIexpress slots to 24, 36, 48, etc; and provides external PCIexpress access via 128 Gbps optical or copper uplinks. Read More

Controls & Controllers

IO-Link 1.1 Master Modules foster Industry 4.0 operations.

January 13, 2015

IP67-rated X67DS438A, suited for use outside control cabinet, and IP20-rated X20DS438A use IO-Link 1.1 to communicate digitally with 4 intelligent field devices. While X20DS438A features 4 IO-Link channels that can be used as standard digital inputs or outputs, all 4 IO-Link channels of X67DS438A can also be operated in SIO mode if desired for use as simple digital inputs or outputs. Additionally, X67DS438A has 4 digital inputs that can be used independently of IO-Link channel configuration. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Cloud-Ready Wi-Fi/Bluetooth SoC addresses IoT application needs.

January 12, 2015

Along adaptive co-existence engine, fully integrated WILC3000 wireless link controller combines Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth Smart-ready technologies in 4.1 x 4.1 mm WLCSP. Solution offers multiple peripheral interfaces – UART, SPI, I2C, and SDIO – and cloud-ready connectivity software. Also available, WINC3400 network controller features embedded flash memory that lets device host network services stack, Wi-Fi stack, and Bluetooth Smart profiles for accelerated design development. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

USB 3.0 Hub Controller comes in 6 x 6 mm BGA package.

December 29, 2014

Intended for mobile and consumer devices, EZ-USB® HX3™ offers full configurability via I²C EEPROM, I²C Slave, and GPIO options. Ghost Charging allows device charging without host, and Accessory Charger Adaptor Dock enables upstream charging for portable devices with USB OTG host. Other features include Shared Link, which enables up to 8 downstream ports; support for USB-IF Battery Charging v1.2 specification and charging of Apple devices; as well as configurable USB 2.0 and SuperSpeed PHYs. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller features Boolean logic.

December 23, 2014

Featuring expandable design for assembly applications, Model XS26-2 monitors numerous input devices, including e-stop buttons, rope pulls, interlocked guards/gates, optical sensors, and safety mats. Base controller offers 26 inputs and 2 dual safety outputs, allowing user to connect safety devices to single controller instead of multiple relay modules. Supplied in 45 x 110 mm DIN rail housing, controller accepts up to 8 optional expansion modules to monitor up to 128 I/O devices. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Peripheral-Rich, 32-Bit MCU offers scalable memory configuration.

November 28, 2014

Used for executing Bluetooth® audio software, PIC32MX1/2/5 series offers up to 83 DMIPS performance and scalable memory options from 64/8 KB to 512/64 KB Flash/RAM. MCUs integrate flexible CAN2.0B controllers with DeviceNet™ addressing support and programmable bit rates up to 1 Mbps. Additional features include 4 SPI/I²S interfaces; Parallel Master Port (PMP) and capacitive touch sensing hardware; 10-bit, 1 Msps, 48-channel ADC; and full-speed USB 2.0 Device/Host/OTG peripheral. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Controller and I/O Modules operate in harsh environments.

November 25, 2014

Comprising controller and I/O modules, X20c series is constructed to handle all environmental conditions. Coating on electronics module protects components and circuit board from effects of condensation and corrosive gases with effectiveness checked against BMW GS 95011-4 and EN 60068-2-6 test method 4. Functionally compatible with existing models, series operates from -25 to +60°C and features certification for maritime applications from Germanischer Lloyd. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Communication Systems & Equipment

CNCs support safety communication with PAC control systems.

November 18, 2014

Available for FANUC Series 3xi-B CNCs, EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function enables safety communication with Logix PAC systems. Function communicates digital input/output signals across Ethernet to simplify hardware and connections needed. Using CIP Safety functionality of EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function with dual check safety, sending side device cross-checks safety signals, adds inspection data, and then transmits both data sets to receiving side device. Read More

Controls & Controllers

HMI+PLC Unit offers extensive analog capability.

November 11, 2014

Combining operator interface and control in single package, all programmable with PC-based software, FT1A Touch 14 I/O provides up to 158 discrete and analog input and outputs using FT1A controllers as Remote I/O slaves. Unit features PID control, Ethernet communications, and built-in 3.8 in. touchscreen HMI. Two-point built-in analog inputs accept 4–20 mA in addition to 0–10 Vdc, and 2 built-in analog outputs were added, each configurable as 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

PWM Controllers combine 40 V operation with PMBus interfaces.

October 30, 2014

With configurability of digital MCU, Models MCP19118 and MCP19119 provide analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40 V. Digitally Enhanced Power Analog controllers enable power-conversion circuit development with analog control loop that is programmable in integrated 8-bit PIC® MCU core's firmware. Integration is suited for applications such as battery-charging, LED-driving, USB power delivery, point-of-load, and automotive power supplies. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Flexible Industrial IoT MCUs support variety of applications.

