OPTEK to develop POF components for industrial control Product News 1/10/2005 Post a comment OPTEK Technology, a subsidiary of TT electronics, is developing a series of plastic optical fiber (POF) products as a replacement for traditional copper wiring that are designed to support the SErial Real-time COmmunications System (SERCOS) interface protocol for industrial control applications. SERCOS is an open, standardized digital interface for fiber optic communication between digital controls, motor drives, I/Os, sensors and actuators in computer numerical control (CNC) systems.
Reflective optical sensors operate up to 40 mm Product News 1/6/2005 Post a comment A new reflective optical sensor from Vishay Intertechnology is capable of detecting objects at operating distances of up to 40 mm. The new surface-mount TCND5000 reflective sensor also integrates an IR emitter and PIN photodiode in a single package. This new device is designed for use in object presence sensors, touch sensors, and proximity sensors in a broad range of consumer, industrial, and automotive applications.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.