Embedded Automation 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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HABEY USA announces HIO Project

The HIO Project was created to unlock the traditional restraints seen in the embedded hardware industry, and enable developers to participate in hardware development much like we have seen in the open source software realm.

PICMG publishes COM Express Carrier Design Guide

The Design Guide was updated to reflect the new signals adopted with the PICMG COM.0 R2.1 specification, and includes design rules and guidance for the latest high-speed interfaces, including PCI Express Gen3, SuperSpeed USB and SATA 6Gb/s.

B&B Electronics releases Spectre cellular router starter kit

Spectre cellular router starter kit includes free, prepaid, 60-day 100MB RacoWireless 3G data plan as a way to jump-start industrial M2M network designs.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Understanding a Key Trend in Embedded System Design

By Carlos Pazos, National Instruments
System designers are migrating to computing architectures featuring multiple distinct processing elements to provide a more optimal balance between throughput, latency, flexibility, cost, and other factors.

Seeking Fast, Durable Data Management

By McObject

McObject's white paper, "Seeking Fast, Durable Data Management: A Database System and Persistent Storage Benchmark", explores solutions for database durability and recoverability, using McObject's original test results to shine light on the best approach when performance is critical and data loss is not an option.

Top 3 Design Decisions When Programming an Embedded System

By National Instruments

This paper identifies three important design decisions you should make when programming an embedded system, and provides guidance given your application requirements. Taking time to consider each of these three items will put you on the right track to designing a reliable, scalable, and maintainable embedded application.

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CASE STUDIES

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ITTIA database feeds cows

DB SQL was embedded in Cow Master, a robotics system that feeds cows and manages animal healthcare, including automatic matching of cow feeding patterns and continuous management of feed concentration to stimulate the appetite of cows.

Smarter Grid Solutions uses eXtremeDB Cluster DBMS

McObject’s database resides in Smarter Grid Solutions’ platform software that monitors and controls devices across the network and facilitates communication between them.

Machine Builder Increases Throughput and Efficiency Using Embedded PC-Based Control

The ARC-11RB robotic welding system is equipped with a Beckhoff CX1010 Embedded PC. TwinCAT NC PTP software runs on the CX1010 and controls the entire machine and robot, positioning the six EtherCAT-networked servo axes.

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EVENTS

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

June 23, 2014 - June 26, 2014
Orlando , FL, USA


The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

September 8, 2014 - September 13, 2014
Chicago , IL, USA


From robotics and automation services, to micro sensors and nanotechnology, Industrial Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial automation.

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TRAINING

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