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2015-03-24 Top 5 problems with programmable logic controllers
PLC's duties are crucial for complex processes. However, like most things in life, they can be both advantageous and disadvantageous. Read this article to discover what can possibly go wrong.
2006-03-22 Programmable bridge controller fuels Intel's push into embedded applications
QuickLogic has optimized its QL5822 QuickPCI programmable bridge device to connect Intel Corp.'s PXA processors and wired Ethernet controllers
2011-08-30 Keypad controllers boast low current drain
Analog Devices' ADP5585 and ADP5589 general-purpose input/output port expander and keypad matrix controllers are for devices that require expanded I/O lines or mechanical keypads up to QWERTY size
2008-03-24 FPGAs showcase highest I/O density for programmable devices
A family of 5?W I/O-optimized FPGAs has been launched by Actel Corp. for power-conscious designs. Actel claims that the Igloo Plus family of FPGAs has the industry's best power-, area-, logic-, and feature-per-I/O ratios in programmable devices
2008-06-19 Boundary-scan controllers allow functional testing
JTAG has unveiled the latest member of its DataBlaster line of boundary-scan controllers that allow electronics manufacturers to easily combine boundary-scan performance and test coverage with functional validation
2015-06-10 Altera touts next-gen high-end programmable logic devices
The Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs leverage Altera's HyperFlex FPGA fabric architecture built on the Intel 14nm Tri-Gate process to provide 2X higher core performance over previous generation FPGAs.
2007-10-31 Tiny PWM controllers fit motherboard, POL apps
STMicroelectronics has extended its portfolio of power management devices with a new family of flexible and high-performance PWM controllers intended for motherboard and POL markets
2002-10-11 Storage processor speeds Fibre Channel RAID controllers
Two dozen silicon engineers have formally launched Aristos Logic Corp., a storage processor spin-off of Western Digital Corp
2006-03-29 Phototriacs isolate logic from power mains
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced 12 new phototriac devices offering a static dV/dt of 5 kV/s.
2006-06-01 Macro Sensors rolls out new digital controllers, indicators
Macro Sensors introduced digital controllers and indicators for industrial measurement and control apps
2007-03-20 LVDT controllers ease sensor calibration, setup
Offering precise measurement for applications using AC- and DC-operated LVDT inputs, the DMC LVDT controllers from Macro Sensors offer simplified sensor calibration and setup
2010-02-10 LNB controllers eliminate false switching
Diodes' new LNB controllers offer more accurate and flexible control and internal filtering that completely eliminate false switching and support a wider range of STB designs and specifications
2008-05-16 Leadis launches PureTouch low-power controllers
Leadis Technology has launched its PureTouch family of programmable low-power touch controllers designed for capacitive touch applications
2009-04-08 Integrated RF LDMOS bias controllers debut
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX1385/MAX1386/MAX11008 dual RF laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) bias controllers, which the company claims is the industry's smallest to integrate all of the A/D and D/A interfaces and logic functions for cellular base station control
2005-04-01 Automotives drive hybrid controllers
Hybrid digital signal controllers buckle up inside modern cars and carry functionalities like MCUs with processing power like DSPs
2015-05-21 Who's who in smart robotics: Festo goes head to head with SMC
For years SMC led Festo with higher volumes due to lower pricing, but now Festo claims to be catching up by outperforming SMC with "smarter" robotics and programmable logic controllers.
2008-06-20 TI claims 'first' eight-channel, digital-input serializer
Texas Instruments has introduced what it claims as the industry's most highly integrated digital-input serializer, which incorporates eight channels and flexible features to provide high-density signal conditioning in a single, compact device.
2010-11-26 Single-chip PROFIBUS solution cuts a third off power use and cost
TI has just announced its AM1810 Sitara ARM microprocessor, a single-chip ARM9 solution with an integrated PROFIBUS interface. This low-power chip does away with an external PROFIBUS, ASIC or FPGA, saving development time while enhancing system performance.
2012-04-16 Precision DAC and watchdog boost analog output safety
Learn how to improve safety in industrial controllers, programmable logic controllers, and data-acquisition systems.
2014-06-10 Power converter for negative output voltage apps
Find out how to produce negative output voltages from positive input voltages using Maxim Integrated Products' MAX17501 and MAX17502 synchronous step-down converters.
2004-11-01 Omron PLCs feature MULCE engine
Omron announced the development of new PLCs with a new addition of high-speed function block processing.
2004-04-15 Omron makes modular PLCs more affordable
Omron has expanded its portfolio of PLCs with the introduction of entry-level CPUs with all the power of a modular PLC system but without the associated cost.
2006-01-30 Networking solution for industrial automation apps
RTI has developed a modified version of their network data distribution services real-time publish-subscribe communication middleware that can be used in low-cost, memory-constrained apps.
2014-05-15 Minimising power loss with dynamic power control
DACs in industrial systems may be expected to drive a wide range of loads.
2010-06-16 High-speed optocouplers boast 1?s propagation delay
Extending its optoelectronics portfolio, Vishay Intertechnology Inc. is offering two high-speed analog optocouplers in the industry-standard SOP-5 package.
2006-06-09 FPGAs embed IEEE 1588-compatible Ethernet MAC IP core
Altera and MorethanIP have teamed up to offer what they claim is the first triple-speed Ethernet MAC IP core supporting the IEEE 1588 standard for precision clock synchronization.
2015-10-29 Enabling functional safety in industrial apps
There is an increase in integration of FPGAs into applications found on the factory floor due to their long lifetimes, high processing bandwidth, and flexibility to integrate many IP technologies.
2014-04-08 Domain-specific languages for medical device design
Learn how existing languages for PLCs can be extended with domain-specific constructs.
2005-03-17 Digi offers high-speed wireless connectivity
Digi introduced what it claims as the industry's first serial-to-wireless GSM EDGE gateway that connects remote serial devices via Cingular's high speed wireless GSM network.
2009-06-09 Cascading of input serializers boosts channel density for digital inputs
Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) play an integral role in industrial automation. They allow inputs from digital as well as analog sensors and provide outputs to drive actuators.
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