Communication Controllers

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Robotics

Compact Embedded PC is used for Ethernet communication.

May 16, 2016

As PC-based controller in compact, Bus Coupler format for TwinCAT 3 automation software, CX8190 employs 32-bit, 600 MHz ARM Cortex™-A9 processor; hosts 512 MB RAM; and runs Windows® Embedded Compact 7 OS. Ethernet port and 2-port switch allow for real-time Ethernet or EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP), and programming is supported with TwinCAT 3 via fieldbus or Ethernet interface. Operating range is -25 to +60°C, and 1 sec UPS is provided for storing persistent data. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Digital Valve Controller supports Profibus protocol.

May 9, 2016

Available for use by process industries with PLCs and PROFIBUS communications, Fisher™ FIELDVUE DVC6200p with Device Type Manager software supports control valve startup, commissioning, and diagnostic activities. Failsafe option enables users to set instrument to hold its last value or position to actuator fail, based on process needs. Incorporating control logic, module assignment, and linkage-less, non-contact sensor technology, controller and DTM provide plug and play capabilities. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Controller IP targets mobile, automotive, IoT applications.

April 29, 2016

Compliant with MIPI® CCI, I²C, and MIPI I³C specifications, DesignWare® MIPI I3CSM facilitates integration of multiple sensors into applications. Master and slave operating mode support enables systems with several ICs to connect to all sensors on one I³C bus, while in-band interrupts incorporated within 2-wire interface minimize pin count. Solution supports data rates up to 26.7 Mbps, dynamic address allocation, multi-master operations, and 32-bit ARM® AMBA® APB slave interface. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Programmable Safety Controller integrates PROFINET support.

April 7, 2016

samos®PRO COMPACT lets machine design engineers integrate non-safe peripheral devices into program and relay controller information back to such devices using PROFINET communication. Base controller (SP-COP2-ENI), compatible with samosPLAN5+ programming software, enables data exchange between Ethernet-based field devices in machine or building engineering network. Along with USB and Ethernet interfaces, base controller module offers 16 safe inputs, 4 safe outputs, and 4 configurable safe I/O.
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Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Huawei's Continuing T-SDN Innovation Shines at OFC 2016

March 24, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Huawei has presented cutting-edge technologies and innovative applications in the optical communication field at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2016. One of the highlights is its Transport-software-defined networking (T-SDN). The innovative T-SDN applications mainly focus on the application and control layers. Application layer: Huawei... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

iDirect Integrates XipLink Virtual Optimization Solution with New X7-EC Satellite Remote

March 4, 2016

Integrated solution delivers acceleration, compression and optimization capabilities that enhance throughput for mobile operators and enterprise networks HERNDON, Va. - VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that the XipLink Virtual (XV) Optimization solution is a supported application to run on the new iDirect X7-EC (embedded... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Smart IoT Controller broadens I/O support and promotes usability.

February 23, 2016

As control unit for use in remote logic control and monitoring in industrial applications, WISE-5231 (Web Inside, Smart Engine) offers usability-optimized Web interface that lets users implement IF-THEN-ELSE control logic on controllers without requiring any programming. I/O allows concurrent connection to XV-board, remote I/O modules, and Modbus TCP/RTU Slave modules. Other features include datalogger function, FTP capability, and support for CGI command sending/receiving function. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

Siemens to Provide Electrical Equipment for Power Plant in the USA

February 22, 2016

  • Low- and medium-voltage switchgear, power transformers, motor control centers for efficient operation of Holland Energy Park
  • New distributed control system will control and monitor entire plant
Siemens has been chosen to supply critical low- and medium-voltage electrical equipment and power transformers for the new Holland Energy Park combined cycle power... Read More

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

IoT Gateways enable industrial equipment-power grid communication.

February 19, 2016

Anybus SG-gateways enable communication between industrial devices running Modbus, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, or M-Bus and energy protocols (IEC61850 and IEC60870-5-104). Able to act as both master and slave, devices also enable connection of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), which communicate over IEC-standards, to industrial networks and allow PLC-based control. Gateways can also be used to enable remote control and management of electrical equipment in power grids. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

ABB Touts Distributed Energy Resource, Grid Resiliency Solutions at DistribuTECH

February 12, 2016

Orlando, FL – ABB demonstrates robust solutions to most pressing challenges facing the utility of the future, including communication network management, microgrid breakthroughs, outage management, IT/OT convergence and enterprise software. ABB, the world's largest supplier of transmission and distribution solutions for today's power grid, will be launching distributed energy... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Communications Controller brings IoT to harsh environments.

