Virtual Terminal design tool
Object pool comprising graphical and invisible elements
2019-08-06 OSB (Germany) has introduced the vt-designer software tool. It is intended to design Isobus (ISO 11783) networks.
Agriculture robot platform
2019-08-22 Thorvald is a module-based robot design. The modules are designed to work in greenhouse, tunnel, open field, and orchard applications.
Energy supply solution
2019-08-22 The contactless energy solution Etalink3000 enables the “in process charging” of driverless transport vehicles, mobile robots, and forklift trucks. It uses a CAN network for real-time data collection.
System basis chip
2019-08-22 The automotive system basis chip (SBC) from Texas Instruments helps designers add CAN FD without changing their micro-controller, reducing design and time to market for in-vehicle networks.
2019-08-22 The TD220 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) uses Hornet CANopen servo drives from Elmo (Israel).
2019-08-22 Compulab (Israel) has launched the CL-SOM-iMX8X System-on-Module (SoM) based on NXP’s i.MX8X System-on-Chip (SoC) family. The SoC provides three CAN FD ports.
Chips for cars
2019-08-21 The German automotive supplier is also semiconductor manufacturer. In 2016, every new vehicle was equipped in average with more than nine chips from Bosch.
2019-08-21 Port changed its German name “Port Gesellschaft für computergestützte Automation” into “Port Industrial Automation”.
CiA 306 series updated
2019-08-20 The CANopen EDS/DCF specification (part 1) has been updated regarding CANopen Safety (EN 50325-4). The CANopen Object Data Base (CODB) specification (part 2) has been improved, too. The third part supports now reference designators.
Optional CANopen interface
2019-08-15 National Oilwell Varco (NOV) provides the Guardian pump controller family. It includes controllers for progressive cavity (PC) and rod pumps.