Articles & News on Embedded Control

Lord Corp. to acquire MicroStrain

  • August 21, 2012
  • News

MicroStrain specializes in combining micro-sensors with embedded processors to autonomously track operational usage and to navigate and control unmanned systems.

AS-Interface announces Developer Kit

  • July 16, 2012
  • News

Included in the kit is an AS-i Programmer that allows for master calls with the ability to configure and inspect any connected slave devices.

Yole says MEMS will continue to grow

  • July 5, 2012
  • News

Yole Développement says MEMS will see double digit growth for the next six years, with 20% compound average annual growth in units and 13% growth in revenues, to become a $21 billion market by 2017.

Mazak to expand North American Manufacturing Plant

  • June 24, 2012
  • News

This expansion will allow for increased production of Mazak machine models in Kentucky, and increase the facility's potential production capacity to 200 machines per month.

Acromag acquires Xembedded

  • May 21, 2012
  • News

Xembedded builds products based on VME, VPX, and COM Express platforms and its hardware and software products have been installed in over 400,000 systems worldwide.

Wireless Sensor Networks, Energy Harvesting and Standardization

  • May 10, 2012
  • Feature, May 2012
By Dr Harry Zervos, IDTechEx
EnOcean Equipment Profiles (EEPs) lays the foundation for fully interoperable, open wireless technology comparable to standards such as Bluetooth and WiFi.

Selecting Position Sensors in High Vibration Environments – the Do’s and Don’ts

  • May 3, 2012
  • Feature, May 2012
By Mark Howard, Zettlex
Article lists 10 simple rules for design engineers when selecting position and speed sensors that must cope with shock or vibration.

Benefit of a Relational Embedded Database for Industrial Automation Systems

  • April 15, 2012
  • Feature, April 2012
By Sasan Montaseri, ITTIA
What are the important characteristics for selecting an embedded database for an industrial automation system? What can a database offer beyond recovery from power failure, preventing data loss, or reducing flash media wear? What are the hidden costs when selecting an embedded database?

National Instruments Establishes Electronic Design Specialty

  • March 15, 2012
  • News

The Electronic Design Specialty identifies experts for customers looking to extend and customize NI reconfigurable I/O (RIO) hardware products.

WAGO Expands Free A-B Add-On Instruction Software Suite

  • March 12, 2012
  • News

Enhancements include support for WAGO’s Frequency Counter Module, 2-channel and 4-Channel 0-20mA Input Modules, as well as 2-channel 0–10V DC Output Module.