Articles & News on Embedded Control

Circuit protection market down in 2013

  • February 24, 2014
  • News

The world market for miniature circuit breakers and residual current devices (MCBs and RCDs) is projected to go up, to nearly $10 billion in 2018.

Semiconductor manufacturing R&D hub has promise

  • January 29, 2014
  • News

The $140 million manufacturing hub in Raleigh -- combining 18 companies and many universities and labs -- has the potential to fast-forward development of some products by at least a decade.

PICMG publishes COM Express Carrier Design Guide

  • January 28, 2014
  • News

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

  • January 16, 2014
  • News

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.

Windows XP Cyber Time Bomb set for April 8, 2014

  • January 3, 2014
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor The huge installed base of automation software running on Windows XP will be vulnerable to cyber-attacks with the end of Windows XP support April 8, 2014. More than 12 years old, Windows XP is the longest supported version of Windows ever and therefore is the most used in industrial automation systems.

Developers of Dream Report come out of hiding

  • December 8, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor I recently had the opportunity to discuss Ocean Data Systems – a little company you likely have never heard of - with Roy Kok, their VP of Sales and Marketing. Their product, Dream Report, is OEMed by a number of well-known software providers. Here is a synopsis of my interview with Kok.

Microchip releases free Embedded Firmware Development Framework

  • November 18, 2013
  • News

MPLAB integrates the licensing, resale and support of both Microchip and third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and real-time operating systems.

Express Logic hires Ken Maxwell to direct GUI

  • October 29, 2013
  • News

As director of engineering in charge of embedded GUI tool development, Maxwell will lead Express Logic’s efforts to offer GUI design tools and technology for real-time embedded systems.

ADLINK Signs Elma Electronic as VAR

  • October 23, 2013
  • News

Elma will offer a wide range of custom chassis designs and embedded system platforms based on ADLINK’s small form factor boards.

Invensys Acquires InduSoft

  • September 24, 2013
  • News

InduSoft has delivered more than 250,000 HMI software licenses to more than 700 customers worldwide, primarily industrial computer manufacturers and machine and system builders, who embed InduSoft’s software into their products.