Articles & News on Embedded Control

A New HMI Software Product. Why?

  • November 28, 2011
  • Feature, November 2011
By Bill Lydon, Editor
I was recently introduced to a new HMI software offering, Tatsoft FactoryStudio. My first reaction was - Why does the industry need another HMI software product? I interviewed Tatsoft CEO and founder, Marcos Taccolini to learn more.

Axis uses MIPS32 34Kc processor in video cameras

  • November 21, 2011
  • Case Study

The indoor AXIS Q1602 and the outdoor-ready AXIS Q1602-E can deliver multiple, individually configurable H.264 and Motion JPEG video streams simultaneously.

M2M Industry Working Group formed

  • November 3, 2011
  • News

Sierra Wireless, IBM, Eurotech, and the Eclipse Foundation established an M2M Industry Working Group to ease the development, testing, and deployment of machine-to-machine solutions.

Has Open Architecture Delivered?

  • October 28, 2011
  • Feature, October 2011
By Bill Lydon
Since the 1980s, the automation industry has been adopting standards for networked industrial communications, software, and applications. Have users gained all the benefits originally envisioned?

Sealevel to supply carrier boards to GE

  • October 18, 2011
  • News

Sealevel will supply high performance custom carrier boards and industrial computers for GE Intelligent Platforms COM Express modules.

Tridium updates NiagaraAX Framework software to QNX

  • October 11, 2011
  • News

NiagaraAX 3.6 runs on the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS).

OPC Certifies Embedded Labs development kits

  • October 4, 2011
  • News

OPC-UA Device Server Software Development Kits for Microcontrollers and Microprocessors have been certified for standards compliance by the OPC Foundation test lab.

Carving 'Challenging' Niche out of Automation market

  • September 30, 2011
  • Feature, October 2011
By Bill Lydon, Editor
National Instruments typical applications in the automation industry require very high speeds, high precision, and special functions. According to Christian Fritz, in these challenging applications, they are not competing against PLCs - PLCs just cannot do the job.

Microchip delivers 10 billionth PIC microcontroller

  • September 20, 2011
  • News

Microchip delivered its 10 billionth microcontroller, the 32-bit PIC32MX340F256, approximately 10 months after delivering its nine billionth.

Nordic ID uses austriamicrosystems AS3992 RFID IC

  • September 13, 2011
  • Case Study

The AS3992 powers the Nordic ID NUR-05W reader, one of the the smallest UHF RFID mass reading Windows CE devices on the market.