October 28, 2014

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, S6E2C series features 200 MHz operating frequency and supports diverse on-chip peripherals for HMIs and M2M communications. Dual-bank flash array allows seamless OTA in-application reprogramming, and architecture is optimized for efficient data movement with 16 kB flash accelerator, allowing zero wait state execution. Other features include 5 V I/O and up to 2MB flash and 256 KB SRAM memory with native 72 MHz access speed. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Fieldbus Gateway enables device communications switching.

September 22, 2014

Used for PLC programming and process visualization, PFC200 acts as fieldbus gateway to switch field devices between MODBUS TCP/UD/RTU, CAN, PROFIBUS, Smart Grid, and Serial RS-232/RS-485. System uses 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor that offers high-speed processing and support of 64 bit-variables. Other features include 256 MB memory; compatibility with NTP, SNMP, HTTPS, and FTPS protocols; and 2 switched Ethernet ports. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Computer Numerical Control cuts machining cycle times.

September 22, 2014

With Seamless Corner Control, MAZATROL SmoothX CNC minimizes vibrations and helps shorten part-machining cycle times via cutter path adjustments made when machining into corners. Variable Acceleration Control maintains maximum acceleration/deceleration for set of combined axes in real-time. Using 3D assist feature, Quick MAZATROL programming screen streamlines part programming via 3D CAD input. Additional features include intuitive HMI, 5-axis virtual machining, and Intelligent Pocket Milling. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Drop-In Replacement Controllers offer expandable I/O capacity.

September 17, 2014

With footprint identical to original Bear Bones for mechanical drop-in replacement capability, P- Series Bear Bones Controllers include open-board controllers, specialty function expanders, and I/O expanders. Features include digital and analog I/O; CAN network communication via OptiCAN, J1939, and NMEA 2000; Modbus TCP over Ethernet; LCD; keypad; and RTC. DIO capabilities may be expanded by up to 31 plug-in I/O expanders, each providing another 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment

Video Board supports applications up to 4K and UHD.

September 12, 2014

Able to play out 4K (4,096 x 2,160) material at frame rate up to 120 fps while retaining full RGB 10-bit color depth, R&S PRIOS is suited for high-end presentations, quality checking, dome projections, and motion rides. For 4K at 60 fps, board can also output RGB 4:4:4 with 12 bits per color component, so even finer color graduations can be displayed. Supported formats require data rates of over 4 GBps. To transfer these to video card, R&S PRIOS has 2nd generation PCIe x16 interface. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Mobile VoIP Solution optimizes Wi-Fi to cellular handover.

September 10, 2014

MobilityPLUS offers Multi-Service Operators (MSOs) ability to service heterogeneous (Wi-Fi® and 3G) networks while achieving seamless handover. Leveraging of Mediant Session Border Controller (SBC) capabilities and mobile VoIP technology allows for quality-optimized, uninterrupted calls when moving between different networks. Centrally managed SBCs scale to 25,000 concurrent sessions, address multiple segments, and feature integrated QoE monitoring and dynamic voice optimization. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Industrial Relay Controllers feature LAN interface.

July 9, 2014

Providing both SPST and SPDT channels as well as digital input channels, IA-3721-E Series Controllers can be used as DHCP Servers or as Static IP devices, set via built-in web page. Devices support Dry-Contact inputs and outputs, and can serve as dual 32-bit event counters at input frequency rate up to 3 KHz, defined by software-controlled filter. Digital and Counter data may be logged by polling or by automatic report mechanism, initiated by Input Status change or time period. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Controllers with Integrated I/O support unlimited expansion.

June 10, 2014

As standard, X20 comes with 32 built-in digital and analog I/O channels and x86 processor. Integrated POWERLINK, standard Ethernet, CAN, RS232, and USB interfaces are also available. Compact controllers have integrated I/O, and I/O modules can be connected locally or remotely using cables. Controllers are available with 200 and 400 MHz CPU frequencies and, depending on variant, up to 256 MB RAM and 16 kB nonvolatile onboard RAM. Built-in flash drive with up to 4 GB is also available. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices, Green & Clean

PCIe SSD Controller fully complies with SATA Express standard.

June 2, 2014

Two-lane PCIe Gen2 SSD controller, 88SS1083, offers transfer rates up to 1 GBps and supports Separate RefClock with Independent SSC (SRIS), which eliminates need for shielded cable for minimizing noise and allows for SATA Express cable. While NAND flash controller design is based on Marvell IP and can scale to support 15 nm NAND flash, power management technologies include 28 nm low-power process technology as well as support for DevSleep and L1.2 PCIe low power state.
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Controls & Controllers

I/O Controllers suit embedded machine control applications.

May 29, 2014

Using distributed input/output architecture, SuperIOr™ Controllers support complex control and interlock strategies that require high-speed distributed I/O. Units can simultaneously manage up to 1,000 inputs and outputs with sub-ms response times. Composed of Master Control Module™ connected to network of Remote Interface Modules™, systems can operate under control of customer-supplied supervisory host computer, or autonomously as system computer for entire machine. Read More