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tsn demo embedded world
The Time Sensitive Networking standards developed by the TSN working group of the IEEE 802.1 form the basis for the convergence of IT Ethernet with field level networks requiring deterministic features. The seamless communication between machines, objects and services is enabling new automation models and the Industrial IoT (“Industry 4.0”). In addition, Time-Sensitive-Networking enables the transmission of time-critical and “common” data over the same Ethernet network. Therefore the new IEEE standards can be used in order to realize systems in which safety applications are connected over the same Ethernet networkRead More
The EBVchips Iris makes it so incredibly easy to develop for the IoT. Actually we think it’s so easy that you need nothing more than Iris, a good idea and creativity to build a great product. The ultra-simple design process and the extensive services from DeviceDrive that you can get along with the hardware are just stunningly versatile. What that means for you? Well, get some coffee and start engineering something great – the possibilities of Iris are endless and only limited by your mind! Learn how to get startedRead More
TQonTour CAV
There’s only a couple of weeks left until the next Formula 1 season will be kicking off. The real fans can hardly wait any longer to hear the engines roar again. Last week we had the honour to use the holy rooms of the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy for a special workshop. I was not about the latest developments of the new Ferrari race car. But the overall topic was automotive vehicles too – different kinds though. Together with our supplier partner Infineon Technologies, we organize the “TQ onRead More
Industry 4.0
Guest blog from René Hummen Since the early days of manual production, manufacturing successfully transitioned through three industrial revolutions, each leading to a significant increase in automation, productivity, and efficiency. Notably, all of these revolutions were coupled with the introduction of new technologies. Mass manufacturing, for example, would not have been possible without the introduction of water and steam power in the 18th century. Electric power and the invention of the assembly line further boosted volume production at the beginning of the 20th century. And approximately 45 years ago, electronicsRead More
Do you love going outside? Is any of the following activities one of your hobbies: hiking, kayaking, cycling, paragliding, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, golf, skiing, snowboarding, kite surfing, drone flying or backpacking? Do you like to be prepared? If you answered these three questions with “Yes” then you will love this: The Skywatch BL – an ultra-compact weather station that fits into the palm of your hand and connects to your smartphone and tablet via Bluetooth. The stunning little device that looks a little like a tiny laser sword (another reasonRead More
Ultrahaptics development kit
Science fiction film directors like Steven Spielberg often seem to have a sixth sense for future technologies. In his movie “Minority Report”, cinemagoers were fascinated seeing Chief John Anderton when he used gesture control in the Precrime department of the Washington Police identifying criminals. About 15 years later the technology finally arrived in the real world. There are different approaches that realize gesture control nowadays, users of such systmes are able to interact with and control devices without physically touching them. Many approaches use cameras and computer vision algorithms toRead More
For consumers the IoT or in other words ubiquitous connectivity and access to nearly every device makes life easier. But let’s face it: for a big number of companies and developers it’s a pain in the ***. The thing is, even if you are familiar with electronics and do have the expertise necessary to build wireless connectivity into your products it is still a major effort. Certification, hardware development, software development, security features, cloud storage, device management, data analytics… there is a vast amount of things you need to considerRead More
Industry 4.0 OPC UA over TSN
As the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as Industry 4.0 are probably the most stressed topics of the last couple years we will skip the “there will be billions of connected devices…” part for this article. Smart factories and sophisticated automation require a complex combination of strategy, technology and flexibility addressing needs from the fieldbus level up to the enterprise level. The complexity and concerns regarding costs, future support, flexibility and maintenance prevent many companies from starting to implement new standards and technologies. However, with the marriage of theRead More
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It’s a matter of fact that society is facing the trend of people moving into cities. Especially in Asia more and more so-called megacities emerge. In China on its own more than 500 million people moved to its cities during the last 35 years. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) says that there are already 15 megacities in China. And this trend will continue, also in other areas of the world. In 2050 about two thirds of all people will live in urbanized metropolitan areas. Skyscrapers FullRead More
Industry40-tsn
If you analyse keywords like “Internet of Things” or “Industry 4.0” in Google Trends, you get quite a good impression on how the importance for these subjects changed over the last couple of years. Experts agree unanimously that connected devices will increasingly impact people’s lives in the future. It’s not without reason that one is speaking of the fourth industrial revolution. Technology companies, politicians or visionaries spent a lot of time to discuss these topics and to drive the development forward. Certain prerequisites are required to be fulfilled, such asRead More