Industrial IoT Tag

embedded world 2017
Recent weeks were characterized by hours and hours of preparation, countless phone calls and emails, numerous brainstorming and voting sessions in order to set up everything for the biggest trade fair EBV is attending this year. Embedded World 2017 opened its doors today in Nuremberg, Germany, and the EBV booth presents itself in its full splendour. During the first day, exhibition visitors usually try to get an overall overview of the trade fair. A bit disoriented the crowd is streaming through the halls. Though, there is no time to lose,Read More
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
IoT Security Coverimage
Developing IoT devices without security is like cooking fish&chips without a fryer – the result is hardly going to be perfect. With millions of connections and objects that speak to each other you really want to make sure that your products are immune to hacking, cloning and counterfeiting. Achieving this needs clever strategies that enable you to clearly identify electronic objects. In order to enable companies to gain easy access to personalized security hardware, EBV has joined forces with Infineon and Data I/O to create a new supply chain serviceRead 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
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

Posted On October 10, 2016By Sven BlankenbergIn Business Intelligence, Technology

Industry 4.0 Without Cloud Computing

Worldwide economy is at the threshold to the fourth industrial revolution. Driven by the Internet, real and virtual world are merging to create the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics like Industry 4.0 are omnipresent when you talk to experts in that area. Focus of attention then are networking opportunities of sensors and actuators by means of field bus systems or the networking of machines via standard protocols. Cloud services almost appear to be taken for granted in this context for data exchange or storage. But is this the only wayRead More
A couple of days ago we published two articles covering the topic of Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). The first article gave you an overview about the set of networking communication standard that have been developed by the Time-Sensitive Networking Task Group. This set can be seen as the successor of the existing Audio Video Bridging (AVB) bringing benefits especially for the requirements of modern industrial and automotive networks. Industry 4.0 means intelligent and interconnected production and an interoperability of machines. TSN standards help to reduce delays and latency, increased robustness andRead More
By now you might have read about our versatile high performance and low power IoT sensor hub MAREN (if not click here). The feature-rich reference design platform which is equipped with Bluetooth and NFC as standard can be extended with additional connectivity solutions via Atmel XPLAINED PRO interface. A couple days ago we described the possibilities created by using the Atmel ATA8520-EK-3 extension in order to connect MAREN to the Sigfox network (read more here). In this article we will take a look at a new solution based on theRead More
For industrial and automotive markets real-time communication is a crucial element for future proven systems. Therefore a new set of standards collectively referred to as time-sensitive networking standards (TSN) is created by the TSN task group. Those sub-standards are all part of the IEEE 802.1 working group and aim to solve diverse challenges of modern real-time communication over Ethernet. Companies can customise their setups through various combinations of those standards. In order to understand what can be achieved with TSN we will take a look at each single standard firstRead More
The Need For A New Standard The successful shift towards Industry 4.0 depends on a huge variety of prerequisites. Among the most critical technological challenges, which we will need to tackle in order to unlock the full potential of the industrial IoT in the future, are the communication and interoperability of machines. More specifically intelligent and interconnected production will need networks which can deliver real-time communication, scalability, security, accessibility as well as seamless connection of different layers of the automation pyramid model. In order to achieve the above and createRead More