The benefits of embedding HMI in near edge devices

Compact HMI software can be integrated into near-edge devices to add IIoT connectivity and other functions. Scott Kortier, InduSoft Web Studio Senior Technical Engineer at Wonderware by Schneider Electric Machine builders and OEMs often provide human machine interface (HMI) functions with a separate component, either a PC-based HMI or an embedded HMI. In either case,

Svendborg Brakes’ SOBO ® iQ Braking Control Goes Mobile

SOBO® iQ controls are now accessible from both Android and IOS mobile devices. This new level of convenient accessibility is significant since most SOBO iQ controls are installed in tough, hard-to-reach, isolated areas such as underground or overland mining conveyors. Users can remotely access and monitor their Svendborg Brakes SOBO® iQ controls by simply downloading

Field-Proven Wireless Medical-Grade Foot Switches

Since 2004, Steute has pioneered the development of wireless foot switches for medical applications, with thousands installed worldwide controlling radiology systems, ophthalmic surgery equipment, surgical microscopes, patient tables and other devices. These units are designed with their proprietary, globally-accessible, 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping protocol. This bidirectional, 32 RF-channel protocol changes transmission frequency 200 times per second…

Next-Generation Dual-Band Wi-Fi+Bluetooth Modules

Laird announced the release of its new 50 Series Enterprise Wi-Fi® + Bluetooth© modules, the next-generation of its popular dual-band embedded wireless modules that provide product engineers with a pre-certified solution that is optimized to ensure reliable, robust, secure connectivity in difficult RF environments. The 50 Series family of modules is designed to thrive in

RAM 9000 receives ATEX approval

Red Lion has announced that the Sixnet series RAM 9000 industrial cellular RTUs have received ATEX zone 2, category 3 approval and are safe for use in potentially hazardous environments. Features of the RAM 9000 include: NEW data logging capabilities: record I/O registers on SD Card or internal memory High-density on-board I/O: lowers total system

4Gbaud quad-channel linear modulator driver

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), has announced the MAOM-006428, the industry’s first 64Gbaud quad-channel linear Mach Zehnder modulator driver. This device will support data rates of 400 Gbps…

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Wireless Network Design Platforms account for building structures, floorplans, and terrain elevations

EDX Wireless and Remcom announce the integration of SignalPro with Wireless InSite X3D ray-tracing beginning with the release of SignalPro version 8.3. The X3D model from Remcom uses…

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ADLINK recognizes Sealevel Systems, Inc. with Partner of the Year award

ADLINK Technology, a leading global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks for edge devices that enable the Internet of Things (IoT), has selected Sealevel Systems, Inc. as a 2015 Channel Partner of the Year. The announcement came at ADLINK’s recent National Sales Meeting for its Americas region held in Newport Beach,

Cloud data services

Yokogawa Electric acquired Industrial Evolution to strengthen its ability to deliver solutions to the process industries. Industrial Evolution is a provider of cloud-based plant data sharing services. Based on Industrial Evolution’s cloud business environment, Yokogawa will provide Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). Using its cloud-based DaaS technology, Industrial Evolution collects real-time process data from devices and systems at

Smart remote data acquisition devices with WiFi

Both the ioLogik 2542-WL1 and ioLogik 2512-WL1 feature 802.11a/b/g WiFi connectivity. The ioLogik 2542-WL1 supports analog I/O connections over WiFi, whereas the ioLogik 2512-WL1 supports digital I/O connections over WiFi. Both ioLogik units feature automatic tag generation and reporting for connected sensors and devices. This helps operators monitor a large number of field devices efficiently.

Dev boards speed development of GaN transistor designs for class-E/D amps, push-pull converters up to 30 MHz

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) has announced high efficiency, GaN-based differential mode development boards that can operate up to 30 MHz. These boards provide an easy-to-use way for…

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CST unveils Characteristic Mode Analysis tool

Antenna engineers, in particular in the mobile communications industry, are faced with the challenge of optimizing antenna performance while complying with the functional and geometrical constraints of integrating multi-band antennas into compact devices. These engineers’ tasks can be simplified with the latest extension to the CST STUDIO SUITE integral equation solver, the Characteristic Mode Analysis

New data acquisition solution that brings greater versatility

Moxa has announced a new data acquisition solution that brings greater versatility for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The new ioLogik 2542-WL1 and ioLogik 2512-WL1 both feature 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi connectivity, which will serve the growing number of devices and M2M applications that require wireless communication. The ioLogik 2542-WL1 supports analog I/O connections over Wi-Fi,

28nm Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE combo for wearables, IoT, and smart home apps

Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today announced the advanced Avastar 88W8977 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2…

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Power efficient Bluetooth chip for wearable devices

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today introduced the world’s most power efficient Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution. The new chip is 40 percent more energy efficient…

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USB/Ethernet 2SP6T switch matrices work from DC to 12 GHz

The RC-2SP6T-A12 USB/Ethernet-controlled dual SP6T switch matrix provides 2 RF inputs and 12 outputs, allowing a variety of different switch configurations to meet your signal routing needs. The…

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5-W AutoResonant Wireless Power Transmitter detects foreign objects

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC4125, a wireless power transmitter, complementing our wireless receiver ICs for the wireless charging market. The LTC4125 is a simple, high performance monolithic…

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High interest in low-energy communications

Advances in the Internet of Things depend on emerging wireless technologies that use little energy and fit in cramped quarters. It looks as though the success of wearable…

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Single-Chip 15-W Wireless Power Receiver works with Qi v1.2

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, introduced the industry’s first[1] single-chip wireless power receiver (RX) that…

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System delivers views of operations

Exaquantum R3.01 delivers a six-fold increase in data acquisition performance and can handle five times as many data points (tags). This latest version delivers a quantum increase in the data acquisition speed and the number of tags that can be handled by a server, giving operators a more detailed understanding of plant processes. Including closing

Sensors eliminate information gaps

The SensoNODE Blue and SCOUT Mobile help eliminate massive information gaps by catching and reporting performance fluctuations that could damage assets over time. By monitoring assets and tracking data, users can employ predictive maintenance routines to address even the smallest issue before it snowballs into a serious problem. The wireless SensoNODE sensors are for portable

XBee wireless connectivity kit

The Digi XBee Wireless Connectivity Kit (XKB2-AT-WWC) provides a resource for developers to better understand how XBee RF modules can be used for wireless device connectivity and sensor networking solutions. With more than 10 million XBee modules deployed, the technology is proven to enable fast time-to-market, design flexibility, low development costs and excellent range for

MathWorks Introduces WLAN System Toolbox for MATLAB

MathWorks introduced WLAN System Toolbox, providing standard-compliant functions for the design, simulation, analysis, and testing of wireless LAN communications systems. WLAN System Toolbox expands capabilities of MATLAB for wireless development by providing configurable physical layer waveforms for IEEE 802.11ac and 802.11b/a/g/n standards. The system toolbox provides reference designs to enable exploration of baseband specifications, and

4×4 MIMO dual-frequency antennas for 802.11ac

L-com Global Connectivity, a manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has developed the industry’s first 802.11ac 4×4 MIMO outdoor Omni directional, dual polarized /…

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What will the Industrial Internet of Things mean to manufacturers?

by LESLIE LANGNAU, Managing Editor How will the IIoT affect manufacturing operations and processes? Experts weigh in. The words—the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are new. But the goal is not new—use data from machinery and equipment to improve overall manufacturing performance, efficiency, more uptime and lower