Avnet Electronics has announced the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices intelligent drives kit for prototyping next-generation motor control applications. The kit costs $995 and includes:
- An Avnet ZedBoard 7020 baseboard.
- A Xilinx Vivado Design Edition voucher.
- An Analog Devices AD-FMCMOTCON1-EBZ Module.
- An 8 GB SD card programmed with application.
- A Zynq reference design of field oriented control featuring Analog Devices Ubuntu Linux.
- Linux drivers, applications software, HDL source, reference designs, schematics, and Gerbers.
- A MathWorks motor control design package.
- A Brushless DC motor: 24 V, 4000 RPM, hall sensors, and 1250 CPR indexed encoder.
- An Analog Devices dynamometer.
Multi-layer Thickness Measurement System
Saelig has announced the OptiGauge MLS, a patented non-contact thickness measurement system that is non-destructive and self-calibrating. It can measure each translucent coating in an object up to 20 layers thick. The system includes:
- The OptiGauge- MLS and controller.
- Control center software license.
- A monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
- A range of optical probes.
Compact in size for use on any bench-top (16.75″W x 18″D x 5.5″H) and weighing 20 lbs, the OptiGauge MLS System is designed for an operating temperature range from 15° to 30°C.
Measurement Software for Manufacturing
Hexagon Metrology has announced the availability of PC-DMIS 2013 MR1, a mid-term release of the measurement software used to collect, evaluate, manage, and present manufacturing data.
Software highlights include new user interface elements for a cleaner, simpler look and feel, more than 100 customer-driven enhancements, and new software tools. The new version also uses Microsoft 6.0 Common Controls to provide a more cohesive and intuitive user interface.
Holt Integrated Circuits has released an ARINC 429 repeater reference design. The design uses a combination of Holt’s latest ARINC 429 receiver, HI-8476, and a discrete-to-digital sensing device with built-in ARINC 429 transmitter, HI-8470.
This two-chip repeater solution operates autonomously without an MCU or software and is capable of reproducing ARINC 429 signals transmitted over long cable runs or noisy environments.
The solution operates from a single 3.3 V supply and can be lightning protected.
ACS Motion Control has developed an algorithm that provides automatic adaptation to large load changes and compensation for disturbances, resonances, axes interaction, and cogging in real-time. The algorithm also analyzes the root cause, compensates for it, and attenuates its impact.
Designed for equipment that requires high accuracy and performance, including semiconductor inspection, flat panel inspection, electronics assembly, and bio-medical automated analysis systems, the ServoBoost algorithm enables fast settling time and standstill jitter in the sub-nanometer region.
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