2014-03-05. More than 26000 people visited the Embedded World fair in Nuremberg (Germany). This is an all-time record. The Internet of Things (IoT) was the official topic. But embedded web solutions are as old as the Internet. Names are changing, but the ideas are not always new. Anything electronic can be equipped with an Ethernet interface running TCP/IP. It is just a question of resources, and in the end only the price matters.
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Annegret Emerich, Nickel Plankermann, Cindy Weißmüller, Holger Zeltwanger
The M150L control panel series by Faria (USA) is designed for J1939 controlled engine applications. They can display all information provided via the CAN network.
Poclain Hydraulics (France) has introduced their heavy duty pump called PWE. The on-board electronic control unit delivers safety features for control systems.
The trend towards smaller and cheaper micro-controllers leads also to smaller and cheaper single-board computers (SBC). Additionally, open-source hardware projects such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi and others are entering the professional markets.
Volvo Car Group has initiated a pilot project with 100 self-driving cars on public roads around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The cars make extensive use of the information in CAN-based in-vehicle networks.
CAN in Automation (CiA) has released the CiA 402-5 specification. It defines a new mapping for Process Data Objects (PDO) suitable for CANopen devices that are able to control asynchronous as well as synchronous motors. This takes into account that s...
The bridge panel display developed by Maximatecc (Sweden) got the Ret Dot awards – a global award for industrial design achievements. The products have been developed for Wärtsilä (Finland).
At the Conexpo tradeshow in Las Vegas (USA), most of the manufacturers of industrial joysticks exhibited their products. Many of these joysticks provide CAN connectivity; some of them also feature functional safety.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Industrial supplies its Penny + Giles JC8000 joystick controllers to Grammer EiA Electronics (formerly EiA Electronics) to be used in Massey Ferguson MF7600 series of tractors. The joystick can withstand a 380-Nm overload on t...
Ifm (Germany) has developed a 3D camera to assist vehicle drivers in detecting objects. The first prototype was shown at the Conexpo in Las Vegas.
The CML 700i measuring light curtains by Leuze (Germany) offer the possibility for use in temperatures down to -30 °C. The measuring light curtains monitor a measurement field of 6 m or 8 m, depending on the model.
Schleissheimer (Germany) showcased a CanEasy toolbox for Matlab/Simulink at Embedded World 2014. The integration lets developers send and receive CAN signals and messages directly from Simulink models. CanEasy is also available as a rental model.
Maximatecc (USA) presented the CCpilot VC display product platform at the Conexpo 2014. This display makes it possible to offer operator support functions for example in agriculture vehicle applications.
Ruggon (Taiwan) offers the VM-521 vehicle-mount computer with IP66 for dust and water resistance and MIL-STD-810G for an operating temperature of -30 °C to 55 ℃. With 0,1 nt hyper dimming to 1000 nt, the display is sunlight readable.
At Embedded World, MEN (Germany) presented the MH70I industrial PC, which offers an open system platform based on CompactPCI boards and complete software support. It is configurable with a selection of standard hardware, software, and accessories and...
Axiomatic (CA) has introduced the TC (Thermocouple) and Analog Signal Inputs to CAN Controller. It is an I/O controller for marine engine and power generator set control systems and features J1939.
At Embedded World, FTDI Chip (UK) presented the FT900, a 32-bit microcontroller unit. Running at clock speeds of up to 100 MHz it delivers the levels of processing needed for video over IP, surveillance, quality audio, industrial inspection and door ...
At the Embedded World, Pironex (Germany) showcased the PIA-AM3505. It is a single board computer based on ARM Cortex A8 architecture enclosed in an industry top-hat rail housing that features CANopen.
At the Embedded World, Syslogic (Germany) presented embedded computer and HMI systems for various industry branches. They placed the focus on embedded computer solutions for mobile use like in trains, driverless transport systems, or industrial machi...