MindSphere—platform services for the IoT

For companies seeking to perfect their entire value chain from design, production planning, engineering and manufacturing to a full range of after-sale, maintenance and upgrade services, there’s MindSphere. This platform is part of the Digital Enterprise Software Suite, Siemens Cloud for Industry. MindSphere is a platform as a service (PaaS) concept with a wide range

What is the missing link in the Industrial Internet of Things?

Robert Miller, CLPA-Americas Director Much of the promise of Industry 4.0 is based upon seamless interconnectivity between production machines, enterprise systems and sources of data in the wider world. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a key foundation of that interconnectivity through low cost, easily integrated sensors, actuators and systems. Yet in most production

Go wireless with fluorescent light tubes

Here’s an interesting approach to wireless, and potentially IoT, technology. LiFi (light fidelity) has advanced to the point of introducing a new form of mainstream implementation. This technology uses the same LED lights that illuminate a work space to transmit secure, high speed, wireless data at rates that can go beyond those possible with Wi-Fi.

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C. Launches Mobile App for Calculating Timing Belt Pretension

BRECOflex CO., L.L.C. announces the launch of their first mobile app for iOS and Android. The “SM5 Pretension Calculator” is a companion app designed to work in conjunction with the SM5 Tension Meter.   The SM5 Tension Meter measures the static tension of all belt types in Hertz (Hz). The purpose of pre-tensioning a belt

Robust and secure wireless 2.4 GHz I/O and Wi-Fi gateway modem –
 all in one single unit

Weidmuller introduces the WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL, a wireless networking I/O and Wi-Fi gateway that accommodates multiple I/O nodes and extends communications to sensors and actuators in local, remote, or difficult to reach locations. The WI-I/O-2-E-N-GBL offers reliable and robust wireless technology with multiple benefits for industrial applications, including a simple web-based user interface, and a standards-based wireless

Opto 22 and Dell Bridge the OT/IT Gap to Deliver Industrial IoT Solutions at Hannover Messe 2017

Opto 22 and Dell announce joint exhibition at the Hannover Messe 2017 industrial automation trade show, 24–28 April, in Hannover, Germany, at Hall 8 Stand F31. Products from both companies will be showcased, demonstrating how to integrate and deliver edge computing applications and connect real-world signals and industrial “things” to the digital world of information

Model Solution Establishes New Innovative Technique for Molding Flexible PCBs

Model Solution (LRD: London) has created a one-of-a-kind manufacturing solution for a company trying to validate the mass production potential of its unique wearable device design. The Myo armband from Thalmic offers touch-free control of technology with hand gestures and motion. Via a wearable presentation remote, the Myo gesture control armband reads a user’s muscle

Introducing the Smallest Wave Springs on the Market

The question you are asking should not be how many miles did I ride or how many steps did I take, but “how did someone make a wave spring that small?” As engineers around the world design smaller and smaller assemblies, the question becomes, where can I find the compact components to support my designs?

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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