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ASIC Improves Motion Control
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/24/2014   Post a comment
In order to control speed and positioning, drive controllers require high-resolution magnetic or optical position sensors.
Sensors Combat Corrosion
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4/24/2014   Post a comment
The Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre and Deakin University of Australia are working on an innovative sensor able to monitor corrosion-related pipeline damage.
Microsoft Pulls XP Support
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4/24/2014   17 comments
Thousands of industrial systems will be affected as they begin to go without security updates or technical support.
Industrial Control This Week
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4/23/2014   Post a comment
Here's a quick look at industrial control news bits this week. Stay up on who's doing what -- and why.
Why iBeacon Is Important for You
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4/17/2014   Post a comment
It’s true that iBeacon may help you find a restaurant or store, but that’s not all it can do.
Sensors Combat Corrosion
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4/17/2014   Post a comment
The energy Piplines Cooperative Research Centre and Deakin University (Australia) are working on an innovative sensor able to monitor corrosion-related pipeline damage.
Siemens & McAfee Partner Up
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/10/2014   1 comment
It makes perfect sense that Siemens’ Industry Sector and McAfee, a division of Intel Security, are beefing up their partnership to enhance industrial security.
The Mighty Machine & an Overzealous Forecast?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/10/2014   1 comment
IHS Technology predicts that the industrial machinery market will grow substantially over the next five years, and double its growth rate this year alone.
Industrial System Fault Alerts
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/10/2014   2 comments
When you need to know right away regarding any anomalies in electrical signal, analog voltage, analog current, or the presence or absence of data on an RS485 bus, there’s a system monitoring device that can check and alert-on them all.
Open Up Industrial IoT in a Box
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
4/3/2014   1 comment
It's not like putting together consumer products, when you're looking to harness the capabilities of the Internet of Things in an industrial setting.
Measuring Motor & Spindle Runout Is Easier
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3/27/2014   Post a comment
If you’re looking for a high-resolution capacitive position sensor for such high dynamic measurements as motor and spindle runout, look no further.
Speed Up Wireless M2M & Broadband ROI
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3/27/2014   Post a comment
FreeWave Technologies unveiled its WavePoint platform that enables fast, flexible and secure wireless M2M capabilities for industrial wireless networking.
Industrial LED Replaces High-Pressure Sodium Systems
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3/27/2014   Post a comment
Claiming it's the most advanced IP rated exterior and industrial LED subsystem (almost) available, Bridgelux unveiled a line of LED sub-systems that integrate optics, environmental protection, and the LED source.
Lockheed Martin Buys Industrial Defender
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3/20/2014   Post a comment
Lockheed Martin gobbled up Industrial Defender, giving credence to the growing trend in industrial and infrastructure security.
Open vs. Proprietary: Have We Caused Our Security Woes?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/20/2014   6 comments
Here’s an interesting question. What if we’ve traded security for interoperability and “open” systems?
Touch, 300x Faster Than Human Perception
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3/20/2014   Post a comment
While the technology was developed for gaming, a 40-microsecond capacitive multi-touch sensor just might have applications across many industries.
You’d Rather Import Than Retrain. Why?
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3/20/2014   30 comments
According to Scott Corley, executive director of Compete America, large technology companies would prefer to opt for more H-1B workers than retrain experienced American employees.
Comment: Re: Drone seekers - CMathas - 3/14/2014
Robot Drones Sniff Chemicals
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/13/2014   5 comments
The US Army, NevadaNano, and the University of Nevada are knee deep in a project whereby a robot drone will sense chemicals via sensors while in flight.
Discrete MOSFET ICs Drive Large Stepper Motors
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3/13/2014   Post a comment
If you're looking to drive large stepper motors that need peak coil currents between 2.5 A and 5 A and voltages between 30 V and 60 V, look no further.
Starter Kit Available for Network-Ready M2M
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3/5/2014   Post a comment
There’s a new starter kit on the shelf, courtesy of B&B Electronics and KORE for industrial M2M monitoring and control applications.
Digital Current Sensor IC Targets Industrial Apps
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3/5/2014   Post a comment
Allegro just rolled out what it claims is the first digital current sensor that targets power monitoring, servers, and telecom apps that need digital current sensing and reporting through an I2C bus.
Intel Delivers Industrial Embedded Virtualization
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3/5/2014   Post a comment
There’s a pre-integrated and pre-validated embedded virtualization solution designed specifically for the industrial segment coming soon.
Need to Move From 8- to 32-Bits at No Additional Cost?
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2/27/2014   Post a comment
What a week for industrial MCU announcements from Embedded World 2014. Infineon joined in on the buzz, announcing new packaging variants and a free ARM MDK development tool with its XMC100 MCUs.
IoT Plus Google Analytics: What a Combo
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/27/2014   1 comment
Usable and targeted data is much needed in the burgeoning industrial IoT arena, where data abounds, but the ability to customize and analyze is slower to catch up.
