Industrial IoT Tag

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
Industry 4.0 is a hot topic whenever we talk about business opportunities and the future of production. However the matter is as complex as it is important. In order to create some structure and common ground around the “fourth industrial revolution” EBV released a comprehensive white paper titled “Industry 4.0 from EBV – Man AND Machine Solutions”. We’ll give you a quick overview on what to expect and why you will benefit from reading the document. A first and important conclusion which we can draw from our experience working with aRead More
Big Data City
The current state of the industrial IoT (IIoT) is defined by decreasing hardware and component costs as well as unsatisfactory data analytics implementations. Cheap sensors and actuators allow us to have eyes and ears everywhere however most enterprises (SME) struggle to analyse the load of information and to benefit from the flood of data.  Precise and sophisticated big data analytics are the key to success in the future as the intelligence retrieved from data helps companies to increase efficiency, implement customer feedback in products and optimise production. Data became theRead More
Circuits Engineering
Industry 4.0 technology has a huge impact on the automation of machines and industrial equipment and will continue to influence industrial systems even stronger in the future. However it won’t trigger a reinvention of automation and interconnectivity. Having said that the evolution which will take place instead will create new production set-ups and options as well as business opportunities which we will need to approach with new concepts and descriptive models in order to keep up with future developments. So far the classic model of automation technology which classifies devicesRead More
The IoT Is A Vision – The Industry 4.0 Is A Strategy  In the first part of this blog we established that one difference between IoT and Industry 4.0 are the requirements towards the technology. The next step we have to tackle in order to define the differences between the terms lie in the goals of the two along with the methods to reach them.  The first question I’d like to take a look on is: What is the goal of IoT? This is a tricky one as the predictedRead More
The Technology Is Similar, Yet So Different!  Smart answer to our headline: “There is no difference!”. Wrong. There are several things both trends have in common but the important details lie in the differences of the two. To identify them we have to think about the technologies, their impact on society and the goals behind the two terms.  One problem in explaining the differences between the IoT and the Industry 4.0 might be how most of us approach to talk about them. Here’s an example.  “Both are basically describing theRead More
Developing for the industrial IoT? It’s easy! With open development environments (ODE) like the STM32 ODE you can build powerful applications by combining various building blocks. Ultra-low power MCUs like the STM32L4 offer the possibility of running applications on battery and implementing them in moving parts like warehouse robots and service trucks or into applications of small size. However while these innovations simplify the development of industrial applications there is still one question which could give you headaches: How to connect them? For consumer devices like wearables, smart home applications andRead More