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.
Battle-hardened veterans of the electronics industry have heard of the “connected car” so often that they assume it’s a done deal. But do we really know what it takes to get a car connected and what its future entails? Join EE Times editor Junko Yoshida as she moderators a panel of movers and shakers in the connected car business. Executives from Cisco, Siemens and NXP will share ideas, plans and hopes for connected cars and their future. After the first 30 minutes of the radio show, our listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions via live online chat.