Temperature Measurement Reference Design: Wide Range, Low Power
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/27/2014   1 comment
In industrial settings, temperature is one of the most widely measured and transmitted elements -- but it can be a power-sucking exercise.
From 32-Bit to 48MIPS MCUs: Performance Plus Connectivity
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2/27/2014   Post a comment
FTDI rolled not one but two MCUs this week, and broke into the 32-bit MCU pack.
Heat Flow: Simulate Heat Transfer Scenarios From Smartphone
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2/20/2014   Post a comment
Here's a simulation tool to deal with heat transfer -- and now you can use your smartphone to run scenarios.
Advantech Delivers Rugged, Powerful & Highly Integrated Industrial PCs
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2/20/2014   Post a comment
Embedded PCs for the industrial world must be robust, compact, high performance, and rugged. The ARK-3500 and ARK3510 series meet the criteria, targeting machine automation, industrial plants, and cabinet integration.
Big Data 4x Faster
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2/13/2014   Post a comment
Scientists at IBM set a new speed record for Big Data that they say will improve Internet speeds to 200 – 400 Gb/s and do it at low power.
Machine Vision: Seeing Demand Up, Costs Down
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2/13/2014   Post a comment
Declining price tags and growing demand for efficiency were identified as trends behind the continued growth in the machine vision segment.
Comment: Re: Training - CMathas - 2/10/2014
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Killer Robot: What Crosses the Line?
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2/6/2014   9 comments
The use of drones was met with an uproar. Now the Taranis, complete with auto-kill features, has raised the stakes. Will this "killer robot" be used in unmanned lethal action?
Where Did You Learn About Cybersecurity -- or Did You?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/6/2014   3 comments
How have you been trained/warned/advised regarding the use of social media, written papers, articles, blogs, etc. and how they relate to security?
Comment: Re: Employment - CMathas - 1/30/2014
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Is It Time to Jump on the Graphene Bandwagon?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2014   3 comments
Yole is predicting that the market will move from $11 million in 2013 to $141 million in 2024 for opto and electronic use alone -- a pretty healthy increase.
LPC UARTS Reduce Board Space 8x
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1/30/2014   Post a comment
If you’re looking for serial connectivity for factory automation, process controllers, network routers, and single board embedded computers, especially in a small form factor, look no further.
Robots, Jobs & Personal Responsibility
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2014   12 comments
Is the rise of robotics really that much of a surprise?
Comment: Re: Tell me more - CMathas - 1/26/2014
Comment: Re: RWWW - CMathas - 1/26/2014
Comment: Re: Tell me more - CMathas - 1/26/2014
Still Full of Spirit and Opportunity—10 Years Later
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1/23/2014   Post a comment
Opportunity landed three weeks before its twin, Spirit. Although Spirit stopped communicating with Earth in 2010, Opportunity is still providing scientific results.
Homeland Security Not Amused by Zero-Day Researcher
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/23/2014   5 comments
An advisory was issued by IC-CERT to adopt a fix released for IntegraXor (IGX) industrial control software.
Manufacturing – Hiring or Firing? Is Misery Index Worst in 40 Years?
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/23/2014   8 comments
It boggles the mind, the different messages out there as to whether there’s health in the manufacturing job sector, or whether doom and gloom is rapidly gaining ground.
Comment: Re: Sounds unlikely - CMathas - 1/16/2014
NSA Plants Covert Chips on Foreign Computers
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/16/2014   10 comments
The NSA planted surveillance software on 100,000 computers worldwide, snooping via RF transceivers from tiny PCB and USB cards.
OMG, Robots Communicating on Their Own Web
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/16/2014   2 comments
EU-funded scientists are demonstrating a Robot World Wide Web so that robots can share information.
Jumpstart Industrial M2M Network Designs
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1/16/2014   Post a comment
B&B Electronics and RacoWireless have teamed up to offer a Spectre cellular router packaged with a prepaid wireless data plan as a starter kit for customers developing industrial M2M monitoring and control applications.
Ultra-Compact BLE Module Reference Kits Available
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1/9/2014   Post a comment
Fujitsu introduced a new family of BLE modules based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF51822 SoC, built around a 32-bit ARM Cortex M0 CPU.
Advisory: Industrial Wireless Gateway Vulnerabilities
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1/9/2014   Post a comment
An ICS-CERT advisory reports multiple vulnerabilities with the Sierra Wireless AirLink Raven X EV-DO application.
Get Your Free Kits: Factory Automation, Linear Motion & Mobile Engineering
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1/9/2014   Post a comment
Hey, all you machine builders, system integrators and manufacturing end-users can now benefit from USB-drive-based educational resource kits from Bosch Rexroth.
NASA's JACO Robot Arm in Real Time & Google’s Schaft at DARPA
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1/2/2014   Post a comment
You know how we keep getting products on the consumer side as a result of NASA R&D? Now it's the other way around.