January 14, 2016

Supporting communications via 2 RS232 serial ports, CAN port, Wi-Fi®, and optional cellular capability, HEC-Gateway Controller provides maximum flexibility when translating between different serial bus protocols, data logging, or adding IoT connectivity to existing systems. Solution is based on P-Series PLC on a Chip™ technology and programmed using Divelbiss EZ Ladder Toolkit in Ladder Diagram, Function Block, and Structured Text. Digital and analog I/O come standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Clothes Cleaner simultaneously handles up to 6 garments.

January 11, 2016

Commercial-duty LG Styler™ enables those in hotel suites and guestrooms, guest lounges and clubs, as well as resorts to refresh clothes – suits, coats, dresses, sweaters – without detergents. While able to hold up to 5 garments on hangers, this clothing management system also lets users steam and press one pair of pants via Pants Crease Care feature. Integrated Wi-Fi® technology allows remote operation for reduction of wrinkles, removal of odors, and sanitization of clothes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices

Connectivity Controller IC fosters dual-band Wi-Fi integration.

January 11, 2016

Offering balanced approach to supporting Wi-Fi® 802.11 a/b/g/n protocols, ACC1340 provides feature set and integration options that minimize external component requirements and accelerate time to market. Dual band (2.4 and 5 GHz) single-chip solution for audio, video, and IoT applications supports STA, Soft AP, Wi-Fi Direct, and HotSpot 2.0 as well as concurrent mode STA and Soft AP. Packet Traffic Arbitration feature supports coexistence with Bluetooth radios in 2.4 GHz band. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Marvell's EZ-Connect MW300/302 Wi-Fi Microcontrollers Recognized as Industry's First Google Weave Enabled MCU Platform

January 8, 2016

Marvell extends leadership in IoT with Google's Weave Communication protocol to help accelerate the development of Weave enabled IoT devices SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS – Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today announced that the Marvell EZ-Connect™ MW300 and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

NFC Controller features active load modulation.

January 8, 2016

With Active Load Modulation, Model 88NF100 supports smallest antenna sizes critical to mobile, IoT, wearable, and automotive applications. Device supports all data rates up to 848 kbps and operates with low polling current of 60 µA, making it suited for power-critical applications. Two-pin interface supports maximum distance of 2 m between chip and antenna. Integrating with Marvell's Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® and ZigBee® solutions, 88NF100 is compliant with NCI Technical Specification v1.1. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rockwell Automation Launches Next-Generation Integrated Architecture Portfolio to Enable the Connected Enterprise

November 24, 2015

Expanded high-performance portfolio helps reduce system complexity, enhance operational productivity and shorten development time for smart machines CHICAGO — Smart manufacturing is driving a demand for connected machines and equipment. Adding more devices and connections, however, can make machines and systems more complex. The expanded next-generation Integrated Architecture portfolio... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

LEINE & LINDE Adds Ethernet/IP(TM) to Product Line

November 13, 2015

Schaumburg, IL – For automation systems utilizing EtherNet/IP™, new opportunities are now available for motion synchronization using Leine Linde's assortment of robust, high-performance encoders.  EtherNet/IP™ is an open industrial network protocol built on Ethernet standard 802 to regulate and control process information in an industrial environment. For the most extreme... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Monroe Electronics Products at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015

October 8, 2015

New! Model R216 MultiPort RF Routing System At the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015, Monroe Electronics will showcase its new Model 216 MultiPort RF Routing System. This new multiple-input, multiple-output switching system enables any of the 16 inputs to be selected and routed to either or both of the two independent outputs via a simple Web browser or the exclusive Monroe CrossPoint Control Protocol... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Controls & Controllers

Visteon and Mediamobile Showcase Industry-First Digital Radio with V-Traffic DAB Data Services for European Market

September 25, 2015

The DAB radio solution will be demonstrated at the Automotive HMI Cosmos, Main, Germany, Sept. 28-Oct. 1; and ITS World Congress, Bordeaux, France, Oct. 5-9. PARIS and KERPEN, Germany, - Leading automotive cockpit electronics supplier Visteon has teamed up with Mediamobile, the primary European broadcast traffic information service provider and editor of V-Traffic mobility solutions, to offer... Read More

Controls & Controllers

SuperSpeed USB Controller combines high throughput, low power.

August 20, 2015

Targeting slimmer laptop designs that include ultra-thin USB Type-C port and no Ethernet port, EZ-USB® GX3™ comes in 68-pin QFN package and converts Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) data to USB 3.0 data. OS driver support — Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and Chrome — enables plug-and-play operation via USB 3.0 port on laptops, tablets, docking stations, IP STBs, and smart TVs, and data transfer mechanism sends multiple GigE data packets in bursts over USB to provide 910 Mbps throughput. Read More