3M Ramps Touch Sensor Film Capabilities
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
1/2/2014   1 comment
3M plans to aggressively ramp up its touch sensor film manufacturing capacity worldwide to more than 600,000 square meters per month this year. To feed the production capacity, it just announced a rollout of three film products.
Cellular M2M Industrial Automation Device Shipments Growing at 22.5% Annually
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
12/19/2013   1 comment
Worldwide shipments of cellular M2M devices in industrial automation are forecast to move from 760,000 in 2013 to 2.1 million in 2018.
Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional Exam Available
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12/19/2013   Post a comment
There’s a new certification in the industrial security space, that of Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP).
Get Your Free Industrial Control Good-Practice Guide for CERTs
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12/19/2013   1 comment
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), just published a free good-practice guide for those in charge of implementing industrial control security.
Texas Instruments Unveils One-Chip 32-Bit Real-Time Control MCUs
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12/12/2013   Post a comment
Industrial applications demand multiple embedded processing devices to satisfy rigorous performance requirements. Multiple devices, however, add cost and take valuable space.
Crosstalk Between Sensors in Multi-Channel LVDT Systems Solved
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
12/12/2013   2 comments
While Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDTs) are robust and inherently frictionless, and can be used in extremely harsh environments at cryogenic temperatures, they do have an inherent crosstalk challenge.
Siemens Rolls Managed Security for US Industrial Control
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12/12/2013   Post a comment
Siemens is rolling out a managed security service targeting US industrial control companies that are increasingly under siege.
Countdown: Top Industrial Control Blogs/Opinion/News Articles for 2013, Part 3
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12/12/2013   Post a comment
Here are the winners -- the top blogs, news articles, and opinion pieces that you read most during the year.
GE Improves Industrial Energy Efficiency
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
12/5/2013   1 comment
GE just rolled out the latest iteration of its Industrial Energy Management Solution — Power Management Control System Version 7 (PMSCv7.0).
Countdown: Top Industrial Control Blogs/Opinion/News Articles for 2013, Part 2
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12/5/2013   Post a comment
Here we go with Part 2 of the top blogs, opinions and news on the Industrial Control DesignLine in 2013. These gems are numbers eight through five.
CAN Transceivers Meet Stringent EMC/ESD Requirements
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/27/2013   5 comments
Creating design industrial and automotive systems that meet or exceed EMC and ESD requirements without external noise filtering is a challenge -- but it just got easier.
What Do You Get When You Put a Sensor on a Simple Screw?
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11/27/2013   7 comments
It’s the simplest of concepts, now that someone has invented it. While the headline sounds like a joke, this is anything but, and the potential for the invention is amazing.
Countdown: Top Industrial Control Blogs/Opinion/News Articles for 2013—Part 1
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11/27/2013   Post a comment
Now that’s we’ve looked at the top feature articles on the Industrial Control DesignLine for 2013, it’s time to see the top blogs/opinions and news for the year.
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Stop Losing Time Tuning PID Controllers
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2013   4 comments
If you're wasting time tuning PID controllers, here's a time-saving single-tuning parameter covering both position and speed.
Comment: Re: great recap - CMathas - 11/21/2013
Comment: Re: Missed Ely McFlys? - CMathas - 11/21/2013
60% of Industrial Control Industry Fails Miserably at Security
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2013   1 comment
The industrial sector fails miserably at risk-based security management.
Countdown: Top Industrial Control Articles for 2013, Part 3
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2013   2 comments
Here are the top four feature articles of 2013. As you'll see, some have been popular for years.
Where Nerds Network: Silicon Valley's Top 20 Watering Holes
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11/20/2013   24 comments
Here are the most popular hangout spots for nerd-workers in Silicon Valley today, with a look at a few that are gone but not forgotten.
Comment: Re: Volcanic Ash - CMathas - 11/14/2013
Sensor Enables Airlines to Avoid Volcanic Ash After Eruptions
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/14/2013   4 comments
Pumping an artificial cloud of volcanic ash into the air over the Bay of Biscay, Airbus and British easyJet airline just tested a sensor that won't let volcano eruptions disrupt a plane in the air.
Countdown: Top Industrial Control Articles for 2013, Part 2
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11/14/2013   Post a comment
Here are Industrial Control articles for 2013 that made their way into the 8 through 5 slots. Notice how many tutorials make the top 10 each year.
Comment: Re: Motor Kit - CMathas - 11/11/2013
Brushless Motor Development Kit for $66
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/7/2013   2 comments
There's nothing like trying your hand at complex design when you have a kit that takes laborious efforts down to a few-minutes exercise. Here's another LaunchPad from TI that does just that.
Keep Microbes in Compressed Air out of Manufacturing
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
11/7/2013   3 comments
Keeping contamination out of compressed air systems is increasingly critical to any sterile or aseptic manufacturing process.


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